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News and Announcements
PhD Prospectus Defense: Cyrus Hester
(Monday, April 10, 2017) Cyrus Hester will defend his PhD prospectus Investigating Long-term Trace Metal Pollution in the Sonoran Desert. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 9:00 a.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
MA Defense: Leigh-Ann Tower
(Monday, April 10, 2017) Leigh-Ann Tower will defend her scientific paper Drones and Decisions in South Africa's Epicenter of Rhino Poaching. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 1:30 p.m. in room 101, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainable Cities Network Solar and Efficiency Workgroup Meeting & Presentation on the Industrial Assessment Center at ASU
(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) The Sustainable Cities Network will host a meeting with Dr. Pat Phelan, Assistant Director of the ASU Industrial Assessment Center. This presentation will benefit small- and medium-sized manufacturers looking to improve their energy efficiency, as well as communities and private partners that can recommend such services to others. From 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anne.Reichman@asu.edu.
Sustainability Series: Synthetic Sea, Synthetic Me: Plastic on Your Dinner Plate
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Anna Cummins, The S Gyres Institute will present Synthetic Sea, Synthetic Me: Plastic on Your Dinner Plate from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Yeowon Kim
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Yeowon Kim will defend her PhD prospectus Safe-to-Fail Thinking: Decision-Making under Climate Change. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 1:00 p.m. in room 501, College Avenue Commons, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
MS Defense: Darragh O’Keeffe
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Darragh O'Keeffe will defend his scientific paper Los Angeles Sustainability Plan: Drivers of Residential CO2 Emissions and Equitable Energy Retrofits. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 2:30 p.m. in room 220, West Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Free Film Screening: Time to Choose
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced – and our greatest opportunity. We have the solutions, but we are in a race against the clock to implement them in time. This inspirational film offers compelling stories of the innovators, leaders, and average people fighting on the front lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; 7:000 p.m showtime at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
PhD Defense: Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh
(Friday, April 14, 2017) Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh will defend her dissertation The Discovery of Effective Sustainable Business Practice Bundles: An Empirical Study of Their Configurations and Relationship to Organizational Culture. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 10:30 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
The Source Project at PLANeT Festival
(Saturday, April 15, 2017) Join Catalyst Collective at the Desert Botanical Garden's 3rd annual PLANeT Celebration through interactive exhibits and live performances asking the question: how can we build stronger connections? From 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. More information.
Sustainability Series: Creating a Business that Thinks Like a Tree: Clif Bar’s Journal Toward Sustainability
(Tuesday, Wednesday, April 18, 2017) Elysa Hammond, Clif Bar and Company will present Creating a Business that Thinks Like a Tree: Clif Bar’s Journal Toward Sustainability from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Recycled Clothing Exchange
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) The rapid mass production of clothes, known as fast fashion, is considered the second largest world polluter. Behind the colorful ads and the sweet sales is a corrupt industry that utilizes toxic chemicals to create cheap fabrics. Join the Womyn's Coalition and the Undergraduate Student Government for a recycled clothing exchange! For every article of clothing you bring, or a $5+ donation, you will receive a voucher to be redeemed for a new piece. A local speaker will address how the way you shop can impact the environment. From 4:00-7:00 p.m. on the Starlight Terrace, Engrained Café, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Fashionably Impoverished: A Conscious Conversation
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Tracey Martin, Threads of Evolution will present Fashionably Impoverished: A Conscious Conversation from 6:0-7:40 p.m. at AZ Fashion HQ, 132 E. 6th St, Tempe. More information and registration.
“A” Mountain Restoration
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve. Let's walk the talk and give back to the Mountain we love too well! Check in 8:00 a.m. at south side of Hayden Flour Mill; work from 8:30-10:30 a.m.; lunch 10:30 a.m. More information and registration.
Urban Food Deserts: Challenges and Solutions
(Friday, April 7, 2017) Food: we all need it, but we don’t all have equal access to it, and we don’t all get it in the same way. Spend a day talking, eating and watching a movie with us, as we explore questions of food in contemporary American culture and society. The day kicks off with this Humane Cities brown bag panel discussion on food deserts, areas in which healthy food like fruits and vegetables are scarce due to lack of vendors. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Social Insect Research Group Seminar: Evolution of Army Ants: Using Genomic Data to Illuminate the Tree of Life
(Friday, April 7, 2017) Marek Borowiec, Arizona State University will present Using Genomic Data to Illuminate the Tree of Life from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Screening of Food Truck: The Movie
(Friday, April 7, 2017) Join us for a special screening of Food Truck: The Movie followed by a discussion with director Bryan Sebok. And, of course, enjoy some delicious food from the food trucks! This event is part of "Talking Food: Food Deserts and Food Trucks," a day-long event during which scholars and students explore questions of food in contemporary American culture and society. Food trucks gather outside Barrett, The Honors College at 6:00 p.m.; welcome at 6:45 p.m.; movie starts at 7:00 p.m.; discussion 8:30 p.m. At the Palm Court, Vista del Sol Gold Dome, Barrett The Honors College. More information and RSVP.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Designing Biomaterials for 3D Hydrogel Microenvironments and Neural Tissue Engineering
(Monday, April 10, 2017) Kyle Lampe, University of Virginia will present Designing Biomaterials for 3D Hydrogel Microenvironments and Neural Tissue Engineering 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.
ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion Screening: America Divided
(Monday, April 10, 2017) The ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion(CCI) invites you to a special screening and discussion on the EPIX original docu-series “America Divided.” The eight-part series features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice, and the political system with correspondents that include Common, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Norman Lear, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jessie Williams. From 2:30-5:00 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Center for Biology + Society, Conversation Series: Wild Visions: Imaging and Imagining the American Wilderness
(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) Ben Minteer, School of Life Sciences; Mark Klett, Professor of Art; and Michelle Sullivan, School of Life Sciences will present Wild Visions: Imaging and Imagining the American Wilderness from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-Wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Institute for Humanities Research Symposium: Early Modern Plagues: Histories of Resilience
(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) Plagues and epidemics are not just biomedical crises. They stretch the capacities of human communities and test the resiliency of human systems. Because this is true, the histories of European plagues teach us a great deal about the nature and significance of community and individual health and resilience. Come hear presentations on the history of plagues by Cindy Ermus (University of Lethbridge), Richelle Munkhof (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Jacque Wernimont (ASU), with Monica Green (ASU) as a respondent. Lunch will be provided. This event is part of the Resilience Project of the IHR Health Humanities initiative. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
VIRI - International Visitorship Talk Series: Exploring Responsibility and Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Orthogonal Biology On the Laboratory Floor
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Alberto Aparicio, University College London will present Exploring Responsibility and Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Orthogonal Biology On the Laboratory Floor from 11:50 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Discovery Series: A Broad and Inclusive Cybersecurity Community
(Wednesday, April 12, 2017) Zachary Staples, Commander, U.S. Navy and Director, Naval Postgraduate School for Cyber Warfare will present A Broad and Inclusive Cybersecurity Community at 1:00 p.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Innovations Talk: Engineers and Scientists Engaging in Public Policy: Perspectives from the MIT International Policy Lab
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) Daniel Pomeroy, MIT International Policy Lab, will present Engineers and Scientists Engaging in Public Policy: Perspectives from the MIT International Policy Lab from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in room 305, Peralta Hall, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus.
Occasional Talk: Design of Radical Futures through Catalyzing Art and Science
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) Pinar Yoldas, Infradisciplinary Designer, Artist and Researcher will present Design of Radical Futures through Catalyzing Art and Science from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; meet and greet 1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served, please RSVP by April 12.
Science Fiction TV Dinner: Occupied
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) The Norwegian thriller Occupied masterfully blends the Machiavellian ruthlessness and icy visual style of House of Cards with the existential threat of climate change. Join us for a screening and conversation with Paul Hirt, environmental historian and professor at ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and Matt Bell, award-winning author of novels (Scrapper; In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods) and short stories (A Tree or a Person or a Wall; Cataclysm Baby) and director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Creating Credibility for Computational Solid Mechanics Analysis
(Friday, April 14, 2017) Eliot Fang, Sandia National Laboratory will present Creating Credibility for Computational Solid Mechanics Analysis 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.
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy Seminar: Membrane Chromatography: Challenges and Opportunities
(Monday, April 17, 2017) Christiana Boi, University of Bologna will present Membrane Chromatography: Challenges and Opportunities at 1:15 p.m. in room 490, Engineering Research Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture Series: When the Lion Lies Down with the Lamb – The Art of Interspecies Attachment
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa will present When the Lion Lies Down with the Lamb – The Art of Interspecies Attachment at 6:00 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion Screening: America Divided
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) The ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion(CCI) invites you to a special screening and discussion on the EPIX original docu-series “America Divided.” CCI at the Polytechnic campus will show “Episode 2” of the series, which explores three critical issues: racial discrimination in housing, the Flint Water crisis, and inequities in public education. From 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Cooley Ballroom A, Student Union, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus. More information and registration.
ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion Screening: America Divided
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017) The ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion(CCI) invites you to a special screening and discussion on the EPIX original docu-series “America Divided.” CCI at the Downtown campus will show the episode, “The Epidemic” which explores inequalities amongst the working class and the increase in drug and alcohol use in middle America. The screening will be followed by a group discussion. From 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the San Carlos Room 135, Student Center, Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information and registration.
Creation Connection Movie Night: Time to Choose
(Friday, April 7, 2017) A bi-annual movie event where a current ecological movie is viewed and discussed as to how to apply its message to our life and our world. View Time to Choose at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale. More information and pre-registration (necessary - $10, includes light dinner).
Free Gardening Workshops: Skills for Building Your Community or Backyard Gardens to Grow Food
(Saturday, April 8, 2017) The Community Gardeners of Phoenix and Maricopa County are offering free workshops. This Workshop #2 will cover raised beds, water, soil compost, plants, community resources, etc. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent DePaul Urban Farm, 420 W. Watkins St, Phoenix. For questions or more information contact email@example.com. Please register. Workshop sponsored by Valley of the Sun United Way and St. Vincent DePaul.
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.
Local First Facebook Live with Kimber Lanning
(Monday, April 10, 2017) Are you curious about what it takes to move your money to a local bank or credit union, or how this simple action has an impact on your local community? Kimber Lanning, Founder & Executive Director of Local First Arizona, will join you on Facebook Live from 10:30-11:00 a.m. (AZ time) to answer all of your questions and equip you with the information you need to make the switch. RSVP on Facebook.
The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age
(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) Lorrie McAllister, ASU Libraries and Laura Hesman, Arizona State University will present The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. More information and registration. Sponsored by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
LocalFirst Arizona Movie Screening: The Big Short Film
(Thursday, April 13, 2017) Local First Arizona is hosting a free film screening of The Big Short which spotlights the role Wall Street and big banks played in the 2008 Financial Crisis in an engaging story of four financial buffs trying to bet against the housing market. So, if the 2008 Financial Crisis left you with questions, this film aims to answer them - and who is responsible. Come early and grab a drink with Local First AZ in the lounge before the film. From 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the FilmBar, 815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix. More information and RSVP.
Green Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn: Innovative Business Solutions for Climate Change Concerns and How Restoring Nature Has Helped Business Move from Struggle to Success
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Peter Byck, Film Maker and Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University will present Innovative Business Solutions for Climate Change Concerns and How Restoring Nature Has Helped Business Move from Struggle to Success from 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Networking 11:30 a.m.) in room Synergy II, Building 3, Skysong, Arizona State University, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. More information and registration.
Materials Needed for Energy Sustainability by 2050
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Please join us for a thought-provoking evening discussion, with audience Q&A, at the 2017 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. This panel event will convene top experts to discuss scientific, technological and sociological complexities relating to energy, the environment and sustainability. A networking reception will follow with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Note that you do not need to be a registered attendee of the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting to join us for this special event...be our Guest! From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center North, 100 Level, Room 121ABC, Phoenix. RSVP here and the deadline for responses is Thursday, April 6.
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.
Arizona Food Summit
(Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 2017) The Arizona Food Summit connects people, producers, resources and food to draft a 5-year roadmap to a healthy Arizona. Attend the Arizona Food Summit from 12:30-7:00 p.m on Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Friday, at Seventh and Union at Young’s Market Co, 402 S. 54th Pl., Phoenix. The event is being sponsored by the Arizona Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Health Services. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPA Webinar: Innovative State Water Agency Practices: Working Toward Resilience
(Thursday, April 27, 2017) State agencies are developing innovative practices to build resilience into the water resource programs they administer. This webinar will highlight three innovative state initiatives that address novel stressors and improve the resilience of program operations. From 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST. More information and registration.
Activate Human Capital Conference
(Friday, April 28, 2017) Join Activate Human Capital and Conscious Capitalism Arizona as they bring together business owners, leaders, managers and more to discuss People-focused Principles of Management that will increase productivity and revenue, reduce employee turnover, and create sustainable workplaces. Among the presenters will be John Hofmeister, Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence for Sustainability, School of Sustainability and former president of Shell Oil Company. Conference topics include: People-focused Principles of Management and the data to support effectiveness; Practices to sustain the principles and culture; Preparing future managers to facilitate the eight principles; How to apply the principles in a diverse work environment; and Creating accountability and sustainability of the principles. From 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Free Gardening Workshops: Springtime in the Desert!
(Saturday, April 29, 2017) The Community Gardeners of Phoenix and Maricopa County are offering free workshops. This Workshop #3 will harvesting plants, companion planting, mulching, watering, high temp hints, etc. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent DePaul Urban Farm, 420 W. Watkins St, Phoenix. For questions or more information contact email@example.com. Please register. Workshop sponsored by Valley of the Sun United Way and St. Vincent DePaul.
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.
Free Gardening Workshops: Preparing for Summer
(Saturday, May 20, 2017) The Community Gardeners of Phoenix and Maricopa County are offering free workshops. This Workshop #4 will crop, water schedule, hot composting, community engagement, etc. From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent DePaul Urban Farm, 420 W. Watkins St, Phoenix. For questions or more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register. Workshop sponsored by Valley of the Sun United Way and St. Vincent DePaul.
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.
Conservation Alliance Speaker Series: Fracture Zone: Making Loss Visible
(Thursday, May 25, 2017) Osha Gray Davidson, award-winning photographer and journalist, will present Fracture Zone: Making Loss Visible at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. More information. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit
(Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7, 2017) The University of Florida will be hosting the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit. The University provides an ideal environment for participants to share ideas, experiences and best practices from their campuses. The Summit is designed to bring sustainability-minded campus leaders together to discuss, share, and promote ways to best advocate for this important initiative and offers engaging speakers, collaborative round table discussions, and breakout sessions that allow participants to dive deeper into topics regarding sustainability. Participants will be able to share ideas, experiences and best practices from their campus' operations pertaining to sports and sustainability. The University of Florida will showcase how they have integrated sustainable initiatives in athletics and the progress made over the past few years. 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.
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.
9th World Environmental Education Congress
(Saturday-Friday, September 9-15, 2017) The 9th World Environmental Education Congress which takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainability. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will feature the theme of Culture/Environment: Weaving New Connections. The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field. WEEC 2017 will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We expect participants from a wide range of countries, and so invite you to add your ideas and energy to the mix. From the congress we aim to build a relevant network among environmental NGO’s, civil society associations, universities, local authorities as well as institutions from any level. WEEC congresses have received UNESCO and UNEP patronage and in many cases the presence or a message of the General Secretaries. More information.
44th Annual Natural Areas Conference – Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management
(Tuesday-Thursday, October 10-12, 2017) The annual Natural Areas Conference address is one of the nation’s premier gatherings of conservation professionals, educators and scientists. The Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for participants to learn about new research, receive valuable training and make important connections with other professionals in conservation-related fields. This year’s conference will focus on the many factors that are involved with properly conducting restoration projects on natural areas. To be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Deadline for the call for papers/proposals is May 12. 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. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference explore the website.
Mounting defenses against the nefarious powers of narrative
Dramatic leaps in the quantity of information and the speed of its delivery may be spawning some of the most fundamental cultural changes in history spurred by advances in technology, according to Arizona State University Professor Brad Allenby. Much of what this portends is good, but there are now clear signs that some of what it has wrought is a platform for the launching of “what you could call Propaganda 3.0,” he said. Read more.
Creators of wearable tech for visually impaired win ASU Innovation Open
Three young men who met five years ago as Flinn Scholars and launched an entrepreneurial venture won $100,000 on Sunday to fund their project, which makes wearable technology for people with visual impairments. Read more.
Lessons learned from Mexico City's first green bond (from GreenBiz.com)
In December, Mexico City became the first city in Latin America to issue a "green bond." The $50 million issuance will pay for energy-efficient lighting, transit upgrades and water infrastructure. The bond was "oversubscribed" 2.5 times over, meaning that investors were willing to buy more of these bonds than Mexico City had to sell. Read more.
‘Science Exposed’: Performance art meets science in experimental collaboration
Artist vs. scientist. Right vs. left brain. Creativity vs. stark logic. When the seemingly separate worlds of art and science collide, will they produce chaos or a masterwork? This semester, in a new “Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life through the Arts” initiative, a dozen of ASU’s Herberger Institute artists and Biodesign Institute scientists are about to find out what happens when art and science collide. Read more.
Yoga pants, fleece jackets and the microplastics dilemma (from GreenBiz.com)
In December 2015, President Obama signed the Microbeads Free Waters Act, banning the use of plastic microbeads used as exfoliants in personal care products. As a previous director of the organization that first helped uncover this issue, the author continues to be astonished by the massive amounts of plastic pollution that originate from a seemingly innocent act: washing our collective faces. Read more.
Why cutting food waste soon could get easier (from GreenBiz.com)
It’s hard to imagine good news coming out of Washington these days, when it feels like every morning a new crisis has popped up. So imagine the surprise when it was heard that four representatives recently introduced a bill called the Food Donation Act of 2017 (H.R. 952), which addresses some of the greatest barriers that restaurants and food service companies face when they want to give away their excess edible food. Read more.
Volunteer with Farmer-to-Farmer
Partners of the Americas’ USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program provides technical assistance to individual farmers, farmer associations, agricultural cooperatives, education institutions, and others in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Nicaragua, as well as select other countries. Farmer-to-Farmer recruits experienced agriculturalists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to complete short-term assignments (15-day minimum stay; trips are generally 2–3 weeks). Farmer-to-Farmer covers all assignment-related expenses. If you are interested in volunteering with the Farmer-to-Farmer program, please send your resume and all assignment inquiries to Partners' Program Officer in Washington, DC: Stephanie Verganza - firstname.lastname@example.org. More information.
Student Summer 2017 Session Volunteer Program: NOAA/NWS Phoenix, AZ
To provide career training opportunities and support operational services, the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Phoenix, AZ maintains a volunteer program for upper class undergraduate/graduate meteorology students and recent graduates. To qualify, applicants must be undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years or graduate students in good academic standing or a recent graduate (within the past six months). Applicants should be pursuing/have a degree in meteorology that meets the U.S. Government Series 1340 requirements (available at https://goo.gl/BLoh0J). All volunteers are subject to a mandatory security background check. The selection process will be competitive. Application deadline April 14 and selection of 2-4 will be made by Friday April 28. More information on how to apply. Questions contact Paul.Iniguez@noaa.gov.
Arizona Water Awareness Month
April is Water Awareness Month. Check out the calendar of water related tips!
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
February 2017 drought summary is online.
March Southwest Climate Outlook
The March 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: March 2017 - A Wild and Wooly Winter Worth Waiting For
Director, Resource Innovation and Solutions Network Incubator
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the "Requisition ID" section, type 30449BR. Closes April 10.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Coupled Natural-Human Systems, University of Arizona, Tucson
Review of applications begin April 10, 2017. More information.
Health and Environment Investigator I, Department of Natural Resources & Parks, Seattle, Washington
Application deadline April 13, 2017. More information.
Grants Manager, WaterAid, Ghana
Application deadline April 14, 2017. More information.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Remote Sensing/GIScience, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Application deadline April 14, 2017. More information.
Citizen Science Post-doctoral Fellow/Web Developer/Ecological Information Specialist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Review of applications begins April 17, 2017. More information.
Hydrology Technician, West Coast Regional Council, Greymouth, New Zealand
Application deadline April 19, 2017. More information.
Officer, Sustainable Cities Project, ICLEI, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline April 20, 2017. More information.
Clinical Director, Natural Resources Users Law and Policy Center, University of Arizona, Tucson
Review of applications beings April 21, 2017. More information.
Associate Academic Officer, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline April 23, 2017. More information.
Associate Vice President for Water & Sustainability, Office of the Provost, Fresno State University, Fresno, California
Application deadline April 23, 2017. Job ID 13187. More information.
Director, Climate Resilience, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline April 30, 2017. More information.
Program Officer - Publishing, International Center on Small Hydro Power, Hangzhou, China
Application deadline April 30, 2017. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Assistant Director, California Product Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA
Conservation Intern Positions, Montana Conservation Corps
Hydrogeologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico
Manager, Disclosure - Capital Market Systems, Ceres, Boston, Massachusetts
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Part-time Swarovski Waterschool Educator, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA
Stewardship Program Manager, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
Sustainability and Permitting Planner, Building and Permitting Services, Winter Park, Florida
Veterans Green Corps Crew Member, Montana Conservation Corps