Six ways to make Oshkosh more sustainable

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Students in the 2017 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar taught by professor Laura Hartman at UW Oshkosh have come up with six recommendations for helping the city find its way to a more sustainable future:

  • Improving energy efficienicy at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Encouraging greater use of the local bus system.
  • Gaining access to the UWO biodigester for city residents.
  • Increasing green space and community gardens.
  • Installing better lighting on streets and in parks and buildings.
  • Applying for grants to support these proposals.

A copy of their full analysis and recommendations can be found at this link.

“The report will serve as a valuable resource as the Sustainability Advisory Board begins the process of updating the city’s Sustainability Plan over the next year or so,” said City Manager Mark Rohloff.

Photo: One step toward sustainability would be to give city residents access to the UW Oshkosh biodigester on Dempsey Trail.

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Miles Maguire

Miles Maguire is the author of Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism. He was the founding editor of the Oshkosh Community News Network, a nonprofit online news organization whose work was cited as a notable innovation in journalism in the 2005 Knight-Batten Awards. Send questions, comments and suggestions to miles.maguire@yahoo.com.

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