UW-Green Bay’s eco-friendly choices have been highlighted in a recent USA Today Wisconsin story, such as how the campus has diverted nearly one-half million plastic water battles from landfills by replacing water fountains with hydration stations. Read the full story.
“The estuary is important to all of Lake Michigan, both as an active port and as an engine for biological production,” says Patrick Robinson, Interim Director of Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED).
Several UW-Green Bay faculty members are helping with NEW Water’s Silver Creek Project. The project entails a new phosphorus reduction plan to reduce phosphorus and nutrient run-off which feeds algae and weeds in the Green Bay waterways. Watch the video. ‘Water Knows No Boundaries’
UW-Green Bay has once again been named in The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainable Campus Index (SCI). The 2016 SCI recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The index is available for downloading here.
Equipped with work boots, buckets and loppers, UW-Green Bay Prof. Amy Wolf (NAS) and her Principles of Ecology students continued the restoration and maintenance of UW-Green Bay’s Keith White Prairie Oct. 4. Students worked to remove invasive and woody species and collect seeds. They also worked in the greenhouse preparing plants donated by Prairie Nursery […]
2014 UW-Green Bay graduate Evan Van Lanen’s dedication to sustainability has resulted in $115,000 in energy savings at a regional beef plant. As an environmental supervisor, Van Lanen has many duties including waste-water treatment, air treatment and waste disposal. The team he oversees is responsible for the implementation of a number of new projects, which […]
UW-Green Bay is ranked 91st on Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools 2016 list. The ranking is based on colleges and universities that focus on sustainability efforts. About 2,000 four-year colleges and universities are welcome to submit data for qualification on categories such as academics, investments, food, innovation, planning, purchasing, transport, water and waste. In what areas […]
“Occasionally blowing water from their snorkels, Jesse Weinzinger and Adam Brabant stared through diving masks into the murk of the root beer-colored water and dragged their gloved fingers across sand and gravel.” JSonline has the story about two UWGB biology graduates who are helping the DNR document freshwater mussels.
The UWGB Campus Cupboard works collaboratively with Paul’s Pantry to provide assistance for individuals who need food. UWGB provides volunteers to work for two hours at Paul’s Pantry, and in return, Paul’s Pantry provides food or paper products to stock the Campus Cupboard. The next date to volunteer at Paul’s Pantry is from 9:30 to […]
It’s just a few days into spring, but the fish are a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, which could affect the season. UWGB Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe and UWGB environmental science students made the news when they cut their spring break short to focus on the egg mortality, by helping to tag the fish. […]