The produce serves not only as a stepping stone towards sustainability — including building permanent raised-bed soil — but also serves as an educational community experience.
From a keynote address on improving food security through a circular economy, to lightning talks on campus sustainability initiatives and poster sessions on research projects across UW–Madison, enthusiastic attendees learned, swapped ideas and inspired one another.
According to the league, certified institutions address health and environmental challenges by creating welcoming, inclusive environments for people who bike.
The innovative study marks the first time researchers have conducted a randomized controlled trial to test whether a direct relationship exists between meditation and eco-friendly attitudes and behaviors.
The project would be the first to demonstrate — at a commercial scale — a closed-loop, carbon dioxide-based energy storage system and could validate the technology for wide-scale deployment in the United States.
UW–Madison project combines art, policy and science to create plant-based plastics and benefit marginalized communities
A team led by University of Wisconsin–Madison scholars has a plan to turn paper mill waste into plant-based plastics, slashing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution and creating economic opportunities in ways that benefit marginalized communities.
Developing a hydrogen-based way to make pharmaceuticals aligns with renewed interest in a "hydrogen economy."
April 17-23, students across campus put their talents and creativity to work for Earth Week, showcasing the myriad efforts across campus to make UW, Wisconsin and planet Earth more sustainable.
From improving air quality, water scarcity and quality, to renewable and alternative energy sources, these solutions are not only better for the environment — they’re better for business.
A conservation scientist with a goal of finding ways to equitably protect tropical forest biodiversity and a teaching faculty member whose outreach work has led to a method for teaching visually impaired students about nanotechnology received the award.
Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600…
On April 20, students got together to chalk the sidewalks outside of the Historical Society with Earth Day-inspired art, to get campus excited for the day, on Friday, April 22.
Beyond the production of renewable energy, Alliant Energy and UW–Madison are exploring future partnerships to advance the solar research project for education, demonstration and training purposes.
These UW–Madison students pair environmental studies majors with everything from law to fashion to finance as they learn how to apply environmental solutions to their chosen fields.
On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.
O’Brien Solar Fields, the largest solar installation in Dane County, includes 60,318 bifacial panels capable of generating approximately 20 megawatts of renewable electricity. It's a partnership between Madison Gas & Electric, UW–Madison, and other businesses and groups.
The federal education department cited the university’s “deep legacy of environmental stewardship” and said it remains “a leader in environment- and sustainability-related research, education, and operations.”