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December 6, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

New UW Green Fund launches
The new $50,000 UW–Madison Green Fund will support student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of on-campus facilities.

Related: Attend an info session on Friday, Dec. 9, about types of eligible projects and how to apply!

What's New at UW?

Mini-documentary series catalogues Yahara 2070
The new video series, "Changes and Choices in the Yahara," summarizes the Yahara 2070 water sustainability project and major takeaways from the six research areas.
Path to more sustainable plastic production
UW–Madison chemists have enabled a new way to make a common plastic ingredient that uses less energy, reduces waste carbon dioxide, and creates more useful byproducts.

Featured Event

Climate change and human rights
December 8, 2016 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | 1163 Mechanical Engineering
Last year's Paris Climate Agreement was one of the first official documents to discuss climate change as a human rights issue. What does it mean for future victims of climate change?

Food For Thought

Army blocks drilling of Dakota pipeline
Construction of the route a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation has become a global flash point for environmental and indigenous activism.
How bad is online shopping?
Is buying things online the worst thing you could do for the environment? Not necessarily – the impact of a purchase depends on many factors including the density of your community.

Jobs & Opportunities


Food system interns – Madison, WI
REAP Food Group is seeking five interns for the spring semester to work on business, communications, development, and farm atlases. Application deadline is December 9.
Energy engineer intern – Madison, WI or Chicago, IL
Seventhwave is seeking a student with a desire to work toward a sustainable energy society to assist with energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies in buildings. Application deadline is not listed.


Teaching fellow – Land O Lakes, WI
The Conserve School is seeking fellows to work with boarding students, teach courses, and plan and prepare outdoor educational programming. Application deadline is not listed.
Sustainability associate – Platteville, WI
UW–Platteville is seeking a part-time associate to support campus sustainability programs in transportation, land management, energy management, and waste minimization. Application deadline is December 18.


Program manager – Chicago, IL
The Student Conservation Association is seeking a manager to coordinate a portfolio of youth conservation programs in the Chicago area. Application deadline is not listed.
Building performance engineer – Madison, WI
Seventhwave is seeking an energy and building performance engineer to work with clients, manage projects, and inform design decisions. Application deadline is not listed.


People, Prosperity, and the Planet
Applications are now open for the Environmental Protection Agency's P3 student design competition, which challenges student teams to design solutions for a sustainable future. Open through February 3, 2017.
December 7, 2016
Bike through winter
12-1 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
December 8, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Climate change and human rights
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
December 8, 2016
Food systems policy and activism
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Discovery Building
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
December 12, 2016
Master Plan open house
7 p.m.
Gordon Dining & Event Center
December 18, 2016
Winter Commencement
10 a.m.
Kohl Center
December 18-23, 2016
Stress relief fitness classes
Kohl Center
More Events
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