October 13, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

What does sustainability mean for Madison?
UW's Badger Bioneers, Shannon Bunsen of UW Health and Jason Vargo of the Global Health Institute, weigh in on what it means to bring environmental, social, and economic sustainability to life in our community.

Register here for the 2015 Badger Bioneers Conference.

What's New at UW?

What global goal will you champion?
The Global Health Institute explored how the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals resonate with members of the UW–Madison campus community.
Learning to embrace ecosystem chaos
In working to manage a consistent supply of water, fuel, crops and other natural resources in the short term, UW–Madison researchers say, we are making long-term outcomes less predictable.
UW–Madison joins partnership to promote healthy lifestyles
Over the next three years, UW–Madison will promote and support physical activity, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles across campus through the Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative.

Featured Events

Fall Harvest Fest
October 16, 2015 | 5-8 p.m. | Eagle Heights Community Garden
Enjoy live music, tasty food and fresh cider at the F.H. King garden. Bring your own dishes, utensils and a contribution for the potluck. A garden workday will precede the event from 3-5 p.m.
Wisconsin Science Festival
October 22-25, 2015 | Various times and locations
The festival celebrates statewide curiosity and creativity with activities for all ages and interests, on campus and beyond. One highlight is the Made in Wisconsin expo on October 23, featuring local food, drinks, companies and products.

Food For Thought

Paris holds first "Day Without Cars"
Hoping to improve the city's air quality in the weeks before it hosts a major international climate conference, Paris removed cars from 30 percent of its roads for a single day.
The reign of recycling
As municipal recycling programs expand, this opinion piece takes a step back to ask: is recycling really the best choice? Sometimes, the author concludes – but not all recyclables are created equal.

Jobs & Opportunities


Business development internMadison, WI
H&H, a company that works with energy efficiency and green energy projects, is hiring a business development intern. Application deadline is October 21.
House fellowMadison, WI
University Housing house fellows work approximately 20-25 per week during the school year. They work closely with residents as a source of information and mentorship. Application deadline is October 26.
Greenbuild conference & events internWashington D.C.
The U.S. Green Building Council is hiring an intern to help with its events program. Application deadline is not listed.


Social science researcherMadison, WI
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hiring a part-time social science researcher. Application deadline is October 21.
Teach for America teachersVarious locations
Teach for America is hiring teachers for 2016 to help children growing up in poverty in the United States. Application deadline is October 30.


Director of developmentChicago, IL
The National Parks Conservation Association is seeking a midwest regional director of development. Application deadline is not listed.
Senior resource ecologistCook County, IL
Forest Preserves of Cook County is looking for a senior resource ecologist to help develop and implement land management policies. Application deadline is October 27.


NACCB 2016
Proposal submission is open for the 3rd North American Congress for Conservation Biology on communicating science for conservation action. The submission deadline is November 6.


Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant
The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant, intended to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea, is open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students. Pre-proposals are due in the relevant dean's office December 1.
October 13, 2015
Future of energy: Climate, energy and Wisconsin
5:30-7 p.m.
Tong Auditorium Engineering Centers Building
October 13-14, 2015
Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
1220 Microbial Sciences
October 14, 2015
Slow Food UW Cafe
11:30 a.m.
Allen Centennial Gardens
October 15, 2015
Weston Roundtable: Managing sea level risk
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
October 15, 2015
Union South Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
October 17, 2015
Tactical urbanism:
Bandit poetry

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Madison Public Library
October 20, 2015
MPower: Sustainable food choices
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Goodman Community Center
October 20, 2015
UW Majors Fair
3:30-6 p.m.
Union South
October 21, 2015
B-Cycle Nature Net tour
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monona Terrace
October 22, 2015
Envisioning the future of the Yahara Watershed
3:30-4:30 p.m.
B302 Birge Hall
October 25, 2015
Food Day: Celebrating Food through Senses
2-4 p.m.
Badger Rock Neighborhood Center
November 1, 2015
LEED Green Associate Training
1-5 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Registration is now open.
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