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UWO's Sustainability Office is moving! We are transitioning to the Oviatt House this May (2nd floor) to better serve the university and student body. Soon we will have a more publicly available and useful space for advancing sustainability knowledge. We will have an open door for those looking to further their knowledge level, activity in sustainable organizations, internships, and help in combatting the multifaceted issues surrounding sustainability.

UWO’s sustainability initiatives are guided through diverse departments and offices. The Sustainability Office reports to Academic Affairs and Administrative Services.

Broadly stated, the University seeks to become a sustainable campus community in all its operations and to cultivate responsible citizens and sustainability leaders through its curriculum and outreach programs.

You can learn more about the University’s sustainability programming by browsing this site, visiting us on Facebook, or from one the following sustainability leaders who are engaged in innovative efforts on and off campus.


Oviatt House

(Sits between Swart Hall and Dempsey Hall, facing Algoma Boulevard) Map

Oviatt House

AddressBuilding NumberBuilding ClassificationBuild InGross Square Feet
842 Algoma Blvd. 045 Administrative 1883 8,797

Sustainability Office

For media inquiries, please contact Integrated Marketing and Communications at (920) 424-2442.

Staff Biography

Student Sustainability Director for Oshkosh Student Association (OSA) & Sustainability Intern:

  • Coty Sorby
    • Email:
    • Hello, my name Is Coty Sorby, I am a Junior studying Environmental Studies (ES). I work for the campus Sustainability Director Brian kermath and also liaison for OSA as student sustainability director. Please email me anytime if you have questions, comments or concerns relating to sustainability in any way. I am eager and happy to talk with you, your class, or help you become more involved with sustainability on campus and in your life. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Associate Professor Environmental Studies & History. Chair, Campus Sustainability Council; Chancellor's Leadership Fellow for Sustainability

  • Jim Feldman
    • Email:
    • Phone:  (920) 424-3235
    • I teach courses on sustainability and environmental history at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. My current research investigates the history and sustainability of the search for a disposal site for radioactive waste.

Sustainability Intern:  Events & Promotions

  • Stephanie Peffer
    • Email:
    • Hi my name is Stephanie Peffer. I am currently a senior at UW Oshkosh and will be graduating in May. I am majoring in Environmental Studies and a double minor in Business and Sustainable Management. I currently work on promotions and outreach for the Sustainability Department . I also am a proctor at the Reading and Study Skills Center on campus. Contact me with any questions you may have or with help with any events you may have! Talk soon!

Sustainability Intern:  Program Manager

  • Emily Husar Martin
    • Email:
    • Hello, I am currently a junior at UWO working towards a degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geography.  I am also helping out with a student organization called Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC).  In addition I am also an intern for the Oshkosh Food Co-op so if you have any questions about either of these organizations please contact me!  Here at the Sustainability Office I am the Program Manager Intern.  Again, please contact me if you have any questions and/or would like to do an event/program on campus.  Also, if you are looking to get involved with anything here on campus (in any way) I am happy to help you find something.
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