2013 is a milestone as UMACS holds its 5th regional conference promoting sustainability. Join us as we celebrate sustainability success stories, work to build community, and instigate action to address the many challenges of climate change and (un)sustainability.
Submitting a Proposal:
We invite proposals on any area of campus sustainability but we are particularly seeking proposals that address this year’s themes:
- Success stories from your campus and community
- Initiatives that build community on campus and throughout the region
- Programs that prompt action and create a sense of urgency in response to climate change and our many sustainability challenges
Proposals may be submitted using the form below. Deadline for Submissions: August 15th
Submission Categories: Each proposal requires a 250 word abstract and must be fit into one of the following categories:
The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) is a non-profit organization focusing on sustainability in higher education institutions throughout the region. UMACS serves as a networking tool, information resource, and conference organizer for faculty, staff, campus administrators, students, and others seeking to place their campuses on a more sustainable footing. UMACS strives to serve as a vital link between campuses in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. We hope you find the information on this website to be useful as we work together to make colleges and universities leaders in creating a more sustainable society. If you have a question about UMACS, send an e-mail via our contact page.
The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability is currently seeking nominations for its steering committee. Click on "go to form" below for more information. The committee is composed of eight individuals from colleges and universities across the upper Midwest as well as a representative from NWF Campus Ecology. We seek regional representation as well as diversity in institution size and type. The committee is comprised of a mix of faculty and staff working on campus sustainability. Self nominations from interested individuals are strongly encouraged. Deadline for nominations is June 1. Committee members serve two year terms with most of the work being done in monthly conference calls. The primary work of UMACS is encouraging collaboration and sharing of resources and strategies between schools in the region. UMACS organizes a biennial conference as well as hosting and co-sponsoring workshops and conferences at various sites throughout the upper Midwest. We also maintain a website of campus sustainability resources and strive to encourage electronic sharing of resources. Interested individuals should nominate themselves or others by filling out the form below. If you have questions about the UMACS Steering Committee or would like more information, please contact Troy Goodnough, Jon Jensen, Juliana Goodlaw-Morris.