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January 26, 2023
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Sustainability Spotlight

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Spotlighting Fall 2022 campus sustainability efforts

The Office of Sustainability has released its latest semesterly report on UW–Madison sustainability initiatives, achievements, events, and collaborations.

At the annual Sustain-a-Bash this fall, current students shared which environmental issues they care most about—and why. 
In our “Where Are They Now?” series, current student interns interview former interns about their experience at the Office of Sustainability, and in particular how that experience has helped them since graduation.
Ford Freyberg starts a new life for himself after graduating from the environmental observation and informatics program at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 

Energy Research Showcase
February 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Wisconsin Energy Institute

The inaugural Showcase will feature flash talks, posters, refreshments, and awards. Register here.
More Events

UW–Madison Office of Sustainability Internship – Campus
Bike the Barns Internship 2023, FairShare CSA Coalition – Madison, WI
Diversity in Conservation Internship, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Writer, Aquatic Science Center – Campus
Program Coordinator, Sustain Dane – Madison, WI
Environmental Educator, Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Monona, WI

Development Director, REAP Food Group – Madison, WI
Marketing Manager, AASHE – Remote
Executive Director, U.S. Climate Action Network – Washington, D.C. 

UW–Madison Student Jobs
Wisconsin Scholarship Hub
City of Madison Jobs
Dane County Jobs
State of Wisconsin Jobs
Wisconsin Wetlands Job Board

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Open Calls for Proposals
UNEP is seeking partners committed to environmental sustainability. Potential partners are invited to review the requirements related to calls for proposal which they are interested in by following the links provided and submit applications in accordance with the instructions given in the call for proposal.

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Student Engagement Grants
Each year the Lakeshore Nature Preserve awards several Student Engagement Grants of up to $1000 each to facilitate the use of the Preserve as a resource for education among UW undergraduates. Any student, faculty, or staff member at the UW-Madison may apply. Groups of individuals may submit a proposal as a team. Every individual or team must have at least one faculty or staff member, who is expected to play an active role in overseeing the project. Proposal deadline is March 1.

Wisconsin Idea Fellowship
Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards addressing a challenge identified along with a local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW–Madison faculty or academic staff member. Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits.

UW Arboretum Research Fellowships
We invite research proposals in all areas relevant to the Arboretum mission, including the social sciences. We are particularly interested in restoration ecology, invasive species monitoring and management, stormwater impacts, horticulture, visitor experiences, citizen science, public engagement, K–12 outdoor education, and the collection and analysis of long-term monitoring data at remnant and restored sites. Proposals may address any of these areas or others that wisely utilize Arboretum land and other resources. Arboretum Research Fellowships (3–5 awards per year) can include summer stipend, undergraduate research assistants, materials, analyses, or other research needs for up to $8,000.  Applications must be submitted by February 1. 

FreshWater@UW Summer Research Scholars
The UW Aquatic Sciences Center announces an expansion of FreshWater@UW Summer Research Scholar program to all UW System campuses. These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with water-related faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into the research program are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match that of the student. Application materials due February 15.

Call for Submissions: "Sustainable Universities and Colleges: Leading or Following Society Towards Resilience?" 
Mark Starik, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Sustainability Management Program, and Paul Shrivastava, Ph.D., Professor of Management & Organizations, at Pennsylvania State University, invite all academics and practitioners interested in that same goal of advancing sustainability in and through higher education to consider joining them in forwarding that global imperative with an informative, insightful, and inspiring written contribution. Proposals due February 1.

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.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison strives to integrate sustainability into our thriving campus culture, our world-class educational and research enterprises, and our practice of operational excellence.
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