March 31, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

7 ways to enjoy campus during spring break
Still in Madison this week? No need to envy your absent friends and co-workers. Take this opportunity to enjoy the very best of what UW has to offer – without the crowds!

What's New at UW?

Students receive fellowships to solve community problems
Six student projects, selected from nearly 20 submissions, will receive Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships to address community challenges, such as disease prevention and education, here and abroad.
Where do your clothes come from?
Clothing is an often-overlooked aspect of responsible consumption. In this video from the Sustainability Forum, Ralph Middlecamp, the executive director of Madison's St. Vincent de Paul Society, describes the clothing industry and its consequences.
New Climate Knowledge Project groups starting
Experience a unique form of environmental learning in climate change learning circles, where you can learn about climate change in an informal and supportive peer environment. Open to all members of the campus community, from any background and knowledge level. Sign up by April 6.

Featured Events

Arboretum Walk: Transitions
April 5, 2015 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UW Arboretum Visitor Center
The variable weather of early spring affects plant awakenings and animal behavior. Walk with a naturalist to search out the areas where changes are most visible.

Food For Thought

Spring cleaning: Discard anything that doesn't spark joy
Marie Kondo, author of the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up says to declutter your home and life, you should toss (responsibly!) anything that doesn't bring joy. Getting rid of things can be hard, but tidying up has physical and mental health benefits. 
Dye your Easter eggs – naturally
Red onion? Paprika? Blueberries? Get your favorite spring colors with natural food-based dyes.

Jobs & Opportunities


F.H. King garden interns – Madison, WI
F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is hiring 10 to 15 garden interns to work in the F.H. King garden from May to October. Application deadline is April 12.
FairShare CSA Coalition interns – Madison, WI
FairShare CSA Coalition is hiring interns for its summer internship program. Work includes cover crop research, Farmer Program evaluation and educational resource development. Application deadline is April 20.


City of Newton energy efficiency community coordinator – Newton, IA
The city of Newton is hiring an energy efficiency community coordinator to supervise an energy rewards program and support outreach efforts. Application deadline is April 6.


March 31, 2015
Strategies for success in personal finance
1-2 p.m.
Join online
Free and open to all
April 8, 2015
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
1st floor Health Sciences Learning Center
April 9, 2015
Ask for It: Women and the power of negotiation
1:30-3 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
April 9, 2015
Skill Share Fair
4-6:30 p.m.
Memorial Union
April 10, 2015
Sustainability HOUR
12-1 p.m.
360 Science Hall
Free food!
April 11, 2015
Workshop: Reducing food waste through creative cooking
9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Dane County Farmers' Market (indoor)
330 W. Mifflin Street
April 14, 2015
Showcase 2015: Sharing our best practices
8 a.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
April 14, 2015
Meat Eater: Adventures from the life of an American Hunter
5:30-7 p.m.
Discovery Building
April 16, 2015
Undergraduate Symposium
12-5:30 p.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
April 16-18, 2015
Engineering Expo
Engineering campus
April 18, 2015
Outdoor Dane County Farmers' Market
6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capitol Square
April 20, 2015
Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace
April 24, 2015
ASM Sustainability Fair
Time and location TBA
More Events
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