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July 12, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Planning ahead: A smart move
The end of summer is just around the corner, which means its almost time for city-wide Moving Days! Check out this Moving Checklist to start preparing, and make sure to look at our Moving Days website for the most up-to-date information. 

What's New at UW?

Preserving the Preserve for education, outreach
UW–Madison's largest lab, the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, is always seeking volunteers to assist its management.
PHOTOS: Summer 2016 Badger Volunteers
Midway through the summer, see how some of the 150 Badger Volunteers are serving their communities by working with sustainability-related organizations. 
Wisconsin Energy Institute director retiring
Michael Corradini will be retiring after 35 years in the UW–Madison College of Engineering and more than a decade leading the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

Featured Event

LED Paradox: Energy-efficient lighting and the rebound effect 
July 13, 2016 | 7 p.m. | UW Biotechnology Center
Professor Andrea Hicks explores the history of artificial light and how it relates to the sustainability of today’s emerging lighting technologies. Are energy-efficient lighting technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LED) actually encouraging more energy use?

Food For Thought

How your fleece is poisoning the oceans and our food supply
With every wash, synthetic fabrics shed plastic microfibers that make their way into bodies of water and ultimately the species living in them. 
How to keep cool without running the AC
Running the air conditioner all summer long can be pricey, energy-intensive – and often unnecessary. Check out these sustainable steps to beat the heat.

Jobs & Opportunities


Farm to school nutrition educator – Madison, WI
REAP Food Group has four part-time AmeriCorps positions to support Farm to School programs within the Madison Metropolitan School District. Application deadline is July 15. 
Visitor education intern – Boulder City, NV
The Great Basin Institute is seeking two interns to develop and run outdoor education programs and projects such as hikes, workshops and lectures. Application deadline is not listed.


Ecosystem services specialist – Portland, OR
The Willamette Partnership is hiring a specialist to develop policy, science, and tools necessary to build and operate ecosystem markets. Application deadline is July 18. 
Certification reviewer  – Madison, WI 
Green Seal, Inc. is seeking an environmental scientist for technical support of eco-labeling programs. Application deadline is July 29. 


Environmental initiatives coordinator – Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters seeks an individual to coordinate environmental initiatives related to fresh water, climate change, and clean energy in Wisconsin. Application deadline is July 20. 
Energy and environment policy director – Boston, MA
A Better City is looking for an energy and environment policy advisor for a regional organization supporting economic health, sustainability, and quality of life. Application deadline is not listed. 
Standards specialist – Oakland, CA
Fair Trade USA is hiring a detail-oriented and dynamic individual to support the revision of fair trade standards, compliance criteria, and implementation guidelines. Application deadline is not listed.  


Bike the Barns Volunteer
FairShare CSA Coalition is seeking volunteers to help with their Bike the Barns event on September 18. 
World Without Disease challenge
Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will award $500,000 to the best idea, technology, or solution that improves the health and wellness of people around the world. Application deadline is August 31. 
July 13, 2016
Wheelhouse on Wheels: Upcycled T-shirts
4-7 p.m. 
Memorial Union Terrace
July 14, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101:
Invasive species in Madison

8-9 a.m. 
The Edgewater
July 14, 2016
Greater Madison Engaged
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sustain Dane
July 16, 2016
MadCity Bazaar
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
1904 Winnebago St.
July 16, 2016
Arboretum Night Walk
8-9:30 p.m. 
UW Arboretum Visitor Center
July 21, 2016
How to BCycle on campus
4-6 p.m. 
University Bicycle Resource Center
July 24, 2016
Feast From the Fields
5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Farley Center
July 30, 2016
Loop the Lake bike ride
10 a.m.
Olbrich Park
August 24-26, 2016
Edible Startup Summit
Goodman Community Center
Early registration until July 15
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
Discounted registration until June 30
September 18, 2016
Bike the Barns 
Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Register early to ensure spot
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