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Sustainability Initiatives

Put Words Into Action

More than a practice, sustainability is at the heart of our mission.

Over a half-century of Earth Days have come and gone since UW-Green Bay was anointed Eco U® by the national media. Going "green" has waxed and waned through the decades, but our spirit of sustainability continues to thrive stronger than ever.

Join the Mission

Volunteers at UW-Green Bay Day of Service
UW-Green Bay group touring Toft Point natural area

So, what are we Doing?

Aiming to add a little green to all we do.

Whether big (like managing our stormwater) or small (like reusing your lunch container), we strive to infuse sustainability into the activities of our students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. Learn about our initiatives:


Green tour

Our commitment to sustainability is embedded across our four campus locations.

See the Green Bay Tour

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Lisa Grubisha In The Field, 2017


Educational and research experiences at our Center for Biodiveristy have led to successful conversation careers for our alumni.

Learn About the Center

dragon fly on student's hand


Any bachelors, masters and certificate program can give you tools to build a sustainable future. It's how you use it that counts!

Explore Our Degrees

Chancellor Mike Alexander


"We have an opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment of our region."

Mike Alexander
UW-Green Bay Chancellor

Eco U Priorities

STARS Emblem

Seeing Stars

We're going for the gold (at being green).

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) evaluates universities on their sustainability progress. It focuses on five areas of sustainability: academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration, and leadership and innovation. UW-Green Bay participated in STARS for the first time in 2011. In 2022, UW-Green Bay earned a silver level rating again, and scored closer to our goal of gold!

View 2022 report  

Daniela Beall

Meet Daniela Beall

Daniela Beall (our Sustainability Coordinator) has experience in strategic planning, data collection, reporting, supervising and collaborating with students, faculty, staff and community partners (regardless of whether "green" is your focus).

We're Listening