Sustainability across the Schools and Colleges of UWM impact the development of our region and waterways, offer truly unique global reverberations, as well as enhance students’ understanding of their day to day and future interactions with the world around them.

UW-Milwaukee’s recent opening of the School of Freshwater Science and Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health are both model examples of building a sustainable, healthy community.  Their interdisciplinary nature and cross-community collaborations enhance the well-being of Milwaukee, all while offering the curriculum and research that students and citizens of the 21st century need.  UWM’s core STEM program delivers research in advance battery technology with Johnson Controls, microgrid development as a living laboratory within a UWM complex, and climate change impact on the Great Lakes, to name a few.  UWM is also home to an interdisciplinary, sustainability focused Global Studies program, the School of Architecture’s Institute for Ecological Design, the cross-institutional and community orientated Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition, as well as a breathe of sustainability curriculum across the arts, sciences, and humanities.