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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
Sustainability Series/Decision Center for a Desert City: Sustaining Indus Valley Culture
(Wednesday, June 7, 2017) Vijay Paranjpye, Professor Emeritus, University of Pune and Chairman, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development will present Sustaining Indus Valley Culture from 12:00-1:15 p.m. at the Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 E. 6th St, Ste 126B, Tempe. More information and registration.
Occasional Talk Series: 24-Hour Knowledge Factory: Surmounting Innovation, Policy, and Deployment Barriers in Global Environments
(Thursday, May 25, 2017) Amar Gupta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present 24-Hour Knowledge Factory: Surmounting Innovation, Policy, and Deployment Barriers in Global Environments from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 164, McCord Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP by May 24.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Role of ApoE and MicroRNAs in Alzheimer’s Disease
(Thursday, May 25, 2017) Jungsu Kim, Mayo Clinic-Florida, will present Role of ApoE and MicroRNAs in Alzheimer’s Disease from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Beyond rRNA: RDP in the Genome Era
(Friday, May 26, 2017) James Cole, Michigan State University will present Beyond rRNA: RDP in the Genome Era from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (B105), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. 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.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshops: Drip Irrigation Design & Installation
(Saturday, May 20, 2017) Simple things you need to know about designing, installing and maintaining an efficient drip irrigation system. From 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 3829 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. More information and registration.
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.
Environmental Resources Roadshow in Gila Bend
(Tuesday, May 23, 2017) Join Keep Arizona Beautiful for this fun and information-packed presentation that will get you up to speed on available resources and best practices on creating successful litter clean ups, enhancing recycling options, brownfield remediation, and creating successful beautification events in your community. From 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Gila Bend Town Hall, 644 W. Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ. To learn more.
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.
GreenBiz Webcast: From Mine to Marriage: How Companies are Ensuring Responsible Jewelry
(Wednesday, June 7, 2017) This hour-long webcast will explore how leading jewelry companies are working with NGOs and governments to improve the transparency and integrity of the jewelry supply chain and benefit the lives of the individuals it touches, from mine to marriage. At 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. AZ). More information and registration.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshops: Summer Color
(Saturday, June 10, 2017) Landscapes don’t have to be drab during summer heat. Learn about heat-tolerant plants that provide color during our hottest months. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St, Scottsdale. 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, July 26-28, 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.
Navigating clean energy innovation in the age of Trump (from GreenBiz.com)
Back in 2010, just three states received 10 percent or more of their electricity from non-hydro utility-scale renewables. Today, 17 states are members of the 10 Percent Club, with three states (Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas) leading the pack, with 30 percent or more of their electrons from utility-scale wind. Another three states exceed 20 percent non-hydro utility-scale renewables generation (Oklahoma, North Dakota and California). These leaders are politically diverse, with the top 10 states for renewable electricity generation including five red states and five blue states. Read more.
Milton Sommerfeld: Legacy and Lifetime Achievements
What’s so great about algae? If you had the good fortune to meet Milton Sommerfeld, you have a hearty answer to that question. Read more.
With the SDGs, everything is connected (from GreenBiz.com)
"It’s all connected." We know that already, those of us who work on making the world a more sustainable, resilient, fair and prosperous place for all. And we know that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all nations in 2015, are "indivisible" — a highly integrated web of challenges. We only succeed, as an intelligent species that controls the destiny of a whole planet, if we achieve all the goals together. Read more.
Sustainable Cities Network receives Ponderosa Pine Partnership Award
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management awarded the Sustainable Cities Network and partners with the department’s first Ponderosa Pine Partnership Award for the Regional Tree & Shade Summit 2.0: Branching Out One Community at a Time. Read more.
The business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites (from GreenBiz.com)
A critical opportunity is being largely overlooked on solar sites developed on farmland and outside of the desert Southwest — there has been too much focus on the hardware and not enough consideration of the vegetation under and around the panels. Read more.
How the Humane Society’s CEO connects empathy and economics (from GreenBiz.com)
At age 19, Wayne Pacelle became a vegetarian. A month later, he had adopted an entirely vegan lifestyle. Soon thereafter, Pacelle was leading his first animal advocacy group as a sophomore in history and environmental studies at Yale University — the first in series of career moves that culminated in his decision to join the Humane Society of the United States roughly 13 years ago. Read more.
Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab Giveaway
Do you ever wish you could have a team of experts transform your tired or water-thirsty yard from dull-and-drab to fabulous? You can—and we’re here to help! From April 17 to May 31, Water – Use It Wisely is partnering with ABC15, the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, the Arizona Nursery Association’s Plant Something Campaign and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply to provide an amazing backyard makeover valued at $9,000. Find out how!
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
April 2017 drought summary is online.
April Southwest Climate Outlook
The April 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: May 2017 - Quiescent but Warm: Calm Before the Fire and Brimstone
Student, Research Aide, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
To review and apply please go to https://students.asu.edu/employment/search, click on "Search On-Campus Jobs" and enter the requisition 31797BR. Closing date May 23.
PhD Students (12), Processes of Sustainability Transformation, Robert Bosch Stiftung/University of Leuphana
Curator, Bolz Conservator, Olbrich Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline May 22, 2017. More information.
Natural Resources Biologist, Department of Transportation, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline May 22, 2017. More information.
Communications and Outreach Specialist, Thurston County, Washington
Application deadline May 24, 2017. More information.
Research Associate, Environment and Waste Management, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Dehli, India
Application deadline May 24, 2017. More information.
Associate Specialist, Water Law & Policy Fellow, Berkeley Law, University of California-Berkeley
Review date May 26, 2017. More information.
Project Specialist, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Application deadline May 26, 2017. More information.
Freshwater Project Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Keene Valley, New York
Application deadline May 30, 2017. More information.
Wildlife and Fisheries Instructor, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
Application deadline May 30, 2017. More information.
Communications Coordinator, Minnesota Environmental Partnerships, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Application deadline May 31, 2017. More information.
Program Coordinator, Watershed Sciences, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Application deadline May 31, 2017. More information.
Membership Marketing Support Officer, International Water Association, The Hague, Netherlands
Application deadline June 6, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Earth-Life Interactions, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California-Davis
Review date June 15, 2017. More information.
Open Rank Faculty Position in Sustainable Food, Water and Agriculture, University of California-Merced (4 positions)
Application deadline June 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
Jobs at Recycle1, Phoenix, Arizona
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
Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center, Visalia, California
Senior Coordinator, Circular Economy and Sustainability Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
More information. Search for job under Program Management.
Stewardship Program Manager, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
Supply Chain Sustainable Intern - Summer 2017, Cox Communications, Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Green Corps Crew Member, Montana Conservation Corps