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February 23, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Students compete to turn electronic waste into jobs
A UW–Madison team is competing for the $1 million Hult Prize as startup funding for their business plan to help people in crowded, urban areas make a profit from the responsible and sustainable disposal of electronic waste.

What's New at UW?

Wisconsin prairies are changing
Researchers at UW–Madison have found that human influence has accelerated the rate of plant species change and altered diversity in Wisconsin prairies.
A tradition of service
As the second largest producer of Peace Corps Volunteers, UW–Madison encourages graduates to uphold the Wisconsin Idea near and far.

Featured Events

Conversations on racial and ethnic diversity
February 24, 2016 | 4-6 p.m. | Gordon Dining and Event Center
Join students, faculty and staff members in a campus-wide conversation about racial and ethnic diversity at UW–Madison.

Read a Q&A with student organizer Tyriek Mack.
Lowering energy consumption for you and your community
February 26, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. | DreamBank
As part of the Green Madison city-wide energy conservation initiative, DreamBank wants to help you make your home more energy efficient.

Food For Thought

Coffee's invisible carbon footprint
Black or latte? Depending on how you take your coffee, there can be a huge difference in climate impact – all because of milk.
Coral reef revival (video)
Surprisingly rapid growth triggered by a technique called microfragmenting gives hope for restoring the dwindling population of healthy coral reefs.

Jobs & Opportunities


Sustainability internDes Moines, IA
The city of Des Moines is looking for a sustainability intern to develop and advocate for local government policies relevant to sustainability. Application deadline is February 26.
Environmental center internsMadison, WI
The MacKenzie Center, an environmental education and outdoor skills center, is seeking students for summer internships in wildlife care, education and facilities/grounds. Application deadline is March 1.


Project team memberMadison, WI
The IPM Institute of North America is hiring a project team member for a variety of integrated pest management projects in schools, communities and agriculture. Application deadline is not listed.
Project managerMadison, WI
The Partnership for Ag Resource Management is hiring a manager to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities. Applications accepted until position is filled.


Solar project managerMadison, WI
SunPeak is looking to add a solar project member to manage photovoltaic installation projects. Application deadline is not listed.
Adjunct facultyWilliams Bay, WI
Aurora University is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach geographic information systems. Application deadline is not listed.


Environmental Fellows Program
The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment places graduate students in internships with environmental and conservation funding and philanthropic organizations. Application deadline is February 29.
Invasive species awards
The Invader Crusader Awards honor Wisconsin citizens and organizations for work to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin land, water and wetlands. Nomination deadline is March 18.
February 23, 2016
What's the buzz: Backyard beekeeping
6-7:30 p.m.
Monona Public Library
February 23, 2016
Writing Wisconsin's Climate
7-8 p.m.
1111 Genetics
Biotechnology Center
February 23, 2016
Science Hall fright night
6:30-9:30 p.m.
15 Science Hall
February 24, 2016
Spring into sustainability: Back to basics
6-7 p.m.
F.H. King Office
February 24, 2016
Changing the solar marketplace
6:45-8 p.m.
1610 Engineering Hall
February 24, 2016
Campus Master Plan open house
7-9 p.m.
Gordon Dining Center
February 25, 2016
Wisconsin ecology job fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Birge Hall atrium
February 25, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Wilderness idea in the age of the Anthropocene
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1153 Mechanical Engineering
February 25, 2016
Rising to the challenge of the climate crisis
7-8:30 p.m.
Union South Varsity Hall
February 26, 2016
Environmental health through the lifespan
12-6 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
Register online!
February 28, 2016
Walk: The end of winter
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
March 1, 2016
Peace Corps week kickoff
4-6 p.m.
University Club
March 2, 2016
MODA Swap & Shop
6 p.m.
Union South
March 3, 2016
Social change forum
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 4, 2016
Madison's fox and coyote populations
9-10 a.m.
Red Gym
March 5, 2016
Aldo Leopold Day
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Discovery Building
March 15, 2016
Stories that matter: Peace Corps volunteer panel
4-5:30 p.m.
Red Gym
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Terrace
Registration is now open!
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