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November 19, 2021
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Sustainability Spotlight

“The implications are enormous”: graduate student’s innovative
climate research could change building design

“By the end of the twenty-first century, building cooling [demand] in Madison will be very similar to Montgomery, Alabama, while building heating will be very similar to Louisville, Kentucky.” This means that building design will need to change. 

Wicked Problems: Single-Use Plastics

Plastics: they're everywhere, they're incredibly useful, and they offer certain accessibility advantages--but they're a huge sustainability issue. In the first episode of the Wicked Problems series, hosts Rose and Kylie explore the thorny tradeoffs that we face with single-use plastics. 

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What Happened at COP26 and Why It Matters

COP26 was widely regarded as a crucial opportunity to achieve pivotal, transformational change in global climate policy. Countries are being asked to set bold targets to phase out carbon-emitting energy sources, end deforestation, invest in resilient infrastructure, and provide financing to support sustainable development.
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After way too much virtual life, it’s so good to see our interns out and about on campus again! Our Green Athletics team did a waste audit at a soccer game recently with help from Mick Santry of the men’s rowing team. From left to right: Eliza Lindley, Mick Santry, Katherine Ackley, Nina Delgadillo, Morgan Barlin, Yvett Sanchez.

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Partner Shares Program Intern, Fair Share CSA Coalition – Remote/ Madison, WI
Community-Based Learning Intern, Morgridge Center for Public Service – Campus 
Electric Food Truck Lead, Campus Dining & Culinary Services – Campus

Sustainable Events Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Monona, WI
Property Steward, Ice Age Trail Alliance – Cross Plains, WI
Sustainable Campus Strategist, Penn State University – University Park, PA

Quantitative Sustainability Lecturer, UW–Madison – Campus
Sustainability Manager, UW-Stout – Menominee, WI
Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Director, Midwest Climate Collaborative, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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Handshake, Career Services for Undergraduate Students – Campus
Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews.

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium Fellowship – Remote
HEASC Fellows are volunteers who spend three to five hours each week working on high impact projects that meet the strategic goals of HEASC and advance sustainability across the higher education sector.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will be a living model for sustainability, exemplifying values and actions that demonstrate our commitment to stewardship of resources, respect for place and the health and well-being of the broader community, now and for the future. 
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