DUBIOUS DISTINCTION: The Center for Biological Diversity is collecting votes for the annual Rubber Dodo award, which goes to the most outrageous eco-villain of the year. Past recipients include Rob Bishop, Monsanto, the Koch brothers, James Inhofe, former BP CEO Tony Hayward and Sarah Palin. Follow the announcement. Connect: biologicaldiversity.org
A REMEMBRANCE: Queer and allied faith leaders in Milwaukee, in partnership with J-Pride/Milwaukee Jewish Federation, welcome Talleen Abu Hanna, Israel’s first transgender beauty queen, for a program in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s set for 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Hillel Milwaukee, 3053 N. Stowell Ave., Milwaukee. Connect: milwaukeejewish.org
GIVING AFTER FEASTING: The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, when those who’ve caught the holiday spirit go online to donate to nonprofit organizations and charitable groups. Connect: givingtuesday.org
DIVERSITY DAY: Sustain Dane’s Badger Bioneers 2017 conference takes place Nov. 29 at the Gordon Dining and Events Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The theme is “Human(ity): Our Future Together” and awards will go to Aaron Perry of Rebalances-Life Wellness Association, Natasha Smith of REAP Farm to School Program, and the Project Green Teen at Shabazz City High School. Connect: sustaindane.org
TIME TO TEACH: Interested in making a difference in a young woman’s life? Sign up to become part of the Wisconsin Women’s Network mentorship program. Mentors work with students for a year, focusing on issues relevant to young women completing undergraduate studies and preparing to enter the workforce. Applications must be received by Dec. 15. Connect: wiwomensnetwork.org
FORCE FOR CHANGE: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Marquette University are accepting applications for the second annual Force for Positive Change Award. Nominees can be incorporated enterprises, students or entrepreneurs addressing a social or environmental challenge. Applications are due by Jan. 19. Connect: warf.org/positivechange
CAMPAIGN FOR CLEAN: Clean Wisconsin regularly needs volunteers willing to write letters to their editors, help with in-office tasks and more. Connect: cleanwisconsin.org
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