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Sustainability Leadership faculty and students participate in and present at many local sustainability events.
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Edgewood Launches Master's in Sustainability Leadership

Beginning in 2014, Edgewood College will offer a new Master of Arts in Sustainability Leadership in addition to its on-going SL graduate certificate. This is the first face-to-face master's degree in Sustainability Leadership in the nation and it reflects Edgewood's commitment to innovative, values-driven, and community-focused education. This new master's builds upon the foundation provided by Edgewood's successful Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate Program, providing additional depth while allowing appropriate flexibility to meet diverse student needs. The cohort-based SL certificate will remain as a stand-alone option and as the foundational core of the expanded and optional Master of Arts. January 2014 

Badger Bioneers of 2013

Badger Bioneers 2013The dedication, commitment, hear and intelligence that Kathryne Auerback and Jim Lorman have invested into the development and evolution of the Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program were celebrated when they were named Badger Bioneers for 2013. Every autumn, Sustain Dane recognized the accomplishments of local thinkers and doers who are working toward sustainable change in the Madison area and beyond with these awards. Jim and Kathryne are pictured here with Jessie Lerner, Executive Director of Sustain Dane and member of SLP's Advisory Board. Congratulations to Kathryne and Jim on this well-deserved recognition! November 2013 


SLP Student in the News

Congratulations to Monique Lomax (SLP Class of 2014)!  In addition to being a student in the current cohort of the Sustainability Leadership Program, she is active participant in and fantastic spokesperson for The New Green Challenge in the Madison Magazine video feature. January 2014

Sustainability Leadership Potluck Dinners

We’re happy to announce the continuation of the Sustainability Leadership potluck dinner tradition! We have two potlucks planned for the spring: Tuesday, February 18 and Friday, April 4.
Whether you’re an old acquaintance, recently introduced to the SL Program, or someone who has an interest but has yet to be involved – you’re welcome to join us for any or all of these informal get-togethers. The potlucks usually feature a special guest to give a brief presentation on relevant sustainability work in our community and beyond.  

All gatherings begin at 6:30 pm. Contact us for locations.   

Spring 2014 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 18. Topic: New Master of Arts in Sustainability Leadership
  • Friday, April 4. Topic/Guest: Jenny Siefert, "Scenarios: Using Science Fiction to Think About the Future".

The 2013 potlucks were:


Summer Banquet

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, our graduating cohort will make their final capstone project presentations, and we'll welcome the incoming Class of 2015.

Advisory board members, community partners, guest presenters, and alumni are invited to attend.  More information will be posted as it becomes available


  • 4:00 pm: Project presentations by Class of 2014
  • 5:30 pm: Reception and poster session
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner; certificate awards to graduates; welcome to Class of 2015
  • 7:00 pm: Conclude

Spring Celebration of the Sustainability Leadership Program

Two women at annual celebrationEach spring, we celebrate the Sustainability Leadership program with food, activities, art and live music. Current and former students present about their experience with the program. Potential students can meet program participants, alumni, leaders and supporters.

Save the Date: Our Spring 2014 celebration, "GROW," will be 3:00 to 5:30, May 4, 2014, at Edgewood College.

Share posterThe 2013 celebration, Share, was 3-6 p.m. on May 5 at Redamtè Coffee House, 449 State St.

The Share raffle raised scholarship funds and gave participants a chance at cool sustainability-themed prizes including a Saris Bones 3 bicycle trunk rack, a one-night stay at Arbor House, a Community Car membership, a Madison B-cycle membership, a Sustainable Business Network membership, a one-night stay at Inn Serendipity, and more!

Green Tuesdays and Thursdays Film Series

We host free sustainability-themed films during Earth Month!  Watch this space for the 2014 schedule.

 The 2013 schedule was:

Film series poster
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4/11: The Clean Bin Project (Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall)
4/18: Play Again (Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall)
4/23: PlanEat (Predolin 116)
4/25: Double-header: Truck Farm and Dive! (Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall)

Green Tuesdays & Thursdays are sponsored by The Natural Step Monona in collaboration with nine community partners, including Edgewood College.

Community Events

Look for us at these and other upcoming local events:

Monroe St
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Deming Way
1255 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (800) 444-4861
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