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January 31, 2017

Sustainability Spotlight


Capstone students work to "clean the stream" in Union South
Students in Life Sciences Communications 515 partnered with Union South to reduce contamination in the building's waste stream. Student teams created social marketing campaigns aimed at improving recycling and composting among Union customers.

What's New at UW?

Registration open for Earth Day conference
The 2017 Nelson Institute conference features an exciting line-up of provocative authors, leading thinkers, and creative problem-solvers to explore social and environmental challenges.
Aldo Leopold series drives environmental discussions
Through art, writing, lectures, and workshops, the January-June series explores the modern relevance of Leopold's observations and pioneering work in conservation.

Featured Event

Decision-Making for Sustainability
February 2, 2017 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | 1163 Mechanical Engineering
Understanding how people make decisions is essential to improve the quality of personal and policy choices in the face of complex sustainability challenges and opportunities. This talk will explore emerging research about applied decision-making.

Food For Thought

Madison: the next capital of conscious capitalism?
A developing knowledge-based, entrepreneurial economy makes Madison an inviting environment for exploring the potential of business practices that hold profits secondary to a higher purpose.
The importance of local climate action
Recent years have seen a trend toward states leading the way in creating significant U.S. action on climate change, as activists, mayors, and state legislators from across the country set aggressive goals on renewable energy, vehicle emissions, and more.

Jobs & Opportunities

STUDENT

Campus sustainability intern – Madison, WI
The Office of Sustainability is seeking students to work on campus sustainability projects this summer. Application deadline is February 10.
Student garden director – Madison, WI
F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture has openings for a garden director and finance director. Application deadline is February 3.

ENTRY LEVEL

Education coordinator – Madison, WI
REAP Food Group is seeking a coordinator to manage Farm to School curriculum and programs in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Application open until position filled.
Environmental coordinator – Elk River, MN
The City of Elk River is seeking a coordinator to oversee energy, waste, and environmental programs. Application deadline is February 3.

PROFESSIONAL

Climate change coordinator – Madison, WI
The Dane County Executive's office is hiring a liaison to municipal governments, businesses, non-profits, and other entities coordinating and developing local climate change programs. Application deadline is February 17.
Communications coordinator – La Jolla, CA
California Sea Grant is seeking a communications professional to support marine research, extension and education programs. Application deadline is February 8.

OPPORTUNITIES

UW–Madison Student Green Fund
The Green Fund supports student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of on-campus facilities. Pre-proposals due February 7.
Global Health Institute grants
The GHI competitive grant program supports global health efforts of faculty, staff and graduate students across campus. Application deadline is February 13.
UPCOMING EVENTS
January 31, 2017
Forward in Energy: Energy and natural systems
4 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
January 31, 2017
Quantifying health benefits of active travel
4:30 p.m.
1010 Medical Sciences Center
February 1, 2017
Slow Food Cafe: Comfort food
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Crossing
February 2, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Sustainability decision-making
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
February 3-5, 2017
Frozen Assets Festival
Event times and locations vary
February 5, 2017
Walk: Winter birds
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
February 6, 2017
Materials for advanced nuclear reactors
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
February 6, 2017
F.H. King spring kickoff
4-5:30 p.m.
SAC, Room 3203
February 8, 2017
Bike traffic skills
12-1 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
February 8, 2017
Nature knows no bounds
6-7 p.m.
Red Gym
February 9, 2017
Yahara Lakes 101: Groundwater quality
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
February 9, 2017
Science Day at the Arboretum
9-11:30 a.m.
UW Arboretum
February 9, 2017
Film: Journey to Namie
12:30-2 p.m.
8411 Social Sciences
February 13, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Solar targets
4:30-5:30 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
February 15, 2017
Evolution of insects as food
7-8:15 p.m.
1111 Genetics Biotech
February 16, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Rural development and food security
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
February 17-18, 2017
Environmental health: Making the connection
Health Sciences Learning Center
February 20, 2017
Advanced electrics for sustainable energy
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
February 27, 2017
Gaylord Nelson Lecture
7 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
March 4, 2017
Saturday Science: Aldo Leopold Day
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Discovery Building
April 4, 2017
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
April 18, 2017
Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
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