Sustainability

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In 2002, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh signed the Earth Charter, thereby pledging to pursue a course of sustainability.  For UW Oshkosh, this pledge means infusing sustainability in all that it does from academics to student affairs, research, service, outreach, facilities operations and management, and administration.

Building on this pledge, UW Oshkosh signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2007, which obligates campuses to strive for climate neutrality by mid-century or sooner. 

The following year the campus adopted its first sustainability plan which was updated in 2014.   View the 2008-2012 Campus Sustainability Plan. 

View the Current Campus Sustainability Plan. 


What We Are Doing at UW Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh uses STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System), created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), to assess and report sustainability data and progress. The campus registered as a charter member in August 2010 and has had a Gold rating since 2013. Read the UW Oshkosh STARS report to learn more.

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