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News and Announcements
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.
Sustainability Series: Sustainability Leadership: Managing for the 21st Century
(Friday, April 14, 2017) George Denise, Sustainability Oracle will present Sustainability Leadership: Managing for the 21st Century from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
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@ASU: Earth Day Gardening and Cooling Workshop
(Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Join us for a series of gardening and cooking workshops. Attend an easy container gardening workshop with Tina Shepard, ASU Nutrition Faculty and Certified Master Gardener. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Taylor Place Demonstration Kitchen, Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix 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 6:00-7:30 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.
Sustainability Series: The Humane Economy
(Tuesday, April 25, 2017) Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States will present The Humane Economy from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers
(Thursday, April 27, 2017) John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company; Former Group Director Human Resources, Royal Dutch Shell; Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will present The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Barriers and Benefits of New Technologies for Affordable Housing
(Thursday, April 27, 2017) In this talk, Christopher Frettoloso will introduce BetR-Blok, LLC, an alternative building material that is affordable and sustainable, as well discuss the benefits and barriers for industry acceptance. In addition, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Joanna Lucio will offer insights on emerging research on the links between affordable housing and health, barriers to affordable housing, and the connection to happiness and well being. From 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Don Carrario Room (2nd Floor), Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E. 5th St, Tempe. More information and registration.
PlanetWorks: Managing Earth as a Planet
(Thursday, April 27, 2017) The Origins Project at Arizona State University and ASU PlanetWorks are proud to present a public discussion of how space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology - the search for life in the universe - inform our perspective of Earth as a planet, and how to manage it as an integrated planetary system. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St, Mesa. More information.
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.
Transportation Seminar: An Overview of Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction
(Friday, April 14, 2017) Lorena de Rodriguez, Safety and Security Instruction, will present An Overview of Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom and Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Life Sciences Café Panel Event: Ethics and the Life Sciences
(Monday, April 17, 2017) From stem cells to CRISPR to evolution to conservation and biodiversity, these and the many other applications, concepts and disciplines of biology are vital parts of modern society with complex impacts and ethical implications. The American Association for Advance of Science’s 2011 report Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action recognizes this by championing the “ability to understand the relationship between science and society” as a core competency of biology education. How do SOLS faculty and the School’s Life Science Ethics Program work towards biology education that takes up this call and expand it into our research enterprise as well? Come and join the panelists in discussion. 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.
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.
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy Seminar: A Roadmap for the Virtual Design of Metallic Materials: From Atoms to Components
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Javier Llorca, Technical University of Madrid will present A Roadmap for the Virtual Design of Metallic Materials: From Atoms to Components at 9:00 a.m. in room 490, Engineering Research Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Reproductive Health AZ Brown Bag
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Reproductive Health Arizona (RHAZ) is a joint project of ASU’s Center for Biology and Society and the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. RHAZ aims to address the evolving meanings and significance of reproductive health and medicine within Arizona. Bring your lunch and join the discussion at 12:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Connect: The Humanities and Public Life
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa will presents Connect: The Humanities and Public Life at 2:00 p.m. in room 109, Social Sciences Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Sustaining Humans: What Lies Outside Scientific Calculations?
(Tuesday, April 18, 2017) You’re are invited to a public presentation and discussion about how we in the United States might achieve a culture of sustainability. This presentation is the final project of the first Barrett undergraduate cohort of the ASU Humanities Lab. Refreshments will be served. From 3:00-4:00 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Nicole.Greason@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.
Special Life Sciences Seminar: Supporting Global Health Security Through International Capacity Building Efforts that Promote Laboratory Best Practices
(Thursday, April 20, 2017) Bill Arndt, Sandia National Laboratories’ International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction Program will present Supporting Global Health Security Through International Capacity Building Efforts that Promote Laboratory Best Practices from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
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.
Celebrate Mesa 2017 on Earth Day!
(Saturday, April 22, 2017) Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more!See solar cooking demos, get your photo at the tree hugging booth, meet Mother Nature, and learn about sustainable landscaping, composting, Xeriscape, solar, gardening, Monarch butterflies and more. Free. The first 50 youth who fill out a passport in the Living Green Village get a free "Rides" bracelet ($5 value). From 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center, Mesa. More information.
Connecting Community Design and Public Health
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Join Arizona Forward and the Arizona Public Health Association at their annual Stewardship Summit. This conference will serve as a deep-dive into Arizona and America's healthy community trends, with a focus on the connection between community design and public health, and how you can be an active participant in the future design of your communities. From 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 N. 3rd St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
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.
Integrating Water/Drought Issues with Land Use Planning in Arizona Workshop
(Friday, May 19, 2017) The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, in collaboration with the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and Salt River Project, is pleased to host a workshop for local planners and water managers to explore current water conditions in Arizona and how to better integrate water issues with local land use and economic development decisions. It will be held from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Salt River Project, Mohave West Conference Room, 2521 N. Project Dr, Tempe. Presenters include Jim Holway, FAICP - Vice President, Central Arizona Project Board of Directors; Brad Hill, R.G. – Utilities Director, City of Flagstaff; and others will include Arizona water and planning practitioners, elected officials, and state agency representatives. Agenda and registration 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.
Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
(Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2018) The conference will be held at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. Founded in 2009, the conference aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of climate change, its causes, its eco-systemic impacts, and its human impacts. The conference also explores technological, policy, strategic, and social responses to climate change. 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. For more information regarding the conference, explore the conference website.
Commentary: Is the Endangered Species Act facing extinction? (From the Christian Science Monitor)
Before we overhaul the Endangered Species Act, we should better understand what it means to deliberately allow a species to go extinct. Read commentary by Dr. Leah Gerber, Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. Read more.
Bipartisan group of former federal CSOs has some advice for President Trump (from GreenBiz.com)
Given its size and scale, if the U.S. federal government were a corporation, it would be the largest American business in the world. It has the nation’s most expansive supply chain, is its largest energy consumer and owns more than 300,000 buildings just within the Department of Defense. That is why every presidential administration over the past three decades has chosen to lead by example by eliminating waste, conserving resources, expanding recycling and being better stewards of taxpayer dollars in all the places where U.S. civilian agencies and military facilities and installations operate and serve. Read more.
Better living — and eating — through plants
For the past 17 years, Roberto Gaxiola has been in an exclusive relationship. But it has nothing to do with his social life. Gaxiola is a plant biologist at ASU’s School of Life Sciences, and he is committed to one single gene. Gaxiola’s one and only gene is not ordinary. When its presence is increased in rice, corn, lettuce, barley, tomatoes, alfalfa and other plants, it works like a magic pill and could help solve the problem of food insecurity in the future. Read more.
10 Minutes with George Basile, Arizona State University (from GreenBiz.com)
This column is about the people of sustainability. What makes them tick? What have they learned that works? What do they do for fun? This time it's George Basile, professor of sustainability at Arizona State University. Read more.
Q&A: Native American, ASU poetry professor writes about sustainability
Arizona State University has hired a nationally renowned poet who grew up in the Fort Mojave Indian Village near the California-Arizona-Nevada borders and now teaches about sustainability on Native American reservations through her poetry. Diaz is finishing her first semester at the ASU and spoke to ASU Now about poetry, language, sustainability, the Dakota Access Pipeline and how her days as a star basketball player continue to inspire her. Read more.
The profitable hospital system with sustainability in its DNA (from GreenBiz.com)
We have all heard the aphorism "health is wealth." Gundersen Health Systems, a nonprofit hospital network operating in 19 counties across three Midwest states, is proving this. Read more.
Environment America Internships
What do interns with Environment America do? You’ll help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win. Learn more and apply.
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
March 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
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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.
Summer Internships, Fairshare CSA Coalition, Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline 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.
Sustainability Specialist, Direct Support Services Center, Maricopa Community College District
Application deadline April 25, 2017. Job ID 309649 More information.
Executive Director, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Montclair, California
Application deadline April 26, 2017. More information.
Green Fund Manager, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Application deadline April 28, 2017. More information.
Director, Climate Resilience, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline April 30, 2017. More information.
Program Associate, International and Non-CO2 Initiatives, ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, California
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.
Program Coordinator II, Wildland Resources, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan
Application deadline May 5, 2017. More information.
Environmental Education Specialist, City of Rochester, Minnesota
Application deadline May 7, 2017. More information.
Assistant Watershed Coordinator, Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners, Twinsburg, Ohio
Application deadline May 15, 2017. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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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
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA
Stewardship Program Manager, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
Supply Chain Sustainable Intern - Summer 2017, Cox Communications, Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Green Corps Crew Member, Montana Conservation Corps