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The Sustainable Wisconsin Idea: How UW’Madison’s UniverCity Year Program Helped Localities Address Local Sustainability Priorities
April 18, 2019 – 12pm-1pm
This webinar will feature two case studies of how a new program at UW-Madison, UniverCity Year, has helped Green and Dane Counties address issues of green energy in public buildings and the creation of sustainable models of affordable housing. Hear from local government staff, students, and faculty about these two projects and how they apply to your local context.
In Green County, students worked with Juda School to create plans for a system that brings their school to 25% of renewable energy by using a combination of solar and geothermal energy. Learn about their decision-making process and how the plan helped chart a green energy future.
In Dane County, faculty worked with the Board of Supervisors to create reports about sustainability, housing, and water quality. Hear from a professor involved with the housing & sustainability reports and the staff member who oversees those areas within the county board.
Facilitator: Gavin Luter, Managing Director, UniverCity Alliance @ UW-Madison
- Lisa MacKinnon, Sustainability and Program Evaluation Coordinator, Dane County Board of Supervisors
- Scott Anderson, Engineering and Math Teacher, Juda School (Green County)
- Robin Ritchey, Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison
- Jim LaGro, Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison