Tag Archives: sustainability

Liberation Farm Brings Meat, Eggs and Coffee to Stevens Point

Liberation Farm in Almond, offers diverse food options. Holly Petrillo, assistant professor of forestry, began the farm with her husband John Sheffy in 2011. Petrillo said that they first got into farming because they wanted to be able to grow their own food and provide their young daughter the opportunity to grow up on a farm. One of Petrillo and ... Read More »

“Searching for Sustainability” Documentary Premier

“Searching for Sustainability” is a documentary which addresses the consequences of food production which will be shown on campus on Nov. 6. This documentary explores relationships between people and resources and provides stories from Wisconsin farmers on this topic. Valerie Dantoin is the creator and producer of the documentary. The director is Dan Bertalan. Dantoin said, “The generation of millennials ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Jazmine Bevers

Jazmine Bevers is a senior communications and forestry management major. What does sustainability mean to you? It means creating a world that can sustain not only humans but every other living thing on it as well as its resources through technology, inclusivity and diversity. Why do you think sustainability is important? I think it’s important because we are living on ... Read More »

The Changing Waters of Wisconsin

In rural Wisconsin, climate change can seem like nothing more than a policy battle waged between political adversaries in Washington D.C., but scientists expect to see significant changes in our own state in the near future. A 2011 report by the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts predicted that the average state temperature will increase six to seven degrees Fahrenheit ... 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 »

Farm Tours Helps Students and Farmers Flourish

Harvesting season is here and Students for Sustainability has begun their Farm Tour Series, which helps students learn about local farms. The event focuses on sustainable agriculture. Students visit local farms, learn new techniques and gain hands on experience. Shelly Stein, the president of Students for Sustainability, said “the farmer’s talk about the history of their land and share how ... Read More »

University Tops Rankings In Green Honor Roll

With bike racks found around every corner and students able to make their own compost pile, it is no surprise the university could be labeled environmentally friendly. However, the college has managed to take it a step further. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point received a rating of 99, the highest possible from The Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll of ... Read More »

Renewable Energy Employs a New Generation of Professionals

Renewable energy jobs continue to grow nationally and in Wisconsin. Wind energy is one of these promising fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that wind turbine service technicians will gain jobs faster than any other occupation at a rate of 108 percent between 2014 and 2024. Wind energy is not alone. The solar energy field has also grown remarkably. ... Read More »

Giving Gardens Gives Back to the Community

On Sept. 9, Giving Gardens hosted a fundraiser tour at six of their Stevens Point area community gardens. Giving Gardens is an organization which aims to combat hunger in the Stevens Point area through community gardening. According to Jeremy Erickson, Giving Gardens Manager, the organization now includes 16 gardens in Stevens Point, Whiting and Plover. The food produced in these ... Read More »

The City of Stevens Point Joins Green Tier Charter

In August, the Stevens Point City Council voted to join the Legacy Communities Green Tier Charter. This charter is a collaborative effort among Wisconsin communities, the Department of Natural Resources and organizations such as 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities to enable communities to become more sustainable. After assessing Stevens Point’s past sustainability efforts, Alderperson Mary ... Read More »