Tag Archives: Office of Sustainability

Students Think About Consumerism this Valentine’s Day

For weeks now, store-fronts have been teeming with cards, candy and teddy bears in all shades of pink and red as a constant reminder that it is time to buy that special gift. It seems that this is exactly what Americans plan to do. The National Retail Federation has reported that collectively Americans are projected to spend $19.6 billion on ... Read More »

Ecosia Vies to Be New Search Engine On Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Informational Technology Council has voted to install Ecosia as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge in campus computer labs. Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. Currently, there are over 7 million active users. Ecosia publishes monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts to improve transparency with users. They ... Read More »

UWSP Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month and the Office of Sustainability has put together a calendar of local events to help the community celebrate. Claire Gorman, junior health promotions and wellness major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the student special events coordinators for the Office of Sustainability. She has been helping to compile the events listed in the calendar ... Read More »

Website Puts Sustainability at Student’s Fingertips

The interactive website run through the Office of Sustainability and McKinstry, Inc. allows students to see the energy usage of every building on campus. The website tracks energy usage in real time, enabling visitors to compare electricity, CO2, steam and chilled water usage for each building compared to the previous the day, week, month or year chosen. All information on ... Read More »

Campus Resource Room: Bro Do You Even Thrift?

One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure with the the  upcoming resource sharing room in Nelson Hall where students can drop off unwanted items and pick up other items for free. The concept of a resource sharing room is similar to the way a thrift store works, except the items in the resource room will be free to students. ... Read More »

Earth Week on Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host a range of events in honor of Earth Day the week of April 17-22. Jenessa Gilarski, sophomore health science major and communication specialist for the Office of Sustainability, says that the theme for this year’s Earth Week is diversity. Diversity may be a word that is rarely associated with sustainability, but Gilarski pointed ... Read More »

Sustainability Month Makes October Green Again

It is the time of year where the leaves are changing colors, but there is still a lot of green to be found on campus. October has been designated as Sustainability Month on campus. UW-Stevens Point participates in Earth Day, and Earth Week in the month of April; so why did the Office of Sustainability designate a whole month to ... Read More »

Compost in Academic Buildings; A Waste of Time?

Residence halls on campus have been utilizing compost bins for the last few years, but now the academic and administrative buildings are joining in on the composting initiative. Those who compost are redirecting waste that would have gone into a landfill, which would have broken down into both methane gas and toxic leachates. Some examples of items that can be ... Read More »

Two Green Thumbs Up Over Earth Week

Last week, in honor of Earth Week, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point put on events to support sustainable practices that make a lasting impact. Sustainability is defined as something that is helpful to people, supportive to the planet, and profitable in its endeavors. Sustainable events held on campus included environmental actions like tree planting as well as social justice movements ... Read More »

Community to Participate in National Campus Sustainability Day

Students and community members will come together at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Oct. 28 to learn about sustainability during the third-annual sustainability fair. The fair is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center. The event is part of a national ... Read More »