Sustainability Action Plan
BREAKING DOWN UW-STOUT’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS
Sustainability is more than just planting trees and recycling. UW-Stout has worked to improve sustainability across campus through initiatives which have already been implemented, and others which will begin in the years to come. These initiatives can be broken down into the following 8 categories which will be covered in the next sections:
Initiatives have been broken down into 3 subcategories:
1. PLANNING, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT
The specific tools or initiatives implemented, such as new policies, management tools, and programs.
BUILDINGS AND ENERGY All initiatives related to reducing energy consumption and improving campus buildings.
Initiatives focusing on grounds keeping, storm water management, plants, and biodiversity on campus.
Initiatives to promote sustainable transportation options such as walking, biking, carpooling, and public transit.
Initiatives to reduce water consumption on campus and increase awareness of water usage.
2. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
How students learn about sustainable initiatives on campus. This could include informational plaques, training sessions, or general promotional materials.
Initiatives to ensure sustainable sourcing of supplies and equipment across campus.
Initiatives to reduce waste and make recycling and composting more accessible to students and employees.
Initiatives to promote sustainable food in dining facilities and our campus garden.
Initiatives to improve sustainability education research for our students and faculty.
Ensuring that sustainability initiatives are properly executed and remain relevant, as well as staying up-to-date on new tools that could be used to improve campus sustainability.
The Stout Student Association’s Green Fee funded the Memorial Student Center’s sustainability wall to help educate students, employees, and visitors about sustainability.
Bike fix stations can be found all over campus to help promote bike riding.
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