we're staying 'green' at UW-Green Bay
Greetings from Green Bay’s University of Wisconsin, where, with your help, we connect learning to life every day.
Even after five years as chancellor of your University, I marvel at how each season brings out the stunning beauty of the campus landscape. Recent coats of snow have created postcard-perfect scenes all across the campus.
I’d like to spend some time today exploring another feature of the campus, one that has a time-honored tradition at UW-Green Bay: our commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness. This commitment has long been shared and led by students, faculty, staff and community friends.
From its earliest days, UW-Green Bay has been a national leader on the environment and sustainability. We have graduates throughout the country in positions of leadership on these issues.
What do I mean by sustainability? For the clearest explanation of the concept, I will turn to the language used in UW-Green Bay’s new Master Plan.
According to the Master Plan, “Sustainability is generally defined as meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Broadly speaking, sustainability leads us to consider the environmental impact of all our actions, from the goods we purchase to the buildings we build.
The Master Plan, our new long-range development plan for the campus, goes on to note that UW-Green Bay, like other colleges and universities, has tremendous potential to increase the understanding of sustainability through classroom learning as well as through the University’s actions and policies.
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