April 7, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

Add sustainability into your fall class schedule
Spring break is over, summer plans are in the works, and… yes, fall course enrollment opens this week. These Fall 2015 classes can help you explore various aspects of sustainability while filling your requirements.

What's New at UW?

UW undergrads to showcase their work
UW–Madison undergraduate students will showcase their research, creative works and service learning experiences at the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 16.
UW student takes fresh cooking from dorms to Farmers' Market
As an intern with Slow Food UW and the Dane County Farmer's Market, UW sophomore Sarah Clifford is showing students and the Madison community that homemade meals from fresh, local ingredients can be as simple as reheating a frozen dinner.
Model helps city planners prepare for large storms
How society should respond to climate change is a global problem, but UW–Madison researchers know that preparing for climate change's impact on weather is a profoundly local problem. A new tool aims to help city planners better predict flood patterns.

Featured Events

Skill Share Fair
April 9, 2015 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Union
Join the Office of Sustainability for the first annual Skill Share Fair. The fair brings together UW–Madison students and Madison community members to share and learn practical skills that can help you live more sustainably – and save money!

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Sustainability HOUR
April 10, 2015 | 12 p.m. | 360 Science Hall
Sustainability HOUR (Highlight of Undergraduate Research) is an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase sustainability-related research, projects and field work and learn from others working in related fields. Free food provided!

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Food For Thought

California drought tests history of endless growth
Following new legislation mandating a 25 percent cut in water use, California must reconsider whether the aspiration of unlimited growth has run against the limits of nature.
What's the carbon footprint of an academic?
As the world warms and technology improves, researchers and institutions should look at their carbon footprints and question whether they really need to travel to academic conferences.

Jobs & Opportunities

Sustainability jobs
Find more opportunities on our sustainability jobs & internships page!


Clean Lakes Alliance internships – Madison, WI
The Clean Lakes Alliance is accepting applications for internships in watershed engagement, program/outreach and marketing. Application deadlines vary.
Fund the Food global food security fellowship
This global food security fellowship aims to foster the development of students with practical skills and knowledge to impact global food security issues. Application deadline is April 15.
Post-Landfill Action Network summer fellowship in zero waste resource development – Dover, NH
The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is hiring fellows to write training manuals, compile zero waste research done at college campuses and serve as a liaison to campuses implementing zero waste programs. Application deadline is April 22.


Aldo Leopold Foundation membership and visitor services coordinator – Baraboo, WI
The Aldo Leopold Foundation is hiring a membership and visitor services coordinator to serve as the point person for all membership interactions including welcoming visitors, answering phone calls and processing sales. Application deadline is April 15.


Lebanon Valley College director of sustainability – Annville, PA
Lebanon Valley College is hiring a director of sustainability to provide coordination, management, promotion and leadership expertise to the school's sustainability programs and initiatives. Application deadline is April 12.


Collegiate Wind Competition team
The Wisconsin Energy Institute is organizing a student team to compete in the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition,which challenges undergraduate teams to design, build, and test a model wind turbine and develop a business plan.
Info session: April 8 at 4 p.m. in room 1115 of the Wisconsin Energy Institute.


Let's talk about climate change

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April 7, 2015
Energy Certificate info session
5 p.m.
1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
April 8, 2015
Global Health Symposium
4:30-9 p.m.
1st floor Health Sciences Learning Center
April 9, 2015
Diversity Framework info session
9-10:30 a.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center
More sessions
April 9, 2015
Time-discounting and climate change: What the Stern Review got wrong
12:30-2 p.m.
8411 Sewell
April 9, 2015
Ask for It: Women and the power of negotiation
1:30-3 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
April 9, 2015
Weston Roundtable: Storage technologies for solar and wind energy
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
April 11, 2015
Workshop: Reducing food waste through creative cooking
9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Dane County Farmers' Market (indoor)
330 W. Mifflin Street
April 13, 2015
Struggles with environmental policy, sustainable development in China
5-7 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Building
April 14, 2015
Showcase 2015: Sharing our best practices
8 a.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
April 14, 2015
Meat Eater: Adventures from the life of an American Hunter
5:30-7 p.m.
Discovery Building
April 16-18, 2015
Engineering Expo
Engineering campus
April 18, 2015
Outdoor Dane County Farmers' Market
6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capitol Square
April 20, 2015
Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monona Terrace
May 8, 2015
Welcome to the new wild: Saving nature in a human dominated world
2 p.m. reception, 3 p.m. lecture
Microbial Sciences Building
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