February 11, 2014

Sustainability Spotlight

Free registration: 2014 Sustainability forum
Register by February 19 to attend the 2014 Sustainability Forum, which will take an in-depth look at climate change solutions and adaptation in Wisconsin. Leading experts will tackle tough questions, including how to ensure food security, ways to adapt urban environments to the changing climate and how the university should address climate change.

Registration is free and lunch is included.

What's New at UW?

Charter Street heating plant keeps campus comfortable
The Charter Street Heating Plant is responsible for keeping the 65,000 people who work and study on campus in more than 300 buildings comfortable.
Library, Nelson Institute partner to purchase access to environmental database
Trucost provides comprehensive environmental performance data for firms comprising more than 93 percent of global markets by market capitalization, including carbon, water, land use, pollutants, waste and commodity flows.

Featured Events

Arboretum Science Day
February 13, 2014 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum
This annual research symposium features UW-Madison students and faculty presenting findings from research projects conducted on Arboretum land during the past year. This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.
UW–Madison Design Summit 3
February 20, 2014 | 4-7 p.m. | H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery
This year's summit will explore human-centered design, emphasize interdisciplinary collaborations, and explore future business and community opportunities related to design at UW–Madison. Registration is free.

Food For Thought

Increased interest in environmental issues may lead to new job opportunities for UW–Madison students
As the evidence for global climate change continues to mount, the growing implications of a more extreme climate may be accompanied by expanding job opportunities in combating them.
Seeds of a new generation
A New York Times Dining & Wine feature highlights societal trends that have led some Midwestern farmers to focus on fruits and vegetables instead of corn. 
National Sustainable Agriculture Standard webinar series
Learn more about the proposed National Sustainable Agriculture Standard, which will provide guidance and opportunities for producers interested in or engaged in sustainable crop production, through a series of webinars. Registration required.
Environmental business center eyed for East Wash
A group involved with the development of Chicago's "Green Exchange" was recently hired to complete a feasibility study for the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center.

Jobs & Opportunities


Office of Sustainability Student Leader - Madison, WI
The Office of Sustainability is currently seeking a new student leader to be a student representative on the Office of Sustainability leadership team and coordinate student engagement efforts. Applications due Feb. 16.
Madison Environmental Group internships - Madison, WI
Madison Environmental Group is looking for a Sustainability Intern to assist in a variety of sustainability-related projects and an EnAct Intern to help promote and facilitate sustainable living through its EnAct: Steps to Greener Living Program. Application deadline Feb. 12. 
National Academies' Sustainability Fellowship - Washington, D.C.
This summer fellowship is designed for rising college seniors to learn about sustainability in the context of science and technology and includes an opportunity to conduct research on a sustainability-related topic. Applications due April 1.
Young Reporters for the Environment competition
This environmental journalism competition invites students to submit original reporting - writing, photography, or video - on a topic related to the environment. Submissions due March 15.


St. Croix River Association internship and job opportunities - St. Croix Falls, WI
The St. Croix River Association has openings for several positions including a Development Director, River Connections Steward, Administrative Assistant, Park Guide Intern and a Land Program Intern. Application deadline Feb. 21.


National Science Foundation Sustainability Research Networks competition
The Sustainability Research Networks competition brings together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct research to address sustainability challenges. The 2014 competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability.

Contact Craig Benson if you are interested in forming or joining a UW–Madison team. Full proposal deadline is April 29.


February 12, 2014
Developing and testing a smartphone application to prevent relapse using Self-Determination Theory
12 p.m.
137 Hiram Smith Hall
February 12, 2014
Relaxation Strategies: Beat the winter blues
1-2 p.m.
Union South, TITU
February 13, 2014
Weston: Alon Tal - Enduring Technological Optimism: Israeli water resources at a crossroads
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
February 18, 2014
GREEN Program info session w/UW alumni
6-7 p.m.
1025 Engineering Centers
February 20, 2014
Sustainability-Driven Manufacturing Research
12-12:50 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
April 10-13, 2014
Engineers for a Sustainable World annual conference
Northwestern University
Early-bird registration ends Feb. 14.
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