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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.
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.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Coffee with Hugh Possingham, TNC Chief Scientist
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Please join us for morning coffee as we welcome Hugh Possingham, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Arizona State University for a day of enlightening talks. More information and registration.
Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center
(Monday, February 20, 2017) 2017 marks the fourth annual Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center. This event focuses on connecting the public to solutions, science and opportunities to be more sustainable in their own lives. Regular Arizona Science Center general admission rates, free passes given to first 100 who donate a bag of clothing items to Goodwill of Central Arizona Parking: Paid parking is available in the Heritage Square and Phoenix Convention Center parking lots. More information.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Four Real Stories on How Science Impacts Environmental Policy (Or Not!)
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Hugh Possingham, The Nature Conservancy, will present Four Real Stories on How Science Impacts Environmental Policy (Or Not!) From 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Graduate Workshop: Conversations with Dr. Possingham, TNC Chief Scientist
(Monday, February 20, 2017) To make the most of our time together, we are asking each registrant to e-mail a question for Dr. Possingham by Friday, Feb. 17 via Leigh Ann Tower at email@example.com. Graduate students will have an opportunity to elaborate on their questions during the workshop. Any remaining time will be used as open forum. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: How Math Helps Save Species
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Hugh Possingham, The Nature Conservancy, will present How Math Helps Save Species from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Irene P. Flinn Theater, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: The Starfish Throwers
(Tuesday, February 21, 2017) This documentary tells tale of three remarkable individuals, who, despite constant reminders that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, persevere to see their impact ripple beyond their individual actions. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; School of Sustainability student shorts 6:45 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Graduate Workshop: Science in Policy and Programs
(Wednesday, February 22, 2017) Explore ways in which scientific research results can be used to inform government policy and programs. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises to explore the challenges and opportunities in applying results from their research area to public initiatives. From 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Hugh Hanson Seminar - Microbial Responses to Climate Change
(Thursday, February 23, 2017) Kelly Gravuer, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will present Microbial Responses to Climate Change from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 244, E-Wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Reducing Climate Change Impacts in Nepal and Peru
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Alton C. Byers, Arctic & Alpine Research and University of Colorado-Boulder; and Daene C. McKinney, University of Texas-Austin will present Reducing Climate Change Impacts in Nepal and Peru from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
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.
Transportation Seminar: The Important Role of the Airport Master Planning Process in Funding Development at Public-Use Airports
(Friday, February 10, 2017) Charlie McDermott, Jenny Watts, and Matthew Tomasson, Armstrong Consultants, Inc., will present The Important Role of the Airport Master Planning Process in Funding Development at Public-Use Airports from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Limmud AZ: A Day of Jewish Learning
(Sunday, February 12, 2017) Limmud AZ is a gathering of hundreds of Jews from all walks of life, all Jewish backgrounds, all lifestyles and all ages that offers a full schedule of workshops, discussions, arts, music, performances, text-study sessions, and much more. David Krantz, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University will be presenting Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and Energy Use in Israel at 11:30 a.m. in the ASU Conference Center at the Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Event is from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Overcoming Implementation Barriers for Nanotechnology in Drinking Water Treatment
(Monday, February 13, 2017) Paul Westerhoff, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University will present Overcoming Implementation Barriers for Nanotechnology in Drinking Water Treatment 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.
Nanoscale Science Seminar: Integrating Macromolecular Design with Controlled Synthesis Techniques to Produce Hierarchical and Multifunctional Materials
(Monday, February 13, 2017) Matthew D. Green, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy, Arizona State University will present Integrating Macromolecular Design with Controlled Synthesis Techniques to Produce Hierarchical and Multifunctional Materials from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in room 487, Goldwater Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
School for the Future of Innovation in Society Occasional Talk: Science and Policy in an Era of Alternative Facts: Exploring the Interface in Contentious, Uncertain and Complex Arenas
(Tuesday, February 14, 2017) David Cash, McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston, will present Science and Policy in an Era of Alternative Facts: Exploring the Interface in Contentious, Uncertain and Complex Arenas from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 224 (Gila), Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP by Monday, February 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Transportation Seminar: Warm Mix Asphalt Versus Hot Mix Asphalt: A Reflection on Compaction Behavior
(Tuesday, February 14, 2017) Andrew Braham, University of Arkansas will present Warm Mix Asphalt Versus Hot Mix Asphalt: A Reflection on Compaction Behavior from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 459, College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
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.
EMERGE: A Festival of Futures - Frankenstein and Future Monsters
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) EMERGE is an annual transmedia art, science and technology festival designed to engage diverse publics in the creative exploration of our possible futures. The festival’s 2017 theme is Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility. This year EMERGE invites visitors into a house of wonder filled with speculative technologies, fortune tellers, music and film, and performative experiments that blur the boundaries between art and science. From 3:00-9:00 p.m. in the University Club, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. 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/
LBC Sonoran Collaborative: Lessons from Living Building Certification
(Thursday, February 23, 2017) Lake|Flato's Corey Squire will share the challenges, successes and lessons learned from their recently certified project The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at CoLAB Studio, 1614 E. Cedar St, Tempe. More information and registration.
Tree Festival and Climbing Championship
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) The whole family, friends and co-workers of climbers, Arizona Community Tree Council members, and other spectators are welcome to come and spend an enjoyable day together at Esteban Park in the shade of the amazing trees. Bring a picnic and put down a blanket on the lawn where you can watch the day’s activities and the tree climbing competitions. Competitions start at 8:00 a.m. and festival lasts until 5:00 p.m. at Esteban Park, 3345 E. Roeser Rd, Phoenix. For more information.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ASU researcher says human waste provides window into public health
It’s not touted on the side of a bus, but Arizona State University is full of it. The university is home to the National Sewage Sludge Repository. Collected from 200 wastewater treatment plants, representing 10 percent of the U.S. population, it’s the largest archive of its kind in the country. Read more.
NEPTUNE enters Phase II of veteran engagement, energy innovation
Designed to break new ground in alternative energy; increase educational opportunities for the military community; and bolster science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach, the Department of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research have launched the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence initiative, or NEPTUNE. Read more.
Dr. Gerber named Fellow of Ecological Society of America
Senior Sustainability Scientist Leah Gerber, founding director of ASU’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Gerber was selected for her pioneering efforts to integrate marine ecology and conservation science into tenable policy and decision-making tools. Read more.
Building a future above the floodwaters
For coastal residents of the east African country Mozambique, severe floods that endanger their health and lives are a frequent reality. Helping communities cope with extreme weather events is a challenge for locals and development agencies alike. Read more.
Rehab robotics field promises to return control, mobility to aging population
For many seniors and stroke victims, a trip to Disneyland with the little ones is physically out of reach. But Thomas Sugar, an ASU mechanical engineer who specializes in wearable technology, predicts that in the next five years, older people and others with mobility problems will be able to rent robotic exoskeletons that make dream vacations — as well as mundane tasks — a possibility. Read more.
ASU center applies Darwin to doctorin'
Your car won’t start, so you take it to a mechanic. They check the ignition, starter, timing belt, spark plugs, anything that might give a clue why the car won’t start. If you took the car to an engineer, they would ask why is this model vulnerable to this problem? Is it a manufacturing defect? Was it never intended to be driven in a desert climate? Were there bad engineering decisions in the design? Read more.
Data busts the myth of cheap fossil fuels (from GreenBiz.com)
Carbon Tracker Initiative has released a study that might surprise the general public. The global study, "End of the Load for Coal and Gas?", found renewable energy is now more cost-effective than fossil fuels. These data conflict with conventional wisdom that coal and gas are the cheapest fuels available. Read more.
ASU professor explains rigors of the US refugee process
Violence and persecution have forced more than 65 million people around the world to flee their homeland as refugees. That’s more than the combined populations of Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. Read more.
Study helps I-10 keep on truckin'
Stretching across the southernmost U.S. states, Interstate 10 is an east-west artery connecting people, cities and economies from sea to shining sea. It glimpses palm trees near the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, NASA Mission Control in Houston and the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more.
Phoenix rising: Hand-in-hand, a city and a startup remap recycling (from GreenBiz.com)
Usually, city dwellers want to get as far away from the local landfill as possible. But the city of Phoenix, Arizona is actively trying to get residents closely acquainted with their trash. The township argues that it's not just a bold move to divert waste — it will attract business to sixth-largest city in the U.S. Read more.
Biophilic design: The art of nature
A potted plant can do more than just decorate your office - it can also enhance productivity, reduce stress and improve well-being. It's the idea behind biophilic design, which incorporates environmental features like natural materials, water, and "living walls" planted with moss or hanging plants. Read more.
How corporations are changing our freshwater future (from GreenBiz.com)
Everything we use, wear, buy, sell and eat takes water to make. That means the business of water is everyone’s business. And it’s why over 30 diverse companies have joined the corporate water stewardship movement called Change the Course that aims to fundamentally change how we use, manage and value freshwater. Read more.
Teach for America Deadline for 2017 Corps
By joining Teach For America, you'll leverage your unique talents, grow your impact, and live out your most deeply held values. This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across every sector to make an excellent education a reality for all. Learn more about how you can make an impact with TFA. Connect with your campus rep Veronica.Aguilar@teachforamerica.org or attend an online event to learn more! Take the first step towards a career of impact…apply to the corps today. It is your final chance. FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017. To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
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
January 2017 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.
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.
2017 Summer Wetland Internship, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Libertyville, Illinois
Application deadline February 17, 2017. More information.
Research Assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Application deadline February 17, 2017. More information.
Restoration Ecology Internships, Prairie Enthusiasts, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin
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.
Environmental Analyst, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Grand Isle, Vermont
Application deadline March 3, 2017. More information.
Junior Data Scientist, Supply Chain Transparency, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline March 5, 2017. 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.
Communications Assistant, The Water Project, Inc., Concord, New Hampshire
Application deadline March 31, 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.
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.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Hunger Program and Policy Manager, Arizona Community Action Association
Hydrogeologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Communications and Member Services Assistant, Urban Sustainability Directors Network & Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance