Go Green: Free Electronics Recycling Drop-Off for UWGB Community on April 28th

Attention all UWGB students, faculty, and staff! Are you looking for a way to responsibly dispose of your personal electronics? Then mark your calendars for the FREE Electronics Recycling Drop-off event on Friday, April 28th from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Parking Lot. 

This event is open to everyone and offers a convenient and eco-friendly way to get rid of your old electronics. Participants can simply drive through or walk up to drop off their items. The following materials will be accepted:

  • TVs
  • Computers (desktop, laptop, tablet, netbook)
  • Desktop printers (scan, fax, copy, and 3-d printers)
  • computer monitors
  • other computer accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers, external hard drives, and flash drives)
  • e-readers
  • DVD players
  • VCRs and other video players (DVRs)
  • fax machines
  • cell phones, landline phones
  • microwaves

Please note that this event is only for personal electronics, not work/business-related items. For any questions or concerns, please contact sustainability@uwgb.edu

Don’t miss this opportunity to clear out your old electronics and help the environment at the same time. We hope to see you there! 

Green Bay Metro made shifts with GBM On Demand for after hours

Attention Green Bay Residents! The Green Bay Metro Transit has made shifts to their operating hours during the nighttime with GBM on Demand shared transit solution. Similar to the concept of shared “Uber/Lyft” services, it provides a sustainable way to connect multiple riders going in the same direction.

Do you know that free bus passes are available for all UWGB students at the University Ticketing & Information Center (UTIC) on the 2nd floor of the University Union by presenting your student ID?

How does it work?

Using the new micro transit service can be as easy as three simple steps:

First, download the “GBM on Demand” mobile app at the App Store or the Google Play Store and create an account.

Secondly, select the pick-up location and your destination either by setting the pin on the map or simply typing it in.

[Please be mindful that during the normal bus hours, the on-demand micro-transit can only get you from the zones to the corresponding transfer point of the fixed bus route system. However, once it is past the fixed bus route hours, you can travel across any zone. Anywhere across any zone is your oyster.]

Map of Green Bay Microtransit zones
Green Bay Metro transfer points and micro transit zones

Finally, click the “Book this ride” button to confirm your trip. For the convenience of the passengers, there is a variety of payment methods including cash, credit card, and the GBM bus pass. Free rides on referral are also available for the first two rides.

And there you go! Wait for an ETA of 16 minutes and you can enjoy your ride beyond fixed operating hours and routes.

For further assistance or support, please call GBM Mobility Coordinator, Andrea Vlach, at 920-448-3450.


UWGB Campus Composter

The campus composter that was installed in October has already accumulated 15,000 pounds of food waste, with about 400 pounds of food waste put in every day.  The food waste comes from food service on campus and is combined with locally sourced woodchips in the composter.  The compost will be used as fertilizer for campus gardens.

Just another example of how UWGB maintains its status of Eco U, University.

UW-Green Bay new campus composter diverts thousands of pounds of food waste from landfills

Common CAHSS: Sustainability through Citizen and Community Engagement

The event Sustainability through Citizen and Community Engagement will be on December 3rd at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM as part of this years Common CAHSS: Beyond Sustainability conference.

Click the link below to find out more about the event including a list of speakers:


Sustainability Teaching Development Grant

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Applications are due February 15, 2020. The Sustainability Teaching Development Grant provides monetary support for professional development activities or projects that lead to the infusion of sustainability into any aspect of teaching, including classes, labs, field work, and/or undergraduate independent research/study. The Sustainability Committee sponsors this grant. Please contact David Helpap, Chair of the Sustainability Committee, at helpapd@uwgb.edu with any questions.

STEAM Engine Event

The STEAM Engine event will be held at the Neville Museum on March 13th at 6:00pm. This event will feature speakers centering on topics of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The evening will include speaker presentations, a question and answer discussion, and a social networking hour. It will be an excellent opportunity to gain new knowledge and to take part in community discussion.

Click on the links below to find out more information.



STEAM Engine VIII Poster



Conservation Lobby Day – March 27th 2019

On March 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Wisconsin Conservation Voters will be holding a Conservation Lobby Day at the Monona Terrace in Madison. This event is an excellent opportunity for voters to meet with State Senators and Representatives to talk about conservation issues. Discussion will center on specific topics regarding drinking water contaminants, saving public lands, and investing in clean energy. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. In order to help diminish carbon emissions, a bus will be available with various pick-up locations.

Find Out More Information: https://conservationvoters.org/events/conservation-lobby-day

Register for Lobby Day and make your voice be heard: https://secure.everyaction.com/zvQ8KTXJUU2n6upvEWCNdg2

Bus Route Information: https://secure.everyaction.com/BYX9WKitIE6StGmBeHfLIQ2


Sierra Club’s Cool Schools Ranking 2018

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The annual Sierra Club’s Cool Schools Ranking recognizes schools on their sustainability and environmental initiative. The Sierra Club evaluates schools on a variety of aspects including school curriculum, campus engagement, and research and innovation. Among the hundreds of schools listed, UW-Green Bay ranked 239th.


Smart Cities – Smart Futures Competition

Smart citiesThe Smart Futures Competition sponsored by Foxconn will award up to $1 million in prizes to students and staff at Wisconsin universities for new smart city ideas. The competition is designed to encourage the development of smart technology and focuses on connecting communities throughout Wisconsin. The first round of submissions were accepted starting on October 1, 2018, and more submission rounds will be available over the next three years. Attention will be given to smart city technology, such as ideas regarding smart homes, smart energy, and management of resources.

The competition’s first round closed on October 31, 2018, and over 300 submissions were received. After evaluation by total of 50 judges, including the director of EMBI, Foxconn will announce the first round prize winners in December. The second round of submissions will open mid-December and close at the end of January. UW-Green Bay students and staff are eligible to participate and should be encouraged to take part in this excellent opportunity.