September 1, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

How to make sustainability part of your Wisconsin Experience
Whether you are new to campus or returning, principles of sustainability can be integrated into all aspects of campus life! Make sustainability a part of your UW–Madison experience with these simple tips to live, learn and play more sustainably.

What's New at UW?

Badger Volunteers registration open
With more than 20 sustainability-related community partners, Badger Volunteers is a perfect way to get involved this semester. Registration for fall 2015 will be open September 4-10.
Water resources program turns 50
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' Water Resources Management program is celebrating a half-century of helping Wisconsin communities solve water problems.
Wisconsin Energy Institute introduces "Power Points"
The Power Points newsletter is a new forum for sharing announcements, meetings, papers, research and commentary focused on rethinking the electrical grid. 

Featured Events

UW Organic Ag Field Day
September 2, 2015 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Arlington Agricultural Research Station
The event will feature discussions of organic vegetable production and pasture management. The event is free with a noon lunch available for $10. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.
Campus Farmers' Market
September 3, 2015 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Orchard Street Mall outside Union South
The weekly campus farmers' market kicks off Thursday at Union South. Stop by for produce, meat, cheeses, breads and more from local vendors including Babcock Hall Dairy and Parrfection Produce.

Food For Thought

Waukesha's plan for Lake Michigan raises concerns
Faced with contamination in Waukesha's aquifer, city authorities looked to nearby Lake Michigan. The request is now testing a landmark 2008 compact that requires approval from the governors of all eight states that touch the lake.
H&M offers prize for clothes recycling ideas
The world's second-largest fashion retailer is launching a new effort to promote recycling and address looming shortages of raw materials by offering an annual $1 million prize for new clothing recycling techniques.

Jobs & Opportunities


Event planning and outreach internMadison, WI
The REAP Food Group is hiring an intern to help with event research, outreach and administration. Application deadline is September 8.
Development internMadison, WI
The REAP Food Group is looking for a development intern to help with non-profit development, event planning and communications. Application deadline is September 10.
Sustain Dane internshipsMadison, WI
Sustain Dane is seeking a business communications intern and an evaluation intern to assist with sustainable business outreach and assess program outcomes. Application deadline is September 11.


EPA economistNarragansett, RI
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hiring an economist to plan, advise, and assist with projects and analyses related to environmental economics and sustainable development. Application deadline is September 2.
Communications LTEMadison, WI
Sustain Dane is hiring a part time, limited-term employee to develop and implement a communications plan for the Badger Bioneers event. Application deadline is September 14.
Communications and development specialistWashington, D.C.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is hiring a specialist to help support policy and grassroots work through strategic communications and fundraising. Application deadline is not listed.


Science faculty memberChicago, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a tenure-track faculty member whose research and teaching relate to environmental or climate science. Application deadline is November 20.
Ecosystem analysis directorArlington, VA
Conservation International is seeking a candidate to direct the Ecosystem Analysis and Geomatics group, which uses remote sensing and GIS technologies in support of sustainable societies. Application deadline is not listed.
Urban sustainability program associateNew Haven, CT
Yale University is hiring a program associate to support the development, implementation, and engagement of Yale’s sustainability plans, policies, and practices through their Office of Sustainability. Application deadline is not listed.


2015 Midwest ECO Regional Conference
The conference, hosted October 23-24 by the UW–Madison School of Human Ecology, is seeking proposal submissions relating to the theme of Forwarding Inquiry and Action for Social Change. Proposals are due September 2.


UW 2020: WARF Discovery Initiative
This initiative seeks to fund innovative research projects that have the potential to transform a field of study or open new avenues of research. Abstract must be submitted by October 1.
September 3, 2015
Food waste and sustainability concerns
1:45-5:15 p.m.
Nancy Nicholas Hall and Mechanical Engineering
September 5-6, 2015
Taste of Madison
Saturday: 2-8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Capitol Square
September 5, 2015
Arboretum ecological restoration work party
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wingra Springs parking lot
September 8, 2015
Tomato canning workshop
6-7 p.m.
FEED Kitchens
September 8, 2015
Managing water like nature
7-8 p.m.
Greenfield, WI
September 9, 2015
Garden Design Competition kick-off meeting
6-7:30 p.m.
473 Plant Sciences
September 10, 2015
Yahara Lakes 101: Nutrient transport to the lakes
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
September 10, 2015
Mark Krawczynski: Designing buildings to harness energy
6 p.m.
1345 Health Sciences Learning Center
September 11-13, 2015
Sustainability Weekend at Folklore Village
Full schedule online
Dodgeville, WI
September 20, 2015
2015 Native Gardening Conference
8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
Register by September 10
October 9-10, 2015
Family Well-Being Conference
Full schedule online
Nancy Nicholas Hall
Register early for discounted tickets
October 13, 2015
Air and Energy: The path ahead for US states
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Union South
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