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University Housing is committed to educating residents and staff on sustainability through programs and trainings throughout the academic year.

Sustainability in University Housing

Work with Us!

There are several paid positions available with Housing Sustainability. Look for postings on the Housing Student Job site.

Resident Sustainability Ambassador Program

The Resident Sustainability Ambassador (RSA) program is a leadership, peer education and community building opportunity for first year students living in the residence halls. The RSA program is supported by Housing Sustainability staff and is designed to give first year students experience in sustainability by learning from campus leaders, working on self-driven projects, organizing campus events and getting involved with sustainability networks on campus. Students who are passionate, hard working and team oriented are encouraged to join. Please contact sustainability@housing.wisc.edu with any questions. This program is open to students in any major and no prior experience is necessary.


GreenHouse Learning Community

The GreenHouse learning community started in 2010 in Leopold Residence Hall. Students in GreenHouse have access to a greenhouse to learn about sustainable food and urban agriculture. GreenHouse is an inspired community of approximately 90 students working toward increased sustainability through volunteering and education.


Each fall, Housing hosts Sustain-a-Bash, an event to celebrate sustainability and connect student’s 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.

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