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.
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.”
The heating and cooling plant improvements stem from an upgraded cleaning system for heat exchangers covering over 50,000 tons of the campus’s central plant chillers.
The university will purchase half of the energy produced by a 20-megawatt solar array that Madison Gas and Electric plans to build south of Madison.
The new system will include an array of 66 photovoltaic modules that are projected to produce 32,300 kilowatt-hours in the first year of operation.
The student organization's goal is to connect students with the land they live on and the food they eat, including combating food insecurity and fighting against social injustice in the food system.
Wondering what Earth Day looked like for UW in 1970? Here are some old-school cool photos that flashback to the historic event.
Actions included a University Housing initiative that in one year eliminated the need for more than 386,000 disposable food containers, and the diversion of more than 450 tons of organic waste from landfills to composting and an energy-producing anaerobic digester.