Keep up to date on our upcoming projects and proposals!
We are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 virus and will promptly update the SOS events in response.
Campus stakeholders have gathered to form an actualization team, which will focus on making campus-wide composting a reality, together.
Campus Commuting Scootershare Program
Members of our Executive Board are meeting with our partners in Facilities & Grounds to discuss the locations of docking stations and parking stations for our one-year trial of Scooter-sharing.
Our office is partnering with the Information Technology Commission to create, in house, a dashboard with focuses on energy use and management across our campus. This tool, which is both a high impact experience for current student software engineers, will serve our office in decision-making, and will serve our fellow students in self-education.
Waste & Sustainability 3 Tier Training
Members of our Executive Board are working with campus stakeholders to formulate a 3 tier waste & sustainability training for all first year students. This initiative, which captures the Blugold Identity and culture of our campus community, will assist us in successful campus-wide composting and our commitment to campus Carbon Neutrality by 2050.
Just Bag It Fashion Show - Apr14
The Just Bag It Fashion Show will be hosted on April 14, 2020 (Thursday) at 7-9pm in the Ojibwe Ballroom.
Earth Claire 2020 - Apr22
Join us this April 22nd (Wednesday), 11am-2pm at the Sprites Statues Courtyard for the Earth Claire 2020, hosted and organized by the Student Office of Sustainability!
This festival is a student-led community/campus event which celebrates both Earth Day and Arbor Day. We’re inviting campus organizations, local and green businesses from the wider community to promote and encourage sustainability on our campus.
Stop by for a chance to win giveaway items to help kickstart a zero-waste, sustainable lifestyle, or for some free food (vegetarian and vegan snacks included)!
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Apr26 (Sunday)
Come celebrate the great outdoors! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Eau Claire on April 26th at 6 pm in the Pablo Center at the Confluence! Screenings are all different from the December show and focus on high adrenaline action packed films from some of the most spectacular locations worldwide. The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The 2019-2020 World Tour brings films from the 44rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to about 550 communities and more than 40 countries. At each screening around the globe, audiences see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from approximately 400 films entered into the annual festival. This year Banff Mt Film Tour was voted one of the 10 best awards on USA today.
In addition, we invite you to attend the Get Active Symposium and Expo which will be held in the Pablo main lobby from 3:00-5:30 pm prior to the show. At the Symposium/Expo you will learn about regional opportunities to enjoy the outdoors from local individuals and organizations. 12 different speakers will share their experiences with environmental research, climbing, paddling, biking, running and more. There will also be displays from UWEC students regarding their most current research. You will be inspired to get involved after a great selection of exhilarating films and speakers. Don’t miss out!
For more details on the Festival visit: www.banffmountainfestival.ca
Caught Green Handed Residence Hall Competition - Mar16-Apr13
The Caught Green Handed Residence Hall Competition will be held from March 16-April 13.
SOS Excellence in Sustainability Honors Banquet – May8
The SOS Excellence in Sustainability Honors Banquet will be held in May 8th at 5pm in the Dakota Ballroom to honor the work of students and staff in sustainability.
Students who qualify for an Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord may attend the Banquet. More information about the cords can be found here.