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Opportunities in sustainability

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 4, 2019


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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


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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...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


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Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Bike share program relaunched for spring

Bike share program relaunched for spring

April 26, 2016


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By Maddy Scheel April 27, 2016 Now that Spring has come, Whitewater Student Government (WSG) is relaunching their Bike Share Program. The relaunch of the program took place on April 19 after it had taken a hiatus during the winter months. The program was started by former WSG Sustainability Direct...

Campus pushes for renewable energy

Campus pushes for renewable energy

April 19, 2016


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By Brad Allen April 20, 2016 Conducting research on solar energy and utilizing a solar energy collection panel system on top of Hyland Hall are just some of the systems UW-Whitewater students and faculty have been working on bringing to campus. The Hyland solar panels are used to help power...

New development to replace historic trees and home

New development to replace historic trees and home

October 20, 2015


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Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

SAGE joins Earth Week

SAGE joins Earth Week

April 23, 2014


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Organizations unite to provide conservation and sustainability events to the campus, community April 23, 2014 By Amanda Ramirez   Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra familiar to those concerned with sustainability of the Earth. As Earth Day arrives, students can learn ways to reduce their...

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

September 25, 2013


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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...

A Road to Greener Living

April 25, 2012


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In its journey to improve sustainability on campus, the Earth Week Committee continues the  “Connected by Rivers and Roads” events today through tomorrow. “Throughout American history, transportation has been an essential ingredient,” Sustainability Coordinator Wesley Enterline said. “This...

Author gives presentation about ‘The Good Food Revolution’

April 11, 2012


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Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, Inc. and author of “The Good Food Revolution”, spoke on campus last Wednesday about the importance of nutrition. In 1993, Allen created Growing Power, Inc., a national nonprofit urban farming organization. It was initially planned to give kids in North Milwaukee...

Enterline’s journey to sustainability

April 20, 2011


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Sometimes one doesn’t find their true calling during the first go-around in college. Sometimes their first degree doesn’t give them enough satisfaction. And sometimes it’s out of chance that a person’s passion is discovered. This was the case for Wesley Enterline, who became UW-Whitewater’s first sustainabili...

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