The Office of Sustainability was founded in 2008, and since then has worked on a wide variety of projects, including energy efficiency, recycling, and alternative transportation, to name a few. To find out more about what the office is working on click on the Campus Initiatives tab, or go to the home page to check out upcoming events.
Sustainability at UWM is a process that engages students, faculty, staff, and the community, both locally and globally. The Office of Sustainability looks to maximize new uses for campus waste, educate all members of campus on energy conservation, and use creative solutions where all social, economic, and environmental means can be met.
UW-Milwaukee is a large system that places many demands on the earth’s natural resources. As the University looks to expand both academically and physically, there is the potential to exhibit sustainable, smart growth that manages its resources wisely.UWM can evaluate a life-cycle analysis of purchases, buildings, and maintenance that enhances dollars spent over time, while minimizing impacts on the environment.
Kate Nelson has been UWM's Chief Sustainability Officer since 2008, and being a native of Milwaukee and graduate of UWM, she understands the unique challenges our campus faces. She works with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainable initiatives on campus. To talk to Kate specifically, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.