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July 26, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

A hidden garden in Bascom
An unassuming door off a stairway in Bascom Hall leads to a small courtyard, often overlooked even by the building’s occupants. Thanks to a student effort, there is a new reason for people to find this secret garden. (And no, it’s not a Pokémon.)

What's New at UW?

Bringing sustainability to state businesses
UW lecturer Tom Eggert is helping businesses advance and showcase their sustainable practices through the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.
Breeding for flavor
CALS scientists are working with area chefs, farmers, and breeders to develop new varieties of produce that can be grown organically and deliver exceptional flavor.

Featured Event

Final Fridays in the Garden
July 29, 2016 | 4-8 p.m. | Allen Centennial Garden
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a night of music while trying your hand at making wind chimes and infusing your own water. Ride your bike to the garden for a free safety check-up. 

Food For Thought

A sustainable diet = less meat
Some countries are considering "meat taxes" to encourage people to eat less meat and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock. 
MG&E launches Shared Solar pilot program
Madison Gas and Electric is building a solar array on a municipal building in Middleton and launching a shared solar program to allow residential customers to buy into solar energy.

Jobs & Opportunities


Director of finance (volunteer) – Madison, WI
Wisconsin Microfinance is seeking a student to be responsible for accounting and financial reporting for a non-profit that provides microloans in Haiti and the Philippines. Application deadline is August 2. 
Director of communications (volunteer) – Madison, WI
Wisconsin Microfinance is looking for a student to lead communications efforts for this microloan non-profit, including writing outreach materials and newsletter content. Application deadline is August 2.


Communications specialist – Madison, WI
UW–Madison Transportation Services is hiring an individual to develop and implement communications strategies to promote Transportation Services programs. Application deadline is August 1. 
Sustainability research assistant  – Falls Church, VA 
JDM Associates is seeking an individual to assist commercial clients with identifying and implementing cost-effective energy efficiency and sustainability measures. Application deadline is not listed. 


Associate directorMadison, WI
The Morgridge Center for Public Service seeks a person with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the mission of the Center who will oversee all day-to-day administration duties. Application deadline is August 10. 
Sustainability specialist – Madison, WI
UW Health is looking for a specialist who will be responsible for the implementation, assessment and support of sustainability programs, initiatives and communications related to operations across UW Health. Application deadline is not listed. 


40 Under 40 applications now open
Midwest Energy News’ "40 Under 40" award program recognizes emerging leaders and innovators in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Nominations close August 5. 
Bike the Barns Volunteer
FairShare CSA Coalition is seeking volunteers to help with their Bike the Barns event on September 18. 
July 30, 2016
Paddle and Portage
7 a.m.
James Madison Park
July 30, 2016
Loop the Lake bike ride
10 a.m.
Olbrich Park
July 31, 2016
Native pollinators in the preserve
9-11 a.m.
Picnic Point parking lot
Through July 31
Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy
6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Pope Farm Conservancy
August 7, 2016
A different "view" of the Preserve
1-3 p.m.
Picnic Point parking lot
August 12-17, 2016
Moving Days
Check website for locations
August 21, 2016
Yum Yum Fest
3-8 p.m.
Central Park
August 24-26, 2016
Edible Startup Summit
Goodman Community Center
Through August 25
Weaving Lab
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Discovery Building Image Lab
September 18, 2016
Native Gardening Conference 
UW Arboretum
September 18, 2016
Bike the Barns 
Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Register early to ensure spot
More Events
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