Awareness and Education

Wisconservation

Wisconservation is a month long sustainability engagement initiative lead by UW-Madison's Office of Sustainability to increase awareness of sustainable living. During the month of March, students, faculty, and staff are challenged to increase their recycling efforts, decrease their energy usage, and work together as a community to foster resource conservation both on and off-campus. The Wisconservation challenge replaces previous competitions: RecycleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN).

Wisconservation Resources:

Recycling Guide

Week 4 Results

Hall  Recycling  Energy Consumption 
Bradley decreased recycling decreased energy consumption
Chadbourne/Barnard increased recycling decreased energy consumption
 Dejope/Phillips decreased recycling decreased energy consumption
 Elizabeth Waters decreased recycling increased energy consumption
 Kronshage increased recycling increased energy consumption
Leopold/Cole/Sullivan increased recycling decreased energy consumption
Ogg/Merit/Susan Davis decreased recycling decreased energy consumption
Sellery decreased recycling decreased energy consumption
Smith increased recycling increased energy consumption
Tripp/Adams/Slichter decreased recycling decreased energy consumption
Witte decreased recycling decreased energy consumption

Therefore, the winners of the Wisconservation Residence Hall Competition are Chadbourne, Barnard, Leopold, Cole and Sullivan residents who successfully lowered their energy consumption and increased their recycling!

Click here to view recycling data from the overall competition.

GreenHouse Residential Learning Community

Sustain-a-bash

Sustain-A-Bash

Each fall University Housing hosts Sustain-A-Bash, an event to celebrate sustainability and connect students' interest in sustainability to their campus living experience. Students learn how to apply their environmental passions through campus academic and engagement resources. Interactive activities led by student organizations educate students on behavior choices, particularly how they relate to waste, food, water, and energy.