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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
The Status of the Circular Economy Webinar
(Tuesday, June 21, 2016) In this 90-minute webinar, presenters will provide case studies of industry leading business programs, supply chain applications and approaches for business - municipal collaborations. From 10:15-11:45 a.m. MST. More information and RSVP.
Biodiversity Series: Social-Ecological Modeling to Solve Wicked Conservation Problems
(Tuesday, June 21, 2016) Matthew Holden and Katrina Davis, Centre for Excellence for Environmental Decisions will present Social-Ecological Modeling to Solve Wicked Conservation Problems from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in this brown bag seminar in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Free Film Screening: A Place at the Table
(Wednesday, July 13, 2016) A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and RSVP.
The Search: Exploring Unknown Worlds
(Saturday, June 18, 2016) The Search: Exploring Unknown Worlds in 3-D explores how the discoveries and current research of exoplanets (worlds beyond our Solar System) will change how we view our planet. With rapidly improving technology, the discovery of exoplanets represents one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world out side our Solar System. From 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and tickets.
Free Third Saturday at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve
(Saturday, June 18, 2016) Every third Saturday this summer, ASU's Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve will open to the public — for free! This 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve is home to the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area. From 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve, 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenx. More information.
Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative: Living Future ‘16
(Tuesday, June 21, 2016) We welcome you on a tour of the beautiful new space of Jones Studio to learn about the sustainable strategies used for this unique, collaborative workplace. We will be doing a recap of the Living Future unConference 2016 with 5-minute presentations by Sonja Bochart, Matthew Salenger, Mick Dalrymple and Alexandra Weinrich. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Jones Studio, 205 S. Wilson St, Tempe. More information.
Extending the Land Ethic Series: Remembering “The Whole Leopold”: Finding Common Ground in Conservation
(Tuesday, June 21, 2016) Curt Meine, conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer will present Remembering “The Whole Leopold”: Finding Common Ground in Conservation at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, in cooperation with the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters & Museum of Northern Arizona, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
VERGE Hawaii: Asian Pacific Clean Energy Summit
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016) The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with the GreenBiz Group to launch VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute. More information.
US Department of Energy Consent-Based Siting Public Meeting
(Thursday, June 23, 2016) The purpose of the meeting is to hear from the public and interested stakeholders on what matters to you as the Department moves forward with developing a consent-based process for siting facilities needed to manage spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. An informal open house/poster session begins at 4:00 p.m. The formal meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. The Department will remain until 10:00 p.m. for a second open house. At the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe. More information and registration.
2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science
(Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25, 2016) This 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science is an interdisciplinary event designed to engage a broad community of researchers - academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts – dedicated to advancing social science knowledge through computational methods. This event affords the opportunity to meet and discuss works in which social systems and dynamics are investigated in a quantitative way through large datasets that are either mined from various sources (e.g. social media, communication systems) or created via controlled experiments or computational modeling. Hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. More information.
GreenBiz Webcast: Putting Innovation to Work: Within Employee Sustainability Initiatives
(Tuesday, June 28, 2016) In this one-hour webcast, seasoned practitioners will share: Why sustainability is central to innovation within an organization; how to build a culture of innovative thinking among your entire employee base; how infusing a culture of innovation within an organization has created value for companies like clients of Deloitte; and how technology can enable a company’s ability to foster a culture of innovation across the employee base. At 10:00 a.m. MST (1:00 p.m. EDT). More information and registration.
Extending the Land Ethic Series: Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land: Agrarian Ethics in the Face of Climate Change
(Tuesday, June 28, 2016) Gary Paul Nabhan, internationally celebrated nature writer and food and farming activist will present Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land: Agrarian Ethics in the Face of Climate Change at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, in cooperation with the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters & Museum of Northern Arizona, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Summer Film Series: The History of the Future — Outland
(Thursday, June 30, 2016) Science fiction films are artifacts of their times and places: they often tell us more about the hopes, values, anxieties, and prejudices of their creators than they do about how the future will actually turn out. Join FilmBar, ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and a panel of scholars, technologists, and big thinkers as we examine the future through classic (and delightfully schlocky) sci-fi films from the past 40 years. At 6:30 p.m. at FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St Phoenix. Tickets $6 and include your first drink. More information.
Extending the Land Ethic Series: Climate Ethics: Reason in Dark Times
(Tuesday, July 5, 2016) Dale Jamieson, Professor, New York University will present Climate Ethics: Reason in Dark Times at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, in cooperation with the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters & Museum of Northern Arizona, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Extending the Land Ethic Series: Earth Speaking
(Tuesday, July 12, 2016) Linda Hogan, internationally recognized author of poetry, fiction, and essays will present Earth Speaking at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, in cooperation with the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters & Museum of Northern Arizona, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
SRP Free Shade Tree Planting Workshop
(Saturday, July 16, 2016) SRP customers must register and attend a tree planting workshop to be eligible for the SRP Shade Tree Program. You'll learn more about the eligible trees, and the best methods for planting and caring for the new trees. The workshops will be conducted by the Valley Permaculture Alliance. From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
SRP Free Shade Tree Planting Workshop
(Saturday, August 13, 2016) SRP customers must register and attend a tree planting workshop to be eligible for the SRP Shade Tree Program. You'll learn more about the eligible trees, and the best methods for planting and caring for the new trees. The workshops will be conducted by the Valley Permaculture Alliance. From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St, Mesa. More information and registration.
KDD2016: 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: KDD Workshop on Data Science for Food, Energy, and Water
(Sunday, August 14, 2016) Recognizing the need for orchestrated efforts to address the many interrelated data scientific challenges for the security of Food, Energy and Water, the goal of this workshop will be three-fold: 1. To introduce the emerging area of “data science for food, water and energy (DS-FEW)” to the KDD community; 2. To invite scientists and practitioners in the FEW domains to the KDD community, and interest them in leveraging our technology and expertise; 3. To innovate new technology, leveraging existing KDD technology where appropriate, to address the challenges we face in FEW, by bringing together a multi-disciplinary audience and enticing them to synergize. This workshop is part of the entire conference which occurs from August 13-17. For more information.
2016 AASHE Conference & Expo: Beyond the Campus
(Sunday-Wednesday, October 9-12, 2016) Join us in Baltimore, MD, for the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo! AASHE's educational program covers the higher education sustainability community's most relevant and timely topics - providing leadership and change agency needed to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights that will inspire, motivate, energize and empower campus leaders to advance sustainability in higher education and beyond. For more information and registration (early bird until July 31, 2016).
A wider approach to health
Westward Ho resident Lee Hersey is thankful to have a roof over her head, food on the table and all of her medical needs met. Despite that, she still feels there’s something lacking in her life. Still active and highly social at age 70, Hersey says that although the Westward Ho is in the middle of a building boom and revival in downtown Phoenix, connection and interaction with the surrounding community is limited for her and the other 300 seniors who reside at the historic building. Read more.
Solar Impulse Update
The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered airplane is at JFK in New York City, having completed the crossing of North America. The team celebrated the milestone with a flyover of the Statue of Liberty at 2:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 11, 2016. After leaving Phoenix at 3:00 a.m. May 12, the Solar Impulse spent the next month hop-scotching across the country between weather systems with stops in Tulsa, Dayton, and Lehigh Valley (Allentown), Pennsylvania, before landing in New York. Flight engineers are now looking for a 4-5 day weather window for the trans-Atlantic flight with just two or three stops before finishing the round-the-world flight back in Abu Dhabi, where it started in March 2015. Complete details available at http://blog.solarimpulse.com.
10 climate change-fighting energy apps to tap (from GreenBiz.com)
There seems to be an app for everything, whether you're looking for a ride across town, finding a place to crash for the night or even hoping to advance renewable energy. Want to be a part of expanding the renewables economy? Here are 10 nifty apps for businesses and consumers alike. Read more.
ASU Cronkite School teams up with Google News Lab to spread innovation
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is teaming up with Google News Lab to help test new tools and training and encourage their use throughout journalism education. Read more.
AskNature: How do you make energy? (from GreenBiz.com)
Humans are becoming increasingly dependent on our ability to connect via technology and easily access the energy grid. Practically every facet of our lives is somehow plugged in and powered up. Yet as our demand for power increases, so must the innovative and life-friendly ways we access and use that energy. Read more.
Testing the waters of global perception
In January 2000, the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, signed a deal to privatize its water supply. Protests erupted with such intensity they became known as la Guerra del Agua — the Water War. Handing over utility rights to the U.S.-based Bechtel Corporation caused water prices to spike dramatically. Thousands of people were left unable to afford the new rates. They flooded the streets, took over the central plaza and demanded removal of the private company’s hold on their water. Read more.
The Urban Clean Energy Prize
Calling all clean energy startups! Tumml is looking for entrepreneurs to apply for the Urban Clean Energy Prize - a three-month program where Tumml will support startups with clean energy solutions for our cities. The program will run from September 19-December 16, 2016, and the selected startups will each receive: A $15K grant; hands-on consulting services and mentorship from the Tumml team and Mentorship Board to help you pilot (or expand) your product/service within a municipality; and free office space in downtown San Francisco through the duration of the program (if desired). We are interested in startups advancing renewable resource adoption and efficiency in urban areas - water, solar, wind, green building materials, etc. Renewable resources are critical to the future of our cities, helping us to: reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our power and transportation sectors; achieve better health outcomes because of lowered air, water, and land pollution; encourage responsible relationships with natural resources; and support community energy resilience. Click here to apply! Applications are due July 1, 2016. Feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, University of Illinois-Chicago
Water and energy have long been thought of, and addressed as, two separate issues. With the advent of systems thinking, life cycle assessment, and other interdisciplinary analysis strategies, this deep connection between water and energy has been widely acknowledged only recently. The 6th annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy: Nexus program will: explore the relationship between energy and water through systems approach, with an eye towards environmental and agricultural impacts; explore the use of water, especially in energy extraction (fracking) and generation; and highlight the role of the grid in energy issues, emphasizing three specific areas: smart grid, storage for the grid, and the distribution of energy. Across all topics, participants will examine where the United States is to date, potential paths moving forward, and obstacles and opportunities for each path. Situated on one of the largest bodies of freshwater on Earth and playing host to a large and complex grid system, Chicago will be the focal point of discussions of the nexus. The program will occur from August 4-17, 2016 in Chicago. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
May 2016 drought summary is online.
May Southwest Climate Outlook
The May 2016 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: May 2016 – Even more disappointment re: El Niño and looking towards the impending "Doom Season"
Research Advancement Administrator
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 23371BR.
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 23364BR.
Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arizona
There are five positions. Application deadline is June 20, 2016. More information.
Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator, Lewis County, Chehalis, WA
Application deadline June 22, 2016. More information.
Food Policy Coordinator, City of Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline June 23, 2016. More information.
Natural Resources Specialist 4, Environmental Quality, Environmental Solutions Division, Portland, Oregon
Application deadline June 23, 2016. More information.
Environmental Specialist-Climate Change, Department of Environmental Quality, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona
Application deadline July 1, 2016. More information.
Environmental Specialist-Air Quality, Department of Environmental Quality, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona
Application deadline July 1, 2016. More information.
State Implementation Plan Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline July 5, 2016. More information.
Environmental Inspector, Department of Environmental Quality, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona
Application deadline July 7, 2016. More information.
Geologist, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine
Application deadline July 8, 2016. More information.
Communications Director, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Madison
Application deadline July 15, 2016. More information.
Science and Policy Internships, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Various locations, USA
Application deadline July 15, 2016. More information.
Director of the Sustainability Institute/Chief Sustainability Officer, Penn State University, University Park Campus
Review of applications begins July 31, 2016. More information.
Great Lakes Environmental Compliance Specialist, NOAA Contractor, Chanhassen, Minnesota
Application deadline August 31, 2016. More information.
Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Americorps, West Virginia
Application deadline December 31, 2016. More information.
Range Resource Area Manager, Arizona State Land Department
There are three positions open, Job Id 23340. More information.
Local Foods Development Coordinator, Local First Arizona Foundation, Phoenix, AZ
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
Communications Associate, Smart Growth America, Washington, D.C.
Program Associate, Smart Growth America, Washington, D.C.
Southwest Organizer, National Young Farmers’ Coalition, Durango, CO (or remotely in Southwest)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Sciences, Climate, Ecosystem, and Fire Applications, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada
Scientific Web Developer/Designer, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California-Santa Barbara
Job #20160165 more information.