The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability provides this list to announce seminars, meetings, colloquiums, lectures, brown bags, announcements of interest, and job opportunities to the Institute community. If you have items you’d like to add please submit them to Cindy.Zisner@asu.edu before 5 PM Wednesday. This Digest is sent out on Friday morning. You may subscribe, unsubscribe, or change subscriber settings at http://lists.asu.edu/archives/giosasu.html under the Options where it says Join or Leave GIOSASU. You can see archives of list messages at the same address.
This is the last Digest for 2016. Hope you all have a very happy holiday season!
(Current items remain in the Digest until they happen so don’t forget to peruse the web listing in case you missed something in the previous week.)
Other Events - On Campus
Other Events - Off Campus
News and Announcements
Sustainability Series: Farm Animal Welfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach
(Thursday, January 12, 2017) Nancy Roulston, Farm Animal Welfare, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will present Farm Animal Welfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in the Pima Room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: Sonic Sea
(Wednesday, January 18, 2017) The film Sonic Sea is about protecting the essential life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; show starts 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium by David Sanderson
(Tuesday, January 10, 2017) David Sanderson, University of New South Wales will present a colloquium from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Desert River Audubon Society: Gilbert Family Birdwalks
(Saturday, December 17, 2016) The Gilbert Family Birdwalks are held every third Saturday of the month, October through March at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, on the southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe Rds in Gilbert. 2757 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (East of the library on the corner). From 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. They provide loaner binoculars, Bird Bingo Cards for kids, and expert leaders to take you around the ponds. They also have field guide books and other nature items for sale at our display tent. Walks leave every 15 minutes or so and last about 45 minutes. No fees or admission charge.
Desert River Audubon Society: Owl Walk & Talk
(Saturday, December 24, 2016) We'll learn about the current status of the burrowing owls released April 2012 in association with our habitat partner, Wild at Heart. Enjoy a breezy, fun & informative evening! Become an OwlWatch volunteer and help us document the growth of the habitat by contacting Anne Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org. The starting time for this event will change with the seasons. Event is held one hour before sunset 4:30-5:30 p.m (Sunset on 12-24: 5:23 p.m.).
Desert Terrior: Exploring the Unique Flavors and Sundry Places of the Borderlands
(Tuesday, January 17, 2017) Explore the Borderlands during a thrilling evening with renowned author Gary Paul Nabhan and discover why food tastes better when we know the science, history and culture behind it. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. For more information and tickets.
2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit
(Monday-Friday, February 13-15, 2017) The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit is a significant moment and turning point for Second Nature and the Climate Leadership Network. We’ll reflect on 10 years of bold climate leadership by higher education institutions, and anticipate the future of the Network and the sustainability movement. The 2017 Summit is designed for campus sustainability teams, including specialized content for presidents, faculty, and staff. They are also seeking proposals for presentations, sessions, and workshops. The event will be held at Tempe Mission Palms, 60 E. Fifth St, Tempe. More information.
(Tuesday-Thursday, February 14-16, 2017) Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research and analysis of key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges. GreenBiz is produced in collaboration with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. To be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054. More information and registration.
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017
(Sunday-Monday, March 26-27, 2017) The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017 aims to be the best participant-driven conference you can attend. We challenge you to embed community building methods and facilitation into your presentations, workshops, and interactions with each other. Let’s transition from PowerPoint and unleash our collaborative selves with World Cafés and Appreciative Inquiry, using our gathered brain trust to find solutions to collective challenges. This year we will envision new possibilities, expand our communities and learn through experimentation as we advance the goal of thriving people, places and planet. At the University of Maryland, College Park. More information.
Second International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies
(Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, 2017) The Second International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field. Each year the International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies draws a diverse group of participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience. It will be held at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. More information.
Engineering Sustainability 2017: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line
(Sunday-Tuesday, April 9-11, 2017) This focused conference will bring together engineers and scientists from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to share results of cutting-edge research and practice directed at development of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. At the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More information.
Ninth International Conference on Climate Change Impacts & Responses
(Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, 2017) The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses features research addressing the following annual themes: Scientific evidence; assessing impacts in divergent ecosystems; human impacts and impacts on humans; and technical, political, and social responses. There will be a special focus on communicating and collaborating for resilient solutions to climate change. To be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. More information.
Better Building Summit 2017
(Monday-Wednesday, May 15-17, 2017) The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings. The meeting occurs in Washington, D.C. More information.
IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2017
(Saturday-Tuesday, May 20-23, 2017) The Sustainable Development Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) is sponsoring the Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability Track at the 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo. The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner communities. The 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo will be one conference, where ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions will be organized together. This exciting change will bring researchers and practitioners together to share the latest advances in Sustainable Development. At the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More information.
Universities Council on Water Resources Conference: Water in a Changing Environment
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 13-15, 2017) The 2017 Annual Conference, Water in a Changing Environment will take place in Fort Collins, CO. Gaps in projected water supply and demand, water quality and reuse issues, increased food and energy needs, and a changing climate bring water resources to center stage, not only in the western U.S. but across the continent and around the world. Please join the dialogue as we seek to develop transdisciplinary and disciplinary solutions to complex water problems and explore bridges between science and policy. Call for abstracts until January 20, 2017. More information.
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting
(Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 2017) AESS 2017 will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. We’d love to have some ASU folks (faculty and students) to get involved in the local planning. If students help out in a substantial way, we can comp them for the conference. Contact David Hassenzahl for more information about getting involved. For more information about AESS.
Energy Impacts 2017
(Wednesday-Thursday, July 26-27, 2017) Energy Impacts 2017 is the first North American conference focused on social science research related to the impacts of energy development - with a goal of synthesis, comparison and innovation among established and emerging energy impacts scholars from North America and abroad. The pace, scale and intensity of new energy development around the world demands credible and informed research about potential impacts to human communities that host energy developments. While a fast-growing body of research addresses social, economic, and behavioral impacts from large-scale energy development for host communities and landscapes, their discoveries are often isolated by disciplinary and geographic boundaries. We invite participation from sociologists, geographers, political scientists, public health specialists, economists, anthropologists, practitioners and other interested parties whose work addresses impacts of new energy development for host communities and landscapes. Please visit http://www.energyimpacts.org to join a mailing list for future updates, and to add your profile to our growing data base of energy impacts researchers and professionals. The conference will be held at Ohio State University, Columbus.
Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
(Wednesday-Friday, 26-28 July, 2017) Announcing the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, to be held at the International Conference Center in Hiroshima, Japan. Founded in 2006, the conference examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of "real world" applications of social research and theory. The conference also investigates what constitutes "science" in a social context and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines) to wide-ranging multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge and method. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: "Cross-Cultural and Global Research as Interdisciplinary Practice." Proposal submittal deadline is December 26, 2016. More information.
ASU on National Science Foundation’s top 10 list for research expenditures
We can all rest easier knowing what keeps Carolyn Forbes up at night. The assistant director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict stays on top of how extremists are leveraging communication tools and facets of religion to further their agendas. She worries about whether we can create visual maps of extremist discourse to help figure out if there will be an attack. And she studies new ways to keep track of how Muslim communities around the world are talking about extremism. Read more.
How to rehab our soil for a changing climate (from GreenBiz.com)
"Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." This year’s message from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization for World Food Day is timely as the planet emerges from yet another summer of record heat. With changing climates and increasingly frequent extreme weather events, the world is facing real challenges with food production, exacerbated by the declining capacity of soils to hold water, buffer temperature shocks and supply nutrients to food crops. Read more.
ASU fall commencement marks start of next chapter
Arizona State University’s fall commencement was a mix of new and old this week. ASU awarded about 5,200 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate degrees in several ceremonies. The main undergraduate commencement was Monday at Wells Fargo Arena. Read more.
How Samsung, Dell are reinventing IT products (from GreenBiz.com)
Circular economy thinking has become part of most industry ecosystems, helping to expand product lifecycles and setting a strategy for sustainable development. The Internet technology sector, with its fast pace of innovation and product upgrades, stands to benefit from using more recycled materials and keeping its products out of the trash. Read more.
The Alliance the Water Efficiency Seeking Proposals
The Alliance for Water Efficiency is seeking proposals from well-qualified organizations and individuals to complete a 12-month research study to explore how drought response measures have been implemented and the water demand impact achieved among 11 water providers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. Preproposal teleconference on Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m. CT and proposal submission deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
November 2016 drought summary is online.
December Southwest Climate Outlook
The December 2016 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: November 2016 – SW Climate & Water Year in Review
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Food Systems Sustainability
To review and apply to this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/39563. The application deadline is December 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Sustainability Education
To review and apply to this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/39564. The application deadline is December 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
Climate Change Manager, Save the Children, Australia
Application deadline December 20, 2016. More information.
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Application deadline December 23, 2016. More information.
Planning and Analysis Intern, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline December 27, 2016. More information.
Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico
Application deadline December 30, 2016. More information.
Sun Devil Dining (Aramark), Sustainability Intern (Spring 2017), Arizona State University
Sun Devil Dining's Sustainability Intern will help promote our environmental efforts at public events and internal activities. Aramark's continually evolving Sustainability Pillars include: Responsible Purchasing, Efficient Operations and Waste Minimization. The position will focus on education and engagement surrounding Sun Devil Dining's environmental efforts and sustainable food systems. The Sustainability Intern will also support expansion of new and existing sustainability practices. Application deadline: December 31, 2016. Hourly Rate: $10/hour; Hours: Approximately 16-29 hours per week; Dates: January-May 2017. See Sun Devil Dining's Sustainability page for more details: http://sundevildining.asu.edu/sustainability. Please send cover letter, spring class schedule and resume along with a list of relevant coursework to: Krista Hicks (Hicks-Krista@aramark.com).
Faculty Position , Water Resources Engineering/Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Application deadline December 31, 2016. More information.
Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Americorps, West Virginia
Application deadline December 31, 2016. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Sustainable Built Environments (SBE) + Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson
Review of applications will start on January 2, 2017. More information.
Science Fellow, Columbia University
Application deadline January 1, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments, University of Arizona
Application review begins January 2, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas-Austin
Application review beings January 6, 2017. More information.
Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships, NOAA
Application deadline January 6, 2017. More information.
Policy Analyst, Biodiversity Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy, Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline January 8, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Watershed Engineering, Virginia Tech
Application deadline January 9, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, GIS Science/Physical Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Application deadline January 9, 2017. More information.
Virginia G. Piper Resident Scholar
Application deadline January 20, 2017. More information.
Science Communication Fellow, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria
Application deadline January 17, 2017. More information.
System Wide Monitoring Program Coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension, Superior, Wisconsin
Application deadline January 18, 2017. More information.
Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon
Application deadline January 20, 2017. More information.
Research Associate, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC
Application deadline January 23, 2017. More information.
Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellow, American Rivers, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline January 31, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Review of applications begins in January 2017. More information.
Director, Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, University of Minnesota, Lake Itasca, Minnesota
Application deadline February 1, 2017. More information.
Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Application deadline February 24, 2017 (Apply to School by December 1, 2016). More information.
Hydrogeologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico
Estuarine/Aquatic Ecologist, South Florida Water Management District, Florida
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Environmental Specialist, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Entry-Level Transportation Planner, Phoenix, Arizona
Assistant or Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, Logan
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Research Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Policy and Governance, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado-Boulder
Communications and Member Services Assistant, Urban Sustainability Directors Network & Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance
Principal Public Affairs Representative (Conservation), Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Hunger Program and Policy Manager, Arizona Community Action Association