Sustainability

Green Office Platinum Certified LogoGoodnight Hall is Certified as a Green Office Building

Individuals in Communication Sciences and Disorders, in partnership with individuals in Aquatic Sciences on the 2nd floor, are happy to announce that we are making Goodnight Hall more sustainable!

This is a never-before attempt to secure a building-wide designation of Green Office Certified by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability. The certification process assesses the building’s waste and recycling streams, energy and water savings, purchasing strategies, and community engagement. In addition to reviewing these areas, we have added numerous composting bins inside the building and expanded recycling programs. Communication Sciences and Disorders also has several labs becoming “Green Labs“.

We look forward to continuing and expanding our sustainability efforts in the future.

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Why are we doing this?

Individuals in Communication Sciences and Disorders, along with our office neighbors in Aquatic Sciences, feel our environmental actions and outlook on sustainability have meaningful and lasting impacts on our campus and community.

What changes are happening at Goodnight Hall?

  • Introducing faculty, staff, and students to UW-Madison sustainability concepts and the Green Office Program.
  • Improving existing building practices of recycling/waste, energy, and water management.
  • Introducing and advertising new recycling initiatives for batteries and electronics.
  • Instituting a new composting program.
  • Organizing new community engagement activities.
  • Certifying research groups as Green Labs.

What “areas of interest” are being certified?

The Green Office Program examines the building’s waste and recycling streams, energy and water savings, and purchasing strategies. Research groups receive their labs certifications separately through the Green Lab Program.

How Can I Help/Participate?

Recycle IconWaste & Recycling

  • Use the recycling bins located on each floor.
  • Use reusable cups, dishes, and silverware.
  • Keep meetings “paperless”.
  • Print double-sided.

Light Bulb IconEnergy & Water

  • Use shared appliances.
  • Turn off lights and turn down heat/AC at the end of the day.
  • Use natural lighting and ventilation.
  • Report water leaks.

Money IconPurchasing

  • Use communal office supplies.
  • Reuse or recycle larger items via SWAP.
  • Buy recycled paper.
  • Consider reuse before buying new.

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Recycle IconComposting

  • Food scraps and soiled paper products

Program currently suspended as campus reevaluates composting efforts. Learn more and leave feedback to campus leadership.

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Frequently Asked Questions IconQuestions & Ideas

Have questions about sustainability at UW-Madison? Want to lend a helping hand with our efforts at Goodnight Hall? Have an idea for a new sustainability project or community engagement opportunity?

Contact us with your questions and ideas today!

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Sustainabilty News at Goodnight Hall

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  • Goodnight Hall Composting Suspended

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  • Goodnight Hall Community Engagement Group Formed

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  • Silver Level Green Office Certification Completed

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  • Bronze Level Certification Completed

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