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Environmental

Why Meet in Madison?

Madison holds a special place in history. Earth Day. Wildlife management. They both started here.

And if you're looking for green. You've come to the right place. Green is our way of life. We play in parks – the most per capita in America. We splash in 15,000 acres of lakes.

There's a reason we're consistently voted the greenest city in Wisconsin. And one of the greenest in America.

Care about going green when you meet? Meet in Madison.

Peers Who Brought Their Meetings Here

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Society of American Foresters
  • The Wildlife Society
  • American Fisheries Society

Number of Speakers

UW-Madison features 34 expert speakers in the energy and environmental industries. For a full list, and to request a speaker, visit Badger Talks.

Notable Achievements

  • Governor Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day
  • First research building to control factors like temperature, humidity, airflow and length of day for experimental purposes
  • Aldo Leopold published the first textbook in the field of wildlife management
  • America's first department of wildlife management
  • Simon Gilroy — UW-Madison botany professor — helps NASA grow food in space

Rocking the Rankings

  • #1 Greenest City in America — NerdWallet
  • #1 Greenest City in Wisconsin — Insurify
  • UW-Madison voted #4 green college in American — College Consensus
  • #1 in the nation with 11.6 parks per 10,000 residents
  • One of only five platinum-level bike-friendly city

Additional Resources

Destination Madison Green Meetings
The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting

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