Sustainability is a spectrum, not a destination. We’re not here to simply define the word.
We’re here to live up to it.

The idea of sustainability is fluid, changing over time and meaning different things to different people. We, the University of Wisconsin La Crosse community, define sustainability as being both a local and global interaction between economy, environment, and society.  Through education and programming, we will provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with the knowledge and skills to be environmentally responsible citizens who consider the effects of their actions and the actions of others around them.



The UWL Green Fund, which is funded by Student Seg Fees, has invested over

$1.5 million

into sustainability initiatives across campus, since being established in 2008



The U-Pass and Safe Ride program with the Municipal Transit Utility (MTU), has provided students with over

2 million

bus rides since 2000, which emits on average 33% less greenhouse gases per mile when compared to a single occupant vehicle (personal vehicle)



Since going online in 2018, the REC solar array has generated over 150 MWh of electricity, preventing over


pounds of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere



UWL has reduced our carbon emissions per sq ft by an estimated


since 2005