The Benefits of WATgreen
Everyone benefits from an integrated project like WATgreen. The
increase in the flow of information among the staff/administration,
faculty and students, provides a basis for such things as the Task Force
on Turf Management. There are a myriad of environmental areas to study,
recycling, energy, solar power, vehicle use, water consumption, the
impact of chemicals on the environment, and the human psyche, to name a
few! The studies range from technological or systems-oriented to social
studies related to education, attitudes and behaviour.
Students involved with WATgreen, leave knowing more about the University
than the location of their classes and the Library. They experience
working within the context of the systems which operate the University
(or any large corporation) and they leave with a real sense of
Key benefits include:
- an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental issues
while receiving a course credit.
- a forum for all members of the University community to make a
positive contribution to the resolution of environmental issues facing UW.
- mobilization of campus resources to discover cost-effective
solutions for dealing with environmental concerns and new environmental
- making all of us aware of the UW infrastructure that supports our
activities, and giving students the experience of working within an
- graduates who will carry with them into the broader society the
"know-how" for dealing with environmental issues that they learned on
campus through WATgreen.
[WATgreen Homepage] [Send Mail]
[To the top of this page]
Page last updated by Patti
October 1, 2001