Tag Archives: sustainability

Wisconsin Youth Alliance Marches Against Enbridge Pipeline

People gather together to protest against the Enbridge Pipeline. "Say NO to Enbridge" by Chris Yakimov is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Students from more than six University of Wisconsin schools hosted the March Against Pipeline Expansion on Saturday, Mar. 4, in Whitewater. The march was a result of efforts from the Wisconsin Youth Network, a relatively new student run organization that spans the UW network including UW-Stevens Point. Zach Jones, natural resources planning major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, co-founder ... Read More »

Campus Is In Clear, EPA in Fear

Nelson Hall is UWSP's office of sustainability. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled house have moved forward in their effort to ‘terminate’ the Environmental Protection Agency through funding cuts and staff removal. The nomination of Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA  put environmentalists on edge. Pruitt’s name is linked with 14 lawsuits against the agency he now heads. The EPA has impacted the United State’s carbon ... Read More »

Meatless Mondays Diet Impacts Environment

Beef Hamburger | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

Diet plays a role in climate change, deforestation and water conservation, yet it is an aspect of sustainability which is rarely discussed.  That is why College of Natural Resource seniors Deaken Boggs and Megan Zielke are working with student government to bring Meatless Mondays to Campus. The initiative, which encourages omnivores to go vegetarian one day a week, brings a ... Read More »

Green Fund Efforts Pay Off with Building of Bicycle Shelter

The Green Fund's bike shelter is located outside of the Dreyfus University Center. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

The Green Fund has succeeded in erecting a bike shelter outside the Dreyfus University Center after years of planning. The Green Fund itself is a campus organization that aims to improve sustainability and lessen the environmental impact of the university, which was approved through a student referendum in the spring of 2013 with 70 percent approval. The Fund’s mission is ... Read More »

Students Responsible for Water Waste on Campus

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Wasting water on campus is an area of huge concern. When the irrigation system is seen going off while it is raining, the image the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has as an eco-friendly campus is damaged. There are issues with the sprinklers on campus when it comes to wasting water, but the biggest ones may not be what is expected. ... Read More »

SGA Sponsors Bike Share Program on Campus

Photo by Colton Oltesvig.

Students can rent a bicycle for the school year much like text book rental by signing a contract with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Student Government Association. Robert Abrahamian, SGA Environmental and Sustainability Affairs Director, said “roughly 30 percent of students at UWSP bike to campus or around the city.” Currently, SGA has 25 bikes available for rental, so supply ... Read More »

Two Green Thumbs Up Over Earth Week

Earth Day

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 »

Campus Now 100 Percent Powered by Renewable Electricity

Photo by Allison Birr

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the first university in the state to receive 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. This achievement has been met with much enthusiasm from students and staff. Jake Powell, sophomore graphic design major said, “I’m pretty stoked. I’m proud I get to be a part of it, because coal, gas, and oil are ... Read More »

New SGA President and Vice President Have High Hopes for 2016

Photo courtesy of Alex Glazner

The student body can expect the the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to become a more inclusive, safe and sustainable campus in the near future. John Peralta, junior waste management major, was elected as SGA president with Andrew Glazner, sixth year accounting and business administration major, as vice president for the 2016-2017 school year. They have designed a three point plan ... Read More »

Do You Want Salt on That?

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Most people on campus have a pair of shoes that was destroyed by the slushy salt mixture found on winter sidewalks at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Rock salt gets everywhere: in academic-buildings, dorm rooms, and your backpack. But it’s important to be safe on campus. Our campus has about 12 miles of sidewalks and 34 acres of parking lots, ... Read More »