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Administrative Office of Sustainability

Make Sustainability Happen

Our goal is to provide resources for all students, staff, and faculty to practice and preserve the campus environment and reduce the overall harmful impact on the environment through partnership with the community. We hope to eliminate this harmful impact by reducing UW-Eau Claire’s carbon emissions. UW-Eau Claire has successfully implemented strategies surrounding efficient energy use, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and educating students, staff and faculty on sustainable transportation alternatives. 

UW-Eau Claire's Commitment & Plan

UW-Eau Claire's 2025 Strategic Plan affirms our commitment to supporting sustainable campuses and climate action. The University plans to advance our commitment to the value of stewardship and sustainability by:

  • Adopting the 2021 Sustainability and Climate Action recommendations
  • Creating a Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability and Climate Action, and establishing a coordinator for campus sustainability and climate action
  • Working to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  • As feasible, implementing carbon-free and carbon-reduced systems in existing and new buildings
  • Seeking third-party certification for new buildings
  • Preparing students for civic leadership by integrating sustainability into experiential learning opportunities, undergraduate research and internships, and into academic curriculum on all campuses
  • Increasing partnerships, especially throughout the Chippewa Valley, that support education, student internships, research and action at the intersection of sustainability, EDI and health and wellbeing
  • Preserving, enhancing and stewarding Wisconsin’s most beautiful campuses
Chancellor's Advisory Council on Sustainability

UW-Eau Claire formed a group of experienced and knowledgeable participants to help foster collaborations for the purpose of increasing awareness of sustainability concepts throughout the campus community and educating/engaging students, faculty, staff and community members.

Meetings were conducted on:

October 6th, 2021

December 7th, 2021

January 31st, 2022 

April 18th, 2022

Our Programs

Davies - Marketplace (101) - facing east

BluBox Program

Our reusable food container program reduces waste on our beautiful campus

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Technology Decorative Picture

Sustainable Office Certification

Resources to provide a culture of sustainability in your office

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Two pals walking on the beautiful Putnam trail

Nature Rx

Learn about ways nature can positively impact mental health

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Campus E-Cookbook

Learn about how to cook and shop sustainably

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Learn More & Take Action

Ideas, Feedback or Questions?

Email the Sustainability Team