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Afterthoughts of Living In One of The Most Sustainable Countries on Earth

Afterthoughts of Living In One of The Most Sustainable Countries on Earth

Does Denmark meet the standards of Big ‘S’ Sustainability? Special Events Intern Amanda reflects on her time living abroad for the last five months.

Posted: 1:39PM August 8th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustain Dane Week of Wins Kicks Off with Annual Bike Tour

Sustain Dane Week of Wins Kicks Off with Annual Bike Tour

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.

Posted: 9:55AM June 23rd, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

“This is the best thing ever!”

“This is the best thing ever!”

A student at Prairie View Elementary shares their feelings about the school’s new outdoor classroom for #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 2:53PM June 22nd, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

What Teachers Say about Outdoor Learning Network

What Teachers Say about Outdoor Learning Network

Check out feedback from educators about Sustain Dane’s Outdoor Learning Network.

Posted: 10:42AM June 21st, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Connecting Children to Nature

Connecting Children to Nature

Rachel from Public Health Madison & Dane County shares why SD is great partner. #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 10:28AM June 21st, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Outdoor Learning at Muir Elementary

Outdoor Learning at Muir Elementary

Muir Elementary School teacher Jen shares how much her students love outdoor learning. #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 10:20AM June 21st, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

UW Office of Sustainability - MPower Champion

UW Office of Sustainability - MPower Champion

MPower Champion UW Office of Sustainability makes sustainability wins happen! #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 10:17AM June 21st, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Yahara Watershed Academy - The Inaugural Class

Yahara Watershed Academy - The Inaugural Class

The inaugural class of the Yahara Watershed Academy shares their thoughts on the program for #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 11:59AM June 19th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Grace & Sarah on Badger Bioneers Student Facilitators Program

Grace & Sarah on Badger Bioneers Student Facilitators Program

To celebrate the Week of Wins, Grace & Sarah share their experiences participating in the Student Facilitator program at Sustain Dane’s Badger Bioneers Conference.

Posted: 11:55AM June 19th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

What 2nd Graders Say about Metcalfe’s Earth Day Bags

What 2nd Graders Say about Metcalfe’s Earth Day Bags

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

Posted: 11:49AM June 19th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

MPower Champ Morgridge Center Transforms Student Life

MPower Champ Morgridge Center Transforms Student Life

The UW Morgridge Center for Public Service makes huge sustainability strides for student life by participating in Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program. #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 11:32AM June 19th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustain Dane Brings MMSD Students Outside

Sustain Dane Brings MMSD Students Outside

Madison Metropolitan School District’s Science Coordinator Patti shares how Sustain Dane brings outdoor learning to students across the district. #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 9:40AM June 19th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustain Dane Energizes & Organizes School Garden

Sustain Dane Energizes & Organizes School Garden

3rd grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary, Cindi, discusses the deep impacts of Sustain Dane’s work for the school’s Gardenpalooza! #SDWeekOfWins

Posted: 1:32PM June 14th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

The Lasting Impacts of GROW

The Lasting Impacts of GROW

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.

Posted: 12:24PM June 14th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

PTO President of Prairie View Elementary on Outdoor Learning

PTO President of Prairie View Elementary on Outdoor Learning

SD team member Julie visited Prairie View Elementary’s Gardenpalooza and asked PTO President Emily Leggin why outdoor learning is so important for students.

Posted: 5:02PM June 13th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

In celebration of SD’s Week of Wins, learn about the many benefits of learning outside.

Posted: 4:54PM June 13th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

A Story of Outdoor Learning

A Story of Outdoor Learning

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.

Posted: 10:39AM June 12th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Reflections on Sustain Dane

Reflections on Sustain Dane

Sustainable Schools intern Arielle reflects on the past 4 months interning with Sustain Dane.

Posted: 2:05PM May 8th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Let Them Climb Trees

Let Them Climb Trees

Outdoor Learning Network Intern Carly reflects on the importance of time outside and risk taking in childhood.

Posted: 12:33PM May 4th, 2017 | Comments | Read On »

 

Writing a New Sustainability Story

Writing a New Sustainability Story

Intern Ida shares her thoughts on redefining sustainability beyond the traditional environmental mindset.

Posted: 9:41AM February 19th, 2016 | Comments | Read On »

 

Never Too Late

Never Too Late

Intern Ida shares a sustainable motto to live by.

Posted: 6:07AM December 22nd, 2015 | Comments | Read On »

 

Capital “S” Sustainability - Badger Bioneers 2015 Opening Remarks

Capital “S” Sustainability - Badger Bioneers 2015 Opening Remarks

Opening remarks speech given by Executive Director Jessie Lerner at the 2015 Badger Bioneers Conference.

Posted: 3:36PM December 14th, 2015 | Comments | Read On »

 

Badger Bioneers Reflection: Adrienne Maree Brown

Badger Bioneers Reflection: Adrienne Maree Brown

Sustain Dane intern, Allie shares her experience at the 2015 Badger Bioneers Conference

Posted: 8:39AM December 1st, 2015 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustainable Business Network Member Highlight: Beverly Hutcherson

Sustainable Business Network Member, Beverly Hutcherson of UW Health shares her experience in the Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program.

Posted: 11:45AM October 8th, 2015 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program at Edgewood College

Summer Intern, Jessica Monnin, describes her first intensive class to obtain her Certificate.

Posted: 9:57AM August 21st, 2015 | Comments | Read On »

 

Tying Student Learning to, Um, Sewers?

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.

Posted: 10:11AM May 9th, 2012 | Comments | Read On »

 

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. 

Posted: 2:31PM May 2nd, 2012 | Comments | Read On »

 

What’s for lunch?

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.

Posted: 2:15PM March 22nd, 2012 | Comments | Read On »

 

Did you know?

Our factoid today is in honor of the beautiful biking and walking weather!

Posted: 2:26PM March 13th, 2012 | Comments | Read On »

 

Green Week at West High

The results are in… the student led Green Week at West High was a success!

Posted: 5:01PM January 25th, 2012 | Comments | Read On »

 

A Reason for Optimism

Local action moves forward regardless of international struggles

Posted: 2:55PM December 7th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

LaFollette High’s Experimental Garden Club

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.

Posted: 2:59PM December 6th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

The role of Science in decision making

We had the pleasure to hear Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator address a full house at Union South.

Posted: 3:52PM November 18th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Energy Efficient Schools

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.

Posted: 4:33PM October 12th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

GROWing, Learning, Inspiring

Friday September 23rd was the second ever GROW Coalition Garden Tour.

Posted: 10:25AM October 4th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Cherokee Middle School’s Garden Blog

Recently a friend forwarded me a link to the Cherokee Middle School Garden blog.

Posted: 12:44PM September 13th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Expeditionary Learning: Bringing the Classroom to the Community

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. 

Posted: 12:09PM September 9th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustainability- It’s More Than Going Green

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.

Posted: 1:00PM August 31st, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

GROWing Outdoor Learning

Did you know that there are 33 vegetable gardens at Madison public schools?

Posted: 1:46PM August 4th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Cultivating Education for Sustainability

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.

Posted: 10:01AM June 16th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Bringing Schools and Community Together

On May 26th a new garden will be built at Black Hawk Middle School thanks to Fiskar’s Project Orange Thumb.

Posted: 5:15PM April 27th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Sustainability Education in Wisconsin

There are a number of efforts happening in our State in support of Educating for Sustainability ...

Posted: 1:17PM April 6th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Changing School Food

Sometimes small, seemingly inconsequential things are actually really big victories.

Posted: 3:31PM March 30th, 2011 | Comments | Read On »

 

Growing Gardens, Growing Kids

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?

Posted: 3:08PM March 23rd, 2011 | Comments | Read On »