For People & Planet

As a student-led group, For People & Planet focuses on environmental and social justice issues, especially those within the Milwaukee community. Examples include equitable access to green space, food insecurity on UWM’s campus, and waste management alternatives. For People & Planet emphasizes creating tangible change for the community it serves, no matter the size of the project. Through a combination of learning and action (river cleanups, garden volunteering, student-led discussions), For People & Planet is grounded in the “see something, do something” ideology.  We’re an enthusiastic, curious, and welcoming group of students always excited to meet new members – join us!

Fall 2022 Meetings and Events:

For People & Planet meets every other Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 PM. We are currently meeting in Honors 190 but be sure to check the Honors newsletter for updates.

Email to be added to our mailing list or text @fppuwm to 81010 to get reminders about our meetings.

Special Events:

9/13 First meeting, new member welcome
9/27 Cleanup Event (Lake Park)
10/11 Spring event planning/brainstorming session
10/18 Hosting a virtual watch party
11/12 Milwaukee River cleanup event at the UWM Park n Ride
12/6 Planting event
12/13 Last meeting of the semester

Past Meetings and Events: 

Members of For People & Planet showing off the litter they collected in Lake Park


March 29th, 2021 –  DIY compost bin workshop. We built mini worm composters, which can help offset food waste and produce great compost for gardens and houseplants.

April 24th, 2021 –  Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s annual spring clean-up. We got a hands-on approach to environmentalism and had a lot of fun serving the city!

Ongoing Project: For People & Planet 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.