Sustainability is nothing new at UW Oshkosh.
Since 2001 or so, the university has been "going green" and has received national recognition from leading organizations. We are dedicated to continually reducing our environmental footprint, partnering with community leaders and businesses (i.e. Johnson Controls), being a positive model for other institutions, and providing workshops & training in addition to formal education.
2016: 6th consecutive year as a Tree Campus USA
2016: Earned an EPEAT 2-Star Purchaser Award
The award is given for excellence in sustainable purchasing of electronics. The combined impact of this year’s 38 EPEAT Sustainable Purchasing Award winners resulted in more than $16.8 million in energy savings, greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 29,786 passenger cars from the road for a year and a reduction of more than 702 metric tons of hazardous waste. Read the UWO Today story.
2016: Became a Certified Wildlife Habitat (#196715)
This important practice is something you can do in your own backyard! Check our the National Wildlife Federation for more info...
2016: Completed our first Real Food Challenge Assessment
See the report here.