Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The City of Madison has new ideas from La Follette School students to help the city achieve the carbon and energy goals laid out in its sustainability plan.

Garrett Johnson is looking for a few more hunters. The first-year public affairs student holds a project assistantship with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, working on a project involving public education and recruitment for hunting.

After years of lab work, Debaki Ale was ready to become more directly involved in energy and environmental policy, so she enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree and its energy analysis and policy certificate programs.

The public health effects of deforestation in Indonesia will be discussed in a seminar on Tuesday, January 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 1199 of Nancy Nicholas Hall, which houses the School of Human Ecology.

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School to host policy solutions competition

The first round of the 2015 Policy Solutions Challenge will be hosted by the La Follette School in Madison February 27-March 1.

Kaubin Neupane can make sense of the duality in his life only if he studies in the United States with the intent of contributing to help people in his native Nepal and in other developing countries. "When I was growing up in Kathmandu, I took the local environmental problems for granted and accepted them as another facet of difficult life," the first-year student says.

Market-based environmental policy and the Clean Water Act is the topic of a seminar on Tuesday, October 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

The Clean Power Plan and other proposed climate change regulations will be discussed Friday, October 3, by 1979 alum Susan Hedman, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 office in Chicago. She will speak at 1:30 in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond.

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