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April 12, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Earth Week at UW–Madison
Badgers will be celebrating Earth Day with events throughout the week of April 18, culminating at the
annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on April 25. Join members of our community for bike rides, nature walks, and more events devoted to appreciating our planet. 

Check back for updates throughout the week!

What's New at UW?

Union South turns five
Union South's fifth anniversary this week is a great time to celebrate the Union's sustainable features as well, from the LEED Gold certified building to a commitment to sustainable dining.
UW receives UN chair
UW–Madison was awarded an UNESCO chair on gender and well-being, the first for the university in any area. The network of chairs helps to connect efforts of women throughout the world.

Featured Events

Undergraduate Symposium
April 14, 2016 | 12-6 p.m. | Union South
Show your support for undergraduates as they showcase their creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research. More than 540 students will present, display or perform their work, including some of our Office of Sustainability interns!
First outdoor Dane County Farmers' Market
April 16, 2016 | 6 a.m.-2 p.m. | Capitol Square
It's that time of year again! The Dane County Farmers' Market will be back on the Square. Look for local produce and goodies, and don't forget to bring your reusable bag!

Food For Thought

Inequality is about more than income
Total inequality is not just income inequality, but the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.
The Silicon Valley of recycling
People around the world are looking to a recycling plant in San Francisco for tips to manage trash and reduce impact on the environment.

Jobs & Opportunities


Earth partnership internMadison, WI
The Earth Partnership program, which collaborates with schools, botanical gardens, conservation organizations, and Latino, tribal and public agencies, seeks a student to assist for the remainder of the spring semester. Application deadline is not listed.
Sierra Institute internsTaylorsville, CA
The Sierra Institute is hiring a natural resource social science intern and a natural resource education and recreation intern. Applications are due April 25 and April 22, respectively.
Assistant developerMadison, WI
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is looking for a programmer for the Laboratory Information Management System development team. Application deadline is May 7.


Environmental scientistMadison, WI
Green Seal, Inc. is hiring an environmental scientist to review technical product information. Application deadline is not listed.
Program development specialistChicago, IL
Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is looking for someone with experience in sustainability and urban ecology interpretation to develop museum programs. Application deadline is not listed.


Program managerSan Rafael, CA
Strategic Energy Innovations is looking for a program manager to support its education sector programs. Application deadline is not listed.
Managing directorAtlanta, GA
The Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for the managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. Application deadline is April 30.


Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Applications are open for the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, a two-week workshop in August that will address multiple topics in energy and sustainability. Application deadline is not listed.
April 12-14, 2016
Office for Civil Rights visits
Attend a focus group or office hours
April 12, 2016
Natural dyes!
6-7:30 p.m.
Leopold Residence Hall
April 13, 2016
Slow Food Cafe: 'Za and a chance to help
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Slow Food UW–Madison
April 13, 2016
Shifting and derailleurs
6-7:30 p.m.
Bicycle Resource Center
April 13, 2016
Master Plan open house
7-9 p.m.
Signe Skott Cooper Hall
April 14, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: Climate change, lake levels and flooding
8-9 a.m.
The Edgewater
April 14, 2016
Real food in American schools
12:30-1:30 p.m.
8411 Social Sciences
April 14, 2016
Weston Roundtable: Can engineering be sustainable?
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering
April 14, 2016
Water and justice: Flint, California, Palestine
7 p.m.
Pyle Center
April 15, 2016
Union South five year anniversary
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Union South
April 15, 2016
Cooking workshop: Stirfry
3 p.m.
The Crossing
April 15-16, 2016
Engineering EXPO
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Engineering Mall
April 17, 2016
Bucky's Award Ceremony
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Union South
April 18, 2016
Spread the word to end the word
12-4 p.m.
East Campus Mall
April 19, 2016
Celebrating Earth Day with Tia Nelson
7-8:30 p.m.
Discovery Building
April 25, 2016
Nelson Earth Day Conference
Monona Terrace
More Events
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