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August 9, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight


Moving Days starts Friday
Unwanted items don't belong on the curb. Instead, bring usable clothes, shoes, housewares, books, and nonperishable food to Lot 45 to donate to UW–Madison students and the Madison community!

Look for other collection sites on campus, downtown, and in many high-rises.

What's New at UW?

1,000 freshmen to undergo cultural competency training
This fall, the campus will test a diversity program with incoming freshmen that officials hope will offer an opportunity for students to learn both about themselves and others. 
From Madison ideas to African energy
Madison companies – one a startup by two UW–Madison grad students – are helping improve global electricity access, health and well-being through clean energy. 

Featured Event

Donate and Take
August 12-17, 2016 | Lot 45 (165 N Mills St) 
As a part of the Moving Days initiative, a "Donate and Take" site will be available for students to drop off unwanted items and take things that they may need for their new apartment.

Food For Thought

The (wrong) reason for America's food waste
The mistaken assumption that eating foods after a labeled expiration date  was likely to make people sick leads to a lot of perfectly good food being thrown away. 
Clean water regulations scaled back
Responding to strong complaints from the dairy industry, the state Department of Natural Resources quietly narrowed the scope of rules in the works regarding health hazards due to manure spread on farm fields each year.

Jobs & Opportunities

STUDENT

Graphic designer – Madison, WI
The NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team is hiring an undergraduate or graduate student to work on a newsletter, website, and videography. Application deadline is August 15.
Communications intern – Madison, WI
Sustain Dane is seeking a social media and communications intern to help promote Sustain Dane campaigns and events and help curate content on Sustain Dane's social media platforms. Application deadline is September 16. 

ENTRY LEVEL

Sustainability specialist – Hopland, CA
Fetzer Vineyards is searching for a sustainability specialist to manage and report on sustainability initiatives and programs in which the vineyard participates. Application deadline is not listed.
Agricultural assistant – Gainesville, FL
The University of Florida is hiring an individual to assist with the garden and teaching farm, including communications and project coordination, planting, and Integrated Pest Management. Application deadline is August 16.
Volunteer project coordinator – Carmel, IN
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation is searching for an individual to coordinate all volunteer project efforts of the Parks Maintenance Division. Application deadline is not listed.

PROFESSIONAL

Arboretum director – Madison, WI
The UW–Madison Arboretum is hiring a director to provide leadership to approximately 25 full and part-time staff members and be responsible for overall direction and day-to-day management of the Arboretum. Application deadline is September 30. 

GRANTS

A Force for Positive Change Award
Up to four incorporated enterprises that are addressing a significant social and/or environmental challenge that exists in Wisconsin either through their products, services, or operations will be eligible to win a $25,000 cash prize. Application deadline is September 15. 

OPPORTUNITIES

Bike the Barns volunteering
FairShare CSA Coalition is seeking volunteers to help with Bike the Barns on September 18. 
Madison Water Utility survey
City of Madison residents are encouraged to take this survey regarding their knowledge of Madison's water.
VOTE in the primary
August 9!
Do you know the location of your polling place? 
UPCOMING EVENTS
August 11, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: The future of digesters
8 a.m.
The Edgewater
August 11, 2016
Make way for the monarchs!
6-7 p.m.
Wingra Boats
August 11, 2016
Sustain Dane's
Week of Wins bike tour

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet at Short Stack Eatery
August 12-17, 2016
Moving Days
Check website for locations
August 17, 2016
Learning Lab: Creating a positive life
DreamBank
August 21, 2016
Yum Yum Fest
3-8 p.m.
Central Park
August 24-26, 2016
Edible Startup Summit
Goodman Community Center
Through August 25
Weaving Lab
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Discovery Building Image Lab
September 7, 2016
Farm and Digester Tour
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Village of Dane Digester Facility
September 9-11, 2016
Sustainability Weekend 
Folklore Village
September 18, 2016
Native Gardening Conference 
UW Arboretum
September 18, 2016
Bike the Barns 
Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Register early to ensure spot
More Events
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