Nelson Institute alumni award winner Linda Vakunta has earned another impressive accolade: she was recently named one of Wisconsin’s most influential Black leaders by the Madison-based news outlet Madison365.
Since an initial Campus Climate Survey in the fall of 2016 and a follow-up in 2021, the Nelson Institute has prioritized addressing the experience for its faculty, staff, and students.
Imagine you’re on a beach, and you pick up one single grain of sand.
Lewis “Lew” Hanson, UW–Madison alumnus and devoted supporter of the Nelson Institute, passed away on November 23, 2022, at the age of 90.
When it comes to Wisconsin conservation and water management, few names are more synonymous than Stephen Born.
If you have ever asked yourself the question “What’s really going on in the ocean,” Assistant Professor Hannah Zanowski has the answers for you.
When Sarah Ensor was invited to open the Center for Ecology and the Environment (CEE)’s 2022 Fall Symposium, she accepted with a disclaimer: “What I would have to say as a literary scholar, environmental humanist, and queer theorist, would undoubtedly sound like it was coming out of left field,” joked Ensor, a Nelson affiliate and assistant professor of English, in her opening remarks.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to reintroduce myself as the director of the Center for Ecology and the Environment (CEE), the newest research center in the Nelson Institute.
On a brisk October afternoon, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students set out on three miles of trails winding through Mosquito Hill Nature Center to fully experience the outdoor community resource in Outagamie County.
The Nelson Institute’s Center for Climatic Research (CCR) will be partnering on a new initiative to support Wisconsin’s rural communities.
WICCI’s Community Sustainability Working Group addresses challenges and shares recommendations.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Bascom Hall hosted an intriguing trio: leaders from UW–Madison leadership, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the United States Department of Defense (DOD).
Their parents were forcibly displaced by a colonial dam project in 1958. Now, the residents of Lusitu, Zambia, rely on traditional knowledge to grow food in the face of climate change.
Allyson Mills, an environmental studies certificate student, was one of three winners of the Office of Sustainability’s inaugural Sustainability Writing Awards.