Reminder: Sustainability Teaching Grant applications due Feb. 15

Applications are due Feb. 15, 2020 for The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant. The grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact David Helpap, chair of the Sustainability Committee, at helpapd@uwgb.edu with any questions.

No plastic recycling during break (but bring in those old holiday light strings)

Students from PEAC have pulled the plastic film collection bins during the semester break and will return them for collection once the spring semester has started. People should be encouraged to deposit their plastic bags at local grocery stores in the meantime. The bins to recycle holiday lights will remain on the Green Bay campus until mid-January. Please recycle!

Sustainability Teaching Grant applications due Feb.15

Applications are due Feb. 15, 2020 for The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant. The grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact David Helpap, Chair of the Sustainability Committee, at helpapd@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Learn how to help save the environment with PEAC’s Plastic Film Program

Without even knowing it, you may be harming the very ecosystem you inhabit everyday. However, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC) plastic film recycling program is seeking to make the community more sustainable by getting plastic out of the waste stream.

The program was started in spring 2014 by a UW-Green Bay undergraduate student and PEAC member completing an internship. In September 2014, PEAC took over the program. The organization meets every Tuesday, specifically for plastic film bailing, but they also organize and lead bailing events and “sorority nights” for Kappa Beta Gamma to help raise awareness and to get people more involved.

PEAC restarted the program three weeks before the Fall 2019 semester started after being on break since April 2019. In the three weeks before school started up again, PEAC spent about 38 hours in the bailing room working to get the mountain of plastic down that had accumulated over the summer.

“The easiest way for members of the campus community to help is to simply be informed!” says Katherine Bruni, a PEAC member. “There are collection bins in almost every academic building on campus, each with a sign detailing what can and cannot be recycled through the program.”

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring in plastic bags and plastic film. No plastic bottles, saran wrap, tape, stickers or dirty plastic, please.

“We are always looking for more volunteers to get involved and help spread the word about the program,” said Bruni. The organization meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. either in the Mauthe Center main room or by the GAC Lab for plastic bailing. If students are unable to make meetings, they can reach out to PEAC (sopeac@uwgb.edu) to learn how to recycle plastic themselves. In addition, PEAC is hosting a “Make a Difference Day” event on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, including plastic film bailing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

With a strong foundation set at the UW-Green Bay main campus, PEAC is looking to potentially expand the plastic film recycling program to the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses in order to have an even greater impact and more involvement.

For more information, check PEAC out on Facebook or contact sopeac@uwgb.edu.

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Story by Marketing and University Communication student assistant, Joshua Konecke.
Photos submitted by PEAC.

 

 

Prof. Deetz receives first ‘Sustainability Teaching Development Grant’

UW-Green Bay’s Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce the first recipient of the new Sustainability Teaching Development Grant, which provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching. Professor Kristy Deetz (Art and Design) has received this grant for her project titled, “Visiting University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, to talk with professors and observe studio and teaching activities in the Art and Ecology Program.” Using what she will learn at UNM, Deetz plans to offer her students a rich experience integrated with sustainability concepts and practices. She is interested in developing an art and ecology class that combines studio experiences with art history and sciences — it could be offered as a general education class or first-year seminar and also serve as a requirement for the emphasis.

Deadline for Sustainability Teaching Development Grant Call for Nominations is Friday, Feb. 15

The deadline for the Sustainability Teaching Development Grant Call for Nominations is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges with any questions (wilsong@uwgb.edu). Learn more.

Apply for a Sustainability Teaching Grant by Feb. 15

The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work, and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Chair of the Sustainability Committee, at wilsong@uwgb.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Join 700 others in taking the 2018-19 sustainability pledge

The UW-Green Bay Sustainability Committee has created the following pledge for individuals to complete as we head into another school year. By thoughtfully considering each of the items in this pledge, we hope that you will lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Take the pledge.

Take the 2018-19 sustainability pledge

The UW-Green Bay Sustainability Committee has created the sustainability pledge for the 2018-19 academic year. By thoughtfully considering each of the items in this pledge, you might be able to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Take the pledge. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.