Tag Sustainability

Heavier rains and manure mean more algae blooms

June 11, 2018

A recent UW–Madison study shows that the increased frequency of high-intensity rain events is worsening phosphorus runoff from manure-covered agricultural fields more than scientists expected. A new effort aims to address this problem in Dane County.

Through ‘radical’ project, students are turning unwanted jewelry into pieces to be cherished anew

March 30, 2018

“Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin" draws attention to talented student designers while raising awareness about ethical metal sourcing.

Healthy competition makes habit of sustainability

October 13, 2017

A new analysis shows lasting reductions in electricity use among hundreds of players of the Cool Choices game, which uses friendly competition to get energy-saving habits to sink in.

Farm to Flavor dinner showcases vegetables bred for flavor

September 7, 2017

Only deep, earthy beets, rich sweet corn and bright kale were fit for the Farm to Flavor dinner, a showcase for vegetables bred specifically for intense flavor by the UW–Madison plant breeding network the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative.

Green Fund supports energy-generating checkout, greenhouse cooling

April 25, 2017

Two projects are the first to be supported by a new UW–Madison Green Fund administered by the Office of Sustainability.

UW professor helps promote sustainability throughout the state

July 12, 2016

Tom Eggert and his colleagues at UW–Madison are helping businesses showcase their sustainable practices through the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife

May 25, 2016

It may be music to gardeners’ ears, but that tune could be alarming to some native and migratory birds and bugs.

Volunteers needed during residence halls move-out

April 28, 2015

As more than 7,400 students prepare to move out of the university residence halls, the UW–Madison Division of University Housing is asking for volunteers to help residents and their families repurpose or recycle items they no longer need.

Registration opens for ‘Building a Sustainable Self’ conference

October 23, 2014

Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) will host its annual conference, “Building a Sustainable Self," Thursday, Oct. 30, at Union South. By promoting its theme of sustainability — relating to self-care, as well as creative approaches in education that ready students to step into their role as civic and workplace leaders upon graduation — the conference will offer opportunities for participants to pursue their work with a healthier, more strategic focus.