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June 16, 2024


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UWRF wins $5,000 sustainability award

February 20, 2024

UW-River Falls placed first in the Higher Education Kit Challenge, a statewide sustainability competition sponsored by the energy efficiency organization Focus on Energy. 11 Wisconsin colleges participated in the challenge, which was held from July 1 to Oct. 31, 2023. Focus on Energy presented UWRF with an award of $5,000 on Dec. 7, 2023.

Earth Fest highlights wellness and sustainability

March 18, 2023

The second annual Earth Fest is going to be held Saturday, April 22, at Glen Park in River Falls.

Department support needed to finalize sustainability plan

April 22, 2022

UW-River Falls’ Sustainable Campus Community Plan, which is being revised for the first time since 2012, reflects the university’s new approach to sustainability.

UWRF collects student input to reach sustainability goals

February 8, 2022

UW-River Falls is conducting the Sustainability Survey 2022 as part of a series of efforts to promote sustainability on campus.

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.

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Jack Schindler Van Hoof


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Assistant Editor

Anna Gunderson

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Joshua Brauer


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