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News and Announcements
Traditional Knowledge Conversations: How Traditional Knowledge Can Save the Planet
(Friday, September 11, 2015) Simon Ortiz, Regents’ Professor or English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University and Ed Dee, PhD Student, School of Sustainability Arizona State University will discuss How Traditional Knowledge Can Save the Planet with moderator, Chris Rainier, Director, Global Program for Traditional Knowledge and Sustainability. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School of Sustainability Garden Maintenance Day
(Saturday, September 12, 2015) Bring your family and friends on over to the Escalante Community Garden for a beautiful morning of gardening maintenance and harvesting produce. So far, with the assistance of ASU School of Sustainability alums, students, and friends, over 50 pounds of produce have been harvested since January. From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E Orange St, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
LightWorks Series: Can Supply Chains Save the World?
(Monday, September 14, 2015) Robin Barr, The Forest Trust Americas will present Can Supply Chains Save the World? From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Alternative Transportation Fuels: Real Opportunity or Lost Cause? You Decide!
(Wednesday, September 16, 2015) John Hofmeister, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will present Alternative Transportation Fuels: Real Opportunity or Lost Cause? You Decide! from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Lecture: Paolo Bacigalupi
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) New York Times-bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi will visit Phoenix to discuss “The Water Knife,” and the future of the Colorado River as part of ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. At 7:30 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts. For more information.
Sustainability Series Urban Gardens Talk & Tour: Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant - Edible - Sustainable
(Monday, September 21, 2015) Justin Rohner, Agriscaping, will present Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant - Edible - Sustainable at 7:00 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: On the Front Lines of Urban Sustainability: Destination, Hong Kong
(Tuesday, September 22, 2015) A discussion with School of Sustainability students who completed a challenging course in Hong Kong on urban sustainability by working in teams with Chinese students from City University of Hong Kong. Hear their experiences of considering urban sustainability challenges through a new cultural lens. View the posters and policy solutions they presented to the public on issues of land use, waste, energy, and conservation and biodiversity. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Water/Climate Briefing: DCDC III: Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions
(Tuesday, September 22, 2015) This summer the Decision Center for a Desert City was awarded a renewal from the National Science Foundation. Please join us for an introductory panel discussion featuring our DCDC III investigators as they discuss each of the four integrated project areas and their unique role in the project moving forward. At 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (101), College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability After School: Preparing for Graduate School
(Wednesday, September 23, 2015) Thinking about applying to graduate school, but not sure how to get started? Come learn more about the process and timeline, and discuss your questions with a panel of graduate students and faculty in the School of Sustainability. RSVP required by Monday, September 20. Open to School of Sustainability majors and minors only. More information and RSVP.
Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Workshop
(Monday, September 28, 2015) Dr. Scott Cloutier, his research team and ASU students will work closely with Phoenix metropolitan area residents to identify how their neighborhoods contribute to their happiness. Discussions will also include strategies to promote greater opportunities for happiness in local neighborhoods and methods to organize around these efforts. From 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, Southeast Regional Library, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Poverty in Tempe: Fact vs. Folklore
(Wednesday, September 30, 2015) Join us for a robust discussion on poverty in Tempe, led by representatives from Tempe's and Maricopa County's human-services organizations. Learn about volunteer opportunities to help our most-vulnerable citizens. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: The Road to Paris: What YOU can do to Influence the UN Climate Talks
(Thursday, October 1, 2015) Natalie Lucas, Care About Climate, will present The Road to Paris: What YOU can do to Influence the UN Climate Talks from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Wrigley Lecture Series: Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution
(Monday, October 5, 2015) Dianna Cohen, Plastic Pollution Coalition will talk about raising awareness of ocean waste – most of which is nondegradable plastic. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; Lecture at 4:00 p.m. in the Arizona Ballroom, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Global Sustainability Studies Program Information Session
(Tuesday, October 6, 2015) Learn about the various Global Sustainability Studies opportunities that will be offered for ASU School of Sustainability students in 2016, including information on scholarships. A light lunch will be served. From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. RSVP.
Free Film Screening: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(Wednesday, October 7, 2015) Please join us for a free film screening of Plastic Paradise, a film that follows journalist/ filmmaker Angela Sun as she seeks to uncover the cause of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Garden Talk & Tour: Equity - Inclusiveness - Empowerment
(Thursday, October 15, 2015) Darren Chapman, TigerMountain Foundation will present Equity - Inclusiveness - Empowerment at 7:00 p.m. at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: Radically Simple Campus-Community Sustainability Partnerships
(Tuesday, October 20, 2015) Jessica Barlow, San Diego State University will present Radically Simple Campus-Community Sustainability Partnerships from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability/CSR Reporting Certification for Students
(Friday-Saturday, October 23-24, 2015) Do you envision a world where sustainability guides every organization’s decision-making process? So does the Global Reporting Initiative, which established standardized reporting guidelines used by organizations of all sizes – from academic to corporate, governmental to nonprofit. Using GRI’s guidelines, organizations account for the economic, environmental and social impacts of their activities – thereby creating transparency and encouraging more sustainable practices. The School of Sustainability, in response to student demand, is thrilled to present a two-day certification training in G4 – the latest version of GRI’s guidelines. More information and registration.
Southwest Regional Climate Fundamentals Academies Workshop
(Tuesday-Wednesday, October 27-28, 2015) Learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus for the southwest United States. The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of two-day training academies produced and offered in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Sustainability. More information and registration.
Assimilating Sustainability into Public Service
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015) Join Colin Tetreault, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Nicole Darnall, School of Sustainability as they discuss Assimilating Sustainability into Public Service from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus. This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability. For more information and registration.
Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Seminar: The Meaning of Celebration and Commemoration – The “Fifteen Years After 9/11" Project
(Friday, September 11, 2015) This panel will explore the social and cultural impact of the post-9/11 wars and the implications of national and international security concerns on civic life. The panelists aim to demonstrate the vital role of the humanities for helping society to understand how nearly a decade and a half of war has affected core ideas, practices, and representations of citizenship, democracy, identity, patriotism, and social responsibility. At 12:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Evidence-Based Teaching in STEM: The Current Status of College STEM Education: A Bird’s Eye View
(Friday, September 11, 2015) Jim Collins, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present The Current Status of College STEM Education: A Bird’s Eye View from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in room E104, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Preparation of Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks for Practical Applications
(Monday, September 14, 2015) Hong-Cai Zhou, Texas A&M University will present Preparation of Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks for Practical Applications at 10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Life Sciences Café Brown Bag Seminar Series: How Motile Filaments of the Symbiotic Cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme See and Respond to Non-photosynthetic Light
(Monday, September 14, 2015) Jack Meeks, University of California will present How Motile Filaments of the Symbiotic Cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme See and Respond to Non-photosynthetic Light from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Lactation and Milk: A Model for Diet and Health for All Ages
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) Bruce German, University of California-Davis will present Lactation and Milk: A Model for Diet and Health for All Ages from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room E232, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: Making an Impact with Broader Impacts (NSF)
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) This event will feature ASU faculty and administrators from various disciplines with experience developing programs that are models for the National Science Foundation Broader Impacts. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: Confronting 3D Multi-scale Characterization Challenges in Materials Science
(Friday, September 18, 2015) Arno Merkle, Carl Zeiss X-Ray Microscopy will present Confronting 3D Multi-scale Characterization Challenges in Materials Science at 1:30 p.m. in room 210, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Friday Seminar: The Importance of Mutation and Recombination Rate Variation – Lessons from Chimpanzees to Lizards
(Friday, September 18, 2015) Susanne Pfeifer, Ecole polytechniqu fédérale de Lausanne will present The Importance of Mutation and Recombination Rate Variation – Lessons from Chimpanzees to Lizards from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room E244, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Movie Premiere: The Long Alchemy of Becoming
(Friday, September 18, 2015) Spend an evening with the Arizona State University scientists and filmmakers behind a new movie featuring a magical oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert. This short film brings together original poetry, music and cinematography to tell the story of the universe as seen at the intersection of the past and the future. The story unfolds at a cluster of unique and diverse aquatic ecosystems in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:00 p.m., Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
IHR 10th Anniversary Series: The Future and Value of Humanities Research
(Thursday, September 24, 2015) National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman, William “Bro” Adams will present The Future and Value of Humanities Research at 4:00 p.m. in room 220, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: DC Steps: Establishing Relationships with Federal Research Agencies
(Wednesday, October 5, 2015) This informal discussion will provide a high-level overview of the main types of federal funding programs and tips on general application procedures and processes. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: OKED Faculty Lunch Series - Transdisciplinary Research
(Wednesday, October 14, 2015) Join Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Deputy Vice President and Bill Petuskey, Associate Vice President for a lunch discussion of transdisciplinary research collaboration opportunities. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Sculpting Science: A Provocative Fusion of Science and Art
(Thursday, October 15, 2015) Please join us for the grand opening of Sculpting Science — the first Arizona State University ceramics exhibit that takes you into a microscopic world of science, far beyond what the human eye can see. In a unique fusion of art and science, ceramics art students used high-resolution microscopic images of nature for inspiration, and science students used this experience to find new and creative ways to present scientific information. From 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Arizona State University Natural History Collections, 734 W. Alameda Dr, Tempe. More information.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: Finding Opportunities
(Thursday, October 22, 2015) This Proposal Development workshop will share useful search strategies and resources to help you locate and narrow the list of potential funding opportunities that are suitable for your research. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: The Wonder Years - Professors and Proposals @ 1, 5 and 10 Years
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015) This event will feature ASU faculty and administrators from various disciplines with experience developing proposals at various stages in their careers. This panel will present a meaningful discussion to strategize how faculty can best move their research portfolio to the next level. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Democracy Conference 2015: By the People
(Thursday-Saturday, December 3-5, 2015) Arizona State University will be hosting a conference on participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education. The event will be designed to share research findings, engage in provocative and meaningful discussions, learn from accomplishments and failures, and be inspired by innovative approaches, strategies, policies, tools and practices. The conference will bring together academics, students, practitioners, researchers, appointed and elected public officials, teachers, administrators, members of community organizations, and all those interested in participatory democracy, public engagement and citizenship education. The conference will combine academic presentations with practical workshops, We are interested in attracting theoretical and empirical contributions that are related to the three conference themes. Submission of abstracts is April 15, 2015. More information.
OKED Events for ASU Faculty: OKED Workshop for Faculty
(Friday, January 22, 2016) Learn more about services to help advance your research. Institute and Initiative leaders will be available to help you discover collaborative research opportunities. Faculty experts will share their success stories and will help you network with colleagues from across the university. OKED representatives will be available to answer any questions you have on the research administration process. Visit ResearchAcademy.asu.edu for registration information including times and locations.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting and Conference Call
(Saturday, September 12, 2015) Citizens' Climate Lobby is a national organization dedicated to the implementation of a carbon fee and dividend plan as a market-based way of putting a price on carbon emissions. The Phoenix-area CCL group usually meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month to plan its efforts. The location is as follows: Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St. in Tempe. This month's meeting is on September 12 due to the holiday. Please join us. For more information, visit http://citizensclimatelobby.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium
(Wednesday-Saturday, September 16-19, 2015) The Arizona Hydrologic Society is seeking student posters for the annual symposium, which is being held in Phoenix this year, from Sept. 16-19. The student poster session will be held during the "Ice Breaker" networking event on Sept 16th from 6-8:30 PM. Attendance is free that evening and students will have the opportunity to mingle with professionals from private, government, and non-profit sectors. The theme of this year's symposium is "Where did the Water Go?" This refers to much more than just drought, although it is certainly part of the focus. Water is constantly moving, underground, in surface channels, and in the atmosphere. Water stored underground must be recovered, and wells are the conduit for groundwater withdrawals. Legal frameworks move water between rights, between programs, and within regions. Water quality issues impact almost all uses and claims. Modeling and mapping applications are important for tracking information related to water and climate. A vast body of knowledge is wrapped up in the timely theme "Where Did the Water Go?". Posters broadly related to this topic area are welcome. For more information go to http://ahssymposium.org/2015/ or contact Summer Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative Lecture: Paolo Bacigalupi
(Thursday, September 17, 2015) In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, “The Water Knife,” Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty, but fighting for their lives. It’s a compelling story that captures a not-so-distant future. Will Phoenix eventually collapse? Will the river dry up? New York Times-bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi will visit Phoenix to discuss “The Water Knife,” and the future of the Colorado River as part of ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. At the Tempe Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Check for tickets starting August 25.
Workshop for PhD Students: Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Proposal Writing
(Monday-Wednesday, September 28-30, 2015) SESYNC will host a 2½-day workshop designed to prepare graduate students to apply for graduate-level research opportunities at SESYNC. This workshop will provide graduate students with: introductions to SESYNC, socio-environmental synthesis research, team science, bridging natural and social sciences, and actionable science; networking opportunities to build professional relationships with other students, particularly those from different disciplines; and training sessions on the methods, challenges, and strategies associated with writing successful proposals, especially those related to the type of work SESYNC supports. The workshop is aimed at graduate students in the natural, social, and computational sciences; humanities; communications; and business studies. There is no fee to attend; attendees will receive support for travel, meals, and accommodations. Find complete details here. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2015.
Conference on Complex Systems 2015
(Monday-Friday, September 28-October 2, 2015) The annual European Conferences on Complex Systems (ECCS) have become a major venue for the Complex Systems Community since they were started in 2003. For the first time, this year, the conference will be held in North America to foster and multiply contacts between the European, North American and Asian communities working in this domain. CCS’15 will be a major international conference and event in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science in general. To be held at the Hilton Doubletree Fiesta Inn, Tempe. More information.
Tour de Fat
(Saturday, October 3, 2015) Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. Join the Tour in Tempe at Tempe Beach Park. For more information and registration.
Support Sky Harbor Coalition Neighborhood Cleanup
(Saturday, October 10, 2015) A morning of service and fun with our partners the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, City of Phoenix Public Works Department, Wilson School District, Goodwill, ASU School of Sustainability, Office of Councilwoman Kate Gallego (District 8), and Watershed Management Group! From 7:15-11:00 a.m. at Wilson School District, 3025 E Fillmore, Phoenix, AZ 85008. In order to coordinate volunteer teams, please RSVP to Yesenia@goodmanschwartz.com or 602-277-0911. Volunteer registration will also be available the day of the event.
Homeland & Global Security Forum
(Wednesday-Thursday, October 14-15, 2015) The 17th International Summit on Transnational Crime will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. Being a multidimensional platform this Summit brings together heads of state and government, intelligence agencies, and businesses address the key to global security challenges of our world. More information.
28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council
(Thursday-Friday, October 15-16, 2015) The 28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council will be held in the 1899 Ballroom, High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona and is cosponsored by the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The theme of this year’s meeting is Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Restoring Riparian Habitat. More information and registration.
2015 Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life
(Thursday-Saturday, October 15-17, 2015) The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), along with co-host ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2015 Quality of Life Conference "The Future of Quality of Life." Join an exciting convening of quality of life thinkers to explore ideas, new approaches, and innovative thinking about dimensions of quality of life that impact us all, including immigration and inclusion, climate change and issues of resources, rapid urbanization and fascinating cultures intersecting in one of the US's largest cities. October 15-17, 2015 in Phoenix. More information.
AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo
(Sunday-Wednesday, October 25-28, 2015) AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, will convene a diverse group of campus representatives including faculty, students, sustainability officers, staff, administrators and presidents together with business, non-profit, government and community members for a sustainable celebration. Expected to draw approximately 2,100 participants, AASHE’s annual conference remains the largest stage in North America for sharing effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions which advance sustainability in higher education and beyond. It will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information.
VERGE 2015: Where Tech Meets Sustainability
(Monday-Thursday, October 26-29, 2015) See how technology accelerates sustainability solutions in a climate-constrained world. VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, utilities and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment and society. The program focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through seven program tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Smart Cities, Connected Transportation, Intelligent Supply Chains, Food & Ag Tech and Sustainable Water Systems. To be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California. More information.
Chacmool 2015: Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons: Sustainability & Archaeology
(Saturday-Monday, November 14-16, 2015) The Chacmool Archaeological Association and the Department of Anthropology present the 2015 Chacmool Conference being held at the University of Calgary. We encourage you to explore sustainability with us at the 48th Annual Chacmool Conference. More information.
Greenbuild: Monumental Green Conference and Expo
(Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20, 2015) Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Washington, DC, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement. Expo will be held November 18-19 and the Conference November 18-20. More information.
21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference
(Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24, 2016) The Science Foundation AZ and the STEM AZ Education Collaborative are proud to partner to bring you the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference. STEM integration is critical for developing the knowledge and skills our students, businesses, and communities desire and deserve. Critical thinking, creativity, and innovation are both goals and outcomes of educational practices that promote a transdisciplinary approach to STEM education. At the 21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate conference participants will engage in diverse sessions to explore and enhance STEM educational practices. Sessions will not only be outstanding learning opportunities for educators, many of them will include how business, informal education, early childhood experiences, and K-16+ classrooms create a nexus of learning that result in the 21st century graduate prepared for tomorrow’s world. The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N Third St, Phoenix. For more information.
General Mills brings supply chain into emissions goal (from GreenBiz.com)
Taking bolder responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions by its supply chain of farmers and mills and packagers than is typical, General Mills announced a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its entire business — “from farm to fork to landfill” — by 28 percent within 10 years. Read more.
City of Mesa Sustainability Savings Tip
Read our September Sustainability Savings Tip: Learn about the "light bulb" law, selecting the best bulbs, what the ENERGY STAR label means, the story on vintage bulbs, proper disposal and more.
Apple, Microsoft, Motorola wring new revenue out of e-waste (from GreenBiz.com)
What do Apple, Microsoft and Motorola have in common? All of these high-profile technology companies are harvesting new revenue out of discarded and end-of-life gadgets, rather than looking at them just as liabilities that require responsible recycling. What’s more, all three are among the roughly 100 organizations using Hong Kong’s Li Tong Group (aka LTG) to get the job done. Read more.
2015 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium
The goal of the Symposium is to provide women in clean energy with a range of perspectives on clean energy challenges and opportunities. It also provides a forum for networking. It is our hope that the symposium helps to build a sustained national and international community of professionals dedicated to advancing the careers and goals of women in clean energy. We invite students from all academic disciplines to bring their creativity to help shape the future of clean energy. C3E organizers are delighted to offer all young scholars an opportunity to showcase their work and experience in research, service, and/or education in the energy system. September 14- Application period will close at midnight. Please complete the form by then. All supplementary materials (draft poster, video, and Project Disclosure Form) must be submitted to email@example.com no later than 8:00 AM on September 15. Week of October 5- Applicants will be notified if they are finalists to make arrangements to attend the symposium. November 4-5- Finalists must attend both days of the symposium and stay for the delivery of the final prize at the end of the second day. More information.
EPA Launches 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge
EPA is calling for entries in its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support for a green infrastructure project on their campuses. This year, student teams will be encouraged to incorporate climate resiliency into their stormwater management designs. Registration opens September 1 and ends September 30. Teams must submit their entries by December 18, and winners will be announced on April 22, 2016. First-place teams will earn $2,000 to divide evenly among students, and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. More information: www.epa.gov/campusrainworks.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
July 2015 drought summary is online.
July Southwest Climate Outlook
The July 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: July 2015 – The Monsoon Edition
None at this time.
Social Scientist/Biologist (Decision Scientist), Environmental Protection Agency
Application deadline September 17, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Application deadline September 21, 2015. More information.
Student, Energy Policy Research Aide, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Application deadline September 21, 2015. Go to ASU Student Employment and search for job ID 16873BR.
Student, General Communications Assistant, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Application deadline September 21, 2015. Go to ASU Student Employment and search for job ID 16860BR.
Student, Graphics/Media Communications Assistant, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Application deadline September 21, 2015. Go to ASU Student Employment and search for job ID 16864BR.
Student, Writing Communications Assistant, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Application deadline September 21, 2015. Go to ASU Student Employment and search for job ID 16868BR.
Communications Officer, LTER National Communications Office, University of California-Santa Barbara
Application deadline September 28, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
Review of applications begins September 30, 2015. More information.
Two Positions, Aquatic Ecologist and Geographic Ecologist, University of Oklahoma
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Water Resource Engineering Faculty Positions, Penn State
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Hydrology, Penn State
Review of applications begins October 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Geospatial Analysis, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
Application deadline October 15, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Eckerd College
Application deadline October 16, 2015. More information.
Tenure-Track Faculty, Schatz Energy Research Center, Humboldt State University
Application deadline October 30, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environment and Society, Brown University
Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Freshwater Biologist, Biology Department, Missouri State University
Application deadline November 3, 2015. More information.
Assistant, Associate or Full Scientist/Curator, California Academy of Science
Several positions. Application deadline November 1, 2015. More information.
Full-time Faculty Position in Science, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Application deadline December 7, 2015. More information.
Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America
Program Associate, Smart Growth America
Economic Development/Community Development Specialist, Smart Growth America
Research Analyst, Smart Growth America
Communications Associate, Smart Growth America
Outreach Associate, Transportation for America
Temporary Water Conservation Specialist, City of Glendale, Arizona
Director for Environmental Services, Portland State University
Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Part-time Executive Assistant, Arizona Public Health Association
Coordinator of Sustainability Education, Central College, Pella, Iowa
Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University