September 2, 2014

Sustainability Spotlight

Taking the trash out of Camp Randall
Badger fans visiting Camp Randall for the Sept. 6 home opener against Western Illinois will notice something missing inside the stadium: trash cans.

Camp Randall is now a “zero-waste” stadium. Instead of trash bins, visitors will find labeled bins for recyclable and compostable materials.

What's New at UW?

Registration now open for Badger Volunteers fall session
UW–Madison students can sign up to serve the Madison community in one of three focus areas: education, public health or sustainability. Registration runs through September 11. Learn more about the experience through the eyes of summer sustainability volunteers.
Moving Days:
By the numbers

In just 22 hours across four days, Moving Days collection sites diverted more than 100,000 pounds of unwanted items away from the landfill.

Featured Events

Party on the Path
September 5, 2014 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Lakeshore Path
Party on the Path is your opportunity to explore the thriving Badger Green Scene. Meet students involved in sustainability student and community organizations and chat with campus advisors about sustainability at UW–Madison. All are welcome to join and enjoy the beautiful Lakeshore Path!
Learn to use B-cycle
September 10, 2014 | 2-4 p.m. | University Bicycle Resource Center
Don't have a bike on campus? All UW–Madison students, faculty and staff are eligible for a $20 annual membership to the Madison area bike-sharing program, B-cycle. Learn to use the B-cycle system at this University Bicycle Resource Center workshop, and you'll be set to ride for the whole year! 

Food For Thought

10 green things to do in Madison before summer ends
Take advantage of the summery eco-friendly leisure activities Madison has to offer, including farmers' markets, bike paths and sailing. You'll want to get out there before the next polar vortex arrives! 
Ending the tyranny of 24/7 email
White-collar cubicle dwellers check their messages 74 times a day on average, and a lot of that checking happens at home – but limiting workplace email is a growing trend among some international companies.

Jobs & Opportunities

Find more sustainability-related opportunities on the Office of Sustainability's new Jobs and Internships page!


Office of Sustainability internships – Madison, WI
The Office of Sustainability is hiring students to assist with campus sustainability research projects, program implementation, communications and outreach. Application deadline is September 5.
F.H. King Full Cycle Freight internships – Madison, WI
F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is hiring interns to transport food scraps by bicycle from local businesses and residences to the F.H. King garden for composting. Applications accepted until positions are filled. Contact Frank Laufenberg for more information.
ACSESS Public and Science Communications Intern – Madison, WI
The Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) is hiring a public and science communications intern to manage media lists, update web content, and take photos and videos as needed, among other duties. Application deadline is rolling.


Madison Audubon Society Communications and Outreach Coordinator – Madison, WI
Madison Audubon Society is hiring a communications and outreach coordinator to manage its website, newsletter and other communication efforts and coordinate volunteer outreach. Priority consideration deadline is September 8.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy Conservation Assistant – LaCrosse, WI
The Mississippi Valley Conservancy is hiring a conservation assistant to support its staff by fulfilling administrative, program and office management duties. Application deadline is not listed.
Tipi Produce Assistant Farmer/Farmhand – Evansville, WI
Tipi Produce is hiring a full-time assistant farmer for the 2015 season. Duties include operating farm machinery and other farm work, including harvesting and transplanting. Application deadline is not listed.


REAP Food Group Farm to Business Program Director – Madison, WI
REAP Food Group is hiring a program director to plan, execute and evaluate its primary farm to business program, Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL). Application deadline is September 5.


September 3-4, 2014
UW–Madison Libraries: What you really need to know
4-5 p.m.
Wed: 1193D College Library
Thurs: 105 Steenbock Library
September 5, 2014
Harvest Handouts
1 p.m.
East Campus Mall
September 7, 2014
Yum Yum Fest
3-8 p.m.
Madison's Central Park
September 9, 2014
Empower Yoga free trial
7-8 a.m.
UW–Madison Natatorium
September 10-11, 2014
Student Organization Fair
5-8 p.m. each day
Kohl Center
September 13, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Black River Falls, WI
September 14, 2014
Bike the Barns
Ride starts at 9 a.m.
Columbus, WI
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