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UW-Stevens Point named a Green Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been named as a 2017 Green Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The university is one of 45 schools across the country being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

Sustainability is a core value of UW-Stevens Point, and the university consistently demonstrates this value within its environmental practices.  In 2011, the chancellor of UWSP officially signed the university's Carbon Neutrality Plan, setting in motion work towards the goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2050.  UWSP is also on the EPA's Top 30 College and Universities list of the largest green power users and was the first university in the state to get 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources.

UW-Stevens Point believes that environmental and sustainability education is essential to living in today's global society.  Sustainability is woven into to the framework of a UWSP education in a variety of ways, but perhaps nowhere more so than in the university's widely acclaimed College of Natural Resources.

Learn more about UWSP's Green Ribbon award here.