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News and Announcements
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.
MSUS Culminating Experience Project Defenses
(Thursday, April 27, 2017) Daniel Velez, Andrea Levy, Kyrie Hooton, Amanda (Toohey) Jordan, Rebecca Santiago, and Nicholas Ansara will defend their projects at 9:30 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Sustainability@ASU: Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 8th Edition
(Friday, April 28, 2017) Join us for the screening of four short films focusing on regenerative farming in Arizona created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of Sustainability Scientist and director of Carbon Nation, Peter Byck. From 9:00-10:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
MSUS Culminating Experience Project Defenses
(Friday, April 28, 2017) Kai Wang, Soumya Parthasarthy, Alyssa Kiefer, Nagelle Fernandes, Jeffrey Iles, and Brittany Nixon will defend their projects at 10:30 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Bridging Multiple Structural Scales with a Generalized Finite Element Method
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Armando Duarte, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign will present Bridging Multiple Structural Scales with a Generalized Finite Element Method 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.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: High-Resolution in situ TEM Studies of Dislocation Dynamics
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Amit Misra, University of Michigan will present High-Resolution in situ TEM Studies of Dislocation Dynamics 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.
Social Insect Research Group Seminar: Why Do Locusts Avoid Trees?
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Douglas Lawton, Arizona State University will present Why Do Locusts Avoid Trees? From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 401, ISTB1, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Transportation Seminar: Rural Roads: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
(Friday, April 21, 2017) Gordon Keller, Geotechnical Engineer will present Rural Roads: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Functional Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging
(Monday, April 24, 2017) Mingyuan Gao, Chinese Academy of Science will present Functional Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium ), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University of the Tempe campus. More information.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Next Generation Membranes with Controlled Selectivity through Polymer Self-Assembly
(Monday, April 24, 2017) Ayse Asatekin, Tufts University will present Next Generation Membranes with Controlled Selectivity through Polymer Self-Assembly at 10:45 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Life Sciences Café: How to Prioritize Sites to Represent Species When You Don’t Know Where Species Are
(Monday, April 24, 2017) Fabio Albuquerque, Arizona State University will present How to Prioritize Sites to Represent Species When You Don’t Know Where Species Are 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.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Science the Earth – Stories of Science on the Road
(Monday, April 24, 2017) Bradley Lusk, Science the Earth Project will present Science the Earth – Stories of Science on the Road from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Innovations Talk: Policy by Other Means: Science, Patent Case Law, and the Fate of the Early Biotech Sector in the Making of Epo
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Nicolas Rasmussen, University of New South Wales will present Policy by Other Means: Science, Patent Case Law, and the Fate of the Early Biotech Sector in the Making of Epo from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Coconino Room, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP.
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.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Selling Stem Cells: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Related to U.S. Businesses Marketing Unlicensed Cell-Based Interventions
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Leigh Turner, University of Minnesota will present Selling Stem Cells: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Related to U.S. Businesses Marketing Unlicensed Cell-Based Interventions from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Read more.
Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life through the Arts
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Come experiment with us as we discover what can happen when artists and scientists come together to create something new. See contemporary movement, dance and theater and discover what happens when a molecular virologist, an evolutionary biologist and a hip-hop dancer visit a laboratory. Hear what happens when two graduate music composition students spend time with neuroscientists, studying Alzheimer's disease and the neurological effects of aging. A reception in the James Turrell "Air Apparent" Skyspace will follow. From 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
2017 AZ-TW Symposium on Sustainability – Achieving Sustainability through Innovation and Education
(Friday, May 5, 2017) The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the participants to share and exchange the expertise, experiences, and viewpoints on sustainability-related research and practices, with a goal of fostering the cross-border collaboration among interested partners for the growth of green and sustainable business between Taiwan, Arizona, and beyond. From 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
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.
TAIS Community Bazaar Fundraiser
(Saturday, April 22, 2017)The fundraiser that will be taking place from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Tempe Academy of International Studies, 2250 S College Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85282. It is to raise funds to create a community garden at the school. The fundraiser will be a fun event and will have things like a pop-up thrift shop, food trucks, yoga, free bike tune-ups, and more! More information.
Beyond Center Lecture: Where Will We Find Alien Life?
(Tuesday, April 25, 2017) Join the Beyond Center in conjunction with the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference for a discussion on Where Will We Find Alien Life? Are we alone in the universe? The race is on to find the first trace of alien life. It could be found on Mars, on an icy moon like Enceladus, on a planet in a nearby star system, or even right under our noses here on Earth. This panel of distinguished scientists will debate the big question: Where will alien life be found first? Please join us for a riveting discussion about alien life and where we will find it from different points of views. Featuring Paul Davies as the panel moderator and Jacob Haqq-Mistra, Charley Lineweaver, Vikki Meadows, Britney Schmidt, Svet Shkolyar, and Sara Walker as the panelists. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St, Mesa, AZ. This lecture is free, and open to the public. No RSVP Needed. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. For 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 and registration or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register. Workshop sponsored by Valley of the Sun United Way and St. Vincent DePaul.
City of Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series: Using Radiant Barriers to Keep the Heat Out
(Thursday, May 4, 2017) Radiant barriers and reflective insulation protect astronauts and spacecrafts against thermal radiation in the fluctuating temperatures of space. Hear how these same materials can keep your home cooler and more comfortable while reducing air conditioning costs. From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. 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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ASU partnership launches prize for education and research innovation
Students, staff and alumni at Arizona State University along with two international university partners have an opportunity to be recognized for education and research innovation through the newly launched PluS Alliance Prize. Read more.
ASU teams up with corporate sector to achieve sustainability outcomes
In March, two representatives from Arizona State University attended the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s 2017 Liaison Delegate meeting in Montreux, Switzerland. Amy Scoville-Weaver represented ASU’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO), and William Brandt attended on behalf of ASU LightWorks. Read more.
When (animal) waste really does equal (people) food (from GreenBiz.com)
Wisconsin-based Midwestern BioAg is turning manure into a lightweight, easily transportable fertilizer that helps build organic matter in soil, helping it store carbon - an important climate benefit. Read more.
Downtown Sun Devil Fitness Complex wins sustainability award for community engagement
On April 19, Arizona State University accepted the Community Champion 2017 Leader Award from the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona. The award recognizes the LEED Silver-certified Sun Devil Fitness Complex Downtown. The facility meets the needs of an underserved community, uses renewable energy, is energy efficient and incorporates recycled building materials. Read more.
Cultivating the coexistence of agriculture and solar farms (from GreenBiz.com)
Solar farming greatly can improve farmers' livelihoods and impacts, but policymakers are raising concerns about solar panels replacing farmland. Read more.
Birds live longer in the city, but what does it mean for us?
Cities are slowing the pace of life for birds — and maybe humans. A visiting scientist at Arizona State University is investigating why some birds adapt so well to life in cities, and how urban living affects them. “I’m studying urbanization using birds as a model species to understand evolutionary processes that are triggered by cities popping up all over the world,” said Tuul Sepp, a postdoctoral researcher visiting from Estonia. Read more.
Homeowner Research Participation Opportunity
Do you have a house with a lawn? If you have a lawn, we would like to consider including it in our study! Researchers in the School of Life Sciences at ASU are interested in understanding how people manage their lawns in the Phoenix metro area and cities across the United States. Sampling would entail surveying the plants, soils, bugs, and birds in your yard. To do this, we would need access to your front and back yard. Be assured that participant information will be kept confidential, and no information will be released that can be linked to you. To read more information about our project, and to participate in our study, please visit this web page on a computer, phone, or tablet. If you have any questions, call or email our project manager, Hannah Heavenrich at 480-965-2187 or email@example.com.
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.
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
None at this time.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation, University of Arizona
Application deadline May 1, 2017. More information.
Business Sustainability Coordinator, Local First Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline May 5, 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.
Rita Barron Fellowship, Charles River Watershed Association, Westin, Massachusetts
Application deadline May 12, 2017. More information.
Assistant Watershed Coordinator, Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners, Twinsburg, Ohio
Application deadline May 15, 2017. More information.
California State Director, Clean Water Action-California, Oakland, California
Application deadline May 15, 2017. More information.
Research Associate, Phillips Lab, Biology Department, Indiana University
Application deadline May 15, 2017. More information.
Project Associate, Climate Change, Humanitarian System and Insurance, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline May 16, 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
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