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December 8, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

'Conscious capitalist' puts sustainability to practice
Creamy or crunchy, peanut butter is more than just sustanance for graduating senior Alana McKeever. For the past year, the tasty snack has represented an opportunity to deploy her passion for sustainability at Yumbutter, a Madison-based start-up that specializes in socially and environmentally responsible peanut and nut butters.

What's New at UW?

Students drive food and beverage policy
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is overhauling its snack and beverage offerings by getting rid of items with no nutritional value.
New report shows improved graduation rates
UWMadison has been recognized as a national leader in improving graduation rates for underrepresented students and overall.
Nuclear power in Wisconsin
Republican lawmakers are considering lifting a 1983 moratorium on creating new nuclear power plants in the state. Should the moratorium stay or should it go?

Featured Events

Self care - the PAVE and SOL edition
December 8, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. | 333 E. Campus Mall
Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and Sex Out Loud are teaming up to provide guided meditation and a self care workshop. There will be coloring, crafts, and free pizza – a perfect way to relax before finals.
Bike through winter
December 9, 2015 | 12-1 p.m. | Bicycle Resource Center
Learn more about how to safely bike through the winter as well as suggestions for clothing and other winter maintenance tips. The first five attendees will win a free Planet Bike blinky light.

Food For Thought

Climate warriors
Representatives of more than 190 countries are gathering in Paris for the world's largest summit on climate change. These 13 women are on the front lines helping to make decisions on climate change policy.
Reduce waste and save money this holiday season
Giving and sharing can add additional waste with gift wrap, packaging, disposable dishes, and leftover food. Small changes can reduce waste and save money.

Jobs & Opportunities


Museum internshipsMadison, WI
The Madison Children's Museum is hiring interns for its Rooftop Ramble exhibit to look at various sustainability topics such as compost, environmental education, and urban agriculture. Application deadline is not listed.
International farm ambassadorShanghai, China
BIOFarm is looking for an ambassador intern to help educate clients about the organic movement in China. The program is through UW's international internship program. Application deadline is February 21, 2016.


Sustainability Fellow  Fairfield, CT
GE Corporate supports a Stephen D. Ramsey Fellow to contribute to strategy and implementation of projects in environment, health, and safety. Application deadline is not listed.
Post-doctoral fellowship – Atlanta, GA
Emory University is seeking applications for the Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship with experience in applied behavioral social science and engaged learning. Application deadline is not listed.


Environmental scientistMadison, WI
Green Seal, Inc. is looking for a full-time environmental scientist or engineer. Send a cover letter and resume to Application deadline is not listed.
Environmental sustainability analystMountain View, CA
The City of Mountain View is hiring a limited term environmental sustainability analyst to support the city's sustainability program. Application deadline is December 14.


Course development grants
The Course Development Grant program is intend to support courses that intentionally bring together students to engage in community-based learning with non-profit organizations. Application deadline is December 18.
Organic Farming Research Foundation grants
The Organic Farming Research Foundation grants program is accepting research grant proposals. Submission deadline is February 8, 2016.
December 8, 2015
Syrian conflict: politics, migration and health
5-6 p.m.
1121 Cooper Hall
December 8, 2015
Healing plants and self-care
5:30-6:30 p.m.
F.H. King Office
December 9, 2015
No coal for Christmas
7-8 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1335
December 9, 2015
Peace Corps application workshop
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Writing Center
December 9, 2015
Stress-free at the MSC
5-8 p.m.
Multicultural Student Center
December 10, 2015
A different take on the "skills gap"
12-1:30 p.m.
Education Building
December 10, 2015
Weston Roundtable: Sustainable energy system change
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
December 10, 2015
Thinking like a mall
6:30-7:30 p.m.
2260 Law Building
December 16, 2015
Roots and roles of community land trusts
4-5 p.m.
360 Science Hall
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