Does Denmark meet the standards of Big ‘S’ Sustainability? Special Events Intern Amanda reflects on her time living abroad for the last five months.
Last Wednesday, community members biked to different locations across Madison to hear about a variety of sustainability success stories and learn how they can get involved with some of these awesome initiatives.
A student at Prairie View Elementary shares their feelings about the school’s new outdoor classroom for #SDWeekOfWins
Check out feedback from educators about Sustain Dane’s Outdoor Learning Network.
Rachel from Public Health Madison & Dane County shares why SD is great partner. #SDWeekOfWins
Muir Elementary School teacher Jen shares how much her students love outdoor learning. #SDWeekOfWins
MPower Champion UW Office of Sustainability makes sustainability wins happen! #SDWeekOfWins
The inaugural class of the Yahara Watershed Academy shares their thoughts on the program for #SDWeekOfWins
To celebrate the Week of Wins, Grace & Sarah share their experiences participating in the Student Facilitator program at Sustain Dane’s Badger Bioneers Conference.
Every year, Sustain Dane facilitates the Metcalfe’s Earth Day Bags program. Jason, a teacher at Thoreau school, asked 2nd graders to explain the program. #SDWeekOfWins
The UW Morgridge Center for Public Service makes huge sustainability strides for student life by participating in Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program. #SDWeekOfWins
Madison Metropolitan School District’s Science Coordinator Patti shares how Sustain Dane brings outdoor learning to students across the district. #SDWeekOfWins
3rd grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary, Cindi, discusses the deep impacts of Sustain Dane’s work for the school’s Gardenpalooza! #SDWeekOfWins
Muir Elementary School teacher Jen shares how Sustain Dane’s work with the GROW Coalition in 2012-2015 still impacts student wellbeing and learning today.
SD team member Julie visited Prairie View Elementary’s Gardenpalooza and asked PTO President Emily Leggin why outdoor learning is so important for students.
In celebration of SD’s Week of Wins, learn about the many benefits of learning outside.
In celebration of Sustain Dane’s Week of Wins, we’re sharing a story by Julie, SD Director of the Sustainable Schools Initiative, about the impacts of outdoor learning on a student and teacher at Prairie Elementary School.
Sustainable Schools intern Arielle reflects on the past 4 months interning with Sustain Dane.
Outdoor Learning Network Intern Carly reflects on the importance of time outside and risk taking in childhood.
Intern Ida shares her thoughts on redefining sustainability beyond the traditional environmental mindset.
Intern Ida shares a sustainable motto to live by.
Opening remarks speech given by Executive Director Jessie Lerner at the 2015 Badger Bioneers Conference.
Sustain Dane intern, Allie shares her experience at the 2015 Badger Bioneers Conference
Sustainable Business Network Member, Beverly Hutcherson of UW Health shares her experience in the Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program.
Summer Intern, Jessica Monnin, describes her first intensive class to obtain her Certificate.
This project, in a New York City school, is an inspiring example of how schools, city government, and non-profit organizations can come together to engage youth in learning while accomplishing a real and meaningful project that will have far-reaching effects.
Accepting Panel Nominations for Sustain Dane’s Badger Bioneers Conference: Sustainable Schools Track
We are interested in highlighting projects that reflect the current status of the sustainable schools movement in Wisconsin. If you are involved in this movement and would like to share your work by participating in one of our panels described below please let us know by Friday, May 11.
The choices we make regarding the food our schools serve our children not only affects their short and long term health, but also the health of our economy and environment.
Our factoid today is in honor of the beautiful biking and walking weather!
The results are in… the student led Green Week at West High was a success!
Local action moves forward regardless of international struggles
Last night at the GROW Coalition’s Open Mic Think Tank Night we learned how one physics teacher and two student leaders, Tyler and Alex, are helping to shape and grow a new Experimental Garden Club at LaFollette High School.
We had the pleasure to hear Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator address a full house at Union South.
Students in KEEP’s Wisonsin Energy Efficient Schools Workshop learn about the challenges and opportunities that face schools when they try to reduce their energy use.
Friday September 23rd was the second ever GROW Coalition Garden Tour.
Recently a friend forwarded me a link to the Cherokee Middle School Garden blog.
Toki Middle School lies in the Meadowood Neighborhood in the heart of Southwest Madison. Over the past decade, poverty has taken a strong foot-hold.
Last week I heard Kaleem Caire from the Urban League of Greater Madison speak about Madison Prep, a proposed public, all-male charter school in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Did you know that there are 33 vegetable gardens at Madison public schools?
Last night a group of passionate individuals gathered for 3 hours at the UW-Arboretum to generate ideas about what students should be learning and experiencing to be sustainably literate.
On May 26th a new garden will be built at Black Hawk Middle School thanks to Fiskar’s Project Orange Thumb.
There are a number of efforts happening in our State in support of Educating for Sustainability ...
Sometimes small, seemingly inconsequential things are actually really big victories.
There is a lot of noise these days around gardening and food. Front yard gardens, roof top gardens, community gardens, rain gardens and, yes, school gardens. Well, what’s the big deal?