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March 8, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Magazine recharges conversations on energy
The latest issue of the Nelson Institute's In Common magazine explores energy disruptions, transitions, and solutions. Powered by campus experts, the issue gives insights into an uncertain but hopeful energy future.

What's New at UW?

UW Health takes steps toward sustainability
A year after eliminating sugary drinks, the UW Hospital has slashed the price of its salad bar and started sourcing local lettuce.
Bioenergy center reports 500th invention
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center's research has made significant progress on developing technology that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace.

Featured Events

Transcend Madison Innovation Competition
March 10-11, 2016 | Union South
This student-run competition will showcase student ingenuity and innovation. Each team will present a poster and a 15-minute pitch to judges from the local entrepreneurship community.
UW–Madison Showcase
March 16, 2016 | 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Union South
The annual Showcase is an opportunity for the campus community to share best practices and find new ways to improve work processes, learning environments and campus climate in academic and administrative areas.

Food For Thought

Senate committee protects plastic bags
A Wisconsin Senate committee approved a bill that would bar local governments from banning plastic bags and other carrying containers.
Climate on the mind
People can see the destruction from climate change as it happens, but deeper effects are less clear. Grist takes a look at the connections between the shifting environment and the human brain.

Jobs & Opportunities


PLANternsDover, NH
The Post-Landfill Action Network has summer internships for students interested in learning about waste issues, zero waste solutions and taking action. Application deadline is March 11.
Morgridge internsMadison, WI
The Morgridge Center for Public Service is hiring students for fall 2016 for a range of positions from marketing to transportation. Application deadline is March 13.
Garden internsMadison, WI
F.H. King is hiring garden interns to help run the student farm in Eagle Heights. The internship can be taken for credit. Application deadline is April 14.


Food Recovery Network fellowsCollege Park, MD
The Food Recovery Network is hiring fellows to start and support new food recovery programs on campuses. Application deadline is April 8.
Ocean conservation fellowWashington, DC
The RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program places people of color in conservation organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and Ocean Conservancy. Application deadline is April 1.


Farmers' market managerMadison, WI
The Dane County Farmers' Market is looking for a market manager to supervise daily operations of the Saturday and Wednesday markets. Application deadline is March 31.
Energy policy research analystWashington, DC
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is seeking a research analyst to assist with projects and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the US. Application deadline is not listed.


Reid Bryson Scholarship
The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research is offering $2,000 in awards for the top research projects presented by graduate and undergraduate students at the UW Climate Change Symposium. Application deadline is March 18.
March 9, 2016
Slow Food UW cafe and Project 1808
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Slow Food Cafe
March 9, 2016
Coffee and climate change in Mexico
4-5 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall
March 9, 2016
Container gardening
6-7:30 p.m.
F.H. King office
March 10, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101:
Steve Carpenter

8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
March 10, 2016
Ecological responses to climate changes
9-11:30 a.m.
UW Arboretum
March 10, 2016
Weston Roundtable:
Carbon storage

4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
March 11-13, 2016
Midwest bicycle show & sale
Alliant Energy Center
March 11, 2016
Adult Swim:
Sustainability Sideshow

7-11 p.m.
Madison Children's Museum
March 13, 2016
Annual CSA open house
10-4 p.m.
Monona Terrace
March 13, 2016
Looking for the green
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
March 15, 2016
Stories that matter: Peace Corps volunteer panel
4-5:30 p.m.
Red Gym
March 16, 2016
Am I hungry? Mindful eating
6-7 p.m.
March 16, 2016
Annual maintenance and cleaning your chain
6-7:30 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
March 16, 2016
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
7-9 p.m.
The Barrymore Theater
March 18, 2016
Willy Street spring fling
5-9 p.m.
Willy Street
March 22, 2016
Writing Wisconsin's waterways
7-8:30 p.m.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
March 31-April 1, 2016
UW Climate Change Symposium
AB20 Weeks Hall
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Terrace
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