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December 1, 2015

Sustainability Spotlight

Putting Paris in Context
As world leaders enter the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), we've compiled articles, videos, and even a comic book to help Badgers around the world understand the history, context, and scientific realities that frame the global conversation on climate.

Register here to attend 'Live in Paris' broadcast on campus

What's New at UW?

ASM removes Green Fund allocation
The Associated Students of Madison removed the Green Fund, money designed for sustainability projects, from their 2016-17 budget, saying that relevant projects could be funded by other means.
Simulating the future of a watershed
A Ph.D. student in the Environment and Resources program is using computers and mathematics to simulate the ecological future of the Madison area.
Students tackle sustainability
Through a hands-on science program at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Madison public school students learned how to bash trash and improve recycling.

Featured Events

Where do we go from here?
December 1, 2015 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Tong Auditorium
Gary Radloff of the Wisconsin Energy Institute will lead a panel examining the critical challenges, barriers and opportunities involved in encouraging energy systems innovation.
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference
December 10, 2015 | UW–Oshkosh
The annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council conference provides direct business-to-business exchange of sustainability experiences, challenges, tools, solutions and ideas.

Food For Thought

Sustainable decorating for the holidays
If decorating this holiday season, try these festive and sustainable choices for lights, wreaths, tables and more.
Can the digital revolution be sustainable?
Facebook, Twitter, email, smartphones – we are plugged in now more than ever before, but it's easy to take for granted the digital ecosystem and ignore the environmental impacts.

Jobs & Opportunities


Climate change communication internshipArlington, VA
The Center for Climate Change Communication and the National Park Service are hiring interns to help work on climate change communication projects during summer 2016. Application deadline is January 29, 2016.
STEM internshipsBoulder, CO
NEON Inc. is looking for STEM undergraduates for summer ecological research. Application deadline is February 15, 2016.
Sustainable agriculture scholarship
Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students focused on sustainable agriculture. Applications should be postmarked by January 5, 2016.


Field crew memberMN, IA, MO
AmeriCorps is hiring field crew leaders and members to put skills into practice on natural resource projects. Application deadline is December 2.
Outdoor education guruSandwich, MA
Camp Burgess and Hayward is hiring an outdoor education guru to help lead outdoor science classes. Application deadline is not listed.


Energy efficiency program managerHyde Park, MA
Co-op Power's Energy Efficiency Program is looking for a program manager to oversee operations. Application deadline is not listed.
Executive directorStaunton, VA
Allegheny Mountain Institute is hiring an executive director to help manage the sustainable food systems and community operations. Application deadline is not listed.


Course development grants
The Course Development Grant program is intend to support courses that intentionally bring together students to engage in community-based learning with non-profit organizations. Application deadline is December 18.
Organic Farming Research Foundation grants
The Organic Farming Research Foundation grants program is accepting research grant proposals. Submission deadline is February 8, 2016.
December 1, 2015
Honorable harvest: Indigenous knowledge for conservation
4-5 p.m.
6191 Helen C. White
December 2, 2015
Three-Minute Thesis competition
1-2 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
December 3, 2015
Live from Paris
10:30-11:30 a.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
December 3, 2013
Secretion: From protein recycling to sustainable bio-manufacturing
3:30-4:30 p.m.
B302 Birge Hall
December 3, 2015
Weston Roundtable:
Climate geoengineering

4:15-5:15 p.m.
1106 Mechanical Engineering
December 5, 2015
Fair Trade Holiday Festival
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
December 6, 2015
RePlay Sustainable Kids' Fashion Show
3:30-5:30 p.m.
2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall
December 8, 2015
Syrian conflict: Politics, migration and health
5-6 p.m.
1121 Cooper Hall
December 9, 2015
Peace Corps application workshop
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Writing Center
December 9, 2015
No coal for Christmas
7-8 p.m.
1335 Health Sciences Learning Center
More Events
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