Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes Yes
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience ---
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles Yes
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution Yes
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives ---

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

Greensense is a student organization made up of students who share a similar mindset about the earth, the environment, and want to see change by promoting environmental and sustainable awareness though campus and community wide events. Greensense is free and welcome to all students.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) is a student organization that promotes sustainable food systems on campus and in the local community. A major goal is to increase awareness of sustainable agricultural practices.

The Natural Areas Club on campus, the first undergraduate chapter of the Natural Areas Association, aims to restore natural areas and remove invasive species. The chapter began on campus at the start of the 2011 school year and has been working to preserve vanishing prairies.

The Sustainable Construction Organization provides members a strong fundamental understanding of sustainable design and construction practices to better prepare them for these ever expanding aspects of the construction industry.


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

UW-Stout has a student-run garden called "UW-Sprout Campus Garden." The garden is in its second year and focuses on sustainable growing principles. We offer a paid garden manager position with a volunteer workforce to tend to the garden and find markets for produce sales.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

The UW-Sprout Campus Garden is a student-run enterprise, focusing on produce sales to the campus and community, to keep the garden financially self-sustaining. In future years, we hope to employ more students and expand the garden to offer more sustainable produce.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

UW-Stout does not have a student-managed sustainable investment fund


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

The university holds annual sustainability events including:

-Campus Sustainability Day, a campus-wide celebration of sustainability, held on October 24, this year

-RecycleMania, an 8-week recycling competition between universities and college all over the U.S., held during the spring semester

-Earth Week, a week-long event full of sustainable activities leading up to Earth Day

-Spring Move Out, an opportunity for UW-Stout students moving away for the summer to donate unwanted belongings to those in need


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

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The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
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A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Stout Adventures is a comprehensive outdoor recreation program open to students, faculty/staff, and the local community. Stout Adventures provides a variety of outdoor programming opportunities including: trips and clinics, an outdoor challenge course, an indoor wall, outdoor gear rental, and special programs such as the Freshmen Wilderness Experience.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

No sustainability theme for a year, semester, or first-year experience


The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

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The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

Students are employed in the Sustainability Office and with the UW-Sprout Campus Garden, to work as Sustainability Assistants and Campus Garden Managers.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:

There are no pledges encouraged by UW-Stout in association with graduating from a specific program or from UW-Stout in general.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

N/A


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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