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.

MARCH 12, 2012
Balster and Vander Zanden named winners of Distinguished Teaching Awards
Ten University of Wisconsin faculty members have been chosen to receive Distinguished Teaching Awards, including Nelson Institute affiliates Nicholas Balster and M. Jake Vander Zanden.

MARCH 7, 2012
Office of Sustainability launches at UW-Madison
The UW-Madison Office of Sustainability will officially launch on Friday, March 9, with an event at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

MARCH 7, 2012
Film festival finds environmental stories in unexpected places
From Cold War bunkers in Albania to the night skies over Manhattan, Tales from Planet Earth will offer a broad — and often surprising — exploration of the environment.

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