UWRF to host City and Sustainability Sampler event


Sept. 21, 2022 -- In honor of October being Sustainability Month, the Sustainability Office at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting the City and Sustainability Sampler on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center.

This event serves as a chance for UWRF students to meet local businesses and organizations. These institutions have the opportunity to talk to the campus community about their products, services and volunteer opportunities.

“The goal of the event is to educate students on what kind of organizations exist locally,” says Sustainability Coordinator Mark Klapatch-Mathias. “It helps us build a more sustainable and healthy community.”

Klapatch-Mathias, whose department spearheads the event, hopes to have around 40 businesses and organizations participating. 

City and Sustainability Sampler“Currently, we have 31 organizations signed up,” Klapatch-Mathias explained. “This is a great opportunity for local businesses or nonprofits looking to get the word out about their services, volunteer opportunities, or potential jobs or internships to a large, captivated audience.”

Those organizations interested in setting up a booth at the event may contact the UWRF Sustainability Office at 715-425-4333 or

This event is one of many that the Sustainability Office is planning for the year that will connect the campus and local community through sustainability education and resources. The office is working closely with Chancellor Maria Gallo to have a sustainability element for her upcoming inauguration in October.

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