Sheboygan Campus members doing their part to recycle

Support the original Eco U (UW-Green Bay) by recycling dry erase and regular markers. The Sheboygan Campus is taking part in the Crayola Color Cycle Program. Place dried markers in one of the labeled boxes located in the LR Building Faculty Staff Lounge or the Fine Arts Building. Student services staff will do the rest.

 

Recycle your used markers!

Your help is needed in a new Eco-U sustainability initiative. UW-Green Bay is registered campus with Crayola ColorCycle to recycle used markers. Crayola is collecting the markers and diverting them from landfills. Partners on campus—ATS, EMBI, UWGB Libraries, Learning Centers and custodial staff will facilitate the collection. Please do your part by placing used markers from offices to a classroom used marker collection holder (small white cube usually placed on the whiteboards) or the box within The Learning Center, CL 207, instead of tossing them in the trash! Questions about Crayola ColorCycle can be forwarded to Sherri Arendt, John Arendt, Jason Willard, Mike Schmitt, John McMillion, Erica Grunseth or Lindsay Hahn. The committee is working with employees on Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan campuses to have collections sites. as well.

School Social Worker of the Year is award to UWGB alumna

Alumna Melanie Brick ’96 (Psychology) has been named Wisconsin’s School Social Worker of the Year by the Wisconsin School Social Workers Association (WSSWA). She was instrumental in establishing the alternative recess program with Professor Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges (Sustainability and Psychology). Brick is currently a school social worker for the Unified School District of De Pere.

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.

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.

Reminder: take the sustainability pledge

The UWGB Sustainability Committee has created an annual sustainability pledge. The link below takes you to a personal pledge asking you to consider ways in which you can live in a more sustainable manner. After completing the pledge, you will be given a four-digit code that can be taken to The Phoenix Bookstore (along with your UWGB ID) to obtain 30% off any reusable water bottle. This offer is valid until Friday, Nov. 11. http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_egkzf0aQlCoxtJz

UW-Green Bay named in Sustainable Campus Index

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.