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March 28, 2017

Sustainability Spotlight

Fall sustainability classes
You may just have gotten back from spring break, but it's nearly time for fall enrollment! Browse a selection of fall sustainability courses that can fill natural science, social science, or humanities requirements. Featured course topics include engineering, policy, business, history, sociology, and consumer science.

What's New at UW?

Recycled medical waste creates sustainable art
UW Health's project uses discarded biocaps to highlight the relationship between health care and the environment and raise awareness about hidden waste.
UniverCIty Year extends to Dane County
UniverCIty is now seeking faculty and staff interested in partnering on projects in economic development, affordable housing, county service use, and water quality.

Featured Events

2017 Global Health Symposium
April 4, 2017 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Health Sciences Learning Center
"For Our Planet, For Our Health" will include sessions on water and health, refugees and resettlement, and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse
April 18, 2017 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Monona Terrace Convention Center
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' annual Earth Day conference will feature talks and discussions about societal challenges including climate change, social justice, and conservation. Registration deadline is April 11.

Food For Thought

Small town, big sustainability
Facing a dearth of easy answers to meet rising demand for renewable energy, some Wisconsin communities are turning to community-based solar projects to increase resilience and control their role in climate change.
How Americans think about climate change
New data say Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally.

Jobs & Opportunities


Housing sustainability assistant – Madison, WI
UW Housing is seeking a student to promote sustainability throughout campus and Housing through building relationships and project and event management. Priority application deadline is March 28 (today!).
Slow Food interns – Madison, WI
Slow Food UW is hiring interns for the fall 2017 semester. Positions are available in the cafe, South Madison project, outreach, finance, and communications. Application deadline is March 31.


Water resources specialists – Fitchburg, WI
The Wisconsin DNR is seeking water management LTEs to oversee lake monitoring and aquatic invasive species mitigation efforts to protect water quality and habitat. Application deadline is March 31.
Environmental consultants – Roseville or Berkeley, CA
R3 Consulting is seeking entry- through senior-level associates to support work in solid waste and recycling services for government entities. Application deadline is not listed.


Salvage supervisor – Milwaukee, WI
WasteCap Resource Solutions is seeking a supervisor to manage and coordinate deconstruction, salvage and warehouse tasks to recover and sell items of value. Application deadline is April 14.
Sustainability analyst – San Francisco, CA
Salesforce is seeking a data specialist to track, analyze, and address environmental impacts and related metrics. Application deadline is not listed.


Fellowship for Emerging Leaders
The Institute at the Golden Gate is now accepting applications for their climate change education and urban fellowships. Both programs use high-impact projects focused on policy and practice to shape future environmental and community leaders. Application deadline is March 31.
March 29, 2017
Energy and the environment
4 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
March 29, 2017
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
7-10 p.m.
Barrymore Theater
March 30, 2017
Conservation policy in your hands
7 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
March 31-April 2, 2017
Science Expeditions
Check website for times and locations
April 2, 2017
Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteer work day
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Picnic Point parking lot
April 2, 2017
Healthy food, healthy land, supply chain sustainability
10 a.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
April 2, 2017
Walk: Transitions
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
April 2, 2017
Film: The Colorado
4 p.m.
The Marquee
April 4, 2017
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
April 4-5, 2017
Wisconsin Ecology Symposium
1-5 p.m.
1220 Microbial Sciences
April 5, 2017
Bike maintenance
6-7:30 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
April 6, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Economics of protected land
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
April 7-8, 2017
Engineering Expo
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
College of Engineering
April 7, 2017
Bird collisions and architecture
1:30-3 p.m.
Signe Skott Cooper Hall
April 7, 2017
Adult Swim: Sustainability sideshow
6-10 p.m.
Madison Children's Museum
April 10, 2017
Manure: environmental bane or boon?
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
April 13, 2017
Yahara Lakes 101: Construction erosion
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
April 13, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Deltas, people, and sustainability
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
April 18, 2017
Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
April 23, 2017
Slow Food Spring Gala
5-9 p.m.
April 24, 2017
Improving bioenergy crops
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
April 27, 2017
Climate Change Symposium
3-6:30 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum
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