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News and Announcements
Reimagining Transportation: How Will We Navigate Phoenix in the Future?
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Local nonprofit "Friends of Transit" and ASU's School of Sustainability invite undergraduate and graduate students to envision the future of transportation in the Phoenix metro area with a friendly competition for cash prizes. The competition is open to any college student or student team. Individuals or teams must prepare a presentation no more than 10 minutes long on what the future of transportation in the Phoenix metro area could look like. Teams will present to, and answer questions from, competition judges. Competitors are encouraged to be as creative as possible and may use any technology, props or materials they wish, provided they clear all IT/AV and space needs with the contest organizer. More information.
Sustainability Series: Thriving in a Water-Stressed World
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Matt Howard, Alliance for Water Stewardship, North America will present Thriving in a Water-Stressed World from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
PhD Defense: Nigel Forrest
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Nigel Forrest will defend his PhD dissertation Selecting Programs for Urban Transformations towards Sustainability. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited. At 1:30 p.m. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
LightWorks Lecture Series: Promoting a Carbon Neutral Economy
(Friday, November 13, 2015) Hadi Dowlatabadi, University of British Columbia will present Promoting a Carbon Neutral Economy from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Global Sustainability Studies Program Information Session
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) earn 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. RSVP.
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. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the campus. This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability. For more information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Greening the College Football Championship
(Wednesday, November 18, 2015) Jack Groh, College Football Playoffs will present Greening the College Football Championship from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Gardens Talk & Tour: Tales of Soil & Seed
(Thursday, November 19, 2015) Ken Singh, Singh Farms, will present Tales of Soil & Seed from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Nush, 560 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Gardens Talk & Tour: Tour of Singh Farms
(Saturday, November 21, 2015) Sign up to tour Singh Farms with owner Ken Singh. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series: How Can the Humanities Save the Planet?
(Monday, November 23, 2015) Sir Jonathan Bate, Renowned Shakespearean and Eco-Critic, will present How Can the Humanities Save the Planet? From 10:00-11:15 a.m. in the Ventana C room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustainability Series Urban Gardens Talk & Tour: Finale
(Thursday, December 3, 2015) To wrap up our Urban Garden Talk & Tour series, join visionary farmers Justin Rohner, Darren Chapman, and Ken Singh as they share their varying perspectives on urban yards, gardens, and farms. From 4:00-5:30 p.m. on the Upstairs Balcony, College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
(Monday-Thursday, February 23-25, 2016) The eighth annual GreenBiz defines the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business now. GreenBiz 2016 brings together GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. We leverage our vast networks, insights and domain expertise to bring you the brightest thinkers and most influential leaders. You'll get an unparalleled in-depth look at the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business today. This annual forum is framed by the annual State of Green Business report, the ninth annual edition of GreenBiz’s acclaimed accounting of key sustainability metrics and trends. The report, combined with the high-wattage stage presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that have become hallmarks of GreenBiz events, makes GreenBiz 2016 an unforgettable event. It will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort, 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Presented in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium and The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. More information and registration.
Social Insect Research Group Seminar: The Costs and Benefits of Group Hunting in Social Cobweb Spiders
(Friday, November 6, 2015) Gyan Harwood, School of Life Sciences will present The Costs and Benefits of Group Hunting in Social Cobweb Spiders from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Sleep Dealer
(Monday, November 9, 2015) The mind-bending science fiction film Sleep Dealer provides a window into a dystopian future on the U.S.-Mexico border. Join the School for the Future of Innovation and Society for a screening and conversation—and free nachos and drinks—featuring experts on technology and society, risk innovation, immigration, labor, and the past, present, and future of national borders. At 5:00 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP to email@example.com by noon Friday, November 6.
Biodesign Institute Discovery Series: Resolvin’ Tumor Growth with Resolvins
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Dipak Panigrahy, Harvard Medical School will present Resolvin’ Tumor Growth with Resolvins at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
LBC Sonoran Collaborative unMeeting
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Join the LBC Sonoran Collaborative as they host Rebecca Holt and Harley Grusko from Perkins + Will via Webex to discuss the VanDusen Botanical Garden and the LBC Beauty Petal. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Farmers Market @ASU
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) Farmers Market from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the Student Services Lawn. Enjoy fresh produce, local food and delicious ready-to-eat items. For more information, visit asu.edu/farmersmarket.
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.
Desert Cities Symposium Keynote: Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities
(Thursday, November 19, 2015) Emily Talen, Arizona State University will present Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities at 5:30 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series: Ted Hughes: Eco-Warrior, or Eco-Worrier?
(Monday, November 23, 2015) Sir Jonathan Bate will present Ted Hughes: Eco-Warrior, or Eco-Worrier? At 6:00 p.m. in the Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Film Screening and Discussion: Ecological Destruction in the New World
(Monday, November 30, 2015) The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), the School of Social Transformation (SST), the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC), the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, along with the generous help of the School of Sustainability at ASU offer a unique program on uniting film, history, politics, ecology, and current events. Through analysis of segments of the film Tambien la lluvia, featuring actor Gael Garcia Bernal the 16th century Conquest of the Americas and the 21st century Re-Conquest of Latin American ecologies and economies will highlight issues of ecological exploitation and the life blood of a continent, namely: water, and who owns it. From 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Lycium Theater, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Act on Climate Arizona: Our Moral Obligation
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Please join our diverse group of faith-based and environmental organizations, social justice advocates, business owners, and academic and municipal leaders to send an urgent message in preparation of the Paris Climate Talks to ACT ON CLIMATE. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Downtown Phoenix Civic Space, 424 N Central Ave, Phoenix. More information.
Arizona Energy at the Crossroads Conference
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) For the first time in Arizona’s history, proposals for changes to utility rate plans will have a great impact on the future of power generation with ramifications on cost, water use, pollution, jobs and individual choice. Join national and local experts in an open and honest discussion of the issues that will drive Arizona's energy future. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Rio Salado Conference Center, 2411 W. 14th St, Tempe. For more information and registration.
Tour de Bird Annual Backyard Garden Tour
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) The Desert Rivers Audubon is having their annual birds and garden event from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Local gardens in the East Valley will be on display with a variety of plants to suit all gardeners. Ranging from one with 150 native trees to others making the best use of a small space. There are gardens with water features and a chance to see beautifully landscaped gardens for our Arizona birdlife! For more information.
Green Planet Festival 2015
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) The Green Planet Festival is to connect eco-conscious consumers with environmentally sustainable companies, ideas and services, and inspire change in the community and lifestyle of its constituents. From 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. More information.
Effects of Climate Change in Eastern Africa
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Dr. David Zarembka has spent over 40 years working in Africa to address violent conflict, and will discuss the increasing violence due to climate-related competition over scarce resources. From 1:00-1:30 pm at the Green Planet Festival 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. (Use the promotion code "GoGreen" here for a free reservation.)
Lightbulbs, Recycling, and Polar Bears–Oh My!
(Saturday, November 7, 2015) Comedian, playwright, and host of the popular Climate Stew podcast Peterson Toscano asks "How do we conserve energy, live cleaner lives, and create a better future for all?" the help of some of his best character creations, dives deep into the world of environmentalism, climate action, and a big ole cup of coffee. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Green Planet Festival 2015, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. (Use the promotion code "GoGreen" here for a free reservation.)
Commemorative Air Force: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
(Sunday, November 8, 2015) On the 40th anniversary of the end of the War in Vietnam, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will hold a 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans' event at its flagship CAF Airbase located at Falcon Field in Mesa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features speakers and displays. Free admission is offered to any veteran showing a valid DD-214 discharge. The general public is encouraged to attend. General admission includes access to all of the programs, aircraft exhibits and museum for the day and is rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top-rated things to do in the area. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Military in uniform and children under five are free. More information.
Committing to Our Common Home? An Interfaith Panel on Laudato Si', The Papal Encyclical
(Tuesday, November 10, 2015) Panelists are Dr. Hava Samuelson (Jewish), Dr. Ryan Hanning (Roman Catholic), Imam Ahmad Shqeirat (Muslim), Dr. Jason Bruner (ASU Religious Studies), Rev. Doug Bland (AZ Interfaith Power & Light). At 7:00 p.m., Community Christian Church, 1701 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ. For more information contact Doug.Bland@tempecc.com.
GreenBiz Webcast: Paris and Beyond: What’s the Business Opportunity at COP21?
Thursday, November 12, 2015) Next month’s COP21 United Nations climate summit in Paris is shaping up to be a landmark event, with more than 40,000 political, business and activist leaders expected from around the world. It is expected to produce a global compact to address climate change — and, in fact, is seen by many as the last great hope for doing so. In this one-hour webcast, three leaders from the business and nonprofit worlds will talk about how their organizations are participating. At 12:00 p.m. ET. More information and registration.
Valley Permaculture Alliance: Tour de Coops
(Saturday, November 14, 2015) Tour de Coops is a community tour and fundraising event showcasing backyard hen houses and sustainable gardening practices in an urban setting. All Tour-goers MUST check-in at event Headquarters to Tour. Headquarters located at 2225 N 16th St, just north of McDowell. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information.
International Dark-Sky Association 26th Annual General Meeting
(Saturday-Sunday, November 14-15, 2015) This year’s conference theme is “One Coin ~ Two Sides: Impacts of Light Pollution to Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Mitigating Role of Emerging Lighting Technologies,” and is a must-attend event for anyone concerned about the ecological impacts of artificial light at night. It will be held at the Embassy Suites, Phoenix AZ. Cosponsored by the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program, Arizona State University. 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.
AZ Interfaith Power and Light Film Screening: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Film at 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Movie Grill, 15515 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. More information and tickets.
GreenBiz Webcast: Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Re-imagining the Future of Business
(Tuesday, November 17, 2015) In this hour-long webcast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will highlight findings from a soon-to-be released report that presents a collection of best practices for how companies are leveraging the environmental, economic and social opportunities the circular economy provides. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. More information and registration.
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.
Desert Cities Symposium
(Saturday, November 20, 2015) How do we imagine the desert and desert cities? How will desert cities of the future deal with movement, migration, mobility, and transience? What will the desert city of 2050 look like? Join Arizona State University environmental humanists as they grapple with these questions in the heart of a desert metropolis. From 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Graduate Hotel, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
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.
Cleaning up wastewater through algae
It’s easy to associate algae as being a nuisance. Noticing slimy green algae building up on the sides of your crystal blue pool might have you rushing to remove it. But before you prepare to scrub it away, let’s take a moment to consider how algae could actually benefit our water, particularly in wastewater treatment. Read more.
Laptop orchestra pushes buttons and boundaries
Laptop computers have become such an essential part of our lives that it’s almost become odd to consider doing things like paying bills or buying a book without one. But conducting an orchestra? Read more.
UGEC Viewpoints: Gender in climate change adaptation as a social justice issue
Climate change affects countries and populations to varying degrees, and the output of research into the social effects of global change that has been produced is extensive. It has been stated that social vulnerability is not a fixed concept, but instead strongly place-based and domain-specific. Within the social domain, gender as a category is frequently discussed in relation to climate change impacts on the Global South. Research results suggest that due to climate change stressors, women with limited livelihood opportunities may be at greater risk of poverty if extreme events or loss of biodiversity continue to threaten income opportunities or agricultural practices. Read more.
Solar and the circular economy: A recipe for climate optimism? (From GreenBiz.com)
For a researcher who studies how humanity is pushing the earth close to potentially disastrous tipping points, Johan Rockström is surprisingly optimistic. Although he reckons that our species has crossed four of nine "planetary boundaries" — including those on climate change and deforestation — he believes there is still time to pull back from the brink and create a sustainable future based on renewable energy and a circular economy that continually reuses resources. Read more.
Bicycle Coalition at ASU New Project
Call for leaders! The Bicycle Coalition at ASU is working on an exciting new project aimed at creating a central database of all bicycle-friendly or bicycle-related stores/resources/restaurants/etc. in the Tempe/ASU area. The best part of it is, everyone can be involved! The hands on project will need individuals with following skills: marketing, web design, communication, map-making, and more. These are skills that you can develop in a friendly, fun, and hard-working setting. You can participate on a casual level and when available, or if you're looking for a more serious commitment, you can apply for the official positions (great for your resume)!! So please join us in order to get involved. A description of our available positions is available on our Orgsync site or contact Becky Santiago, President of the Bicycle Coalition via the Facebook page if you're interested.
UGEC Viewpoints: Critical perspectives for examining urbanization and sustainability in China
The rapid urbanization of China is an event unparalleled in human history. Fueled by a near-continuous rural-to-urban migration, the country’s urban population has leaped from a mere 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2013. The effects of this process are evident in a variety of ways; for example: satellite images of the Earth at night have revealed the intense increase in the illumination of China, indicating the fervent expansion of urban built-up areas. Read more.
How NASA and Hyperloop help sci-fi become sustainability fact (from GreenBiz.com)
From Jules Verne's novels to Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek," science fiction has helped accelerate humanity’s drive forward. Many technologies we take for granted today — tablets, video conferencing and even lunar modules, to name a few — once only existed in the imaginations of prescient writers. Read more.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washington is getting ready to recruit students for next summer. The goal of this two-year conservation immersion program is to broaden participation within conservation, and diversify what it means to be a "conservation professional." The program is looking for 20 freshmen and sophomores to join for an 8-week immersion course this summer. The program starts in Seattle and travels to various ExUrban (wildlands and rural) landscapes in Washington addressing urban conservation issues. Scholars don't have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic - incipient change-makers. Because the program is geared for students early in their college careers, we are only able to take freshmen and sophomores. You can learn more about the program at www.uwconservationscholars.org The application process will begin November 16, 2015 and end January 29, 2016.
WRRC Invites Proposals for Research Grants under the Water Resources Research Act
The University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center invites proposals for research grants under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b). Funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Section 104(b) program provides support for research projects on water-related issues of importance to the state and region. This year the WRRC expects to award three (3) grants of approximately $10,000. Projects are funded for 12 months. Funded projects start March 1, 2016, contingent on federal budget approval. The WRRC directs 104(b) grant funds to a wide variety of research projects. Faculty members at the three Arizona state universities may submit proposals. Researchers in the social, biological, physical and engineering sciences, as well as such fields as water management, water law, economics and public health are invited to apply. Proposals should address WRRA Section 104(b) program goals, including exploration of new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expand understanding of water and related phenomena. WRRA Section 104(b) research should foster improvements in water supply: addressing issues of water yield and water reliability, water quality, treatment, infrastructure, and assessment of management practices. Proposals should also align with USGS strategic goals for water research as described in Strategic Directions for U.S. Geological Survey Water Science, 2012-2022-Observing, Understanding, Predicting, and Delivering Water Science to the Nation at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1066/. Primary program goals are to foster the entry of new research scientists, engineers and technicians in the water resources field and to educate students through significant involvement in water research. Proposals that address these goals, in addition to meeting criteria for technical merit, will be given preference. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) web site. In addition, 12 hard copies must be submitted to the WRRC. Proposal guidelines are available on the WRRC web site: https://wrrc.arizona.edu/programs/grant-proposal-guidelines. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The WRRC will convene a review committee to evaluate proposals on technical merit and contribution to program goals. The WRRC decision to fund projects will be based on this input and available funding. For questions contact: Susanna Eden, PhD, Assistant Director, Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona, 350 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85719; WRRC: 520-621-9591; Direct: 520-621-5670; FAX: 520-792-8518.
Clinton Global Initiative University 2016
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students through the University Network and other opportunities to help them turn their ideas into action. Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Early Decision and Travel Assistance application deadline: October 16, 2015. Final application deadline: December 1, 2015. All invited attendees will be notified by late December 2015. For more information and application.
2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest
Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract policy debates and obscure jargon and turn them into gripping, visceral tales. The emerging subgenre of climate fiction, epitomized by novels like Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam Trilogy, helps us imagine possible futures shaped by climate change. The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative and the College for Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are proud to announce the 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The contest will be judged by science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, award-winning author of many foundational works in climate fiction, along with other climate fiction experts from ASU. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $1000, with three additional finalists receiving book bundles signed by award-winning climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi. A collection of the best submissions will be published in a forthcoming online anthology, and considered for publication in the journal Issues in Science and Technology. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. For more information and how to submit.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
September 2015 drought summary is online.
July Southwest Climate Outlook
The July 2015 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: July 2015 – The Monsoon Edition
Communications Program Coordinator – Business Development
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 18224BR.
K-12 Sustainability Education Program Coordinator
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 18112BR.
Hazardous Waste Managing Supervisor, King County, Washington
Application deadline November 10, 2015. Search for more information.
Assistant Professor, Remote Sensing, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston University
Application deadline November 10, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Sustainability Science, Montclair University
Application deadline November 13, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Urban Ecology, School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin
Application deadline November 15, 2015. More information.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Global Change, Boston University
Review of applications begin November 15, 2015. More information.
Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
Application deadline November 16, 2015. Contact Kathleen Ferris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina-Asheville
Review of application begins November 16, 2015. More information.
Natural Resources Specialist 4, Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon
Application deadline November 18, 2015. More information.
Chief Collaboration Officer, Ecodistricts, Portland, Oregon
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Full-time Faculty Position in Science, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Application deadline November 20, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Ecology of Environmental Change, Binghamton University
Application deadline December 1, 2015. More information.
Assistant Professor, Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University
Review of applications begins December 1, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Application deadline December 7, 2015. More information.
Postdoctoral Position at Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne Laboratories
Requisition number 400355. More information.
Household Hazardous Waste Technician, City of Tucson
Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America
Research Analyst, Smart Growth America
Outreach Associate, Transportation for America
Research Professor-Open Rank, Ecosystem Services, Idaho State University