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August 23, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Creating community after a difficult summer
On her blog, Blank's Slate, Chancellor Blank addresses recent violent events across the country and describes the campus' efforts to build a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment this fall.

What's New at UW?

A backup plan: smart, or a stumbling block?
Research from the Wisconsin School of Business finds that just thinking through a backup plan can actually reduce the chances of successfully achieving your goal.
Tiny solar cells outshine competitors
UW–Madison engineers have created powerful, micro-scale solar cells that could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

Featured Event

University Housing residence hall move-In
August 30-September 1, 2016 | Residence halls
During fall move-in, all residents will receive a reusable water bottle to reduce bottled water use and will be encouraged to recycle cardboard and other packing materials.

Housing is looking for volunteers for Badger Spirit Stations to help new students and their families.

Food For Thought

New book celebrates local recycling pioneer
"What Milly Did" chronicles the late Sauk City woman who made the now-ubiquitous numbered recycling triangles and kicked off consumer plastics sorting.
Environmental injustice and police violence
A new article by two professors at the University of California, Davis examines the connections between toxic environmental conditions and recent police killings of African-Americans.

Jobs & Opportunities


Communications intern – Madison, WI
Cool Choices is seeking a student with a knack for innovative social marketing and a desire to help people learn how to be more sustainable. Application deadline is not listed.
Local food interns – Madison, WI
REAP Food Group is seeking four interns for the fall semester to assist with local food projects and communications. Application deadlines are August 25 or 31. 
Graduate assistant – Madison, WI
The UW South Madison Partnership is hiring a half-time project assistant to serve as a point of contact for the Partnership, build community relationships, and oversee daily operations of the space. Application deadline is August 31.


Program assistant – Washington, DC
The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking a program assistant for one year to work to improve the use of science in federal decision-making and motivate scientists to engage in public life. Application deadline is August 26.


Sustainability specialist – San Francisco, CA
Levi Strauss & Co is looking for a temporary sustainability integration specialist to support sustainability strategies in product development, business operations, and more. Application deadline is not listed.
Business development manager – Madison, WI
Cool Choices is seeking someone with outstanding communication skills, a passion for innovative partnerships, and a creative approach to selling to expand Cool Choices' customer base. Application deadline is not listed.
August 24, 2016
Intro to bike commuting
12-1 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
August 26, 2016
Mindfulness based stress reduction info session
12-1 p.m.
UW Health at The American Center
August 26, 2016
Final Fridays in the Garden
4 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
August 27, 2016
Sustainable DIY Chia pets
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 28, 2016
Walk: Dane County in 1834
1 p.m.
UW Arboretum
August 29, 2016
ASM bus pass distribution starts
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Student Activity Center or Union South box office
September 1, 2016
Campus Farmers' Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union South
September 7, 2016
Farm and Digester Tour
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Village of Dane Digester Facility
September 7, 2016
Webinar: Health and economic mobility
1-2 p.m.
September 9-11, 2016
Sustainability Weekend 
Folklore Village
September 18, 2016
Native Gardening Conference 
UW Arboretum
September 18, 2016
Bike the Barns 
Badger Prairie Park, Verona
September 20, 2016
Cultivating creative economies
7 p.m.
Overture Center
September 26, 2016
LEED Green Associate training
6-10 p.m.
1199 Nicholas Hall
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