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November 22, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight


Students win Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge (WESC)
Transforma, winners of the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize, devised a strategy to engage unemployed women in Costa Rica in transforming plastic waste into sellable products. Pathogenomica, winners of the Dvorak Energy Prize, are applying DNA sequencing technology to detect pathogens in food and beverages.

What's New at UW?

6 research-backed tips to buy happiness
Christine Whelan, director of UW–Madison’s Money, Relationship & Equality Initiative, recommends building on the prosocial values of the Thanksgiving celebration to maximize your well-being and consume happily.
Opinion: UW needs sustainability education
A current student recommends that UW–Madison implement a sustainability course requirement to keep students informed about the world around them and to make them competitive professionally.

Featured Event

Bike Through Winter
December 7, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. | University Bicycle Resource Center (Helen C. White garage)
Get tips on biking through the winter safely, including suggestions for clothing and other gear plus basic winter maintenance tips and available resources.

Food For Thought

Scott Walker calls for manure digester proposals
The governor is seeking proposals to build anaerobic manure digesters in environmentally sensitive parts of the state to address water quality concerns.
What should you do with your food scraps?
You already know it's best to avoid food waste completely. But for the inedible and inevitable, which is better: trash or garbage disposal?

Jobs & Opportunities

STUDENT

Bus trip coordinator – Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Experience bus trip coordinator will assist with recruitment and coordination of UW–Madison student leaders for a civic and cultural immersion trip through the state. Application deadline is December 2.
Environmental education intern – Poynette, WI
The MacKenzie Center of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking an energetic student to assist with environmental education and outdoor skills programs for schools and groups. Application deadline is January 13, 2017.

ENTRY LEVEL

Energy sustainability manager – Marshfield, WI
Marshfield Clinic is seeking a manager for efforts to promote responsible use of natural resources and protection of the natural environment, primarily in areas of energy, waste, transportation, and sustainable design and operation of facilities. Application deadline is not listed.
Cities program specialist – Arlington, VA
The Nature Conservancy is looking for a coordinator to support a network that develops and implements natural solutions and conservation as essential components of healthy, just and climate-resilient cities. Application deadline is November 24.

PROFESSIONAL

Movement building analyst – Washington, DC
The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign is seeking an analyst to develop data-driven tools and models to monitor persuasion and advocacy efforts. Application deadline is not listed.
Assistant professor – Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago has an opening for an endowed assistant professor to teach and conduct research in the areas of ecological economics and environmental policy. Application deadline is not listed.
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 25, 2016
Black Friday Black Business Expo
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Villager Mall
November 29, 2016
Food safety regulation challenges
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
6201 Microbial Sciences
November 29, 2016
A conversation about the 2016 election
5:30 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
November 30, 2016
Peace Corps info session
4-5:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Room, Red Gym
December 1, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Nighttime lights and air pollution
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
December 1, 2016
Slow Food and Clay Collective
6-8 p.m.
The Crossing
December 2-4, 2016
UW Forestry tree sale
Stock Pavilion
December 2, 2016
UW Urban Canid project
9-10 a.m.
154 Red Gym
December 2, 2016
REThink stuff swap
1-4 p.m.
B203 Van Vleck
December 2, 2016
Crafternoon
1:30-3 p.m.
15 Science Hall
December 2, 2016
Cooking on a college budget
2:30-4:30 p.m.
The Crossing
December 4, 2016
Walk: Effigy mounds
1-3 p.m.
UW Arboretum
December 5, 2016
Social science, political economy and the future of energy
3:30-4:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
December 7, 2016
Bike through winter
12-1 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
December 8, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Sustainable development & international law
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
December 8, 2016
Food systems policy and activism
3:30-5:30 p.m.
TBA
December 9, 2016
Green Fund info session
1-2:30 p.m.
Union South
December 10, 2016
Birding Madison's lakes
7:30-11 a.m.
Meet in Lot 60
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