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September 27, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Badger Bioneers: Connections. Intersections.
This one-of-a-kind, full-day gathering brings together sustainability thinkers and leaders from our community with a focus on developing new skills and inspiring action. Register by October 1 to save $50!

Anne Reynolds, of the UW Center for Cooperatives, will be honored at the conference as a 2016 Badger Bioneer.

What's New at UW?

Climate change creates new ecological neighbors
Researchers are seeing that climate change is starting to reshuffle species communities, from the grasslands of Argentina to ice-free areas of Greenland.
UW–Madison institute named national Poverty Research Center
The national recognition comes as the Institute for Research on Poverty marks its 50th year of examining causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

Related: Former IRP director Timothy Smeeding will speak Oct. 5 about economic advantage and child mobility across generations.

Featured Event

September 30, 2016 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Gordon Lawn
The third annual Sustain-a-bash highlights how to live well and get involved in sustainability on campus and will feature bike-powered milkshakes, a giant inflated globe and free vegetables.

Food For Thought

Milwaukee launches pilot composting program
The City of Milwaukee is testing the feasibility of curbside organics collection with a 12-month limited pilot program for a small additional fee.
heat waves hit urban areas hardest
Fair play in childs' play
Too often quality child care is available only to those families that can afford it. A year-old center in Madison, The Playing Field, is experimenting with a new model to change that.

Jobs & Opportunities


Education intern – Monona, WI
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is seeking an intern to assist naturalists and students in their home school program. Application deadline is not listed.
Marketing and communication intern – Madison, WI
RePower Madison is looking for a intern to assist with a range of marketing and communication tasks associated with advancing a clean energy campaign. Application deadline is October 10.


Market breakfast coordinator – Madison, WI
The Dane County Farmers' Market is hiring a coordinator for the "Taste of the Market" breakfast held during the winter market, including arranging guest chefs, coordinating menus and managing staff and volunteers. Application deadline is October 12.
Community outreach member – Cloquet, MN
Conservation Corp Minnesota is seeking a corpsmember to conduct community outreach, coordinate local events, blog about community initiatives and provide programming to connect people and communities to nature. Application deadline is October 14.


Pollution prevention specialist – Madison, WI
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is seeking a specialist to work on pollution prevention and source reduction initiatives and manage a variety of waste-related and education activities. Application deadline is October 9.
Energy senior project manager – Madison, WI
CB&I is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to support Focus on Energy, directing program operations to meet program-specific energy savings, customer satisfaction and market transformation goals. Application deadline is October 12.
September 28, 2016
Slow Food UW Cafe
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Crossing
September 29, 2016
Campus Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
September 30, 2016
11 a.m.
Outdoor lawn, Gordon Dining and Event Center
October 1, 2016
Co-op Connection
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
October 1, 2016
Edible landscaping tour
1-3 p.m.
UW Arboretum
October 1, 2016
Injustices of tar sands pipelines
2 p.m.
Red Gym
October 5, 2016
Inequality of opportunity in an increasingly unequal country
7 p.m.
1111 Genetics Biotechnology Center
October 10, 2016
History and the National Parks
7 p.m.
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
October 18, 2016
Doing Well by Doing Good
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
October 28, 2016
Building community: A global health celebration
5 p.m.
Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
November 10, 2016
Badger Bioneers
Union South
Early registration through October 1
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