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What We Are Doing

From students to faculty, staff, alumni, and friends and partners around the world, the greater UWO community is on a nonstop quest for sustainable practices. Our goal is to identify ways to be the best we can be in all that we do in operations, academics, research, and outreach, and to remain among the sustainability leaders in higher education.


  • A large campus like UW Oshkosh uses a lot of energy for electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation.  Our goal is to meet our energy needs through renewable sources such as biomass fuels, geothermal, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind.

LEED Certified Construction

  • Here at UWO there are three LEED certified buildings, including the Student Success Center, Sage Hall, and Horizon Village.
  • What is LEED?  What makes for a green building?  The USGBC's LEED certification system has become the standard for sustainable building practices.  Learn more from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Awards & Recognition

  • Sustainability is nothing new at UW Oshkosh. Since 2002, the University has been "going green" in all that it does and has received national recognition from leading organizations.

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Campus Sustainability Plan

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Fair Trade

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