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March 14, 2017

Sustainability Spotlight

Fast-track master's preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis
Professor Bill Provencher, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, founded the Resource and Energy Demand Analysis graduate program last year to meet employer demand for graduates with skills in behavioral economics and statistics and a solid understanding of the energy industry.

What's New at UW?

Dining centers move toward food stamps
A plan in progress to accept SNAP benefits at campus dining halls and markets starting in the fall would make UW–Madison the first college in the country to accept food stamps at cafeterias.
Citizen scientists assist spring accounting
Both official and unofficial observations curated by UW Arboretum staff suggest that the mild winter of 2017 – a few snowstorms notwithstanding – is leading to earlier spring activity in some species.

Featured Event

Spring break: Rest and reset
March 20-24, 2017 | 1-4 p.m. | Gordon Dining & Event Center
University Health Services is offering a series of free drop-in wellness workshops for students who are on campus during spring break. Topics include stress management, nutrition, sleep, and more.

Food For Thought

Car-free urban vacations
Thanks to new and expanding rapid transit options, visitors to a growing number of American cities – including formerly car-centric destinations such as Detroit and Los Angeles – can ditch the car.
UW–Stout to get campus solar panels
An installation of 36 solar panels recently approved by UW–Stout's student government and the state will be the first to provide solar energy to a building on the campus.

Jobs & Opportunities


Aquatic invasive species intern – La Crosse, WI
The River Alliance of Wisconsin is seeking an intern to assist with watercraft inspections, outreach events, and related duties to reduce the spread of invasive species. Application deadline is March 24.
Garden facilitator – Madison, WI
The Bayview Foundation is seeking a facilitator for a summer youth garden education and work program. Application deadline is April 1.


Program manager – Madison, WI
The Friends of Lake Wingra is seeking a part-time contractor for outreach, fundraising, and communications work. Application deadline is April 1.
Development and grant coordinator – Madison, WI
Clean Lakes Alliance is looking for an individual to support, coordinate, and track fundraising activities and grants. Application deadline is March 31.


Campus sustainability director – Winona, MN
Winona State University is seeking an individual to direct and manage sustainability policies and initiatives for two campuses. Application deadline is March 22.
Green Ambassadors coordinator – Chicago, IL
The Field Museum is seeking a coordinator to coordinate and implement a summer research and community action program for high school students. Application deadline is not listed.


Badger Bioneers 2017 nominations
Nominations are open for individuals who are improving the local community, environment, and/or economy. Application deadline is April 28.
March 1, 2017
Slow Food Cafe: Indian galore
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Crossing
March 16, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Tropical agriculture mapping
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
March 17, 2017
Carbon storage in urban soils
3-4 p.m.
184 Russell Labs
March 20, 2017
Walk: Spring equinox
6:30-8 p.m.
UW Arboretum
March 20, 2017
Can we have clean lakes and ice cream too?
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ale Asylum
March 21, 2017
Film festival: Food + Farms
7-9:30 p.m.
High Noon Saloon
March 26, 2017
Nature games
1:30-3:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
March 27, 2017
Optimizing energy systems
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
March 29, 2017
Energy and the environment
4 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
March 30, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Estimating flood risk
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
April 2, 2017
Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteer work day
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Picnic Point parking lot
April 4, 2017
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
April 5, 2017
Bike maintenance
6-7:30 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
April 6, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Economics of protected land
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
April 7-8, 2017
Engineering Expo
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
College of Engineering
April 7, 2017
Bird collisions and architecture
1:30-3 p.m.
Signe Skott Cooper Hall
April 7, 2017
Adult Swim: Sustainability sideshow
6-10 p.m.
Madison Children's Museum
April 10, 2017
Manure: environmental bane or boon?
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
April 13, 2017
Yahara Lakes 101: Construction erosion
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
April 18, 2017
Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
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