Affiliations with the UWSP Office of Sustainability are:
AASHE – The
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
is a non-profit membership organization that empowers higher education faculty,
administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of
sustainability innovation; working to ensure that our world’s future leaders
are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. As
a member, our mission is to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher
education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through
education, communication, research and professional development.
ACUPCC – The American College
& University Presidents Climate Commitment is a high-visibility effort to
address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize
greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational
efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Building on the
growing momentum for leadership and action on climate change, the Presidents
Climate Commitment provides a framework and support for America’s colleges and
universities to go climate neutral. UW-Stevens Point was
a Charter Signatory of the Presidents' Climate Commitment.
MREA - The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Every June, the MREA hosts the annual Energy Fair. This event is the world's largest and longest running energy education event.
Renewable Choice Energy - Renewable Choice Energy connects organizations to renewable energy and carbon reducing technologies. Renewable energy credits (RECs) are the leading way organizations acquire green power in North America. They are used by thousands of organizations across a variety of industries to meet renewable energy commitments or carbon reduction goals.
Second Nature - Since 1993, Second
Nature has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at hundreds of
colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability
fundamental to every aspect of higher education. Second Nature is the
lead supporting organization for the American College & University
Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Through the ACUPCC,
higher education has become the only sector in the US with a critical mass
committed both to the scientifically necessary goal of climate neutrality and
to preparing students to develop the solutions for a just, healthy, and
STARS - The
Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS), a program of AASHE, is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure
their sustainability performance. UW-Stevens Point was recognized as a STARS Gold Institution for the second time; each award is valid for three years. Our latest STARS report can be found here.
WPS – Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is UW-Stevens Point’s utility provider. The Wisconsin Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires all Wisconsin electric providers to provide their retail electricity customers with a certain percentage of electricity from renewable resources. WPS's fuel mix includes 10% from renewable sources such as wind and solar.
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. UWSP uses ENERGY STAR appliances throughout campus, including the Dreyfus University Center Food Court and the Debot Dining Center.