What We Do


OUR MISSION

To strive for carbon neutrality and zero waste at Madison West High School by implementing resource-efficient solutions and increasing environmental education throughout the broader community.


OUR INITIATIVES

We are pursuing several sustainability initiatives at our school. Click here for more information about each of those initiatives.


OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

2018-2019

  • (November 2018) Attended the Sustain Dane Summit as assistants to TetraPak Man, the keynote artist for the event

  • (November 2018) Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal’s School Spotlight page for electronic-waste recycling drive

  • (November 2018) Interviewed about Project Solis on W.O.R.T. radio

  • (November 2018) Received “Good Citizen Award” from John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club

  • (October 2018) Recycled thousands of pounds of electronics at our biannual electronic-waste recycling drive

2017-2018

  • (October 2017) Recycled over 3,000 pounds of electronic-waste at our biannual electronic-waste recycling drive

2016-2017

  • (May 2017) Collected 495 signatures from students petitioning for a solar energy project at Madison West High School

  • (April 2017) Recycled over 4,500 pounds of electronic-waste at our biannual electronic-waste recycling drive

  • (March 2017) Raised funds to install three filtered energy-efficient water fountains to promote a culture void of plastic waste

  • (November 2016) Recycled over 4,000 pounds of electronic-waste at our biannual electronic-waste recycling drive

  • (October 2016) Expanded our recycling program to include batteries and ink cartridges

2015-2016

  • (March 2016) Implemented our TerraCycle program to recycle commonly-used packaging

  • (January 2016) Helped Madison West High School become one of two schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District with a composting program