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Sustainability for Faculty & Staff

We're in This Together

Connect and collaborate with colleagues.

As a faculty or staff member at a UW-Green Bay campus, you are surrounded by opportunities to be involved in sustainability. Whatever your interests or profession, you can make our environment better now and for future generations.

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It's all about Eco-You

Join the staff and faculty group focused on sustainability.

Connect, collaborate, learn and cross-pollinate ideas about sustainability on our campuses through social activities, discussions, workshops and more. Offered in person and virtually, we'll meet you where you are at, and work with you to improve our surroundings.

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Faculty & Staff Eco-Opportunities

Infuse sustainability into your workday and/or curriculum, and make a positive impact today and in the future. Explore your unique eco-opportunities as an employee at UW-Green Bay.

Grants for Eco-Professional Development

The purpose of Sustainability Professional Development Grant is to provide monetary support for professional development activities directly related to supporting sustainability on campus and/or for projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work and/or undergraduate independent research/study.

All full-time staff and faculty are eligible to submit proposals for up to $1,000 each year.


Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified about the status of their proposal within 30 days of submission. Please send applications and questions to David Voelker,

Broaden Your SCoPe

Are you passionate about sustainability and looking for a way to incorporate it into your teaching? Look no further than the Sustainability Community of Practice (SCoPe)!

SCoPe provides a space and community for instructors to infuse environmental sustainability (broadly defined) into a new or existing course, whether it’s adding a unit that focuses on a major sustainability challenge or making sustainability a primary focus throughout the entire course. At the end of the program, you’ll receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate for your personnel file, recognizing your hard work and commitment to sustainability in education.

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Be Recognized for Your Sustainable Effort

The Phoenix Green Teacher Award Program recognizes our instructors who promote environmental sustainability through their teaching and seek to minimize negative environmental impacts associated with teaching. Award recipients will receive a dated digital award that they can display on syllabi, Canvas, webpages, etc. Awards expire on August 31 of each year. To apply, complete this survey to document your green teaching behaviors in several areas.

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This program is overseen by the UW-Green Bay Sustainability Committee and administered by the Office of Sustainability, with assistance from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning (CATL). If you have questions, contact John Arendt, Director of the Office of Sustainability,

2023-2024 Phoenix Green Teacher Award recipients

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Phoenix Green Teacher Award recipients:

Gold Teacher Award


John Arendt
Bardia Batala
Paul Belanger
Vallari Chandna
Amy Kabrhel
James Kabrhel
Anup Nair
Rebecca Nesvet
Ray Parth
Laurel Phoenix
Nischal Thapa
Praneet Tiwari
David Voelker
Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges
Chris Williams

Silver Teacher Award


Gaurav Bansal
Ann Mattis
Albert Sears
William Yazbec

Bronze Teacher Award


Daniela Beall

Have a Sustainable Idea?

Daniela Beall, our Sustainability Coordinator, would love to work with you to make your idea a reality!

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