September 29, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

Campus dining spots cutting receipts
University Housing’s registers no longer automatically print receipts for every transaction. The Wisconsin Union is following suit, testing a similar change at select locations that should roll out across campus next week.

What's New at UW?

Students: Apply for the Green Fund
Do you have an idea about how to make UW–Madison more sustainable? Apply for the Associated Students of Madison Green Fund by October 9.
It's flu shot season!
University Health Services offers free seasonal influenza shots for students as well as flu clinics for employees. Boost your immunity and stay healthy this winter!
Registration open for Badger Bioneers 2015
Sustain Dane's annual sustainability conference will be held November 10 in Union South. This year's program will focus on the connections between social, environmental and economic sustainability in Madison. Early bird registration ends October 2.

Featured Events

WN@tL: Biogass production in Wisconsin
September 30, 2015 | 7-8:15 p.m. | UW Biotechnology Center, Room 1111
Greg Kleinheinz, a professor of sustainable technology at UW–Oshkosh, will break down the differences between different types of biodigestion.
Weston Roundtable: Our urban nature
October 1, 2015 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | 1106 Mechanical Engineering
Jason Vargo, an assistant scientist in UW–Madison's Nelson Institute and Global Health Institute, will discuss how shifts toward urbanization will impact sustainability goals for people and the planet.

Food For Thought

Surge in homelessness impacts Madison
Facing a sharp increase in homelessness and fed up over what he says is a hot spot for violence and illegal activity, Mayor Soglin successfully pushed for a measure last month that will ban anyone from sleeping at night outside City Hall.
Play Cool Choices
A city-wide game of the online sustainability card game Cool Choices launched this week as part of the Green Madison effort to reduce energy consumption. Registration is still open and the top-saving team will win lunch for 10 at Graze. Watch this short video to learn how to get involved!

Jobs & Opportunities


UW–Madison shared governance committeesMadison, WI
The Associated Students of Madison has student openings on university committees spanning a wide range of topics. Shared governance gives students a voice in campus policies and decisions. Application deadline is October 2.
Sustainability community internDubuque, IA
The City of Dubuque is hiring a sustainability intern to assist in the implementation of programs, policies and public outreach. Application deadline is October 2.


HorticulturistCedarburg, WI
The City of Cedarburg is hiring a full-time horticulturist to manage urban, park and forest lands. Application deadline is September 30.
Nature center exhibit staffMonona, WI
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is looking for weekend naturalist exhibit staff members to manage exhibits and engage visitors on environmental and natural history topics. Candidates must be available most weekends. Application deadline is not listed.


Construction project consultantMadison, WI
American Family Insurance is hiring a consultant to coordinate a range of construction projects. LEED experience and credential are preferred. Application deadline is not listed.
Water quality project managerAnn Arbor, MI
The Great Lakes Commission is seeking an individual to manage nonpoint source pollution projects under their Water Quality and Ecosystem Health program. Application deadline is October 16.
Ecological directorCorvallis, OR
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a director for the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory to direct a range of national research programs in the Western Ecology Division. Application deadline is October 2.


Educational Innovation grants
The EI Small Grant Program supports faculty and instructional staff in efforts to experiment with new technologies and new ways of learning. The program will offer grants up to $10,000 each. The proposal deadline is October 26.

Last Chance to Register!

for a discussion group about the next UW–Madison MOOC:

Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar
September 30, 2015
Lecture: Structural inequalities and poverty
4-5 p.m.
Pyle Center
September 30, 2015
Rebuild America's infrastructure and economy
6-8 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
October 1, 2015
Union South Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
October 2, 2015
Student Community Service Day
1-4 p.m.
Red Gym
October 3, 2015
Class: Forest garden design
1-4 p.m.
UW Arboretum
October 6, 2015
Talk: Living on $2 per day
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building
October 8, 2015
Meet the 2015 Badger Bioneers
6-8:30 p.m.
October 8, 2015
David Mladenoff: The state of Wisconsin's forests
7-8:30 p.m.
Overture Center for the Arts
October 13, 2015
Air and Energy: The path ahead for US states
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Union South
October 13-14, 2015
Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
1220 Microbial Sciences
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