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September 21, 2021

Sustainability Spotlight

UW–Madison Sustainability Report, 2020-2021

Learn about campus sustainability highlights from the last academic year, including strategic initiatives, student life, honors and awards, and much more. 
The SustainUW Podcast

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The SustainUW Podcast is created and hosted by student interns from the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability. Guests include professors, student activists, campus staff, and other experts who help hosts uncover the complicated story of sustainability.
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Featured Events

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
October 12 - 14

*Free registration for UW–Madison students/faculty/staff*

UW–Madison is a Host Institution for this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), a virtual conference taking place on October 12-14. GCSHE offers three full days of live content and networking, plus on-demand access through December 31. As a Host Institution, UW–Madison has unlimited registration passes for our campus community, as well as unique opportunities to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability.

September 24, 4-7pm, Gordon Lawn

Organized by the Office of Sustainability and University HousingSustain-a-Bash introduces new residents, especially first-years, to sustainability through a celebration of campus and community resources. Sustain-a-Bash 2021 will include a spikeball tournament, tabling by dozens of partners, local food, and more!
More Events

Sep. 15 - Oct. 15, Latinx Heritage Month
Sep. 21, 6:00 pm CDT – University Bicycle Resource Center Bicycle Flat Fix Class
Sep. 21, 7:00 pm CDT – Sustainability Movie Night: 2040 
Sep. 23, 7:00 pm CDT – Sustainability Trivia
Sep. 21 - 25, – Clean Energy Week
Sep. 28, 4:30 pm CDT – Global Health Tuesdays: White saviorism and decolonizing global health
Sep. 28, 4:30 pm CDT – Forward in Energy Forum: Infrastructure, Transportation, and Justice
Sep. 29, 6:00 pm CDT – Treaties: how we come to be where we are
Sep. 29, 6:30 pm CDT – Just Narratives: Covering Criminal Justice
Sep. 29, 7:00 pm CDT – Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability: Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy
Sep. 30, 11:30 am CDT –  Everyone's Earth: Conversations on Race and the Environment
Oct. 5 - 26, Arboretum Public Talks: Fall Lecture Series
Oct. 6, 8:15 am CDT – La Follette Forum: Climate Policy
Oct. 8 - 10, – The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference: From Protest and Beyond Pride
Oct. 19, 6:00 pm CDT – University Bicycle Resource Center Basic Bicycle Brakes Class
Oct. 20, 1:00 pm CDT – Reckoning with Our History: The UW–Madison Public History Project

City of Madison Calendar of Events                                                                           
Dane County Calendar of Events
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We had a great turnout for our Green Fund Kick Off picnic on Friday, September 17!

For our full jobs list, click here.


Library Assistant, Wisconsin Water Library – Campus
Wisconsin Water Library is looking for a qualified student to work 8 to 16 hours per week beginning immediately. Duties in this position will include several projects related to the library’s outreach activities and collection management. This position provides a unique opportunity to be introduced to all aspects of academic librarianship.

Community Outreach Intern, Renew Wisconsin – Madison, WI
The Community Outreach Intern will support the MadiSUN and Solar for Good programs. These programs aim to help residents, businesses, affordable housing providers, and nonprofit organizations “go solar.” This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience and knowledge in solar electricity and renewable energy, as well as in communications.

Literacy Network Fall Internship, Literacy Network – Remote/ in-person
Literacy Network is hiring interns for fall 2021! Literacy Network helps adult learners achieve their goals through literacy. The local non-profit takes a student-centered approach to literacy learning and provides a wide variety of classes for free to adult learners in the community.

Adventure Learning Programs Facilitator, Center for Leadership & Involvement –Campus/ Virtual
ALPs is a student organization on campus that facilitates team-building as well as high and low rope course workshops through experiential learning.


College Advisor, Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) – Campus
The College Advisor engages students in decision making processes and promotes appropriate and responsible choices on academic matters such as course selection and degree requirements. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, updates student advising records, and contributes to the development and delivery of academic advising related events and programs. 

Marketing Specialist, University Housing – Campus
The Marketing Specialist role contributes to strategy development and implements marketing projects in support of institutional or unit marketing goals.

Healthcare Specialist, Stericycle – WI/ Remote 
The Healthcare Specialist is responsible for providing strategic guidance towards the compliant, safe and efficient handling and processing of all Waste Streams contracted by the facility(s). Ensures the services provided to the facility(s) by Stericycle consistently meet service expectations, regulatory and safety compliance measures, and are provided in a productive and profitable manner.

Assistant Director for Civic Engagement, Morgridge Center for Public Service – Campus
The role of the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement and Communications is to oversee co-curricular programming, support student development, preparation and engagement. Creatively work to find ways to better respond to community priorities, and engagement on campus. The Assistant Director supervises two professional staff members, and an AmeriCorps member, directly advises 6 student staff members, manages a $250,000 project budget, and conducts regular assessments of all activities. In addition the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement is also responsible for overseeing the Center's communication and marketing plan.

Environmental Initiatives Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters – Madison, WI
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters seeks a program director to lead its Climate & Energy Initiative. This position plays a key role in advancing climate solutions in Wisconsin through leadership development, collaboration, and policy analysis. This individual will be an integral member of our team, working with program directors and other key staff. 

Handshake, Career Services for Undergraduate Students – Campus
Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews.

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium Fellowship – Remote
HEASC Fellows are volunteers who spend three to five hours each week working on high impact projects that meet the strategic goals of HEASC and advance sustainability across the higher education sector.

UW–Madison Student Jobs Board
Student Jobs provides students access to thousands of part-time employment opportunities both through UW–Madison as well as businesses and families within the local community. 

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub
A list of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more.

City of Madison Jobs
We are looking for great people who want to make a real difference in their communities. Join the City of Madison and be part of a smart, innovative team looking to build a great city today and tomorrow.

Dane County Jobs
From Accountants to Zoo Keepers, Dane County Government has many different jobs available. We strive to recruit individuals who are passionate about making an impact on our communities. 

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will be a living model for sustainability, exemplifying values and actions that demonstrate our commitment to stewardship of resources, respect for place and the health and well-being of the broader community, now and for the future. 
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