Sustainability at UW Oshkosh
With a deep sense of responsibility and the increasingly common vision of resilient, prosperous communities, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to progressively reducing its ecological footprint and fashioning a durable and better world through its academic mission.
UWO's Sustainability Office is moving! We are transitioning to the Oviatt House this May (2nd floor) to better serve the university and student body. Soon we will have a more publicly available and useful space for advancing sustainability knowledge. We will have an open door for those looking to further their knowledge level, activity in sustainable organizations, internships, and help in combatting the multifaceted issues surrounding sustainability.
UWO Green Living Guide
Video of the Week
(Bill Moyers recent talk with famed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – Time to Get Real On Climate Change)
Trending Sustainability Issues
- June 16th, 2014 – Sustainia unveils world's top 100 sustainable innovations
- June 28th, 2014 – Unitarian Universalist Churches divest from fossil fuels (2.9% of their $175 million in investments)
- June 30th, 2014 – Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Assess Catastrophic Cost of Climate Inaction With CNN’s Fareed Zakaria
Our innovations in sustainability are being integrated into all university functions and operations. Our actions involve reducing consumption and wastes, generating and purchasing renewable energy, curbing pollution, green building and purchasing, sustainable landscapes, and infusing sustainability into the curriculum, outreach, and research.
This website gives you a look at what we are doing, what we've done, and what we're planning to do, and it lets you know about the values and commitments that guide us. Please visit us often and like us on Facebook.
For educators and students alike, please check out the teaching resources page for access to over 6,000 sustainability related references with links, videos and more.
(UWO Sage Hall, oak prairie plantings and Solar Daisies)