June 9, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

30x30 Nature Challenge
Throughout the month of June, the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance is challenging people to spend 30 minutes outside every day to reconnect with nature. You can still sign up for your own challenge, and follow how the Office of Sustainability is getting out on Facebook.

What's New at UW?

Startup offers ag antibiotic alternative
A UW-developed antibiotic-free method to protect livestock against common infections takes aim at the growing public health crisis of drug-resistant infections, caused by overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and medicine.
Holton Chair combines work in health and climate change
Professor Jonathan Patz will hold a newly endowed John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment, which will support his ongoing work at the intersection of health and climate change.
Education outside of the classroom
Students in Nutri Sci 421 spent their first week of summer traveling around Madison, Milwaukee, and Wisconsin learning about environmental hazards and the basics of environmental health focusing on lead.

Featured Events

Hasler Lab Open House
June 12, 2015 | 2-6 p.m. | Hasler Lab, 680 N. Park Street
Explore the science behind Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams at a family-friendly event with hands-on science, cruises on a research vessel, Babcock ice cream and a visit from the UW’s most iconic mammal, Bucky Badger
MPower waste reduction sustainability session 
June 16, 2015 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Goodman Community Center
George Dreckmann, recycling coordinator for the City of Madison, will talk about how to reduce waste in the workplace and in the community. Register for the event by June 12.

Food For Thought

Metal bottle caps now recyclable in Madison
Metal bottle caps have been added to the Madison recycling program. Used caps should be collected inside a tin or steel can, the can pinched closed, then placed in the city recycling carts.
Badger Bioneer nominations open
Know someone who is moving Madison toward a more sustainable future? Sustain Dane is seeking nominations for their Badger Bioneer recognition until June 12.
New Madison food carts are ready to roll
Many of the new Madison food carts are emphasizing local in their offerings, which range from barbecue, pickles, and pie to green juices, mini cheesecakes, and Filipino dishes.

Jobs & Opportunities


Summer food program marketing assistant – Madison, WI
The Madison Metropolitan School District is hiring a summer food program marketing assistant who will work with REAP Food Group to promote local and healthy menu items. Application deadline is June 12.
Landscaper/horticulturalist – Madison, WI
Earthlight of Wisconsin is looking for a landscaper/horticulturist for a summer or permanent position. Application deadline is June 20.
Organic farm intern – Balsam Lake, WI
Seed to Seed Farm is looking for farm interns who are interested in learning about organic vegetable production or owning their own farm within a few years. Application deadline is not listed.


Community field organizer – Madison, WI
This Elevate Energy position requires an individual to organize and develop "energy house parties" to support single family energy-efficiency work as part of "Green Madison" to implement a city energy reduction plan. Application deadline is not listed.
Conservation crew leaderLa Crosse, WI
WisCorps is hiring crew leaders to complete trail construction and direct conservation projects throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. Application deadline is not listed.


Business development leadMadison, WI
The Elevate Energy business development lead will support multifamily efficiency retrofit activities as part of "Green Madison" to implement a city energy reduction plan. Application deadline is not listed.
Go Buy Local community involvement positionsMinneapolis, MN
Go Buy Local is seeking a market coordinator and community leader to develop "buy local" initiatives in the community. Application deadline is not listed.
Marketing assistantMilwaukee or Madison, WI
WasteCap Resource Solutions is hiring a marketing assistant to assist with marketing efforts, plan events, create newsletters and promote social media. Application deadline is not listed.


June 9-13, 2015
Wisconsin Bike Week
Multiple events
June 9, 2015
Learn to BCycle
3-4 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
June 10, 2015
Woodland, savanna, and prairie gardens
7-8 p.m.
UW Arboretum
June 10, 2015
Green bag lunch
12-1 p.m.
Monona Terrace Rooftop
June 11, 2015
Yahara Lakes 101: Jake VanderZanden
7:30-9 a.m.
The Statehouse at the Edgewater
June 12, 2015
F.H. King harvest handouts
1 p.m.
East Campus Mall
June 12, 2015
smART mural dedication
4-6 p.m.
630 East Washington Avenue
June 13, 2015
Vision at the Arboretum
9:30-11:30 a.m.
UW Arboretum
June 14, 2015
Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Rise and fall of Cahokia
7-8:15 p.m.
UW Biotechnology Center
June 19, 2015
Book signing with Ed Lyon
4-6 p.m.
Allen Centennial Gardens
June 20-21, 2015
MadCity Bazaar
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1800 East Washington Avenue
June 21, 2015
Let's Eat Out!
11:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
1800 block E. Washington Avenue
More Events
View this newsletter in your browser.
Copyright © 2015 UW–Madison Office of Sustainability, All rights reserved.
T:ARCHIVE_PAGE|* You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the Office of Sustainability newsletter.
Our mailing address is:
UW–Madison Office of Sustainability
445 Henry Mall, Suite 306
Madison, WI 53706

Add us to your address book

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp