As an educational institution, it is our primary responsiblity that we prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges of the world as they embark on their careers. We also have a responsibility to instruct students on the qualifications required for good citizenship. All of these efforts begin in the classroom and the research projects embarked on by our faculty and students. The issue of sustainability integrates into many of our academic majors, minors, and individual classes and many of our faculty have recognized how this issue applies to their particular field of expertise and make efforts to teach these lessons to our students. Through these efforts, our students will not only be prepared for how sustainability will be increasingly relevant in our finite world, but will also help establish a stronger culture and ethic of sustainability on our campus that will imbue future students with a similar perspective.
- Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin Senator and Governor, Founder of Earth Day