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December 21, 2022
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Sustainability Spotlight

Aaron Bird Bear, set to retire, changed the way we understand campus

During his nearly 23 years on campus, Aaron Bird Bear has made it his goal to push the university toward acknowledging, embracing and celebrating the full 12,000-year human story of the land the institution occupies.

Hosts Rose Adler-Rephan and Bennett Artman speak with guest Sagen Lily about her experience as a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a senior at UW–Madison majoring in Community and Environmental Sociology and Environmental Studies with a Certificate in Food Systems. 
In our “Where Are They Now?” series, current student interns interview former interns about their experience at the Office of Sustainability, and in particular how that experience has helped them since graduation.
“I knew I wanted to be more involved on campus and make a positive change while doing so, but I really didn’t know where to start,” Bennett Artman said. “I knew working with [UW–Madison] at the Office of Sustainability would be a good place to start.” 

Midwest Climate Summit
February 21-23, St. Louis, MO

The Midwest Climate Summit is an outcome-driven event focused on the Midwest. It expands climate knowledge, accelerates climate action, and catalyzes new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a Midwestern response to the climate crisis. Registration is open through February 13.
More Events

Kohler Co-Op, Sustainability – Kohler, WI / Hybrid
Diversity in Conservation Internship, National Resources Foundation of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Visiting Great Lakes Outreach Associate, University of Illinois Extension – Remote
Coordinator, Sustainable Food Group, IPM Institute of North America – Madison, WI

Sustainability Communications and Engagement Manager – Campus
Director of Sustainability, Clasen Quality Chocolate – Madison, WI
Graphic and Web Designer, National Resources Institute – Campus

UW–Madison Student Jobs
Wisconsin Scholarship Hub
City of Madison Jobs
Dane County Jobs
State of Wisconsin Jobs
Wisconsin Wetlands Job Board

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Student Engagement Grants
Each year the Lakeshore Nature Preserve awards several Student Engagement Grants of up to $1000 each to facilitate the use of the Preserve as a resource for education among UW undergraduates. Any student, faculty, or staff member at the UW-Madison may apply. Groups of individuals may submit a proposal as a team. Every individual or team must have at least one faculty or staff member, who is expected to play an active role in overseeing the project. Proposal deadline is March 1.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowship

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards addressing a challenge identified along with a local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW–Madison faculty or academic staff member. Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits.

UW Arboretum Research Fellowships
We invite research proposals in all areas relevant to the Arboretum mission, including the social sciences. We are particularly interested in restoration ecology, invasive species monitoring and management, stormwater impacts, horticulture, visitor experiences, citizen science, public engagement, K–12 outdoor education, and the collection and analysis of long-term monitoring data at remnant and restored sites. Proposals may address any of these areas or others that wisely utilize Arboretum land and other resources. Arboretum Research Fellowships (3–5 awards per year) can include summer stipend, undergraduate research assistants, materials, analyses, or other research needs for up to $8,000. 

FreshWater@UW Summer Research Scholars
The UW Aquatic Sciences Center announces an expansion of FreshWater@UW Summer Research Scholar program to all UW System campuses. These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with water-related faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into the research program are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match that of the student.

Call for Submissions: "Sustainable Universities and Colleges: Leading or Following Society Towards Resilience?" 
Mark Starik, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Sustainability Management Program, and Paul Shrivastava, Ph.D., Professor of Management & Organizations, at Pennsylvania State University, invite all academics and practitioners interested in that same goal of advancing sustainability in and through higher education to consider joining them in forwarding that global imperative with an informative, insightful, and inspiring written contribution.

Handshake, Career Services for Undergraduate Students – Campus
Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison strives to integrate sustainability into our thriving campus culture, our world-class educational and research enterprises, and our practice of operational excellence.
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