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2015-2011

2015: Signed methane contract

We are now receiving credits for methane destruction.

2015: Certified Monarch Waystation

2015: UW Oshkosh ranked third most sustainable campus in U.S. by the Sierra Club.

Sierra Magazine placed UWO #3 nationally in its annual "Coolest Schools" sustainable schools ranking system. Read on...

2015: UWO listed among top 5 Greenest Universities by BestColleges.com

UW Oshkosh was the only campus in Wisconsin to be recognized by BestColleges.com as a notable Green University.  The fifth place ranking was based on UW Oshkosh's gold rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). Read more...

2015: Climbing up the RecycleMania rankings

We made Top 10 in the Food Waste Diversion Category and placed 35th overall, diverting 51% of our campus waste! Compare our performance against other schools...

2015: Tower Gardens installed at Blackhawk Commons

Lettuce from the gardens is used at the salad bar. Read more...

2015: 5th consecutive year as a Tree Campus USA

UW Oshkosh was recognized as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to campus trees since 2010. To receive the status, UWO had to meet five standards in the award program. Read the story from 2013…

2015: Environmental Engineering Technology degree program added

Manufacturers and municipalities alike are looking for graduates to fill this growing field. Get your degree today!

2014: OSA approves Student Green Fund

The fund supplies $60,000 per year towards student-initiated green initiatives. Read more...

2014: UWO ranks 21st in Sierra's Cool Schools

We were the highest ranked university in Wisconsin! Read more...

2014: Ranked 39th in RecycleMania

This national competition pitted over 250 schools against each other in a waste diversion competition. UWO recycled 46% of our campus waste stream!

2014: Campus Sustainability Plan updated

We accomplished a lot since the first one was written in 2008, but know we cannot rest on past accomplishments. This version of the plan, once again approved by all 4 governance groups, frames campus as a "living, learning laboratory" and focuses on student empowerment and leadership of sustainability initiatives. The Green Fund helps put this focus into practice. Read the UWOT story or find the Plan here.

2014: Creation of Viessman Endowed Chair in Sustainability Technology

In December 2012, Viessmann Group CEO Martin Viessmann and his wife Annette,pledged a generous gift to the UW Oshkosh Foundation to create the University’s first endowed chair. Greg Kleinheinz was chosen as the first to fill the position in fall 2014. Meet Greg and learn more about what he'll be up to...

2013: Rosendale Dairy Biodigester goes online

We broke ground in July and celebrated its completion in December. It is estimated the digester will produce 1.4 megawatts of energy, equivalent to ~35% of campus energy needs and enough to power approximately 1,200 homes! Read about the ribbon-cutting ceremony or learn more about our biodigester program.

2012: UWO community logs over 101,000 rides on Oshkosh city buses

In 2012, UWO community members took to the city bus like never before, collectively logging enough miles to circle the Earth more than 13 times. Read more…

2012: Sage Hall receives LEED Gold

Sage Hall was awarded the Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The beautiful building truly stands as a testament to the University's sustainability commitment. Read more…

2013: Collaborative Sustainable Management master's program begins

2012: College of Business' Center for Sustainable Enterprise begins

From their website: "The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) facilitates sustainable practices for new and existing organizations. By working with CSE, you can transform and energize your organization through UW Oshkosh sustainability-focused applied research and programs."

2012: UWO makes Princeton Review’s "Green Honor Roll"

In 2012 the Princeton Review announced that UW Oshkosh, for the third year in a row, earned a place in its “Guide to Green Colleges,” a spotlight of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada “that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.” Read more…

2012: UWO climbs to 14 in Sierra's "Coolest Schools" program

Yep, we're cool, as a green school that is. We climbed from number 35 in 2011 to 14 this year in the Sierra Club's "Coolest Schools" annual rating program published in the Sierra Magazine. See us among some good company here.   Read more from UWO here...

2012: AASHE STARS Gold rating

The University was the 25th institution in North America and the first in Wisconsin to earn "Gold" in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Read more…

2011: Inaugural Creating a Stronger Community Contest

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2011: BD1, our first biogas project, starts producing power

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2011: UWO Finishes 14th in the Nation RecycleMania Tournament

The University finished first in Wisconsin and 14th in the U.S. out of 288 colleges and universities in the Grand Champion Competition of “RecycleMania,” an annual 10-week, waste reduction challenge pitting campuses big and small against one another in a test of their campus recycling and waste-reduction efforts. Read more…

2011: Switch to 100% Recycled Paper

The UW System requires at least 30% recycled paper be used on its campuses, but when we discovered the price difference was minimal and would save 1,100 trees annually the decision to go above and beyond was easy. Read more...

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