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Faith communities in River Falls join sustainability efforts

December 11, 2019

As River Falls moves ahead with a plan to have all city-owned buildings powered by 100% renewable energy beginning in January, the greater community also is seeking more avenues to make it one of the greener towns in America. One effort is being coordinated through local churches.

Campus event celebrates campus sustainability month

October 16, 2019

The UW-River Falls Office of Sustainability hosted an event on Oct. 1 to observe Campus Sustainability month. The fair was a gathering of about 25 organizations, including student clubs as well as off-campus organizations from around the River Falls community.  The Office of Sustainability at UWRF is focused on improving sustainability campus-wide, which includes everything from overseeing campus recycling and waste management, to academics, to engaging the student body and the public. If you missed the fair, there are still plenty of ways to get involved. 

UWRF receives gold rating in STARS sustainability evaluation

April 11, 2018

This semester, UW-River Falls was recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for its improved sustainability initiatives. For the first time, the school was awarded the gold rating on AASHE’s STARS evaluation.

Clubs and initiatives have stumbled, but sustainability still lives at UWRF

April 4, 2018

In 2013, the Environmental Corps of Sustainability club was created for the purpose of pressuring the UWRF chancellor and board of directors to divest – or pull money and assets – from the fossil fuel industry. Last fall a new sustainable justice minor was launched on campus that exposes students to sustainability on a trans-disciplinary level.

UWRF study abroad trip explores sustainability of Irish farming

April 5, 2017

A new study abroad option being offered at UW-River Falls gives students an opportunity to explore sustainable animal production in other countries while traveling around Ireland.

Sustainability official suggests UWRF could do better with trash, recycling

May 4, 2016

UW-River Falls has earned recognition for its sustainability practices in the past, but there has been talk on campus of improving the university’s trash and recycling program.

Earth Day gives universities chance to look at options for sustainability

April 22, 2016

While Earth Day is sadly only one day, UW-River Falls has been participating in Earth Week, while some have participated in Earth Month. While we reflect on our planet and what we as individuals can do to treat it well, we should also look at how the university is working to be sustainable and eco-friendly.

UWRF once again earns STARS Silver Rating for sustainability

April 15, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has earned its fourth consecutive STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

Student Senate focus on sustainability issues

October 15, 2015

With sustainability as one of its core initiatives this year, Student Senate has formed a committee of students and administrators in an effort to make UW-River Falls more sustainable.

Sustainability efforts recognized at UW-River Falls

February 5, 2015

UW-River Falls has earned a "STARS Silver Rating" in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Here is this semester's Student Voice staff. Click on a name to see what the staff member has written.

Isabella Forliti


Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

Taylor Kiel

Business Manager

Brennen Hautzinger


Ryan Huling


Charlie Swanson