CALS Wellness Committee

The CALS Wellness Committee was launched in 2015 with the vision of a culture and environment of wellness in CALS. Our mission is to support opportunities that promote the health and well-being of the CALS community. We work in partnership with UWell, a campus-wide effort committed to benefiting and promoting wellness on campus. Our approach to wellness is holistic, and we strive to promote activities and events on campus that meet the 7 dimensions of wellness.

Have a question, suggestion or want to join the initiative? Get in touch with us at


CALS Wellness Committee tip: Garden swap boxes conveniently located across campus

Look around for the free garden swap boxes that are located in departments across campus.

Drop off your excess and pick up something you don’t have in your garden. The Department of Food Science has one in Babcock Hall’s front entryway on the corner of Babcock and Linden. Bins are also hosted by Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Biochemistry, Nutritional Sciences, and Soil Science. Russell Labs and CALS Human Resources also host boxes.

If you did not plant a garden and would love to enjoy the harvest, keep an eye open for the garden boxes. You are welcome to help yourself.

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CALS Wellness Committee tip: Sign up for LifeMatters well-being webinars

LifeMatters hosts a monthly webinar with two different time options. Please see below for the available options through 2021.

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CALS Wellness Committee tip: Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Gift Card

You can earn a $150 Well Wisconsin gift card through the Well Wisconsin incentive program*. The deadline for participation is October 8, 2021, but all three steps could be completed now to earn the $150. The three items needed are:

  • Take the Health Assessment – Receive a personalized health report in just 10 minutes.
  • Get a health check – Get a biometric screening, go for a dental exam or complete one health coaching session.
  • Complete a well-being activity – You can complete a Plan with the Daily Habits tool, take part in a well-being challenge, listen to Well Wisconsin Radio and more.

Earn your reward by visiting this website or calling 1-800-821-6591.

*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.

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