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April 11, 2017

Sustainability Spotlight

First UW–Madison offices achieve green certification
Five campus offices have achieved Green Office certification this spring through the Office of Sustainability's new program: the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Academic Programs Office, UHS Counseling Services, LGBT Campus Center, Facilities Planning & Management, and the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

What's New at UW?

Senior wins Bucky's Award in sustainability
Maria Castillo was selected for her extensive involvement on and beyond campus, her ability to engage fellow students in sustainability initiatives, and her entrepreneurial spirit.
2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Fellowships awarded
Seven student projects will address a range of community needs, including household energy solutions, mass incarceration, fresh produce access, sexual assault, and more.

Featured Event

2017 Climate Change Symposium
April 27, 2017 | 3-6:30 p.m. | H.F. DeLuca Forum
The Symposium showcases campus climate change research. The program includes faculty research presentations, student posters, and networking time.

Food For Thought

Meet the fixers
As Earth Day approaches, find sustainability inspiration in these 50 emerging green leaders with fresh, forward-thinking solutions to some of humanity's biggest challenges.
High-capacity well bill awaits final vote
A bill that would roll back state regulations on high-capacity wells, which scientists have linked to shrinking lakes and streams, passed in the Senate and awaits vote in the Assembly.

Jobs & Opportunities


Sustainability resources intern – Location flexible
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is seeking a summer intern to provide administrative and technical support for campus sustainability resources. Application deadline is April 14.
Food interns – Madison, WI
FairShare CSA Coalition has openings for several summer and fall internships to assist with communications, farmer programs, and the partner shares program. Application deadline is April 21.


Research analyst – Madison, WI or Chicago, IL
Seventhwave is seeking a part-time analyst to work with energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies in buildings. Application deadline is May 5.
Delivery driver – Middleton, WI
Sitka Salmon Shares is seeking a lead driver to run wholesale and home deliveries for a boat-to-doorstep seafood company. Position open until filled.


Professor of environmental studies – Naperville, IL
North Central College invites applications for a three-year visiting position to develop curriculum to support a new major in environmental studies. Application deadline is April 14.
Groundskeeping supervisor – Platteville, WI
UW–Platteville is seeking a year-round grounds supervisor to maintain campus natural and built environments and manage crews. Application deadline is April 20.


Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award will open in May 2017 to support people under the age of 35 who are working on a unique product, service, or application that addresses the biggest global sustainability challenges facing us today.
April 13, 2017
Yahara Lakes 101: Construction erosion
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
April 13, 2017
Undergraduate Symposium
12-6 p.m.
Union South
April 13, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Deltas, people, and sustainability
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
April 13, 2017
Careers in sustainability
6-7:30 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
April 14, 2017
Food studies research forum
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
126 Memorial Library
April 16, 2017
Walk: For love of the Earth
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
April 18, 2017
Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
April 20, 2017
Flint water crisis and public health advocacy
7 p.m.
1220 Microbial Sciences
April 23, 2017
Slow Food Spring Gala
5-9 p.m.
April 24, 2017
Improving bioenergy crops
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
April 27, 2017
Climate Change Symposium
3-6:30 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum
May 2, 2017
Be the Change bash
5-6:30 p.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center
May 3, 2017
Bike hub overhaul
6-7:30 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
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