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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 Sustainability Blog (Opinion)

Check out the new UWO Sustainability Blog – found here

Video of the Week

(Sacred Economics with author, public speaker, and de-growth activist Charles Eisenstein, discussing gift economies and gift societies)


Trending Sustainability Issues

  • April 12th, 2014 – Showtime airs new star-studded 9 part climate change series –Years of Living Dangerously. Starring Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Damon, and more.
  • Earth Week 2014, April 21-25, Click HERE for schedule
  • April 16h, 2014 – EcoWatch reports: 130+ College campuses work towards real and sustainable food on campus with the Real Food Challenge. UWO is holding an open forum on food sustainability Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 (see calendar below) where you can voice your opinion on the matter (Reeve 307 from 3:00pm-4:30pm).
  • April 19th, 2014 – Grist reports: UW Madison releases 29 seed varieties in it's Open Source Seed Initiative (no patent/free) manner, bucking decades of profit driven hybridization of plants purely for profit and gain seeking.


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)





by joeladmin last modified Apr 19, 2014 09:11 PM

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