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May 31, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Students in an Environmental Studies capstone course created a recipe book to help people cook with food scraps and leftovers. The cookbook includes 50 recipes and features practical tips to reduce food waste in the kitchen.

What's New at UW?

Snapshot Wisconsin
In a collaboration of the Wisconsin DNR, NASA and UW–Madison, Snapshot Wisconsin aims to provide comprehensive caches of wildlife data by using 4,000-5,000 trail cameras.
WiscWind builds and tests prototype
Students in engineering, business, and social sciences entered a wind turbine prototype in the 2016 Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. The team placed sixth in the national competition last week.

Featured Events

WN@tL: How is Wisconsin managing the impacts of aquatic invasive species?
June 1, 2016 | 7-8:15 p.m. | UW Biotechnology Center
Tim Campbell will discuss all aspects of aquatic invasive species, including how Wisconsin has managed aquatic invasive species and what will be done to stop aquatic hitchhikers in the future.
Harvest Handouts
June 3, 2016 | 12 p.m. | East Campus Mall
F.H. King offers students and community members free produce every Friday during the summer. Bring a reusable bag and arrive early to avoid lines.

Food For Thought

Madison ranks high for bicycle commuters
Madison placed first among large Midwestern cities and seventh in the nation overall with the highest percentage of bicycle commuters.
Apply to create edible landscapes in Madison
The City of Madison is now accepting applications for edible landscape plantings in parks and on city-owned land. 
30x30 Nature Challenge
Gain a greater understanding of nature by spending 30 minutes outside every day during the month of June. Sign up and share your experiences on social media with #WGBA30x30.

Jobs & Opportunities


Administrative internMadison, WI
Cool Choices is seeking an intern to assist with business development, communications and administrative tasks. Application deadline is not listed.
Education assistantMadison, WI
The Vilas Zoo is hiring an education assistant to provide support for summer conservation education programming. Application deadline is June 6.


Administrative assistantWashington, DC
The Society for Conservation Biology is looking for an administrative assistant to support its daily operations. Application deadline is June 17.
PASS memberDane County, WI
AmeriCorps is hiring members to join the Partners for After School Success program, which provides youth development programming. Application deadline is not listed.


Inspection specialistMadison, WI
The IPM Institute of North America is seeking an inspection specialist to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities. Application deadline is not listed.
Land use consultantWashington, DC
Climate Focus is looking for a consultant to work with government, multilateral and private sector clients. Application deadline is June 20.
Project managerCambridge, MA
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Office of Sustainability is hiring a project manager for sustainable design and construction. Application deadline is not listed.


Renewable energy loan program
For new renewable installations, customers in participating utility territories may apply for a low-interest loan. Loans will be disbursed on a fist-come, first-serve basis.
Summer volunteering
While you have some time this summer, volunteer around Madison. There are many opportunities available to volunteer either outside or indoors in different fields.
June 1, 2016
Shade trees
7-8 p.m.
UW Arboretum
June 4, 2016
Saturday Science: Farms in Wisconsin
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Discovery Building
June 4-5, 2016
Burgers and Brew
Capital Brewery
June 7, 2016
Urban Wood and Brewery Tour
5-7 p.m.
Wisconsin Urban Wood
Registration ends June 3
June 7, 2016
Vegetable plant families
5:30 p.m.
F.H. King Garden
June 8, 2016
Leveraging the power of LinkedIn
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gordon Commons
June 9, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: Water quality impacts
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
June 11, 2016
Rummage sale benefit
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
111 King Street Atrium
More Events
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