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News and Announcements
100% Renewable Energy Discussion
(Monday, July 10, 2017) Bret Fanshaw, Environmental America Solar Program Coordinator and other guests will discuss how cities and states all across the country are making the transition to 100% renewable energy, and what can be done here locally to make Arizona a leader in the transition. From 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
PhD Defense: Wesley Herche
(Wednesday, July 12, 2017) Wesley Herche will defend his dissertation Policy, Geospatial, and Market Factors in Solar Energy. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 10:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Security & Sustainability Forum Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience
(Thursday, July 13, 2017) This webinar, hosted by Arizona State University and the National League of Cities, will spotlight several cities and share their process for planning, building engagement, and implementing resilience initiatives with limited resources. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: Waste Land
(Wednesday, July 19, 2017) Oscar®-nominated Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Together with people employed to pick out recyclable material from garbage, Muniz creates large-scale mosaic portraits from landfill trash. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at the Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ. More information and registration.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Reducing Trichloroethene and Perchlorate in Soil and Groundwater
(Monday, July 3, 2017) Srivatsan Mohana Rangan, Graduate Student, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, presents Reducing Trichloroethene and Perchlorate in Soil and Groundwater from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room ALT-10/14, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshops: Take Control of Your Landscape Watering
(Thursday, July 13, 2017) Simple things you need to know about designing, installing and maintaining an efficient drip irrigation system. From 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Civic Center Library, 3829 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. More information and registration.
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 NGOМs, 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.
UPLIFT! Climate Conference
(Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2017) UPLIFT! Climate Conference provides training and venues for upcoming leaders seeking to build a just, diverse, and powerful force for change. This third annual gathering will take place at a beautiful location near Moab, UT. Support your students if you can (travel assistance is available on an as-needed basis, while it lasts). UPLIFT! is a collaborative undertaking of the Grand Canyon Trust and the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University. More information and registration.
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.
2nd International Bird Observatory Conference
(Thursday-Monday, October 26-30, 2017) New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) will host the 2nd International Bird Observatory Conference (IBOC), with over 300 representatives of more than 100 international bird observatories from around the globe expected. At the Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, New Jersey. More information and registration.
IEEE SusTech 2017
(Tuesday-Friday, November 12-14, 2017) The 5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level. To be held at the Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S 47th St , Phoenix. More information and registration.
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 sports sustainability prowess during Final Four Tournament
In April 2017, Arizona welcomed the NCAA’s Final Four Tournament – a college basketball championship that spanned three days in downtown Phoenix. With over 70,000 fans in attendance, the event was the perfect opportunity for Phoenix to flex its sustainability muscles. Read more.
To feed 9 billion, will we need 'GMO 2.0'? (from GreenBiz.com)
Amidst all the conflict and confusion around food safety and nutrition, how do we make the best decisions about how to feed ourselves? What choices do we need to make when it comes to feeding a planet that will, by 2050, more than 9 billion hungry people? These questions — and the role of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in answering them — serve as the basis of a new documentary, "Food Evolution," released last week. Directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the film takes on the audacious task of demystifying the controversy around GMOs. Read more.
Nominations for ASU Delegates to UN Conference of the Parties (COP 23)
The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is now accepting delegates for the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) which will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The Conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji. ASU will be sending a delegation to COP 23. The deadlines for ASU to nominate and confirm their representatives to COP23 is July 7. The secretariat is not in a position to process any late nominations after the established deadlines. For more information about COP23, please visit: http://unfccc.int/meetings/bonn_nov_2017/items/10068.php. Please direct all questions to Sonja Klinsky or Emoline Fox.
ASU-Hawai’i Green Growth collaboration receives top awards at ‘Make the Ala Wai Awesome’ design competition
At a ceremony in Honolulu on June 18, 2017, an interdisciplinary team of Arizona State University graduate students working with Hawai’i Green Growth (HGG) received the top award in the Make the Ala Wai Awesome competition for their submission “Water is Life.” Read more.
3 post-Paris policy campaigns business should support (from GreenBiz.com)
"We’ll always have Paris," at least as a sensible, survival-oriented ideal. But until respect for science returns to the U.S. Capitol, sustainable business leaders must provide much-needed leadership on how we manage our environment. As the U.S. is the second-biggest contributor to climate change, our robust, innovative business community can be of significant help in holding the line, both in corporate practices and policy campaigns. Successful leaders didn’t get where they are by folding in the face of opposition, and this is one challenge we can’t afford to lose. Read more.
ASU-led study shows how working together on patrols benefits chimps
When male chimpanzees of the world’s largest known troop patrol the boundaries of their territory in Ngogo, Uganda, they walk silently in single file. Normally chimps are noisy creatures, but on patrol they’re hard-wired. They sniff the ground and stop to listen for sounds. Their cortisol and testosterone levels are jacked 25 percent higher than normal. Chances of contacting neighboring enemies are high: 30 percent. Read more.
Tyson Foods adopts video audits to monitor animal welfare (from GreenBiz.com)
Last week, Tyson Foods announced new initiatives intended to improve the welfare of its chickens and other livestock, marking the latest in a series of steps the company has taken to address its animal welfare practices after revelations several years ago of cruel treatment at Tyson’s and other meat producers’ facilities. Read more.
Moving forward on climate change post Paris agreement
When the United States withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, it sparked a debate over what should happen next. That debate was reflected during a June 2017 Case Critical discussion, held by the ASU Wrigley Institute and featuring Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, School of Sustainability Assistant Professor Sonja Klinsky and ASU economist William Boyes. Read more.
A Thought Leader Series Piece: Seizing sustainability at a time of reckoning by Sir Crispin Tickell
Sustainability is a funny idea. Why should we worry about our sustainability? The history of life is full of species that rise and fall, sustain themselves or fail to do so, as circumstances change. Read more.
RISN Incubator: Call for Innovators
The RISN Incubator is issuing a Call for Innovators, June 12-July 24, 2017 to identify startups and early stage business ventures developing solutions for waste prevention, minimization and reuse/recycling innovation. From the nation's top university for innovation and a civic leader in sustainability, the RISN Incubator provides ventures an opportunity to rapidly scale and transform your startup into a vehicle to solve some of the world's greatest challenges. Apply now to become a part of the inaugural RISN Incubator cohort at https://RISNincubator.asu.edu
Arizona Forward’s Call for Entries for the 2017 Environmental Excellence Program
Arizona Forward is pleased to issue a formal Call for Entries for the 2017 Environmental Excellence Program presented in partnership with SRP. We're seeking the best and brightest in sustainable design from cities and towns throughout Arizona. Participation in Arizona's largest, most prominent awards competition helps to increase public awareness of distinguished contributions to the environment in the Grand Canyon State. This program brings much-deserved recognition to organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior skill in their practice. All finalists will be notified in advance of the September 23, 2017, awards gala and spotlighted in a comprehensive media campaign. Call for Entries information and fillable nomination form. Entries need to be made by 4:00 p.m. July 7, 2017.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
May 2017 drought summary is online.
June Southwest Climate Outlook
The June 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: June 2017 - Spring's Last Gasp, Reservoirs and Streamflow, Imminent Heat, and Monsoon Patience
None at this time.
Postdoctoral Position, Ecology and Geochemistry of Coastal Vegetated Habitats, University of California-Davis
Application deadline July 1, 2017. More information.
PaintCare Coordinator for Colorado
Application deadline July 3, 2017. More information.
Arizona Water Projects Administrative Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline July 5, 2017. More information.
Coastal Climate and Resilience Specialist, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium/Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, University of South Carolina, Charleston
Review of applications begins July 7, 2017. More information.
Environmental Scientist III, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County, Seattle, Washington
Application deadline July 7, 2017. More information.
Marine and Freshwater (Estuaries and Wetlands) Projects Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, London, UK
Application deadline July 2, 2017. More information.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Application deadline July 13, 2017. More information.
Institutional Funding and Partnerships Director, WaterAid, London, UK
Application deadline July 14, 2017. More information.
Research Fellow in Urban Flood Resilience, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Application deadline July 16, 2017. More information.
Program Manager, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University, Tempe
Application deadline July 18, 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
Assistant Sustainability Scientist, South Central Climate Science Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
More information, search for job #171235.
Community Education Manager, Watershed Management Group, Phoenix, Arizona
Community Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator, Park City, UT
Conservation Intern Positions, Montana Conservation Corps
Environmental Outreach Specialist, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Phoenix, Arizona
Executive Director, Friends of the Verde River Greenway, Cottonwood, Arizona
Executive Director, Sedona Recycles, Inc., Sedona, Arizona
Jobs at Recycle1, Phoenix, Arizona
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
Resilience Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, Virginia
Stewardship Program Manager, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
Supply Chain Sustainable Intern - Summer 2017, Cox Communications, Phoenix, Arizona
Sustainability Manager, Wholesum Family Farms, Inc., Nogales, Arizona