Tag: sustainability

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 […]

Sprouting sustainability practices: UW-Green Bay student Tyler Delsart grows in SLO garden manager role

Tyler Delsart SLO Food

Nestled into the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Student Services Plaza, between the University Union and the Cofrin Library, is a quaint organic garden, complements of the student organization, “Sustainable, Local, and Organic (SLO) Food Alliance.” The guy with the trowel and a hose is likely student Tyler Delsart. SLO was created in 2008, when a […]

Tapping into tree mapping — graduating senior Vlach tracked and coded UWGB trees for senior project

Residence LIfe Tree GIS Mapping Project

Gina Vlach left a lasting legacy before graduating in spring of 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The UW‑Green Bay triple major mapped and geocoded every tree in the Residence Life (student housing) area of campus. “Quite simply, I love trees,” said Vlach who did the mapping as part of a senior honors project. “Last […]

Sustainable Management graduate focuses on greening NFL franchise


When Cleveland native Alexandria Skoch (pictured with Prof. John Katers) wanted to dig deeper into “greening” her hometown NFL franchise, the Cleveland Browns, she turned to a partner NFL city Green Bay and its hometown University, UW-Green Bay, for guidance. Skoch graduated a few weeks ago with a master’s degree in Sustainability Management from UW-Green […]

Wilson-Doenges talks psychology of conservation

In celebration of Earth Day, environmental psychologist Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges hosts a two-minute video with some of her students in which they talk about the role of psychology in conservation efforts. The Psychology program has a new course in Conservation Psychology and a new emphasis in Sustainability.

Next NAS seminar highlights ‘Ecological Knowledge in India”

Dr. Baisakhi Bandyopadhyay, a researcher and senior fellow of the government of India, is the next speaker in the UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar series at 3 p.m. this Friday (April 17) in Room 301 of the Environmental Sciences Building. Her topic is “The Evolution of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in India: An Overview.” […]

Faculty note: Cruz talk on Tena at U of New Mexico

Marcello Cruz, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies, gave a talk last week at the University of New Mexico on the topic of regional planning and indigenous communities in Ecuador. The talk was titled “Community and Regional Planning in Tena, Ecuador.” The presentation explored how community and regional planning using “agropolitan” approaches can provide […]

Food system activist Gustafson to speak Nov. 4

A sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur will share her message with the campus community from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Ellen Gustafson’s First book, We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World, was published by Rondale Press in May […]

The bee’s knees: Campus keepers reap sweet rewards with harvest

A contingent of UW-Green Bay student beekeepers got to taste the fruits of their labor July 29, harvesting honey from two new hives located near the campus Heating and Cooling Plant Building. The project is up and running thanks to a new student organization, the GBees, with the hives and their tenants arriving on campus this spring.