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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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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.

Be Awarded Money to Teach Sustainability

The purpose of Sustainability Teaching Development Grant is to provide monetary support for professional development activities or 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 faculty, lecturers, and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the academic year in which the proposed activity or project takes place are eligible to receive the grant.


The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Applications are due February 18, 2022. Please submit applications and direct questions to David Voelker,

Broaden Your SCoPe

The Sustainability Community of Practice (SCoPe) provides a space and community for faculty to incorporate a sustainability-emphasis into an existing course. Sustainability is growing in popularity and importance, plus, incorporating sustainability into a course could make it eligible to fulfill the sustainability perspective general education requirement – both of which could pique students’ interest in these revised courses.

This could be as simple as adding a unit focusing on a major sustainability challenge or the application of sustainability within a discipline. Or it could mean infusing these focuses throughout the entire course. Faculty who complete the requirements for the SCoPe will receive a certificate for their personnel files.

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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,

2021-2022 Phoenix Green Teacher Award recipients

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Phoenix Green Teacher Award recipients:

Gold Teaching Award Winners


Patricia Albers
Vallari Chandna
Christin DePouw
Michael Holly
Amy Kabrhel
James Kabrhel
Nichole LaGrow
Vicki Medland
David Voelker
Sherry Warren
Christopher Williams
Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Silver Teaching Award Winners


John Arendt
Mario Jimenez Chacon
William Dirienzo
David Helpap
Carly Kibbe
Lisa Lamson
Rebecca Nesvet
Jolanda Sallmann
Kris Vespia

Bronze Teaching Award Winners


Tara DaPra
Jen Schanen-Materi

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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