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January 26, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Students to mobilize for City of Monona in new partnership
Monona will participate in the inaugural "UniverCity Year" project, which will mobilize students enrolled in more than a dozen university courses to work on priority issues including housing, transportation, parks and broadband infrastructure. 

The project is an outgrowth of a campus-wide project called the UniverCity Alliance.

What's New at UW?

UW scientists contribute to Pollinator Protection Plan
The newly developed Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan provides information and recommendations designed to support at-risk pollinator populations around the state.
Visiting artist's work captures sustainabiltiy themes
UW's artist in residence, Amy Franceschini, creates work looking at the perceived conflict between nature and culture.
Campus collaborates to study 3-D printing with recycled plastics
Assistant professor Natalie Rudolph is studying the feasibility of a 3-D printing material made from 100 percent recycled waste with support from an Office of Sustainability SIRE grant.

Featured Events

Spring Stuff Swap
January 27, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | L155 Education
Tired of your stuff? Want a new look? REthink Wisconsin is hosting a stuff swap to help eliminate clutter and exchange goods between students. One item is required to enter the stuff swap and no money should be exchanged.
The Promise of Paris
February 9, 2016 | 7-8:30 p.m. | DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Meet with a panel of Wisconsin leaders as they discuss behind-the-scenes impressions and reflect on the outcomes of the Paris climate talks. Registration is required.

Food For Thought

Until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet
The blue bin may be preferable to the trash can, but recycling has a waste footprint – and it requires someone on the other side of the equation to use what you toss. 
2015 smashed global temperature record
Last year shattered 2014's record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began – another sign that the planet is heating up.

Jobs & Opportunities


Social media and marketing internVerona, WI
Heartland Farm Sanctuary is hiring a volunteer social media and marketing intern for the spring semester. Applications deadline is February 1.
Solar ambassadorVarious locations
RE-volv is looking for college students to join their 2016-2017 Solar Ambassador Program. They are seeking teams of 3-5 students from various universities. Application deadline is February 29.


Business communications and administrative volunteerMadison, WI
Sustain Dane is seeking a sustainable business initiative volunteer who will assist the program director. Application deadline is January 29.
Project engineerMadison, WI
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District has an opening for an engineering team member to help provide sustainable solutions for capital improvement projects. Application deadline is February 7.
Naturalist internSandstone, MN
The Audubon Center of the North Woods is looking for a naturalist intern. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received before February 29.


Coordinator of wholesale partnershipsMadison, WI
Sitka Salmon Shares is looking for a coordinator of wholesale partnerships to coordinate management in Alaska and the Midwest. Application deadline is February 17.
Education and outreach coordinatorTwin Cities, MN
The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is hiring a coordinator to develop, teach and manage science-based educational programs. Application deadline is not listed.


Global Health Symposium 2016
The Global Health Institute is looking for proposals from all disciplines – from basic research to education to applied projects in the field – that showcase the full spectrum of global health activity on campus. Abstracts are due February 8.
Discovery Challenge
The Discovery Challenge, part of the WARF Student Ambassador Program, is seeking abstract submissions from UW–Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Abstracts are due February 19.


Lakeshore Nature Preserve student engagement grants
The UW–Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve is offering funding to support undergraduate education in the preserve. Grants are due March 1.
January 26, 2016
How many new apartments does Madison need?
6:30-8 p.m.
High Noon Saloon
January 26, 2016
Terracycling: New ways to recycle
6:30 p.m.
Monona Public Library
January 27, 2016
Nonprofit careers
5-5:45 p.m.
Union South
January 28, 2016
Tracking bumblebees
9 a.m.
UW Arboretum
January 28, 2016
The most important number you've likely never heard of
12:30-2 p.m.
8411 Social Science
January 28, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Human behavior in natural systems
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
January 28, 2016
Conservation science communications panel
5-6 p.m.
Union South
January 31, 2016
Walk: Halfway to spring
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
January 31, 2016
We the 350: Poverty, racism and incarceration in WI
7 p.m.
Play Circle, Memorial Union
February 3, 2016
UW Green Teams workshop
12-1:30 p.m.
Union South
February 3, 2016
Scenarios, simulations, and sustainability science
12-1 p.m.
Discovery Building
February 5, 2016
Morgridge campus and community summit
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Discovery Building
February 5, 2016
Adult Swim: Maker madness
6-10 p.m.
Madison Children's Museum
February 5, 2016
Food, race, and justice
6:30-8:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Society
February 5-7, 2016
Frozen Assets Festival
The Edgewater Plaza and Lake Mendota
February 9, 2016
Environmental groups working toward equity: Racial prejudice workshop
12-1:30 p.m.
Madison Public Library
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Convention Center
Registration is now open!
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