Most sustainability efforts focus on finding the balance between what is environmentally-friendly and economically-feasible, but the third aspect of sustainability is often not discussed or emphasized as much to consider it an equal partner in the trinity. However, social justice issues are of paramount importance because it often facilitates economic security and opportunity and gives people the leniency to focus more on ecological stewardship rather than mere survival.
At UW-Whitewater, we take great pride in our efforts to provide a fully accessible campus that accommodates individuals of various abilities. Additionally, our continuous pursuit of equality for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other aspects of social construct is vital to allow a safe, welcoming learning and working environment to flourish.
To fulfill all aspects of sustainability, there must be deliberate coordination and planning to highlight areas of strength and pursue areas of deficiency. Our collaborative efforts are represented throughout this site, but the pages in this section will examine our organizational structure and planning efforts as well.
Please explore the links to the left to learn more about our efforts to build a positive, healthy, and just campus culture.Most people are on the world, not in it -- have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them -- undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.
- John Muir: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir