Friday, October 11, 2013

UW-La Crosse Green Fund Applications Due Nov. 9th

Green Fund proposal applications are now being accepted for Fall 2013. All UW-L students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit Green Fund applications.

The deadline for submissions is November 9th. You can find out more at: Contact Ian Wright, Green Fund coordinator at with any questions.

Monday, September 16, 2013

UW-L Now Educational Partner with National Organization, Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace graphic
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse recently signed an educational partnership with the national organization Leave No Trace. LNT is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands — adopted by federal agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and The Bureau of Land Management. Read more in UW-L's Campus Connection article

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

President Obama Outlines Climate Change Plan

Today President Obama outlined his new climate change plan at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As part of his plan Obama will include new rules to restrict the "limitless dumping of carbon pollution by power plants. He will also promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

In reference to current and future generations he said, "the question is not whether we need to act -- the overwhelming judgment of science, of chemistry and physics and millions of measurements, has put all that to rest." Obama will also direct the Environmental Protection Agency  to establish new carbon pollution limits for current and new power plants.

Watch a recording of the live event courtesy of USTREAM.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

UW-L Vermicomposting Update

Photo courtesy UW-L University Communications
UW-L's Campus Connection did an article about the vermicomposting machine purchased with funding from UW-L students' Green Fund. The vermicomposter was originally purchased in 2011 and is now going strong in a cooperative effort with Western Technical College and Hilview Urban Agriculture Center.

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center Meet & Greet and Film PLANEAT

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center Meet & Greet

Wednesday, October 24
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wormington H.Q.
North of Bittersweet Flower Market @N3089 HWY 16
Come to the new home of our worm composting system ‘Wormington'. Meet the worms and meet the board of directors!


Wednesday, October 24
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Viterbo University
Brophy Center 122 (Dahl School of Business)

PLANEAT is the story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

UW-La Crosse Hosting UW System Sustainability Meeting

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will be hosting the 2012 UW System Sustainability Meeting on November 1-2. The agenda includes presentations about AASHE's STARS program, water conservation, energy, native plantings, sustainability in the curriculum and more. The agenda and registration information are available online.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Making Connections Between Schools and Local Foods

From the La Crosse Tribune, June 25, 2012

Josh Miner, husband of UW-La Crosse biology faculty member Meredith Thomsen, is working to make it easier for local Wisconsin food growers to have their fruits and vegetables in local school cafeterias. Miner is featured in the June 25th Monday Profile in the La Crosse Tribune.

Read more here...