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News and Announcements
Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017: (Re)imagine Our Home
(Throughout February) Join us as we (re)imagine our home through conversations, celebrations, programs and examples of sustainability solutions in our individual dwellings, our community and across Planet Earth. The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival features a diverse group of partners and organizations that seek to engage audiences and inspire a more sustainable future where people live, learn, work and play. See Festival events throughout February.
Free Film Screening: Rooted in Peace
(Tuesday, February 7, 2017) Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. The film Rooted in Peace poses the basic question: How do we want to live? The film explores how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Eden in Iraq: The Wastewater Art Garden Project
(Thursday, February 9, 2017) Meridel Rubenstein, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore will present Eden in Iraq: The Wastewater Art Garden Project from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
City Lights Movie Night Featuring: Home
(Friday, February 10, 2017) This Sustainability Solutions Festival event will be a film screening of DreamWorks Entertainment’s film Home. In this film there are several themes of home and sustainability that will be communicated to the audience through a pre-film discussion with ASU thought leaders. Participants at this event can also pick up an activity sheet to further explore the film’s sustainability themes on their own. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. at CityScape Phoenix, 1 E. Washington St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Sustainability@ASU: Redefining Corporate Value
(Monday, February 13, 2017) In collaboration with The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GreenBiz17, and the Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will host a pre-conference session titled “Redefining Corporate Value: Changing the Equation for Cities, Food, Materials and Climate by Placing True Value on Natural and Social Capital.” From 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at HW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr, Phoenix. More information and registration.
(Tuesday, February 14, 2017) GreenBiz University is a parallel conference with the renowned GreenBiz 17 conference in an ongoing partnership between ASU and the GreenBiz Group. This event invites main stage speakers from GreenBiz 17 to visit ASU’s Tempe campus to present their ideas and innovations to the university community and audience. GreenBiz University is free to the ASU community and its partners. More information and registration.
Sustainability@ASU: Introduction to GRI & Sustainability Reporting Workshop
(Tuesday, February 14, 2017) Alyson Genovese, Global Reporting Initiative will present Introduction to GRI & Sustainability Reporting Workshop from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Achieving the World’s Sustainable Development Goals
(Wednesday, February 15, 2017) Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Yale University will present Achieving the World’s Sustainable Development Goals from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Food Systems: Roundup from the Ground Up: The Supply Side Story of the World’s Most Profitable Herbicide, 1970-Today
(Friday, February 17, 2017) Bartow J. Elmore, Ohio State University will present Roundup from the Ground Up: The Supply Side Story of the World’s Most Profitable Herbicide, 1970-Today from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: Meso-Scale Time-Resolved Sensing of Shock-Compression Effects in Heterogeneous Materials
(Friday, February 3, 2017) Naresh Thadhani, Georgia Institute of Technology will present Meso-Scale Time-Resolved Sensing of Shock-Compression Effects in Heterogeneous Materials at 12:15 p.m. in room 101, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Transportation Seminar: Arizona DOT: Sustainable Transportation Program Development – Integration into Heavy Civil Design Engineering and Construction
(Friday, February 3, 2017) Steven Olmstead, Arizona Department of Transportation will present Arizona DOT: Sustainable Transportation Program Development – Integration into Heavy Civil Design Engineering and Construction from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Landscapes of Trade, Conflict, Inequality and Poverty Refugee Camp, Kenya
(Friday, February 3, 2017) Rahul C. Oka, University of Notre Dame will present Landscapes of Trade, Conflict, Inequality and Poverty Refugee Camp, Kenya frm 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 254, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Orange Harvest on ASU Campus
(Friday-Sunday, February 3-5, 2017) ASU has partnered with Sun Devil Dining to harvest 10,000 pounds of Seville sour oranges from our Tempe campus and have it juiced, bottled and stored at the Sun Orchard facility for use in delicious recipes at Sun Devil Dining kitchens on all four campuses. Spend two hours outdoors picking and sorting fragrant oranges on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. More information and to sign up to volunteer.
Night of the Open Door - Downtown Phoenix campus
(Friday, February 3, 2017) ASU Night of the Open Door is an evening when ASU departments and schools open their doors to the public to showcase the research and projects that they are working on. This event provides hands-on activities for all ages throughout the Downtown, Tempe (Saturday, February 25), and Polytechnic (Friday, February 17) campuses. This year, Night of the Open Door will feature a “Sustainability Central” location with musical entertainment, food trucks and partner booths that feature their work with ASU to achieve community impact and sustainability goals. Participants will have the opportunity to earn collectable Sustainability Badges at special locations across the campus before coming to Sustainability Central to claim their “Sustainability Hero” badge and prize pack. There will also be Night of the Open Door on West campus (Saturday, February 11) and Thunderbird (Saturday, February 18). More information for all campuses.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Materials Innovation in Advanced Technology
(Monday, February 6, 2017) Robert Allen, IBM Almaden Research Center will present Materials Innovation in Advanced Technology at 10:45 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Life Sciences Café: Extreme Environments, Physiological Adaptation, and the Origin of Species
(Monday, February 6, 2017) Michael Tobler, Oklahoma State University will present Extreme Environments, Physiological Adaptation, and the Origin of Species from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Biology + Society Conversation Series: Make the Peaks Higher
(Tuesday, February 7, 2017) Susan Fitzpatrick, James S. McDonnell Foundation and Kate MacCord, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present Make the Peaks Higher from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Discovery Series: Regulated Mutation and Evolution and Deep Translational Discovery of Cancer Gene Functions in Bacteria
(Tuesday, February 7, 2017) Susan Rosenberg, Baylor College of Medicine will present Regulated Mutation and Evolution and Deep Translational Discovery of Cancer Gene Functions in Bacteria at 1:00 p.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Evidence-Based Teaching Seminar: Is This Going to be on the Test?
(Tuesday, February 7, 2017) Christian Wright, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present Is This Going to be on the Test? From 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 180, C-Wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
EnLIGHTeNING Lunch: Connecting the Public with Science: The Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society
(Wednesday, February 8, 2017) Jameson Wetmore and Ira Bennett, co-directors of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society will present Connecting the Public with Science: The Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7.
Biodesign Seminar: Diagnosing the Health of Urban Populations
(Wednesday, February 8, 2017) Rolf Halden, Biodesign Center for Environmental Security will present Diagnosing the Health of Urban Populations from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 224B (La Paz East), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Carmen Takes Charge: Reflections on Cannery Women, Cannery Lives
(Thursday, February 9, 2017) Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California-Irvine will present Carmen Takes Charge: Reflections on Cannery Women, Cannery Lives from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 241C (Ventana), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. A School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies lecture. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Scared to Death
(Thursday, February 9, 2017) Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, University of California-Los Angeles will present Scared to Death from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-Wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Darwin Day Lecture: Not Uniquely Human
(Thursday, February 9, 2017) Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, University of California-Los Angeles will present Not Uniquely Human from 5:15-7:30 p.m. in the Marston Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
6th Annual Prison Education Conference
(Friday, February 10, 2017) The conference highlights prison education programs as part of the American landscape. This year’s event will focus primarily on education as the heart of justice and transformation. Panels include members from the Arizona Department of Corrections and from ATLaS (Arizona Transformative Law and Social Justice) Center for Successful Re-entry, as well as prison educators from ASU. From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in room 220, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. More information.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: On the Potential of Windbreaks for Wind Farm-scale Power Production
(Friday, February 10, 2017) Leonardo Chamorro, University of Illinois-Champaign will present On the Potential of Windbreaks for Wind Farm-scale Power Production at 11:00 a.m. in room 2, Durham Language and Literature Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series: “Deliberative Ecologies” for Decision-making: The Case of Nanotechnology in the EU
(Wednesday, February 15, 2017) Oier Imaz, University of Basque Country will present “Deliberative Ecologies” for Decision-making: The Case of Nanotechnology in the EU from 11:50 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Biodesign Seminar: Medical Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies
(Wednesday, February 15, 2017) Timothy Lant, Division of Analytic Decision Support, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will present Medical Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Cooperation & Conflict Symposium: Solving the Problem of Cheating in Large-Scale Cooperative Systems
(Thursday, February 16, 2017) How do large-scale systems solve the problem of detecting, controlling and eliminating cheating? In ASU’s first Cooperation and Conflict Symposium, researchers from across ASU and around the world will come together to address this question. Over the course of the day, each speaker will present a solution to the problem of cheating. These short talks will form the basis for discussion throughout the day, including a moderated panel. From 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in room 230, Psychology Building, 950 S. McAllister Ave, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Seminar Series: Reimagining Citizenship: Beyond the Right to Rights
(Thursday, February 16, 2017) Charles Lee, School of Social Transformation; John Carlson, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict; and Heather Curry, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University will present Reimagining Citizenship: Beyond the Right to Rights from 12:00-1:00 -.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
(Thursday, February 16, 2017) We are excited to invite you to our second Solutioneer Showcase! GreenLight Solutions wants to invite the community to witness the achievements of our Solutioneers this semester. If you are not aware of what we do, this is your opportunity to meet us, and possibly partner with us! From 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Avnet Lounge, McCord Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
(Thursday-Saturday, February 16-18, 2017) The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is an annual creative writing conference at Arizona State University that brings together writers, readers, and lovers of literature for three days of instruction, inspiration, and community. More information and registration.
Lunch with a “Mission”
(Friday, February 3, 2017) Join Wildlife Bread Company, Hackett House, and the Downtown Tempe Foundation from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Hackett House, 95 W. 4th St, Tempe to benefit Tempe agencies that help the homeless: Salvation Army, CARE 7, Community Bridges, and I-HELP. Enjoy choice of Wildflower Bread Company’s soup in a bread boule, salad, drink and a cookie. Suggested donation $10 (more greatly appreciated!).
Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn with John Martinson
(Wednesday, February 8, 2017) Join us as our Lunch and Learn with John Martinson, Founder and Change Agent, Be The Tea, LLC from 11:30 a.m. (Networking) with program from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at The Tuck Shop, 2245 N. 12th St, Phoenix. $22 for members; $30 for nonmembers. More information and registration.
Tribal Water in Arizona
(Thursday-Friday, February 9-10, 2017) This conference will present a comprehensive and current overview of the legal and practical issues impacting Tribal water rights and the development of Tribal water projects. It is particularly timely as we transition to a new administration with the attendant uncertainty at the federal level. We hope you'll be able to join us for a lively and informative discussion. Attorneys, Tribal, local, state and federal governmental representatives, environmental professionals, industry executives, water users and their representatives should attend. More information and registration.
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.
Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit
(Wednesday-Friday, February 15-17, 2017) The University of Florida will be hosting the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit. The summit is designed to bring sustainability-minded campus leaders together to discuss, share, and promote ways to best advocate for this important initiative. The summit offers engaging speakers, collaborative round table discussions, and breakout sessions that allow participants to dive deeper into topics regarding sustainability. The University of Florida will showcase how the university integrates sustainable initiatives in athletics and the progress that has been made over the past few years. This Summit offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. The target audience for the summit includes graduate students, student sustainability ambassadors, student athletes, athletic staff and administrators, recreation sports staff, sustainability staff, facilities personnel, food service employees, and waste/recycling personnel. For more information visit: http://cs3.sustainable.ufl.edu/
(Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, 2017) Join Bill and Athena Steen, of The Canelo Project, for a 3-day straw bale workshop near downtown Phoenix. A 600 sq. ft. home will be constructed using a hybrid wall system that The Canelo Project has developed over the past 17 years. It utilizes the best elements of the load-bearing and in-fill wall methods and combines well with earthen plasters. With assistance from Aware Architecture, this project is the second fully permitted straw bale building in the city of Phoenix using these techniques. The workshop will focus on the essentials - stacking the straw bale walls, constructing the box beam assembly and the window and door frames, pre-compression of the walls and attaching the roof trusses. Cost is $250 before February 27 and $275 after that date. Contact Susan Ontiveros for registration (lunch included) at email@example.com or 602-561-9621.
Sustainability in the Fashion Industry
(Sunday-Saturday, March 5-11, 2017) The oikos Winter School is an international one-week conference on the topic of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. The 13th international conference aims to provide international students from different subjects and young professionals with a sound knowledge of the topic “Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. These future Changemakers will explore during the week an environment of deep discussion and vital international exchange. To be held at the Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany. Application deadline January 15. More information.
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.
Moon Over South Mountain: Benefiting the Phoenix Parks Foundation
(Friday, May 12, 2017) We invite you to join us for the Inaugural Dinner in the Park, Moon Over South Mountain. This event will be held at the beautiful South Mountain Park. Evening activities will include a cocktail reception, followed with Trolley rides to Dobbins Lookout where guests will enjoy a selection of gourmet food trucks, wine tasting and guided Night Sky Viewing. This event will serve to educate the public and showcase the many great City of Phoenix Parks and Recreational opportunities. More information and tickets.
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." More information.
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
(Wednesday-Friday, January 17-19, 2018) The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, will be held at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, in Cairns, Australia. Founded in 2005, the conference provides a multidisciplinary space, spanning the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability, brought together by a common concern for sustainability in an holistic perspective where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks – deadline 17 February 2017. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference explore our website.
Diagnostics goes digital with technology conceived at ASU
What if your smartphone could tell you that a potential disease or illness is lurking in your immune system? What if instead of contracting diabetes, you were able to stop it before it compromised your health — maybe even before you or your physician see any outward signs? This is the driving idea behind an international group of scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs that will soon change the way we understand our health. Read more.
JCLP Special Volume Published on Leadership towards Sustainability
An international team of professors, including Senior Sustainability Scientist George Basile, made up the editorial team of a recently published “Special Volume” of the Journal of Cleaner Production – the world´s leading journal in the area of sustainable development, according to Google Scholar. Read more.
ASU honors newest Regents' Professors
Three ASU faculty were honored by President Michael Crow in a ceremony Wednesday evening as the university's 2016-2017 Regents' Professors. This highest faculty honor was conferred on professors Robert Nemanich, Anne Stone and Paul Westerhoff. Read more.
Modeling smart water management in megacities
How are decisions really made to manage flooding, water scarcity or water contamination in the world’s megacities? We might assume that most decisions would be made on a cool, rational weighing of the technical options that are most likely to result in a reduction of risk. We know, however, that few decisions are made on technical criteria alone. Read more.
ASU campus harvest puts the squeeze on sustainability
Unsuspecting students who hope to snag a sweet snack off one of Arizona State University’s many orange trees are in for a tart surprise: The trees on the Tempe campus bear sour oranges, or Sevilles. Read more.
The emergence of natural capital consciousness (from GreenBiz.com)
The rise of natural capital speaks to the broader critique of the traditional economic paradigm: there is such a thing as "uneconomic growth." While many physical symptoms of this reality have materialized, natural resource scarcity and climate change steal the limelight. Most economists uneasily have ignored this fundamental flaw for centuries; they have had the luxury to do so, because traditional economic thought operates smoothly in a resource-rich world. Read more.
ASU professor aids effort to fortify defenses against an earth-shaking problem
ASU professor and geotechnical engineer Edward Kavazanjian played a leading role in a national project that has produced guidelines for dealing with the destructive threat of soil liquefaction resulting from earthquakes. Read more.
18 universities join Carnegie-Knight News21 investigation on drinking water
Top journalism students from 18 universities will investigate water pollution and its impact on health in the U.S. as part of the 2017 Carnegie-Knight News21 national multimedia reporting initiative. Headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, News21 was established by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to demonstrate that college journalism students can produce innovative, in-depth multimedia projects on a national scale. Read more.
ASU’s Night of the Open Door powered by STEAM innovation
Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017? Does your New Year’s resolution include medieval knights and chain mail, international culture, new-age cars, space exploration or Teotihuacan pyramids? What about discovering the newest career fields or meeting the brainiacs heading labs at the No. 1 most innovative university in the country? Read more.
Making a persuasive case for clean energy in 2017 (from GreenBiz.com)
With the U.K. exiting the European Union; the loss of pop, movie and cultural idols across the board; and intensifying conflict in the Middle East, 2016 was a rollercoaster of emotions, culminating in a jolting election that many of us will be processing for a long time to come. Amid all this, there were some surprising winners in 2016, and sustainability and cleantech were among them. Read more.
ASU revives lost art of civility
In a time of heated rhetoric and fraying decorum, Arizona State University is planning to train incoming freshmen in the art of civility. Nearly 11,500 new students will take a three-hour workshop called “The Art of Inclusive Communication” next fall, with the hope that they begin their college careers with the skills to find common ground with one another. Read more.
ASU food pantry provides for students in need
Freshman year at ASU, Stephanie Kaufmann watched a friend who couldn’t afford to eat leave school. The friend, who worked multiple jobs on top of a full-time school schedule to make ends meet, dropped out because “she just couldn’t muster up the energy anymore to keep going.” Kaufmann, now a senior majoring in drawing and art history, said. “At one point, I was sharing my meal plan with her. And even then, it just wasn’t enough.” Read more.
CAP LTER Graduate Student Grants
In 2017, The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project is continuing its Graduate Grants program in support of graduate student research. Graduate Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students conducting research within the CAP LTER study area on some aspect of urban research. These projects do not necessarily have to be part of current CAP LTER research activities, but priority will be given to work that: a) compliments and potentially enhances ongoing CAP research; b) uses CAP LTER's long-term datasets; and/or c) links CAP research with research being conducted by the Urban Resilience to Extremes (UReX) SRN or the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC). Priority areas (b) and ©, new this year, are intended to promote research that especially focuses on the long-term part of LTER and that takes advantage of areas of joint interest between the UReX SRN, DCDC, and CAP LTER. Deadline March 3, 2017. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
December 2016 drought summary is online.
January Southwest Climate Outlook
The January 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: January 2017 - La Niña's Best Impression of an El Niño
None at this time.
Research Associate, Sustainable Use of Water in Food Manufacturing, Loughborough University, Loughborough, U.K.
Application deadline February 5, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Position, Modeling of Permafrost Evolution Within a River-valley System, University of Paris
Application deadline February 5, 2017. More information.
Water Demand Advisor, City of Goodyear, Arizona
Application deadline February 13, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Ecosystem and Forest Science, University of Melbourne
Application deadline February 14, 2017. More information.
Project Officer, Climate Change Adaptation, World Wildlife Fund, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Application deadline February 15, 2017. More information.
Research Associate, Ecological and Climate Economist, Caribbean Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize
Application deadline February 15, 2017. More information.
Restoration Ecology Internships, Prairie Enthusiasts, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin
Application deadline February 17, 2017. More information.
2017 Summer Wetland Internship, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Libertyville, Illinois
Application deadline February 17, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Agriculture and Climate Change, Africa Rice Center, AfricaRice, Bouaké
Application deadline February 20, 2017. More information.
Research Hydrologist, AIR Worldwide, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Application deadline February 23, 2017. More information.
Cities Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Louisville, Kentucky
Application deadline February 24, 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.
Watershed Engagement Manager, Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline February 27, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Application review begins February 28, 2017. Search for Job opening #315458. More information.
Ecosystem Services Fellow (Science Technician II), The Nature Conservancy, Madison or East Troy, Michigan
Application deadline March 6, 2017. More information.
Program Manager, Clean Water Initiatives, Operations Blessing International, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Application deadline March 12, 2017. More information.
Visiting Professor in Energy and Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Application deadline March 15, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Social and Sustainable Innovation, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Application deadline April 1, 2017. 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
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
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