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The Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations (SIRT) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh engages stakeholders from Wisconsin and beyond to build healthy communities, inclusive economies, and ecologically sound environments through inquiry, education and action.


We direct efforts to strengthen the university’s sustainability curriculum in conjunction with UWO faculty and the University Studies Program, including workshops and roundtables.


We serve as a hub for sustainability research and discussions through our web-based searchable listing of sustainability-related research on campus, seminar series, and research clusters.


We support the work of numerous organizations on campus to develop, maintain, and promote one of the most sustainable college campuses in Wisconsin and the nation.


We engage with our community and our region to build a culture of sustainability with a variety of public events during the Earth Charter Community SummitEarth week events and throughout the year.

Sustainability Institute Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 8:30-9:30am, Sage 4218 Oshkosh Campus. The first SIRT Faculty Seminar of the year will feature Tracy Slagter on “International Law and the Challenge of Environmental Protection” and Heike Alberts on “What I learned from my students on a study abroad trip about sustainability”. Join us for coffee, learning, and discussion.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6pm-8pm, Sage 1214 Oshkosh campus.  Join the UW Oshkosh Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations and area farmers for a screening of the film Food Evolution and a discussion on farming and the food system in the Midwest.

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am to 4pm, Wisconsin Solar Tour will include Sage Hall as one of the tour sites. Organized by SIRT and the Campus Sustainability Office.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:30 pm, Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Sodexo Grand Ballroom: Earth Charter Community Summit Keynote Lecture Kimberly Wasserman, Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO). Sponsored by the UWO Green Fund. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:00 pm, please bring identification.

January 2019: Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N) Conference at UWO, theme: Sustainability in Manufacturing

June 2019: 25th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources