The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability provides this list to announce seminars, meetings, colloquiums, lectures, brown bags, announcements of interest, and job opportunities to the Institute community. If you have items you’d like to add please submit them to Cindy.Zisner@asu.edu before 5 PM Wednesday. This Digest is sent out on Friday morning. You may subscribe, unsubscribe, or change subscriber settings at http://lists.asu.edu/archives/giosasu.html under the Options where it says Join or Leave GIOSASU. You can see archives of list messages at the same address.
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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
LightWorks® Series: Development of All Back Contact Cells using Multilayer Foil Metallization
(Friday, October 6, 2017) David Levy, NatCore Technology will present Development of All Back Contact Cells using Multilayer Foil Metallization from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 487, Goldwater Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Volunteer for Tour de Fat
(Saturday, October 7, 2017) Volunteer with the "School of Sustainability" Team at Tempe's biggest annual cycling event, as the New Belgium Brewing Company brings the Tour de Fat to Tempe Beach Park! More information.
Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Food
(Tuesday, October 10, 2017) Ryan Wood, Watershed Management Group will present Hydrate Your Food from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management: A Case Study in Argentina
(Wednesday, October 11, 2017) Eduardo Trumper, Insect Pest Management Research and Development Professional will present Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management: A Case Study in Argentina from 9:00-10:15 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Healthy Spaces in Hot Places
(Friday, October 13, 2017) Jennifer Vanos, University of California-San Diego will present Healthy Spaces in Hot Places from 9:00-10:15 a.m. (8:30 a.m. breakfast), in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, October 14, 2017) Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day! From 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Soil
(Tuesday, October 10, 2017) Ryan Wood, Watershed Management Group will present Hydrate Your Soil from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: The DOE Advanced Fuel Campaign
(Friday, October 6, 2017) Jon Carmack, Idaho National Laboratory will present The DOE Advanced Fuel Campaign at 12:15 p.m. in room 117, Education Lecture Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Project Humanities’ Hacks for Humanity
(Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8, 2017) Hacks for Humanity, sponsored by Project Humanities at Arizona State University, is a 36-hour hackathon for the social good, challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues. Hacks for Humanity provides participants with the skills and resources they need in order to succeed as social entrepreneurs. We will have workshops and mentors on site to assist you by any means to guarantee you compete at your highest potential, and most importantly have fun. From 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at Stauffer Communication Arts, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Precision Nanomedicines for Cancer Detection and Treatment
(Tuesday, October 10, 2017) Daniel Heller, Cornell Medical College, Cornell University will present Precision Nanomedicines for Cancer Detection and Treatment from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Biology + Society Conversation Series: The Limits of Synthesis for Integrative Biology
(Wednesday, October 11, 2017) Nico Franz, School of Life Sciences will present The Limits of Synthesis for Integrative Biology from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Amyloid-inspired Immune Adjuvants
(Wednesday, October 11, 2017) Jai Rudra, University of Texas Medical Branch will present Amyloid-inspired Immune Adjuvants from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Fresh and Local Market
(Thursday, October 12, 2017) Arizona State University’s Fresh and Local Market is a farmer’s market for the ASU community. The market sells fresh, local and organic produce. From 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Commons Pavilion Area, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Center for Evolution & Medicine Seminar: Evolutionary Origins, Behavioral Effects, and Implications for Men’s Health
(Thursday, October 12, 2017) Lee Gettler, University of Notre Dame will present Evolutionary Origins, Behavioral Effects, and Implications for Men’s Health from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Metabolic Scaling and Immune Response, an Anomaly or an Exception That Proves the Rule?
(Thursday, October 12, 2017) Melanie Moses, University of New Mexico will present Metabolic Scaling and Immune Response, an Anomaly or an Exception That Proves the Rule? From 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Soft, Skin-Like Microsystems Technologies for the Human Body
(Monday, October 16, 2017) John Rogers, Northwestern University will present Soft, Skin-Like Microsystems Technologies for the Human Body at 10:45 a.m. in room 324, Student Pavilion, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Innovations Talk: #WeAreNotWaiting to Change the Way We Research and Innovate in Healthcare
(Monday, October 16, 2017) Dana Lewis, OpenAPS will present #WeAreNotWaiting to Change the Way we Research and Innovate in Healthcare from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 176, McCord Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: New and Future Developments in X-ray Nanotomography at the Advanced Photon Source
(Monday, October 16, 2017) Vincent De Andrade, Argonne National Laboratory will present New and Future Developments in X-ray Nanotomography at the Advanced Photon Source at 1:30 p.m. in room 490, Engineering Research Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Discovering Pathways for Materials Design Through Data
(Monday, October 16, 2017) Krishna Rajan, University of Buffalo, State University of New York will present Discovering Pathways for Materials Design Through Data from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Book Talk and Humanities Authors’ Reception
(Wednesday, October 18, 2017) Please join us for the annual Humanities Faculty Authors' Reception, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This event recognizes and celebrates humanities faculty authors from Arizona State University and the substantial body of humanistic research reflected in their publications. We will honor the winner of the 2017 IHR Transdisciplinary Book Award, Charles T. Lee and his book Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change. More information and registration.
Fresh and Local Market
(Thursday, October 19, 2017) Arizona State University’s Fresh and Local Market is a farmer’s market for the ASU community. The market sells fresh, local and organic produce. From 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Commons Pavilion Area, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Flagstaff Recycling Center Tour
(Friday, October 6, 2017) Join the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center on a walk through of the Materials Recovery Facility (Recycling Center) to learn more about the “behind the scenes” of recycling. The tour is offered every first Friday of the month (except holidays) on Earth Day, during the Flagstaff Science Festival, or by appointment. Meet us at the facility at 1800 E. Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (at the northeast corner of Butler and Babbitt) at 3:00 p.m, on first Friday tour days. Tour lasts 1 hour. Call 928-779-1745 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GreenBiz Webcast: Navigating the Energy-City Nexus: The Role of Companies, Utilities and Technology
(Tuesday, October 10, 2017) This one-hour webcast will explore how utilities and cities can more effectively work together, and the kinds of opportunities that ensure success for technology companies and customers. It will explore the state of the art of partnerships between utilities and cities and identify the pitfalls and potential solutions. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (10:00-11:00 a.m. AZ). 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. More information.
Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference
(Wednesday-Friday, October 11-13, 2017) Because the recycling industry needed a meeting place that provided high quality business programming and elite networking opportunities the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference was introduced by Recycling Today back in 2000. With a focus on programming that goes to the heart of the recycling business – commodity markets, demand trends and technology innovations– we attract the leaders who drive this industry and who want to discuss real business issues. The event provides an abundance of networking opportunities, and with delegates from nearly every state and some 20 nations there is a lot of networking to do! To be held in Chicago, IL. More information and registration.
Arizona Audubon: Enchanted Trail (Sendero Encantado)
(Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2017) The Enchanted Trail (Sendero Encantado) is a free annual, bilingual, educational family festival that teaches children and adults about nature, science, and Arizona's nocturnal wildlife. Audubon experts guide the "nature by night" experience through night hikes, animal-focused scavenger hunts, live animals, arts and crafts, and much more. From 5:30-8:00 p.m. each night at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85040. For 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.
Developing Common Ground: Meeting the Challenges of Climate and Energy
(Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, 2017) You are invited to the annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Wild West Regional Conference! CCL builds the political will for our elected representatives to take action on climate. Our Regional Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather in order to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions. The Wild West Region - Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana and Wyoming - is large and diverse, but we share common concerns due to the climate impacts already manifesting in our wildlands, cities and farms. Rising temperatures, prolonged wildfire seasons, drought, flooding, and insect infestations are already impacting our communities, agriculture and outdoor recreation industries. Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. To be held at the South Mountain Preserve Visitor Center, 12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. 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.
Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming Barriers to Climate Justice
(Thursday-Friday, February 8-9, 2018) The conference will focus on a systematic analysis of barriers to action in the context of the process of change; global governance and law; economics and energy structures; the role of science and technology; and what we are learning about human psychology in relation to climate change. Presented by the University of Tasmania, with support of its Faculty of Law, the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute, the University of Tasmania's Institute for the Study of Social Change, the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) in Hobart, Tasmania. More information.
Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference
(Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2018) All around the world, innovations in civic engagement and participatory democracy are transforming communities. We are bringing together more than 250 community leaders, government officials and staff, practitioners, researchers, funders, young leaders, and technologists to explore innovations that empower community members to make real decisions and directly participate in government. Presented by the Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University, the Center for the Future of Arizona, the Jefferson Center, the Katal Center, the Participatory Budgeting Project, Phoenix Union High School District, and the Policy Jury Group in Phoenix, Arizona. Conference website: https://www.ipdconference.org/about-the-conference. Call for proposals: https://www.ipdconference.org/call-for-proposals/; submissions deadline November 1, 2017.
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.
7th Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Research Conference
(Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2018) The Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference attracts research on diverse topics including but not limited to social, environmental & sustainable entrepreneurship, ethics, firm-community ties, prosocial action, activism, impact investment, corporate responsibility, etc. The conference will be held in Washington D.C. There is a call for papers, symposia summaries, and applications for the junior faculty and doctoral consortium (Thursday-Friday, March 1-2) with a deadline of November 1, 2017. More information about submission and the conference.
ASU Hacks for Humanity looks to find solutions for societal good
Hacking can imply something negative: your identity stolen, your bank account emptied. Can it go the other way? An Arizona State University initiative that aims to create technologies for the social good proves it can. Hacks for Humanity, now an annual signature event sponsored by ASU’s award-winning Project Humanities, is a 36-hour entrepreneurial marathon in which participants are challenged to create technical solutions and initiatives to address local and global issues. Read more.
Nature speaks, cities listen (from GreenBiz.com)
Appropriately and poetically, Mother Nature shouted for attention last month on the lead-up to this year’s Climate Week NYC — an annual event focused on driving climate action forward — which this year coincided with GreenBiz's signature fall event VERGE 17. Read more.
Going for food labeled 'healthy'? Think again
Trying to watch what you eat? Do you reach for the foods labeled “healthy” rather than treats marked “indulgent” in order to cut down? Not so fast. New research by a professor of marketing in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University found that study participants ate more potato chips after drinking a shake labeled “healthy living” than people who drank one marked “indulgent.” Read more.
6 things to keep in mind when applying the SDGs (from GreenBiz.com)
Everyone talks about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but does anyone know what they actually mean or how they work? The spirit of these reflections is inspired by what's happening in New Zealand, but the "lessons" apply equally as well to businesses in other countries. Read more.
A growing tradition of excellence attracts more of state's top high school graduates
More than 30 years ago, a scholarship program was set up to coax promising young Arizonans into attending one of the state’s public universities rather than going out of state. The Flinn Scholarship, a prestigious, merit-based scholarship, offers full tuition and other incentives to end the “brain drain” by sending about 20 top high school graduates to the honors programs at Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Read more.
Finding fulfillment with how you fill your plate
This past Sunday, Oct. 1, was World Vegetarian Day. “When people choose plant-based diets, oftentimes there are multiple motivators going on,” said Christopher Wharton, interim director and associate professor of nutrition at Arizona State University’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion. Those motivators could include health, ethics and sustainability. Read more.
Getting out of your dreams and into your car
Ashraf Gaffar understands the need for a vehicle that will help you drive better: In 2015, the ASU engineering professor's daughter was walking across the street when she was hit by a driver who was texting. Gaffar is developing an artificial intelligence system that will augment autonomous cars (when they arrive) or act as a virtual mom sitting beside you as you drive. The system will learn how you drive, then learn on its own. Read more.
Meet a new circular vision to maximize value from waste (from GreenBiz.com)
How can we reframe the value of waste? The Cascading Materials Vision aims to find out — and plug it into the equation of preserving natural resources while saving companies money. It brings together the recycling industry with other stakeholders, including leading brands such as Ball Corporation, Coca-Cola and Nestle, along with policymakers and environmental nonprofits to follow a framework of guiding principles that will help businesses source secondary materials. Read more.
EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge
The Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities. EPA seeks to engage undergraduate and graduate students in designing innovative green infrastructure for stormwater management to showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Stormwater pollution is a problem that is growing in scope and magnitude. Communities need planners, designers, engineers, and other professionals to create resilient and affordable infrastructure solutions for stormwater management. EPA's Campus RainWorks Challenge invites the current generation of scholars to lend their creativity, knowledge, and energy to become part of the solution. Registration opened on September 1 and deadline for entries is December 15, 2017!! Please see https://www.epa.gov/campusrainworks and this year's 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge competition brief for more information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
August 2017 drought summary is online.
September Southwest Climate Outlook
The September 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: September 2017 - 2017 Monsoon Recap (June 15 - Sept 30): Boasting, Coasting or Ghosting?
None at this time.
Waste and Materials Management Program Team Supervisor, Department of Natural Resources, Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Application deadline October 10, 2017. More information.
Environmental Law Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council, Various locations
Application deadline October 12, 2017. More information.
Field Specialist, Conservation Corps, Minnesota & Iowa
Application deadline October 13. 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Urban Resilience, Cape Town, South Africa
Application deadline October 15, 2017. More information.
Professor, Division of Biology, Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Application review begins October 16, 2017. More information.
Staff Services Manager I, California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing, Sacramento, California
Application deadline October 18, 2017. More information.
Communications Manager, Water Council, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Application deadline October 20, 2017. More information.
Ecosystem Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Franklin Grove, Illinois
Application deadline October 20, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York
Application deadline October 31, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Palo Alto, California
Application deadline December 20, 2017. More information.
ABCRC/LTER Site Director, University of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia
More information. Search for posting number 0621588.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Policy, Michigan Tech, Houghton, Michigan
Big Sky Watershed Corps, Montana
Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Phoenix, Arizona
Conservation Alliance Engagement Coordinator, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance
Director, Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, Elgin, Arizona
Environmental Manager, Recology, San Francisco, California
Executive Director, Friends of the Verde River Greenway, Cottonwood, Arizona
Global Food Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Global Forest Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Global Wildlife Conservation Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund, flexible location
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Jobs at Recycle1, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Northeast Program Coordinator, Mattress Recycling Council, Connecticut and Rhode Island
Policy Manager, National Audubon Society, Phoenix, Arizona
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Forest Landscape Ecology, Harvard Forest LTER, Petersham, Massachusetts
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA
Program/Logistics Planner, Mattress Recycling Council, Southern California
Supply Chain Sustainable Intern - Summer 2017, Cox Communications, Phoenix, Arizona