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.