Earth Fest Kickoff Celebration

Discovery Building 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI
@ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
https://earthfest.wisc.edu/events/earth-fest-kickoff/

Join us from 1 to 6:30 p.m. on April 19 as Earth Fest begins with a fun and engaging lineup of lectures, visual and performing arts, and interactive exhibits. The keynote speaker is Tony Reames, a leading international energy and environmental justice scholar and government policy advisor. He has served the Department of Energy in a variety of roles, and he is an an associate professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan.

How Sustainable and Healthy is Our Food? Global Food Production and Health Poster Session

3250 Helen C. White Hall 600 North Park St., Madison, WI
@ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
https://earthfest.wisc.edu/events/how-sustainable-and-healthy-is-our-food-global-food-production-and-health-poster-session/

Learn about where your bananas, coffee, rice, oats, and avocados come from, and how sustainable the farms are that produce them. Students from the Agronomy 377: Global Food Production and Health course will present posters on sustainability and health assessment of different farming systems from around the world.

Zero Waste Workshop

280 Science Hall 550 North Park St., Madison, WI
@ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
https://earthfest.wisc.edu/events/zero-waste-workshop/

Join us for an interactive and inclusive workshop designed to shape the university’s zero waste future! Offered twice in one day for your convenience, this event invites university staff, students, and faculty to provide feedback on UW–Madison’s draft zero waste action plan. Your input will help us refine our strategies and make a meaningful impact on campus sustainability. Choose the session that works best for you and be a part of this important conversation. Together, we can create a campus community that prioritizes environmental stewardship!

Supporting the Vitality of Rural Communities Through the Wisconsin Rural Partnerships Institute

Union South 1308 West Dayton St., Madison, WI
@ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
https://earthfest.wisc.edu/events/supporting-the-vitality-of-rural-communities-through-the-wisconsin-rural-partnerships-institute/

The Wisconsin Rural Partnerships Institute (RPI) supports the state’s rural communities. Panelists will discuss the overall RPI mission and its three major components: “Wisconet” monitoring stations, the Wisconsin State Climatology Office, and community research and outreach projects with rural stakeholders. After the panel, UW students from a meteorological measurements course will host an open house and demonstrate some of the standard measurements used in meteorology, including those related to Wisconet.

Holding It Together: How Women Became America’s Safety Net

8417 William H. Sewell Social Sciences Building
@ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
https://www.irp.wisc.edu/2024-spring-irp-seminar-calendar/

Holding It Together, the new book by Sociologist Jessica Calarco, reveals how the United States exploits women’s unpaid and underpaid labor to maintain the illusion of a “DIY society” and justify underinvestment in the social safety net. Through vivid portraits drawn from over 400 hours of interviews with families across the socioeconomic, racial, and political spectrum, along with original surveys of more than 4,000 U.S. parents, the book shows that without women, the U.S. social safety net would simply collapse. The book also illustrates how the United States traps women in this system of exploitation—leaving them either with no choice but to do the work of the social safety net or with the morally fraught choice of pushing that work onto others more vulnerable than them. Finally, and with insights from media and policy analyses, the book explores the myths that dissuade us from fighting together to build the kind of net that would better support us all.

Researching HERstory: Finding and Writing About Our Female Ancestors

Online Webinar
@ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Event/EV9280

Your female ancestors might be hiding in plain sight! While historical records have often overlooked women's lives and downplayed their contributions, Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you how to uncover the hidden narratives of your female ancestors through underused resources and research strategies. Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip

A week-long journey through the state of Wisconsin
@ 12:00 am -
https://cfli.wisc.edu/webt/#info-sessions

The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) is excited to announce the Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip, an exclusive, no-cost leadership journey across the state, open to both undergraduate and graduate students.