UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

UWRF Sustainability

News and Events

Spring 2019 Upcoming Events

Thursday Mar. 14th - Sponsored by Powerful Choices - Science fo Climate Change Speaker at City Hall from 12-1pm

Thursday Mar. 14th - Film showing of Before the Flood Sponsored by Hope for Creation at River Falls United Methodist Church from 7pm-9pm

Tuesday Mar. 19th - Geologist David Montgomery speaking on Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life held in 222 North Hall from 5-6:30pm. Sponsored by UWRF Plant and Earth Science Department 

Wednesday Apr. 3rd - “A City-Country Journey: Local Landscapes as Pathways to History” Presentation by William Cronon at the UC Kinni Theater at 4pm sponsored by the UWRF History Department

Wednesday Apr. 3rd - We Bike River Falls Community Ride at 5pm; Meet at the Falcon Center. Hosted by We Bike River Falls 

Wednesday Apr. 3rd - DIY Program sponsored by the UWRF Office of Sustainability & Residence Life at 7pm in Lydecker

Thursday Apr. 4th - "The Portage: Reflections on Nature, History, and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place" Presentation by William Cronon at River Falls Public Library (Host) at 7pm 

Thursday Apr. 11th - "Powerful Choices - Climate Theme" meeting at City Hall from 12-1pm hosted by Powerful Choices 

Apr. 15th-19th - Sustainability Week (Sponsored by Student Government Association) 

Monday Apr. 15th - Sustainability Fair at UC Mall/Falcon's Nest from 11am-1pm (sponsored by UWRF SGA in collaboration with UWRF Office of Sustainability)

Tuesday Apr. 16th - Living the Change Film Screening heald in the UC Kinni Theater starting at 3:30pm (sponsored by UWRF SGA in collaboration with UWRF Office of Sustainability)

Wednesday Apr. 17th - We Bike River Falls Community Ride at the Falcon Center starting at 5pm (Sponsored by We Bike River Falls) 

Wednesday Apr. 17th - Environmental Business Presentation by Dr. Bill Coggio in South Hall room 120 at 4pm. (Sponsored by UWRF Sustainability Faculty Fellows) 

Thursday Apr. 18th - Potential Service Learning Activity with Campus Grounds Department held on the south side of Hathorn Parking Lot at 3pm (Sponsored by UWRF SGA in collaboration with UWRF Office of Sustainability and UWRF Grounds Department)

Friday Apr. 19th - Shoe Away Hunger Collection Kicks Off (Ongoing Event) held at all UWRF Residence Halls, the University Center, Ag science, KFA and the Falcon Center (Sponsored by UWRF Chancellor's Student Ambassadors) 

Saturday Apr. 20th - Citywide Electronics Recycling Event for all UWRF students and River Falls Utility Customers from 9am-1pm at the Public Works Garage, 950 Benson St. (Sponsored by the City of River Falls, River Falls Municipal Utilities) 

Monday Apr. 22nd - Earth Day

Wednesday Apr. 24th - DIY Program held in Hathorn at 7pm (Sponsored by UWRF Office of Sustainability & Residence Life) 

Thursday Apr. 25th - Food Waste Audit held in the UC from 11am-1pm (Sponsored by Charwells and UWRF Office of Sustainability)

Thursday Apr. 25th - Film Showing of Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution at the River Falls Unitarian Universalist Society from 7pm-9pm (Sponsored by Hope for Creation) 

Thursday Apr. 25th - RADD Jazz Series Earth Day Concert held in KFA Abbott Concert Hall at 7:30pm (Sponsored by UWRF Music Department) 

Friday Apr. 26th - Arbor Day 

Wednesday May 1st - We Bike River Falls Community Ride; Meet at the Falcon Center at 5pm (Sponsored by We Bike River Falls) 

Thursday May 9th - "Powerful Choices - UWRF Focus" meeting at Falcon Center from 12-1pm (Sponsored by Powerful Choices)

May 8th-20th - "Don't Throw it, Donate it" Move Out Program (Ongoing Event) happening throughout all Residence Halls (Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters & UWRF Office of Sustainability) 

Sustainability News Sources

Grist - A Beacon in the Smog
Common Dreams
The Sustainability Ninja
Productive Knowledge - WI Green News

News Archive

Kinnickinnic Workshop Advances Sustainability at UW-River Falls

UWRF Education Faculty Speaks on Curriculum and Sustainable Art

UW-River Falls Theatre Presents 'Ancient Wings: A Crane's Story'

UW-River Falls Faculty Receive Undergraduate Research and Discovery Grant to Create Kinni Watershed Consortium 

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability 2010 Conference held at UWRF April 9–10

Conference summary

Complete conference program

Sampling of conference presentations

UWRF graduate receives national fellowship

Major energy grant awarded to Osceola community

‘Natural Step’ groups plan next steps

UWRF Gaining Ground on Turning Campus 'Green'

UC Food Composting Continues Historic Campus Tradition

UWRF Setting Pace on Campus, Regional Sustainability

UWRF To Participate in Pilot Sustainability Rating System

University Launches Institute for Sustainability Challenges

UWRF Passes Sustainability Proclamation with City and School District of River Falls

UWRF has Become an Educational Partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Campus Sustainability Day Webcast

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: From Community Roundtable to a Meeting with President Obama by Ian Johnson, SCISCD Research Fellow

UWRF Co-Sponsors Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Workshop

UWRF Receives Green Grade On Sustainability Report Card

Campus Sustainability Day Webcast Slide Presentation

Study to Investigate Feasibility of Wind Turbines for UWRF

Sustainability: NSU to set goals for campus and community alike

Events Calendar

Campus
Information forthcoming

Community/Local
River Falls Farmers Market open Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings during the growing season.

St. Croix Region
Music on the Overlook in St. Croix Falls - Fridays starting June 1

Wisconsin
Information forthcoming

Twin Cities/Metro/Minnesota
Information forthcoming

National
Information forthcoming

International
Information forthcoming