Badger Café: What on Earth Are They Doing at SAGE?

April 14
CANCELED, more info below.

We’ve been monitoring rapidly changing conditions and new information about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recent recommendations from public health officials and guidelines established by UW–Madison leadership, we have decided to cancel all alumni events through April 30, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and we appreciate your continued support of UW–Madison.

About the event

The Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) within UW–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies conducts policy-relevant research on environmental problems using a mix of cutting-edge technology, big data, and outreach. Attend this event to discover what the researchers in the center have learned about energy use on farms, air quality in cities, sounds in the forest, “cattle laundering,” and the dropping price of solar energy.

The speaker

Carol Barford, associate scientist and director, SAGE

About the speaker

Barford was born on a farm and weaves farming and food into all of her research, which focuses on agriculture, food, environmental quality, and related risks. Educated at the University of Illinois, Boston University, and Harvard, Barford learned biogeochemistry and the accountancy of mass balance as tools for studying the physical world. Since 2011, she has been the director of SAGE, where 10 professors and their students and researchers tackle environmental problems from various angles. Barford is active in the League of Women Voters and the Madison West High School PTO, and she coaches a middle school cross-country ski team. Barford and her husband, Paul, have two sons, Henry and Will.

6 p.m. Welcoming reception and registration
6:30 p.m. Presentation by Carol Barford
7:30 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 608-308-5430.

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