APRIL 18, 2012
$50,000 awarded in student sustainability competition
Four student teams won a combined $50,000 in the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize innovation competition hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
APRIL 4, 2012
A week of Tales: Environmental film festival returns to Madison
More than 2,000 attendees enjoyed 30 new and classic films, visits from six filmmakers and a keynote address by green jobs advocate Van Jones as part of the Tales from Planet Earth film festival March 25-31.
APRIL 4, 2012
"Certified Success": National Wildlife Federation spotlights Nelson Institute student research
Research by Steffenie Widows, a recent graduate of the Nelson Institute Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development program (M.S. '11), is the subject of a National Wildlife Federation article in the March 2012 issue of the organization's magazine National Wildlife.
APRIL 3, 2012
Earth Day conference to explore economic growth, happiness
Economic growth, consumption, sustainability and happiness will be explored during the sixth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day conference on Monday, April 16, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
MARCH 22, 2012
Two free public events with green jobs advocate Van Jones
Van Jones, president and co-founder of the economic reform group Rebuild the Dream, will participate in two free public events at the Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Madison on Monday, March 26.
MARCH 22, 2012
Innovative crane curriculum introduces environmental stewardship to young students in China
Implementing western-style environmental education programs in developing countries can pose significant challenges. Educational systems typically grow from local traditions and culture leading to unique curricula, methods and expectations. To be successful, new concepts must first be accepted by the community and educators.
MARCH 16, 2012
International Law Symposium to examine renewable energies
The opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of renewable energies will be discussed at the Wisconsin International Law Journal 2012 Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
MARCH 15, 2012
Through Engineers Without Borders, environmental studies student finds opportunity to help others
Part way through his college career, Ben Koch's goals transformed, inspired by a desire to find work he enjoyed with results he could believe in.
MARCH 13, 2012
Deadline approaching for Global Stewards Sustainability Prize
The March 23 submission deadline for the 2012 Global Stewards Sustainability Prize is fast approaching and University of Wisconsin-Madison students are encouraged to submit a proposal for a cutting edge sustainability solution.
MARCH 12, 2012
Bickford named AGU Congressional Science Fellow
Erica Bickford, who is completing her Ph.D. in Environment and Resources at the Nelson Institute, has been named the 2012-2013 American Geophysical Union Congressional Science Fellow.