UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Student Handbook

Sustainability

Sustainability

Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
mark.klapatch@uwrf.edu

Purpose

We endeavor to engage students, faculty, staff and the wider community, through hands-on educational and volunteer opportunities, to further expand our shared integrity as socially, economically, and environmentally responsible citizens. 

We envision…

  • UW-River Falls to be a leading climate negative university, using simple, elegant and affordable solutions to reduce our campus carbon footprint.
  • Preserving our community's uniquely rural identity while honoring the cultural heritage of every community member to deepen the diversity of experiences our students are exposed to.
  • The curricula across departments to reflect our commitment to sustainability and the campus as a living and learning laboratory.   
  • A student body renowned for their participation in fulfilling their responsibility and potential to create a better world.      

We value the core American values of self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, all grounded in accountability for self, family, neighborhood, community, and country. 

Ways to Support UWRF Sustainability

  • Rent bikes and Equipment from Falcon Outdoor Adventures
  • Visit the Office of Sustainability in room 25K North Hall
  • Like and Follow "UW-River Falls Sustainability" on Facebook
  • Follow #sustainableuwrf on Instagram
  • Email sustainability@uwrf.edu to be Added to The Sustainability Email Newsletter
Support Student Organizations 
  • We Bike River Falls
  • Student Alliance for Local and Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA)
  • Resource Management Club
  • Bee Club
  • The Green Team