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UW-W gets environmental

Carter Secor, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2019

In 1986, the United Nations decreed that the first Monday in October every year should be known as World Habitat Day. Since then, climate change and sustainability have been in the public eye and the focus of many discussions and debates. With Oct. 7 being World Habitat Day, UW-Whitewater’s efforts ...

Sustainability at the corners of UW-W

Sustainability at the corners of UW-W

Corey Moen, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

UW-Whitewater is lucky to have over 120 acres of land meant for open and recreational use, which includes a walking trail and a nature preserve. The trail starts at Perkins Stadium which leads to an observation deck with views of the rebuild prairie area. UW-Whitewater so. Brandon Klinkhammer state...

Opportunities in sustainability

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 4, 2019

Improving the student employment program is the main goal for the UW-Whitewater’s Sustainability Office in 2019. “We believe that a strong internship program that allows our students to explore and address particular sustainability problems by pursuing solutions through campus sustainability projects ...

Sustainability office puts new initiatives into play

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

November 28, 2018

From plumbing to electricity to the food in the dining halls, running a college takes a lot of natural resources. “We really strive to address the idea of sustainability holistically,” said Wesley Enterline, Sustainability coordinator. “To do that we utilize the Sustainability Tracking and Ra...

Colgate ad endorses helpful initiative

Colgate ad endorses helpful initiative

February 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016 I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, unlike 111.9 million other people. Even though every TV at the bar was playing the event, I was busy celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday with craft beer and a decent burger. When with a group of rowdy men drinking beer, boasting about last night’s drunke...

UW-Whitewater students take steps toward a waste-free life

UW-Whitewater students take steps toward a waste-free life

March 4, 2015

Happier with less March 4, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic Living in a disposable world, where even the apples are wrapped in plastic wrap at UNO’s, creating waste is unavoidable. But a few students at UW-Whitewater chose to take on the challenge. The students, including Cassie Steiner, Ali Tho...

Column: More sustainable packaging beneficial for everyone

May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 Commentary by Jacqueline Schaefer Imagine you are hungry, starving, haven’t eaten in two days. You rush to the store to get some food, because, for some strange reason, you don’t have any food in your college dorm. You’re craving potato chips, so you by several dozen bags. And...

UW-W should continue sustainability push

UW-W should continue sustainability push

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion As sustainability has grown in importance in America, more and more institutions push to reduce their waste. Even with this push, some unfortunate statistics still ring true: the equivalent of 50 million barrels of oil was used last year to produce...

Recyclable fashion show: a fun way to learn about sustainability

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 By Rumasa Noor The American Marketing Association and Earth Initiative are organizing a recyclable fashion show as a part of their earth week events. Junior David Zindler is one of the people who are organizing this event. He is a part of AMA as well as the Earth Initiative. AMA...

Student government candidates engage in debate

Student government candidates engage in debate

March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014   By Vesna Brajkovic   After a close-call with disqualification, the Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek were able to attend the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) 2014-2015 Presidential Election Debate against candidates Rob Emmett and Thomas Ziolkowski on March 11...

Tom Philpott warns students about world efforts

February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014   By Allyson Karnowski   Health, food and agricultural writer Tom Philpott spoke with students and locals on Feb. 17, at the Young Auditorium about the current state of the world’s farming and sustainability efforts. The U.S. tries to use the land within the country...

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

September 25, 2013

By Caleb Kimball By Lucas Wimmer   The organic garden on campus aims to not only feed the community but teach students about sustainability. The project began after garden adviser Tom Karthausser read “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power. This book describes...

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