It was a night to remember as the Nelson community gathered for the first in-person Rendezvous event since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Creating a Cleaner Future
Sustainability came into Ashok Sarkar PhD’97’s consciousness on a roof on a New Delhi summer night.
Sharing Credit Where Credit Is Due
When Robert Ribe was 17 years old, his mother handed him a book.
Margaret Krome finds connections everywhere.
Leave No Trace
Every summer, typically at the start of August, downtown Madison’s sidewalks transform into junkyards — or, perhaps, thrift stores for the Hippie Christmas devout.
From the Catbird Seat
Megan’s special place was a tree. It was a big, old elm in Warner Park, where she spent the afternoons with Bird Buddies, her after-school group.
In the Shadow of the Old
“We’re building the new in the shadow of the old,” Keefe Keeley MS’14, PhD’21 mused as we meandered about the fields and woodlands of the Savanna Institute’s North Farm, five miles from Spring Green, Wisconsin.
WRM alumnus Jackson Parr is working to improve flood resilience planning in Wisconsin
As a journalist in Northeastern Wisconsin, Nelson Institute alumnus Jackson Parr often found himself writing about flooding and water quality issues.
New research by Nelson Institute Environment and Resources alum explores food choices and climate impact
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources alumna Clare Bassi led a new study, which was published recently in the Journal of Cleaner Production, as a master’s student.
A quarter century of leadership in the private sector reinforces the value of Nelson degrees for alumni duo
For alumni Binks and Judy Colby-George, the Nelson Institute is where it all began.
Alumnus Reynaldo Morales promotes environmental education and indigenous rights
Implementing strategic ways that universities can promote sustainable education, action, and social justice is a primary goal for Nelson Institute alumnus, Reynaldo Morales.
From internship to full-time position, WRM graduate continues hydrology work at USGS
Growing up in Vilas County, Wis., Water Resources Management (WRM) graduate Robert Rosner said his interests have always revolved around being outdoors.
Board of Visitors member Ashley Lee works to expand environmental justice opportunities
The Nelson Institute strives to be an inclusive community working to identify equitable and socially just environmental solutions.
WRM alumna coordinates flood resilience and mitigation efforts in Green Bay watershed
Nelson Institute alumna Kayla Wandsnider is taking an environmental approach to urban planning.
Nelson Institute E&R alumna improves global food security through data science
Using satellite data to expand sustainable farming is just one of the ways that Nelson Institute alumna Aparna Phalke is helping to improve global food security.
Nelson Institute alumnus John Francis featured in the New York Times
The work of John H. Francis III, a Nelson Institute emeritus Board of Visitor member, alumnus, and 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, is featured in the recent New York Times article, “Who gets left out of the ‘Great Outdoors’ story?”
“Linking knowledge to action:” the motto for EOI alumna while completing her MS degree
“Linking knowledge to action.”
This is the phrase Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI) graduate Grace Stonecipher says is the embodiment of her time at the Nelson Institute.
International student overcomes challenges on her way to completing the Environmental Conservation MS
From her career as a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior to the development of the Public Policy of Animal Welfare and the direction of a government entity to protect animals in Bogotá, Liliana Rodríguez has …
Vijay Limaye named a Rising Star Alumni Award recipient
Making the climate crisis more tangible, relatable, and local is an urgent goal for Nelson Institute alumnus, Vijay Limaye.
Linda Vakunta named a Rising Star Alumni Award recipient
From the heartland of the United States to the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, Nelson Institute alumna Linda Vakunta is leading efforts to improve environmental education and prepare the next generation of leaders.
Jessica Price named a Rising Star Alumni Award recipient
As cities move to increase renewable energy usage and sustainability, Nelson Institute alumna and Rising Star Alumni Award winner Jessica Price is leading the way.
Dan York named a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
With more than 30 years of experience researching, analyzing, and implementing energy efficiency policies and programs, Nelson Institute Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dan York has seen the industry rapidly change and grow.
Nelson Institute alumna named Madison’s new sustainability and resilience manager
Jessica Price is graduate of the Nelson Institute Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development MS program and the Environment and Resources PhD program.
Nelson Institute alumna fights climate change with data science
Using data for meaningful environmental impact is at the heart of Nelson Institute alumna Lea Shanley’s work.
Nelson alumna helps to clean the bay
The walleye have returned and the shores of Green Bay, Wis. are cleaner, thanks in part to the work of Nelson Institute alumna, Julia Noordyk. As the water quality and coastal communities specialist for the …