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February 14, 2017

Sustainability Spotlight

New program works to green campus workspaces
After a pilot last fall, the Office of Sustainability's Green Office Certification Program is now recruiting campus offices that want to better understand the impacts of their actions and create healthy and sustainable work environments.

What's New at UW?

Finalists announced for UW Arboretum director
The three candidates – Ellen Damschen, Randy Jackson, and Karen Oberhauser – share their visions for the position in public presentations that started this week.
candidate to share his or her vision for the position - See more at:
candidate to share his or her vision for the position - See more at:
Seeking sustainable student organizations
Know a UW student org that has gone above and beyond to better their community in terms of sustainability? Nominate them for Bucky's Award in Conservation and Sustainability.

Featured Event

The state of food waste composting in Milwaukee
February 16, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. | Discovery Building
At this Food & the Wisconsin Idea event, graduate student Tim Allen will talk about his research on food waste composting in the greater Milwaukee area, followed by networking time.

Food For Thought

EPA approves delay of WI water pollution rules
The decision will allow state manufacturers and sewage plants more time and options before they must reduce phosphorus discharge, which contributes to algae growth.
Shop smarter, save the earth
A current student weighs in on the staggering environmental impacts of the fashion industry and consumer behavior.

Jobs & Opportunities


Science and policy interns – Madison, WI
Clean Wisconsin has openings for interns and fellows interested in addressing environmental issues in Wisconsin. Application deadline is March 15.
Waste reduction interns – Dover, NH
The Post-Landfill Action Network is seeking students or recent grads with a passion for environmental issues and positive social change for several positions. Application deadline is March 1.


Ecosystem services fellow – Madison or East Troy, WI
The Nature Conservancy is offering a one-year fellowship to work on ecosystem service analysis and research related to water conservation strategies in Wisconsin. Application deadline is March 6.
Assistant planner – Appleton, WI
Hoffmann Planning, Design & Construction, Inc., is seeking a planner to provide technical and administrative assistance for landscape architecture/land planning and sustainable services. Application deadline is March 15.


Sustainability analyst – Omaha, NE
Verdis Group is seeking an analyst to handle data analysis, sustainability consulting, project management, and communications. Application deadline is not listed.
Economist – Boston, MA
The Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a climate and land use modeler with research experience to help shape policy and support advocacy on issues at the intersection of land use and climate. Application deadline is not listed.


Lakeshore Nature Preserve grants
Small grants (up to $1000 each) are available for undergraduates or faculty/staff working with undergraduates to use the Preserve for educational purposes. Application deadline is March 1.
Madison Mini Maker Faire
Applications are open for a special “UW Badger Makers” section at an upcoming day-long event celebrating making of all kinds, including research, green tech, art, and more. Application deadline is March 31.
February 15, 2017
Slow Food Cafe: Valentine paninis
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Crossing
February 15, 2017
Evolution of insects as food
7-8:15 p.m.
1111 Genetics Biotech
February 17-18, 2017
Environmental health: Making the connection
Health Sciences Learning Center
February 19, 2017
Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteer work day
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frautschi Point parking lot
February 20, 2017
Advanced electrics for sustainable energy
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
February 23, 2017
Weston Roundtable: Climate resiliency planning
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1163 Mechanical Engineering
February 24, 2017
Forward in Energy: Energy and society
4 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
February 26, 2017
Walk: End of winter
1-2:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
February 27, 2017
Gaylord Nelson Lecture
7 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
March 4, 2017
Madison Reads Leopold
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UW Arboretum
March 4, 2017
Saturday Science: Aldo Leopold Day
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Discovery Building
March 6, 2017
Energy and international development
3:30 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
March 8, 2017
Workshop: Shifting and derailleurs
6-7:30 p.m.
University Bicycle Resource Center
March 9, 2017
Yahara Lakes 101: Clean Water Act
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
April 1, 2017
DNR Warden career day
12:30-5 p.m.
5702 Femrite Dr.
Sign up by March 10
April 4, 2017
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center
April 18, 2017
Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
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