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Archive for April, 2010

Water Testing

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

This is a photo of two men in an outboard fishing boat collecting water samples. Can you share anything about who they are, where they are, or what they’re doing? Please comment in the text fields below.

Earth Ball

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Here is an action shot of students with the Earth Ball. Three students appear to have fallen off and one is in the process of falling on top of them. Do you have any memories to share regarding this photo? If so, please tell them in the comment field below.

Botanical studies

Friday, April 16th, 2010

This photo appears to be a scene of a botanical study. A young woman and two young men crouch near a string marking a row of plants; a trowel is in the ground. Do you know anything about who these people are, where they are, what they are working on or when this photo was taken? We encourage you to share your remarks in the comments section below.

Glass Recycling Station

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Here is  a photo of an early glass recycling station.

The sign in this photo reads:


  1. All Glass containers should be clean.
  2. Positively no metal rings or caps.
  3. Please segregate glass into color and deposit in appropriate box.
  4. Thank you for your cooperation in helping save our environment.


If you have any remarks or information to share as it relates to this photo, please do so in the comments section below.

Field work

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Here’s a photo of a young man. He’s shirtless, wearing bib overalls, a backpack, and a cabbie-style cap. He’s smoking while using a metal implement to do field work in an undeveloped prairie setting. Do you know who he is, where he is, what he is doing or when this was taken? If you have anything to share, we invite your reflections in the comments section below.

YOUR University – Let your voice be heard

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

What is your vision of the University’s future? Where do you see a competitive advantage… a strategic opportunity… an existing initiative or area that deserves increased attention?

UW-Green BayLet your voice be heard at a community open forum :

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 17
Brown County
Public Library
Green Bay

More information.

Phoenix Bookstore Blowout

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Alums, represent your Alma Mater and get everything “UW-Green Bay” you need at the Phoenix Bookstore’s Spring Blowout Sale. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 15, take advantage of big savings. Shop early and check out the plaza outside the Bookstore to get the best possible selection. A 10% alumni discount is available on non-sale apparel and gifts items only.

Alumni Awards Night – Saturday, April 17

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Join us as we recognize alumni and friends at the annual Alumni Awards event from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The cost is $25 per person. To make reservations or get more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586;

Read more on the awards and this year’s recipients – click here.

Alumni Earth Caretaker Award

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Join us at the EMBI Conference for the first-ever presentation of the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award to Paul Tower. The award ceremony is at 4 p.m., April 23 at The Meadows Conference Center in Green Bay. The award presentation and a reception following the ceremony are free and open to the public.

Paul graduated from UW-Green Bay in 1978 with a Master of Environmental Arts and Sciences degree.

Focusing his career on improving our environment with technology, he started a company, Applied Filter Technology, to allow the use of waste derived methane to be cleaned and used to make electricity, natural gas, and vehicle fuel. By centering his efforts on BioGas chemistry, his company has been able to develop patentable technologies which allowed the use of BioGas in Cogeneration Engines, Turbines, Microturbines, Fuel Cells, and boilers. He has also been able to produce clean burning natural gas and vehicle fuels while lowering Greenhouse emissions.

The company he founded is growing multinational with 167 operational sites in North America and 300 total international sites for BioGas to Energy production.