The Flood

The Flood is a student-led organization based within the Honors College. The group has a focus on environmental and social justice issues, especially those within the Milwaukee community. Examples include equitable access to green space and food security on UWM’s campus. Through a combination of learning and action, The Flood strives to better the community through participation in environmental activism and social justice initiatives. We’re an enthusiastic, curious, and welcoming group of students always excited to meet new members – join us!

Spring 2021 Meetings and Events: 

The Flood meets on Mondays from 4-5 pm. We are currently meeting in Honors 196 but be sure to check the Honors newsletter for updates. When the weather is nice we love to meet outside, during the fall semester we spent many afternoons exploring Milwaukee’s Lake Park.

Members of the Flood showing off the litter they collected in Lake Park


March 29th, 2021 – Interested in learning more about composting? Join us on March 29th for a DIY compost bin workshop. We will be building mini worm composters, which can help offset your food waste and produce great compost for your garden or houseplants. The event will take place outside of Honors House in the grassy area near the parking lot. All you must bring is a container with a lid, such as a coffee can or small bucket. Keep an eye on the weekly Honors Newsletter for details!

April 24th, 2021 – Want to help keep Milwaukee’s waterways clean? Join us on April 24th for Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s annual spring clean-up. This event offers a hands-on approach to environmentalism and we promise that it will be lots of fun!

Ongoing Project: The Flood will be working with the UWM office of sustainability during the spring and summer to grow produce for the community food pantry. If you are interested in volunteering with us please reach out! We would love to have you even if you have no experience with gardening.


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