Tag: Eco U

Prairie companions: UW-Green Bay ecology class works at restoring Keith White Prairie

Principles of Ecology classs working in arboretum

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 […]

Recent grad promotes sustainability in the community

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 once again a Sierra Club ‘Cool School’

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 […]

Paul’s Pantry/Campus Cupboard opportunity

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 […]

Science students cut spring break to tag Northern Pike

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. […]

Breaking the ice to spread the rice


Researchers from UW-Green Bay had to break skim ice on a cold morning in mid-November to do it, but they took another big step in a grant-funded pilot project to restore native wild rice, bulrush and wild celery stands to the lower bay. Students, staff and faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences unit […]

Use an E-form, save a tree 

The paperless office? Even good ol’ Eco U isn’t there yet, but a friend and loyal Log reader who works in information systems on campus shares the following: UWGB has reached an interesting milestone with the Dynamic Forms (E-forms) initiative on campus. In 2014, the Registrar’s Office alone processed 8,902 electronic forms. With estimates that one […]

Students plan Earth Week at UW-Green Bay

Student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay have taken the lead in scheduling a full lineup of Earth Week events Monday through Saturday, April 20-25. Wednesday is the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which took place on April 22, 1970. Events, times, places and sponsors for the 2015 observances are as follows: […]