UW-Whitewater Earth Initiative

Are you a student, faculty member or someone interested in sustainability who is curious about what actions Whitewater is taking to better our Earth? Or, perhaps you don’t know the first thing about sustainability.  In any case, what you may not know is that sustainable efforts are happening all around you.

The UW-Whitewater Earth Initiative is a student-led group, on campus, with two main objectives. First,  is to promote awareness of the sustainable efforts going on around you, and also to engage you to live more sustainably.

Earth Initiative plans events on campus that aim to inform as well as to entertain. An example from last year was the recyclable fashion show. Recyclables were collected from around campus and were brought to the Hyland Atrium. Attendees formed groups and used their creativity to design and create their own outfit purely out of recyclables. Judges decided the winners and awesome prizes were given out!

This year, Earth Initiative is planning to improve their outreach on campus. Planning events in each of the Colleges on campus and partnering with other organizations. If your organization is interested in partnering with UW-Whitewater’s Earth Initiative feel free to reach out to us via Facebook, at Sustainability at UW-Whitewater.

The Whitewater Earth Initiative also encourages you to be more sustainable!  One way you can go about doing this is to help us out by volunteering.  We offer an exciting volunteer opportunity restoring Whitewater’s prairies. If you would like to participate, meet at 10am Friday mornings by the Prairie Info Kiosk behind the Wells Towers. It’s a fun, and relaxing, opportunity to help maintain our prairies for future generations.

-Rachel Mader

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