The Secret Life of Energy: Trash Sign-Up

November 11, 2013 in Events


eHub is hosting our sixth annual conference: The Secret Life of Energy: Trash. We will be diving into the economics, functionality, and future of recycling and trash on Friday December 6th at Gordon Commons, from 8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.. You may come and go as you please, but we do ask that you pre-register to ensure that we have enough space and make sure to order you lunch. This conference is FREE to all UW-Students, so register today by either clicking on the conference page above listed under the Programs and Events tab, or by following THIS LINK.

Meeting Recap 10/28/13- Bottle Biology

November 4, 2013 in Events


Energy Hub had the pleasure of having Wally from the Office of Sustainability come in to teach us about Bottle Biology. This project is to give everyone a hands on experience in sustainability, by planting herbs in up-cycled  water bottles collected from Camp Randall. Bottle Biology uses upcycled plastic bottles to facilitate natural processes on a small scale, for learning and experimentation. For information on how to make your own bottle biology visit their website by clicking here.

Upcoming Events 10/21/13

October 21, 2013 in Events

Been Craving Coffee?

Fall is in full force now, leaves and falling, and talks of Halloween celebrations are rampant. With all of the stress of midterms, sleep was in very low supply. A common necessity of college students is coffee. Have you ever stopped to look at the implications of coffee production? 3:00 – 4:30 pm in 103 Taylor Hall Gather for a personal story on the devastating impacts of coffee rust on coffee production and some adaptation strategies presented by Cristian Merlo, Manager and Producer, Las DiosasCooperative in Nicaragua. Plant Pathology professor Caitilyn Allen will provide an historical perspective, and will join a panel discussion with Cristian, Professor Brad Barham of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Matt Early, Co-founder of Just Coffee Cooperative. Just Coffee from Las Diosas and light snacks will be served.

Conference 2013

Ehub is excited to announce that our Fall Conference: The Secret Life of Energy- Trash, will be taking place on December 6th, 2013 at Gordon Commons. We will be featuring speakers that will dig deep into the consequences of the trash that we dispose of- whether good or bad. The conference is a day long event that includes plenary sessions, break-out activities, food, and networking opportunities. More information about the conference will be coming out shortly. Keep checking back for more details.

UW Madison First Ever Sustainability Day

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 is UW-Madison’s first ever sustainability day. Come enjoy some free food and information about energy innovations and goals around campus. For a full outline and agenda of events click here


Enjoy your week everyone! – eHub

Upcoming Events- 10/13/2013

October 13, 2013 in Events

Have a bit of free time this week? There are two outstanding energy events going on around campus.

Wednesday, October 16th, 3-4pm  in the Union South Marquee Theater: The Future of Renewable Fuels presented by Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.

Tom Buis is going to speak about the supply and production side of renewable fuels, and about the importance of biofuels.

If you have any interest in biofuels and how they relate to business and policy, this is a great opportunity to network and learn more about the market for renewable fuels.

Thursday October 17, Tong Auditorium (1550 Engineering Dr.): Our Changing Climate: Science, Impacts and U.S. Policy

A panel of accredited UW-Madison Professors are going to discuss the Environmental Agency’s new clean air standard and their effect on our country’s future.

Featured Panelists are Prof. Galen McKinley, Prof. Gregory Nemet, and Prof. Jonathan Patz.


Upcoming Events

October 2, 2013 in Events

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to network and learn more about the world of energy. There are two events that are taking place in the next two weeks that we would like to showcase

From Behavior Change Research to Program Design.

Sponsored by: AESP WI Chapter

What? “Lighting Round”panel presentation on new insights involving energy efficiency.

Where? UW-Madison Tong Student Leadership Auditorium, room 1003 Engineering Centers Building (ECB), 1500 Engineering Drive.

When? Thursday October 10, 2013 from 5:30- 8:00p.m- (Beverages and Appetizers included).

Join other students in learning about developments in energy efficiency. Individuals from Cool Choices, Navigant, Illume Advising and UW will be answering questions and discussing energy efficiency. This is a great opportunity to hear from professionals and build networks with potential future employers.

From More Information  and Registration Information click here


Bioenergy Showcase
Sponsered By: Wisconsin Energy Institute

What? An opportunity to learn about the latest bioenergy innovations, connect business and reasearch, and learn about new academic resources and technologies.

Agenda :

October 15th, 2013: Evening Reception of the Wisconsin Energy Institute: networking and tours of energy labs.

October 16th, 2013: Featured Presentations on bioenergy research. 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

October 16th, 2013: Presentation by Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis., on renewable fuels and what lies ahead from a business, policy, and technological perspective.

For more information about the Bioenergy Showcase click here

Take advantage of these fantastic events, they are great opportunities to branch out and get a better perspective of new innovations in energy.

Don’t forget that our weekly meeting are held on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Energy Institute. For more information email Luke Vandenlangenberg at