September 23, 2014

Sustainability Spotlight

Badger Bioneers Conference to focus on 'disruptive sustainability'
Sustain Dane, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, is hosting its annual Badger Bioneers Conference on November 18.

This year's theme, disruptive sustainability, urges participants to challenge thought patterns and social systems that lead to unsustainable behavior and envision new, disruptive solutions for a more sustainable future. Register here.

What's New at UW?

Climate Quest team videos now online 
From art to insects and community engagement to solar panels on schools, Climate Quest teams brought their best to the Concept Pitch review panel on September 19. Watch the team presentations online and choose your favorites before the finalists are announced next week!
Sustainability across the UW System
UW–Madison will host the annual UW System Sustainability Meeting on October 16-17. Registration is now open for the event, which will feature speakers from several UW System schools as well as a discussion with UW System President Ray Cross.
UW–Madison begins issuing voter ID to students
The university is making free ID cards available following the September 12 decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that lifted the stay on Wisconsin's voter ID law. The state Government Accountability Board has indicated the requirement will be in place for the November 4 election.

Featured Events

Sustainability Lunch HOUR: Zero Waste
September 26, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. | 1360 Biotechnology Center
Learn about undergraduate work in sustainability at Sustainability Lunch HOUR (Highlight of Undergraduate Research), a one-hour brown-bag session with food and camaraderie! The September session focuses on research relating to zero waste, including a presentation from one of the leaders of the Edible Landscapes Project.
Public Service Fair
September 30, 2014 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Varsity Hall, Union South
Find volunteer, advocacy and service-learning opportunities that match your interests, major and career goals at the annual Public Service Fair hosted by the Morgridge Center for Public Service. More than 70 non-profit groups will be available to answer questions and highlight opportunities.

Food For Thought

Actions that have done the most to slow global warming
World leaders are gathered today for a summit on climate change in New York, and consequently, many will commit their countries to reduce carbon emissions. But just how much impact do carbon-cutting policies make?
Walking to work increases well-being, productivity
New research suggests an active commute may be as important to your overall well-being as marriage or a pay raise.

Jobs & Opportunities


Deneb Outdoors brand marketing intern – Madison, WI
Deneb Outdoors is hiring an intern to help develop a national marketing campaign to build brand awareness and gain national exposure. Application deadline is October 31.
The GREEN Program experiential education
The GREEN Program is accepting applications for winter programs in Iceland, Peru and Philadelphia focused on renewable energy, water management and sustainable urban design.
National Parks Business Plan internship
The National Park Service and Net Impact are seeking graduate students for summer 2015 to work as consultants to promote the long-term health of our national parks by developing and improving financial planning and management tools at the park or program level. Application deadline is January 11, 2015.


UW–Madison International Academic Programs study abroad faculty directors
International Academic Programs is seeking faculty directors for its study abroad programs in England and France. Application deadline is October 17.
Walmart global responsibility communications manager – Bentonville, AR
Walmart is seeking a communications manager to develop and execute corporate media plans and promote company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.


[Em]Powering Grid Resilience Student Innovation Prize
This nationwide innovation competition challenges students to design solutions that improve communication between consumers and utilities to build a more responsive and secure energy grid. Application deadline is November 10.
EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grant competition
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals for its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program, a student design competition that seeks to find solutions to real-world sustainability problems. Application deadline is December 16.


September 25, 2014
Weston Roundtable: What's in your water?
4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
September 25, 2014
Campus farmers' market
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Johnson Street side of Union South
September 27, 2014
Monroe Street Festival
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monroe Street Library
September 27, 2014
Arboretum Special Event: Living with the Land Author Series
2-3 p.m.
UW Arboretum Visitor Center
Cost is $5
September 28, 2014
Lakeshore Nature Preserve tour:
Class of 1918 Marsh

9-11 a.m.
Meet at Class of 1918 parking lot
September 29, 2014
Sustainable Energy Seminar Series 
4-5 p.m.
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Room 1115
Mondays through Dec 8
September 30, 2014
Water management for the sustainability of water resources
12:00 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
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