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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Sustainability Office

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Hunger


800 W Main StGeneral Services 203Whitewater, WI 53190 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The UW-Whitewater Sustainability Office strives to improve the education and awareness of environmental sustainability issues in our academic curriculum, student life, campus operations, and local community.


Educating the campus and communities we serve about the global challenges we face and the role sustainability solutions can play in addressing them, while pursuing tangible sustainability projects to improve campus operations, allows the UW-Whitewater Sustainability Office to help our university address the three values of sustainability (environmental stewardship, economic feasibility, and promotion of social justice) in meaningful ways.

Sustainability best practices on campus are brought directly to students through guest lectures, themed tours, and hands-on student projects that leverage the campus as a "living laboratory" for studying sustainability issues and solutions. Students are also encouraged to engage in activities and events designed to foster consideration of their own daily choices and environmental impact. The Sustainability Office organizes or participates in many class visits, tours, and other hosted events that have generated thousands of direct campus and community engagements with sustainability messages and programming. Working with a wide range of campus and community partners, students engaged with the Sustainability Office have also accomplished hundreds of volunteer hours on a variety of community service projects.

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