Champions of Conservation & Justice

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The Ark
March 19, 2020
According to a 2019 United Nations study, nearly one million species are threatened with near-immediate extinction. …More »
Saving species in the Year of the Environment
March 20, 2020
It is a big year for the Nelson Institute, one we’re calling "The Year of the Environment.” The 50th anniversaries of Earth Day and of the Institute provide a platform for me to highlight our roles as global environmental citizens, addressing a global challenge: extinction. …More »
50th: Our Stories
March 23, 2020
The Nelson Institute’s rich history of excellence in education, research, and community engagement has been created and shaped by a number of visionaries over the past 50 years. We invite you to read stories about our leaders and their legacies throughout this publication. …More »
A Celebration
March 23, 2020
Nelson Institute's biggest and brightest achievements …More »
Around the Nelson Institute
March 23, 2020
The work of the Nelson Institute transcends disciplinary boundaries; through hands-on educational initiatives that bridge classrooms and communities; and through public programs that foster environmental conversations among people from business, government, academia and advocacy...More …More »
Future Environmental Leaders
March 23, 2020
Nelson Institute CESP graduates and sisters Iffat and Ismat Bhuiyan share how their educational experience shaped their futures …More »
Nelson Institute Recognizes Outstanding Alumni
March 23, 2020
Whether it is advancing social justice and equity, improving renewable energy solutions, educating the next generation of environmental leaders, or championing conservation, Nelson Institute alumni are at the forefront of important efforts around the world. …More »
Lectures and films abound
March 23, 2020
As we celebrate the Year of the Environment encompassing our 50th anniversaries, the Institute’s lectures, films, performances, and special events were designed to honor and expand the legacy of Earth Day founder and Nelson Institute namesake, Gaylord Nelson. …More »
Morgridges pledge a new gift to continue investment in UW-Madison faculty
March 23, 2020
Morgridges pledge a new gift to continue investment in UW–Madison; Getting to know Dan Fallon, Director of Development, UW Foundation and Alumni Association; Gift of $20k bolsters …More »
Hanson Family Fund for sustainability research
March 23, 2020
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the Hanson Family Fund for Sustainability Research, which will support faculty and student sustainability-related research as well as an annual sustainability-related public lecture. …More »
Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
March 23, 2020
In celebration of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary, the Lawry Land Ethic Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship has been renamed Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. …More »
New study abroad scholarship announced
March 23, 2020
Jim Schleif, BA ‘87 French and international relations, and Bill Morley pledged a $10,000 gift to establish The James A. Schleif and William H. Morley Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Award. …More »
Milestones abound
March 19, 2020
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — both testaments to Wisconsin’s environmental leadership and legacy. …More »
Day of the Badger postponed
March 27, 2020
After careful consideration by the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, the Spring 2020 Day of the Badger has been postponed due to the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. …More »