MAY 6, 2011
Planting knowledge about sustainable gardens
Culminating a semester-long effort, undergraduate environmental studies certificate students and members of the Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program distributed 1,000 free vegetable seedlings May 7 at the Dane County Farmers' Market "School on the Square" event.
MAY 2, 2011
Mitman to lead environmental history society
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) has chosen Nelson Institute interim director Gregg Mitman as its next president.
APRIL 29, 2011
Steve Vavrus on how climate change could affect extreme weather
The earth's delicate climate balance is undergoing a radical, human-caused transformation, and the changes will disrupt much in our world, says Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, in a recent video feature for the magazine The Nation.
APRIL 21, 2011
Four UW-Madison students share $50,000 prize in climate contest
Four undergraduates have won $50,000 in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.
APRIL 21, 2011
McKinley named winner of Distinguished Teaching Award
Ten University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty have been named this year's Distinguished Teaching Award winners, including Galen A. McKinley, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an affiliate faculty member in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.
APRIL 19, 2011
Archival video, new film added to Earth Day web site
Several archival video clips and a new short film have been added to a Web site that documents the history of Earth Day.
APRIL 15, 2011
Free public lectures spotlight distinguished speakers, innovations in sustainability
Two leading innovators in the sustainability movement -- Gary Hirshberg and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins -- will give free public lectures as part of the fifth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 20 on the UW-Madison campus.
APRIL 13, 2011
Remembering and reinvigorating Aldo Leopold's land ethic in Riley, Wisconsin
Unbeknownst even to many Aldo Leopold enthusiasts, the small town of Riley, Wis., played a key role in his promotion of cooperative community conservation. The Spring 2011 Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development graduate student seminar is reviving this legacy among Riley community members.
APRIL 13, 2011
Nelson Institute certificate student wins Truman, Udall awards
Steven Olikara, a student in the Nelson Institute's Environmental Studies Certificate Program, has won a pair of prestigious national awards, landing both the Truman Scholarship and the Udall Scholarship.
APRIL 11, 2011
Green for all: Q&A with Earth Day Conference speaker Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, chief executive officer of Green For All, offers a preview of the ideas she'll share in her plenary address at the fifth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on April 20 and sheds some light on the broad spectrum of issues that inspire her work.