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March 1, 2023
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Sustainability Spotlight

"To instill the spirit of conservation"

On the Office of Sustainability's 11th birthday, looking back on the first decadeand forward to the next.

When you shop for clothing, do you consider the sustainability of your choices or the brands you wear? Do you love thrifting or do you buy the newest trends? Have you ever considered how clothing donations are handled by thrift stores?
Wisconsin ecologists and UW–Madison campus planners are looking to land-based practices to help benefit the environment.

An Evening With Dr. Jane Goodall: Inspiring Hope through Action
March 26, 7:00-8:30pm, Memorial Union, Shannon Hall

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. The one-hour lecture and 30-minute Q&A session is free and open to students, staff, and the public. This is an in-person event with a live stream option. Reserve tickets.
More Events

Sustainability Intern, Village of Waunakee – Hybrid
Student Natural Area Assistants, Lakeshore Nature Preserve – Campus

Custodian Lead, Facilities Planning & Management – Campus
Healthy Communities Coordinator –Milwaukee County, WI

Assistant Director, WSB Multicultural Center – Campus
Sustainability Specialist, City of Bloomington – Bloomington, MN

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

Workshop: Assessing Impact: Are Your Sustainability Communications Working?
Communications are crucial for engaging campus communities in sustainability and for inspiring transformative action and meaningful change. However, higher education practitioners often question the value of their communications and may be unsure of how to assess their effectiveness. This workshop will provide attendees with the tools and resources to create an intentional communications strategy, set measurable goals, and evaluate key metrics in order to understand the true impact of their communications. Registration deadline is March 16; costs vary.

Wisconsin Pollinator Habitat Kits
The Xerces Society is offering free habitat kits that contain native milkweed and pollinator-friendly wildflowers to Wisconsin farmers and community partners who are excited to provide the land, time, and labor to develop and manage a habitat project. The window for submitting a project proposal form for the 2023 Wisconsin Pollinator Habitat Kit Program will open on February 1 and close on March 6, 2023.

UW Arboretum Spring Volunteer Trainings
Do you enjoy working with others while taking care of the Earth? If so, we encourage you to become a restoration team leader. You will develop professional ecological skills, practice the land ethic, and give back to your community. Training dates: March 29 (evening), April 1(full day), April 2 (full day), April 27 (evening), May 4 (evening), May 11 (evening), May 13 (full day). The application deadline is March 22, 2023, and the cost is $100.

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Open Calls for Proposals
UNEP is seeking partners committed to environmental sustainability. Potential partners are invited to review the requirements related to calls for proposal which they are interested in by following the links provided and submit applications in accordance with the instructions given in the call for proposal.

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.

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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