We focused on sustainability.
UW-Green Bay was dubbed Eco U® by Harper’s Magazine and Newsweek in the early 1970s. Since our opening in 1968, our students have had the opportunity to literally get experience in the field, and be part of the "most exciting and promising educational experiment...anywhere."
Through the decades, UW-Green Bay has continued to expand and celebrate its environmental heritage. Here are a few of the eco-highlights:
From day one, the environmental focus of the academic program had attracted attention in newspapers and magazines across the country.
Campus planning for UW-Green Bay joined academic programs, residential life and the physical campus environment.
Our middle name is 'Green'. Our alum wrote the book on Earth Day. Friends call us "Eco U". Read more in the Inside Magazine issue feature.
As other colleges jump on the eco-bandwagon, UW-Green Bay can claim it's heritage in environmental activism 40+ years ago.
A decade ago, UW-Green Bay launched a collaborative effort to bridge a perceived gap between ecology and economics.
The "Ban the Car!" campaign, related to the 1970 inaugural Earth Day celebration, sought to draw attention to society’s addiction to oil and gas-guzzling transportation.
“I think the only way we can do something about the world is to assume that we are not all the people.”
The work is far from done. Reach out to Daniela Beall, our Sustainability Coordinator. She'll be happy to connect you to partners and support projects. Together we can lay the foundation for the next generation.