UW Oshkosh Today | Aug. 12, 2015 | by Mandy Potts
Named Titan Gold, the compost is produced by UW Oshkosh’s dry fermentation anaerobic biodigester, which is fueled from local food, farm and yard waste and located near campus.
The byproduct, which was originally being used as only a renewable energy source, is now also being used to generate compost. Titan Gold is tested, bagged and sold by UW Oshkosh using U.S. Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) standards to ensure the safest and highest quality compost for the community. UW Oshkosh has one of only 10 STA certified labs in the country.
UW Oshkosh Today | Aug. 11, 2015 | by Mandy Potts
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh again earned the highest ranking in the state and is overall ranked third in the country on the prestigious Sierra Club “Coolest Schools” list — a list that recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to and practice of sustainability.
Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, released its ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking Aug. 11 of America’s greenest colleges and universities. Each of the schools ranked in the top 20 have displayed a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental and social responsibility.
STARS Score: 72.92
Sustainable Oshkosh is home to the branch of the University of Wisconsin responsible for the Environmental Research Innovation Center (ERIC). Here, scientists perform testing on local water samples, develop renewable energy sources and work with UW-Oshkosh faculty to expand degree programs in fields like environmental science, natural resource protection and sustainability.