With students at the lead, Hoofer Ambassadors places equity and inclusivity at the center of the conversation about accessing the outdoors.
The newly-formed, student-led program, Hoofer Ambassadors, places equity and inclusivity at the center of the conversation about accessing the outdoors.
The program took shape over the spring semester, and is a product of efforts to bring more inclusion to Hoofers, UW-Madison’s outdoors club.
Today, UW-Madison’s campus is known for the Mendota Terrace, Bascom Hill and the Lakeshore path. Preservation efforts focus on these prominent areas, but many don’t realize campus’ footprint is relatively new.
UW-Madison was built on Ho-Chunk land and the tribe’s cultural representation is still physically present on campus, despite contemporary changes to the land.
Evidence of human settlement on the land surrounding Waaksikhomik, meaning "where the man lies" (Lake Mendota) dates back 12,000 years. There are at least 28 habitation sites on the campus shoreline of Lake Mendota.
When Rachel Illgen got off the water, the white shirt she wore to practice was stained green.
LEED certification strives to make buildings greener based on silver, gold and platinum certifications — but are building standards becoming greener or just golder?
Administration and students across many UW System institutions are eager to make dining sustainable through reusable to-go containers and campus-wide straw bans.
While UW System administration has no policy on teaching climate change, classes throughout the system utilize date and reference politics to encourage students to become environmentally-conscious.
With climate change impacts becoming more visible, environmentalists are turning to Madison Gas and Electric, the energy giant powering the city and its suburbs, in a bid to speed up its green energy initiatives.
Researchers at UW-Madison, like many across the globe, find that dairy cattle methane emissions add to the overall negative impact of greenhouse gases on the atmosphere.
Newly-elected alder Grant Foster has big ideas for sustainability and conservation in Madison’s parks, embodied in the idea that “access is at the top of the list.”
Student organizations and faculty researchers work together to engineer solutions to make campus more environmentally friendly.
March’s Youth Climate Strikes served as just one example of the prevalent displays of youth climate activism around the world.
Wisconsin legislators consider new directions for state environmental policies following public calls for action.
Clothing is both a necessity and a pollutant. However, there are ways to restructure your wardrobe in order to be more conscious of the earth, while staying fashionable.
Both UW-Madison students and administration can play a part in reducing the campus carbon footprint.
Although students’ local environments are different, being a part of the Earth’s ecological system is something that every student shares. No matter where a student attends school — be it northwest or southeast Wisconsin — all students inevitably interact with their surrounding environment everyday.