October 20, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

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What's New at UW?

Bike and pedestrian crashes on the rise
Bike and pedestrian safety continues to be a problem on the UW–Madison campus, and UWPD plans to increase safety enforcement following recent incidents.
Slow Food UW addresses barriers to fresh, healthy food
The student organization Slow Food UW was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund to expand access to fresh, healthy produce in South Madison.

Featured Events

Health – the Silver Lining of Climate Change Policy
October 22, 2015 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | 1106 Mechanical Engineering
Professor Jonathan Patz will discuss climate change policies that could have enormous public health benefits stemming from improved air quality and physical fitness. Topics raised will be continued in Patz's upcoming MOOC and related campus discussion groups.
Walk the Walk
October 23, 2015 | 2-3 p.m. | Ogg Hall
Walk the Walk is an annual tour of social and environmental justice organizations near the UW–Madison campus. Choose from three different tours: social justice, economic justice, and civil and community rights.

Food For Thought

Special: Food policy and environmental sustainability
Policy: Designing a sustainable diet
The U.S Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommended for the first time this year that food system sustainability should be an integral part of the new government-issued dietary guidelines.
Science, sustainability and the dangers of naïve policy
Recent debate about whether or not national dietary guidelines should include sustainability information raises a larger question about using science to inform policy.

Jobs & Opportunities


2016 Hult Prize
Applications are currently being accepted for the Hult Prize, the world's largest student competition. This year's challenge focuses on crowded urban spaces. The winner will receive $1 million. The application deadline is November 1.
Office assistantMadison, WI
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Academic Programs Office is looking for an office assistant to help interact with faculty, staff, and students. Application deadline is October 23.
Policy and grassroots internshipsWashington, D.C.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is seeking a policy intern and a grassroots intern. Application deadline is not listed.


Conservation engineerNeillsville, WI
Clark County is seeking a conservation engineer to help area landowners in designing and implementing plans to conserve natural resources. Application is open until position is filled.
Home energy analystColumbia, MD
greeNEWit is hiring a home energy analyst to help enter data, communicate with administrative staff, and perform home inspections. Application deadline is not listed.


Assistant professor of practiceLincoln, NE
The School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hiring an assistant professor of practice in urban and community forestry. Application deadline is November 15.
Global change assistant professorBoston, MA
The Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University is looking for an assistant professor focusing on the nexus of human activity and global change. Application deadline is November 15.


The Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference
The conference will address how to provide food, energy and water for a large population without overwhelming the environment. Early bird registration closes October 30.
NACCB 2016
Proposal submission is open for the 3rd North American Congress for Conservation Biology on communicating science for conservation action. The submission deadline is November 6.


Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant
The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant, intended to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea, is open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students. Pre-proposals are due in the relevant dean's office December 1.

Sign up for the Climate Change Policy and Public Health MOOC discussion group

October 20, 2015
UW Majors Fair
3:30-6 p.m.
Union South
October 21, 2015
B-Cycle Nature Net tour
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monona Terrace
October 22, 2015
Global Wisconsin flash talks
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Discovery Building
October 22, 2015
Envisioning the future of the Yahara Watershed
3:30-4:30 p.m.
B302 Birge Hall
October 22, 2015
Still the geography of hope: Public land and environmentalism
7-8 p.m.
Monona Terrace
October 25, 2015
Keeping the Great Lakes Great
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Discovery Building
October 25, 2015
Food Day: Celebrating Food through Senses
2-4 p.m.
Badger Rock Neighborhood Center
October 27, 2015
Campus Master Plan open house
7-8 p.m.
1325 Health Sciences Learning Center
October 28, 2015
Wellness Symposium
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
October 28, 2015
Composting training
6-9 p.m.
Lussier Family Heritage Center
November 1, 2015
LEED Green Associate training
1-5 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Registration is now open.
November 10, 2015
Badger Bioneers
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Union South
Registration is open until November 5.
November 18, 2015
Wisconsin Local Government Summit on Energy & Resilience
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Early bird registration ends October 26.
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