Student power: Solar panels to provide energy for first time on campus building

University of Wisconsin-Stout News Bureau, Editor’s Pick, Dunn County News

Driven by students’ perseverance to build on campus sustainability, University of Wisconsin-Stout will tap the sun to partially power a campus building. A proposal to install 36 solar panels on top of Merle M. Price Commons recently was approved by the Stout Student Association, the university’s student government council. Since receiving state approval, wheels are in motion for the university’s first solar panel investments using $66,280 of student Green Fee funds. All students pay the annual fee for campus sustainability-related projects . . . The project aligns with an earlier resolution that SSA passed stating its support for UW-Stout’s Seize the Grid Campaign, led by students who want the campus to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
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Photo by Next Step Energy of Eau Claire

Seize the Grid Campaign – A National Sierra Club Student Coalition Initiative


  • University of Iowa to be carbon free by 2025, Scarlet and Black. The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, or ACUPCC, has been joined by over 650 schools that commit to “measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions, take immediate actions to reduce them, and develop and implement a plan to go climate neutral,” according to an ACUPCC statement.
  • The Climate Leadership Commitments: Second Nature Website
  • Second Nature Webinar: Expanding Access to Renewable Energy – Customizing for Higher Education, March 22, 2017 – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Register here
  • Second Nature Archived Webinars, including How to Develop a Carbon Credit Project for your College or University.