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News and Announcements
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.
Biodiversity Series: Catchers in the Rye: Sustainability, Science, and Solutions in the Anthropocene
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Josh Tewksbury, Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth will present Catchers in the Rye: Sustainability, Science, and Solutions in the Anthropocene from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 102, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Urban Garden Tour: Escalante Community Garden
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) Join us on a tour of an organic community garden in Tempe's Escalante neighborhood. The garden produces and distributes high quality fruits and vegetables in an area characterized as a "food desert," all the while nourishing and building an inclusive community. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability After School: A Day in the Life: Sustainability and Consulting
(Wednesday, March 1, 2017) Are you interested in consulting but confused about where to begin? Come learn more about the profession and discuss your questions with a panel of Sustainability Consultants. Open to School of Sustainability students and alumni. RSVP required by Friday, February 24th. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Edward B. Barbier, University of Wyoming will present Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Profusion to Mysterious Extinction
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Jeffrey Lockwood, University of Wyoming will present The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Profusion to Mysterious Extinction from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, March 11, 2017) Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day! From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
MS Defense: Ramanuj Mitra
(Monday, March 13, 2017) Ramanuj Mitra will defend his scientific paper, Taking it to the Streets: Application of the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Index to a Southwestern Neighborhood in the USA. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. From 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room 323, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Making Cities Resilient, Exploring New Ways to Pay for Urban Adaptation
(Wednesday, March 15, 2017) Joyce Coffee, Resilience Consulting will present Making Cities Resilient, Exploring New Ways to Pay for Urban Adaptation from 9:00-10:15 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: DamNation
(Wednesday, March 15, 2017) This powerful film odyssey across America explores the change in our national attitude from pride in dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; show time 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Indicators: Genuine Savings
(Thursday, March 16, 2017) Nick Hanley, University of St. Andrews will present Sustainable Indicators: Genuine Savings from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Innovative Product Development Experience in Capstone Design Courses
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Abdelrahman Shuaib, Arizona State University will present Innovative Product Development Experience in Capstone Design Courses at 11:00 a.m. in room 3, Durham Language and Literature Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Fly Blimps, Edibleskin and the Biodesign Challenge
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Ali Schachtschneider, Designer; Dan Grushkin, Program Director, Biodesign Challenge and Co-Founder, GenSpace; David Bowen, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Physical Computing, University of Minnesota will present Fly Blimps, Edibleskin and the Biodesign Challenge from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Night of the Open Door Tempe Campus
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) ASU’s Tempe campus is where it all started. The Tempe campus offers over 300 majors in an energetic environment – comprised of eclectic architecture, iconic landmarks and rich tradition. Students from all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life come to ASU and call it home. Bring your family, explore the campus and find out why! ASU’s Night of the Open Door @ Tempe is a rare opportunity to a get behind the scenes look into the spaces that house the most innovative projects. From 3:00-9:00 p.m. on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. More information.
Life Sciences Café: Putting the HAL in Haldane: Leveraging Machine Learning for Population Genetic Inference
(Monday, February 27, 2017) Andrew Kern, Rutgers University will present Putting the HAL in Haldane: Leveraging Machine Learning for Population Genetic Inference from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Coffee @Beyond: Could Proteins Be Quantum Objects?
(Monday, February 27, 2017) Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University will present Could Proteins Be Quantum Objects? From 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Discover Series: Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency
(Tuesday, February 28, 2017) Andreas Weber, Heinrich Heine University will present Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Evidence-based Teaching Seminar: Supporting Development of Biology Students’ Skills for Modeling and Data Interpretation
(Tuesday, February 28, 2017) Molly Berger, University of Arizona will present Supporting Development of Biology Students’ Skills for Modeling and Data Interpretation from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 180, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Discovery Series: Protecting the Proteome in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
(Wednesday, March 1, 2017) Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University will present Protecting the Proteome in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
EnLIGHTeNING Lunch: The Future of Unlocking Human Potential
(Wednesday, March 1, 2017) Sasha Barab, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University will present The Future of Unlocking Human Potential from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona state University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Evolution of Genomes Engineered for Disease Control
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) James Bull, University of Texas-Austin will present Evolution of Genomes Engineered for Disease Control from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School for the Future of Innovation in Society Occasional Talk: From Software Hackers to Pajama Factories: Historical Ethnographies of Participation/Political Theories of Technology
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Christopher Kelty, University of California-Los Angeles will present From Software Hackers to Pajama Factories: Historical Ethnographies of Participation/Political Theories of Technology from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in room 4401, Coor Hall, Arizona State University. Cosponsored by the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 1.
School of Life Sciences Special Seminar: Phenotypes in Context: Predicting Behavior in a Changing World
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Emilia Martins, Indiana University will present Phenotypes in Context: Predicting Behavior in a Changing World from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: Design of Emerging Engineered Materials System
(Friday, March 3, 2017) Wei Chen, Northwestern University will present Design of Emerging Engineered Materials System 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.
PHX Vegan Food Festival
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) The event showcases some of the state's best vegan and vegan friendly restaurants, food and beverage purveyors, as well as clothing, accessories, personal care products, household items, and more. From 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Art Museum campus. More information and tickets.
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.
City of Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series: Doing Better with Less: Water Efficient Products and Treatment Alternatives
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Did you know that in a residential setting, up to 65% of city-supplied potable water is used outdoors and 24% of indoor water is literally flushed down the toilet? Learn about high-efficiency water-conserving products and alternative water treatment systems. Join us to find out more from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. 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.
8th Intermountain Sustainability Summit
(Thursday-Friday, March 16-17, 2017) The Summit is an energetic gathering of over 400 sustainability professionals, industry practitioners, policy experts, educators, and students. This year the Summit is introducing a half day Higher Education Forum with a focus on sustainability in campus operations, curriculum, and engagement on campus and within the community. Will be held at Weber State University, Ogden, UT. Student Poster Deadline: Monday, Feb 27. Students whose posters are selected to be displayed will receive free registration, and will be entered to win cash prizes! 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.
Arizona Forward: Advancing Arizona’s Sustainability Agenda in a Trump-Led Era
(Wednesday, March 29, 2017). Join Arizona Forward and Grant Woods (Attorney, Grant Woods Law, and former Arizona Attorney General), one of Arizona’s most acclaimed and successful lawyers, for an enlightening perspective on environmental laws in place today, how they may change tomorrow and what it means to your sector and our quality of life! From 8:30-10:00 a.m. at FOUND.Re, Downtown Boutique Hotel, 1100 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. Registrations accepted through March 28, 2017.
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. 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.
7th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
(Thursday-Wednesday, August 3-16, 2017) The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE’ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. Applications accepted through June 15, 2017. More information and application.
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.
Steve Wozniak tells ASU students to create something they ‘desperately want’
Steve Wozniak, the Thomas Edison of his time, told several hundred students at Arizona State University on Wednesday to create products they “desperately want” and that “motivation is more important than knowledge.” The Apple co-founder and personal computer pioneer came to ASU as a nod to National Entrepreneur Week and gave an impromptu talk to about 400 students in a courtyard outside an engineering building on the Tempe campus. Read more.
ASU, Stanford researchers achieve record-breaking efficiency with tandem solar cell
Some pairs are better together than their individual counterparts: peanut butter and chocolate, warm weather and ice cream, and now, in the realm of photovoltaic technology, silicon and perovskite. Read more.
AZLoop at ASU: How about mass transit at 750 mph?
A large group of students at Arizona State University has been spending every Friday night trying to figure out how to get to from Phoenix to San Diego — in about half an hour. Through a SpaceX competition, they’re working on a new form of proposed mass transit called “Hyperloop” that promises to hit speeds of up to 750 mph. Read more.
Food industry moves to remedy expiration dating games (from GreenBiz.com)
This month marked what could be a major milestone for anyone who throws out food past its printed expiration date or has wondered what those dates mean. Two leading food industry associations, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), jointly have released voluntary guidance to help standardize date labels and reduce confusion. This is an enormously helpful step in addressing the vast amount of food going to waste in stores and homes across the country. Read more.
Twyst bag lets you skip checkout line
You just pulled a fierce day at work, but before you get home, you need to make a quick stop at the store. You find 2 pounds of hamburger, buns and coleslaw in under 10 minutes, then get in line behind an extreme couponer and someone paying with an out-of-state postdated check. You’re not going home any time soon. But Kevin Schaff wants to get you out of the store and out of that scenario — fast. Read more.
Sustainability students pave a profitable path toward zero waste
Three School of Sustainability students have come up with a way to guide small organizations painlessly toward zero waste. And they’ll make money doing it. Read more.
Stronger together: When design and art meet science and technology
Microscopy. Big data. Seismology. These are just some of the tools faculty and students at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are using in their research and their work — work that also gives back to technology, science and other disciplines outside of design and the arts. Read more.
ASU symposium examines cheating
The guy at work who contributes squat to a team project. The one who develops alligator arms every time the check arrives. The people you’ve had for dinner 20 times who always show up empty-handed. Does it make you feel any better that ants, bees and wasps suffer from similar company? Read more.
Why businesses should think small on sustainable cities (from GreenBiz.com)
As chief purpose officer of a 223,000-person company, Shannon Schuyler knows that it can be tempting to go big on a new social responsibility campaign. Take education. Rolling out a program that could benefit schools in one neighborhood is great. For a sprawling global business, though, large-scale programs that can be adapted to multiple places are often even better. Read more.
REU Experience for Undergraduates with the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Summer 2017
We are pleased to announce 6 opportunities for undergraduate students to participate this summer in interdisciplinary research associated with urban infrastructure resilience and community vulnerability in the face of extreme weather-related events. UREx SRN aims to generate knowledge and promote actions that will ensure urban resiliency. Application deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 PM AZ-MST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found on the UREx SRN website under Opportunities.
PhD Opportunities in Environmental Social Science Research Group, North Carolina State
The Environmental Social Science research group is currently looking for qualified PhD applicants with interest in (a) energy equity and geospatial analytics, (b) urban environmental equity and © social dimensions of restoration and ecosystem services to join the lab. We are recruiting a PhD Student who can contribute to a recently funded grant to encourage data-driven local energy planning. The PhD project will contribute to the applied goal of developing a framework that integrates data on participation in energy efficiency programs, demographics, housing and energy use to alleviate energy poverty. The successful candidate will have earned a MS degree in geography, economics, ecology, or other relevant field by August 2017 and have experience that indicates the potential to draw together diverse quantitative data sets to answer questions about current and future energy use in the Upper Coastal Plain of North Carolina. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for making theoretical advances at the intersection of social justice, energy policy, and ecology. As part of the transdisciplinary Center for Geospatial Analytics, the student will make meaningful contributions to enhancing sustainability through research. PhD student desired. More information.
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.
Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) 2017
The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) 2017 takes an interdisciplinary approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the energy transition. By combining a broad range of disciplines, this event will offer a unique opportunity to PhD students to become aware of different aspects of energy transition, to develop novel insights, and to create synergy in approaches to the energy transition. The participants will attend lectures by specialists in the field, present their own and each other's work, and play an active role in the discussions. This 6th summer school in a highly successful series discusses energy transition 'in your own backyard'. In the fossil fuel based energy system citizens and local companies play a passive role as consumers of fuels, gas and electricity. Renewables challenge this in multiple ways. The implications of renewable production tend to be contested, often in 'not in my backyard' (NIMBY) terms. Alternatively, households, companies and communities gain new opportunities to produce their own energy as active prosumers. This holds promises both in the Global North and in the South for 'yes in my backyard' (YIMBY) developments. More information and registration.
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.
February Southwest Climate Outlook
The February 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: January 2017 - La Niña's Best Impression of an El Niño
None at this time.
Cluster Hire, 5 Tenure-Track Faculty, Resilient Built Environments, University of Florida
Application deadline February 27, 2017. 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.
Transit and Accessibility Program Manager, Health by Design, Indianapolis, IN
Application deadline February 28, 2017. More information.
Project Manager. Ecosystems Science & Sustainability Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Application deadline March 1, 2017. More information.
Program Analyst, World Bank, New Dehli, India
Application deadline March 2, 2017. More information.
Analyst, Green Investment Services, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Application deadline March 3, 2017. 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.
Assistant Research Scientist (2), Future H20, Arizona State University, Tempe
Application deadline March 6, 2017. More information.
Executive Director, Walk San Francisco
Application deadline March 10, 2017. More information.
Environmental Protection Specialist, Department of Energy and Environment, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline March 12, 2017. More information.
Program Manager, Clean Water Initiatives, Operations Blessing International, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Application deadline March 12, 2017. More information.
Executive Director, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline March 15, 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.
Research Scientist, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Portland, OR
Application deadline March 17, 2017. More information.
Caribbean Project Coordinator, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean, Maho, FL
Application deadline March 21, 2017. More information.
Communications Assistant, The Water Project, Inc., Concord, New Hampshire
Application deadline March 31, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
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.
Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline April 3, 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
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Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Communications and Member Services Assistant, Urban Sustainability Directors Network & Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance