Environment

Green Fund Continues to Build Momentum

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Over $100,000 of allocated student funds are up for grabs in the schools’ Green Fund. Nine board members sit in on a weekly meeting and make the final decision on how this money will be spent. While one seat remains open, the committee is excited that proposals are starting to roll in. “It’s set up like any other grant system,” ... Read More »

First Steps Taken in Construction of a New Science Building

A conceptual view of the proposed new science building. Photo courtesy of cwengineers.com

Striking a balance between realistic problem solving and environmental awareness, Central Wisconsin Engineers Inc. is in the process of weighing pros and cons to the proposed construction of a new science building. The building is slated for construction where Lot X currently is and will cost upwards of $75 million. This four-story, 172,000 square foot building will be Leadership in ... Read More »

Project Green Challenge Teaches, Inspires, and Empowers Students

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The Project Green Challenge, an environmentally charged awareness and empowerment competition, is coming to an end. UWSP currently ranks 12 out of hundreds of participating universities, which is impressive considering its small size and the short notice students were given. “We found out about it only a week in advance” said Cate Lucas, a residential living green associate. Lucas and ... Read More »

Pointer Profile: SACS

Pointer Profile: SACS

Located right off campus, the Campus Garden brings students together to tend to its contents. Watched after by the Sustainability Agriculture in Community Society, the group also promotes local and sustainable agriculture throughout the community. Carly Caputa ccapu770@uwsp.edu Multimedia Reporter Read More »

Growing the Green Fund

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The Green Fund has established their Steering Committee for the year and is beginning to prioritize its projects for their three-year plan. The Green Fund is a program that allows students to lead and take part in large-scale sustainability projects that affect the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For a project to be considered, it must promote innovative new solutions that ... Read More »

Pointers Make a Difference in Milwaukee

UWSP students gained firsthand experience in sustainability through service trip to Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of Intercity Impact.

Last weekend, a group of students participating in the Intercity Impact service trip traveled to Milwaukee to get firsthand experience with urban sustainability. The group worked with the humanitarian organizations Growing Power, The Guest House, and the Urban Ecology Center. “Intercity Impact has been going to Milwaukee for seven years,” said Alanna LeClair, service trip coordinator for SIEO. “Our goal is ... Read More »

Tobacco-Free Forums Open to Public Discussion

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The university neighborhood and members of the community are encouraged to attend at least one of the tobacco-free forums held by Chancellor Bernie Patterson. There will be three forums, two of which will be held on Oct. 31 in the DUC Alumni Room from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. The third forum will be held on ... Read More »

Sustainability Day Spreads Positivity across Campus

The Farmshed was a popular booth during Campus Sustainability Day. Photo by Emily Hoffman.

Every October, colleges and universities are encouraged to participate in Campus Sustainability Day and support the continuous effort put into the future of the campus. “We did a sustainability information fair here on campus and the goal of the day was really to provide a diverse range of vendors for those that were walking through the sustainability fair,” said Dave ... Read More »