Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Highlight: Kate Nelson

Hello everyone!

For this blog I’m going to highlight a significant person that I believe the Environmental Sustainability & Biology-Mathematics LLC would benefit tons for meeting. And the one person that automatically comes to my mind when I think of campus sustainability is Kate Nelson.  Not only has Kate been UWM's Sustainability Coordinator since 2008, but she is very also involved in the community.

Being a native to Milwaukee and a graduate of UWM, Kate understands the unique challenges that our campus deals with on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, Kate has a positive and enthusiastic personality that not only does it show every time you are with her but she is able to transmit it to others.  Working to make the campus more sustainable is quite a challenge that she has taken on her shoulders and anyone that has met her knows and believes in the positive impact it would have on our campus and our planet.

Kate along with her staff made up of UWM students, works with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainable initiatives on campus. Therefore, she is a great person to contact if you are interested in sustainability on campus at all. To get connected to UWM’s Office of Sustainability check out their website http://www4.uwm.edu/pps/Sustainability/ or talk to Kate specifically at knelson6@uwm.edu

One of the major upcoming events is the Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday October 24th

The day will start with a bike powered concert at Spaights Plaza from 12:00-1:00pm

Followed by a City of Milwaukee Sustainability Planning Round Table at the Golda Meir Library Teaching classroom A from 2:00-3:15pm

And to finish up the great day, there will be a Switch Energy Project in the Union Theater at 7:00pm
Come and join other individuals on campus with a passion for our planet.

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