Sustainability at Parkside
Campus Sustainability Initiatives
- Through partnership with the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network, the campus has been awarded grants to manage and restore our natural areas.
- The campus garden is located behind Tallent Hall, next to the Student Health and Counseling Center. Produce is grown and donated to the Racine County Food Bank by volunteers. Allotments can also be leased for personal use.
- Community Garden Page
- UW-Parkside's campus is located within the Pike River Watershed, which flows into Lake Michigan. Proper stormwater management includes installation, monitoring, and maintenance of green infrastructure, to minimize pollutant runoff into waterways.
- Stormwater Management Program
- The Campus has made strides to reduce energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency.
Four solar installations can be found around campus, generating 2.3 megawatts of renewable electricity. See sustainability map for locations.
- Water bottle refill stations are located at over a dozen fountains on campus. See Sustainability map for locations.
UW-Parkside Sustainability Map
Sustainability in the News
Sustainability Spotlight: UW-Parkside Participates in the Higher Education Kit Challenge
Sustainability Spotlight: A Boilerside Chat with Dale Lovejoy, UW-Parkside’s Power Plant Superintendent, for Energy Awareness Month
The 700-acre main campus and other properties in the region have natural areas that are used for research, education, and outdoor recreation.
- Chiwaukee Prairie is the largest remaining intact coastal wetland in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Prairie contains over 400 Species of plants, including many rare or endangered species. The prairie is managed through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, UW-Parkside, and the WDNR.
- Chiwaukee Prairie DNR Overview
- The Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund holds monthly stewardship volunteer days. No Experience required.
Contact the Sustainability Coordinator
- Emily Reed | email@example.com