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May 3, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Former intern wins Udall Scholarship
Former Office of Sustainability intern Miles Tryon-Petith, who once found passion in the trash, has received a 2016 Udall Scholarship. He and fellow Badger Megs Seeley are two of just 60 students nationwide to win this prestigious scholarship, which recognizes a commitment to addressing environmental and/or Native American issues.

What's New at UW?

Award highlights UW role in land ethic
Two winners of the Town of Dunn Stewardship Award share both a connection to UW–Madison and a commitment to land stewardship.
Go Big Read selects 'Evicted'
The best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond focuses on eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes and the epidemic of eviction affecting people across the country living in poverty.

Featured Events

Food and the Wisconsin Idea
May 6, 2016 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Discovery Building
There will be a presentation on fair trade and agricultural labor issues with Andrew Sernatinger, organizer for the Willy Street Co-op unionization effort, followed by networking and a happy hour. The event is free and open to all.
Spring move-out donation and recycling
May 7-14 | Various times | Residence halls
More than 90 percent of belongings can be donated or recycled. Beat-up futon, batteries, shampoo bottles, extra ramen? There's a spot for each of them at residence hall move-out recycling sites.

Any resident or campus community member can be a recycling volunteer. Sign up today!

Food For Thought

Dish-washing: Man vs. machine
With increasingly water-efficient dishwashers, how much water does it take to get dishes clean? How does it compare to hand-washing? Is one more efficient than the other?
Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change and don't vote
Millennials are an incredibly attractive political target, but many do not vote. A new campaign wants to encourage young voters to participate in the elections.

Jobs & Opportunities


Clean waters internLa Valle, WI
The town of La Valle is hiring an intern for its Clean Boats, Clean Waters program. The intern would help educate boaters on best practices to prevent the movement of invasive species between lakes. Application deadline is not listed.
Greenhouse assistantMadison, WI
The Biotron Lab is looking for two greenhouse assistants to maintain research plants. Application deadline is not listed.


Assistant sustainability coordinatorCincinnati, OH
The University of Cincinnati is looking for an assistant sustainability coordinator to support sustainability initiatives on campus. Application deadline is not listed.
Energy and environment analystLos Angeles, CA
The Anaschultz Entertainment Grp Inc (AEG) is hiring an analyst to collect and study energy and environmental data for a sports and entertainment company. Application deadline is not listed.
GreenCorps Memberthroughout Minnesota
Minnesota GreenCorps is looking for members to serve local governments, non-profits and educational institutions. Application deadline is June 3.


Director of energy management and utilitiesBloomington, IN
Indiana University is looking for a system-wide director of energy management and utility systems and related infrastructure. Application deadline is May 12.
Green housing coordinatorCollege Park, MD
The University of Maryland is hiring a coordinator of green housing programs to develop programs to engage students and staff in residential communities. Application deadline is May 13.


Next System Essay Competition
The Next System Project is holding a national essay competition focused on envisioning big-picture, system-level change. Prizes are available for the best undergraduate, graduate and non-student essays. Submission deadline is December 31.
May 3, 2016
Native plant sale and tacos!
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
101 S. Webster St.
May 3, 2016
Meet and Eat at The Open Seat
6-8 p.m.
SAC Room 4210
May 4, 2016
Slow Food Cafe: Underground Food Collective
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
May 4, 2016
Open mic and evening in the garden
5-8:30 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
May 4, 2016
Hub overhaul demo
6-7:30 p.m.
Bicycle Resource Center
May 5, 2016
Salt Wise soft water training
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Dane County Land and Water Resources Department
May 5, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Sustainable urban design
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
May 6, 2016
Dogs on Call return
4:30-6 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
May 6, 2016
A Moment in Thyme
garden opening

6-9 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
May 7, 2016
UW Family Gardening Day
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Allen Centennial Gardens
May 7, 2016
Native plant sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
UW Arboretum
May 7, 2016
Compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Alliant Energy Center
Preorder to guarantee availability
May 10, 2016
Science, policy & water
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Union South
Registration closes May 4
May 10, 2016
Greater Madison Engaged
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Various locations
May 10, 2016
Where's the Science?
7-8:30 p.m.
Marquee Theater,
Union South
May 10, 2016
Cap Times talks:
Can downtown Madison retail be saved?

6:30-7:30 p.m.
May 11, 2016
Fed Up screening and panel
5:30-8 p.m.
Madison Public Library
May 12, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: Madison Water Utility, water conservation
8-9 a.m
The Edgewater
May 14, 2016
Spring Commencement
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Camp Randall Stadium
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