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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
Urban Garden Tour: Arizona Microgreens
(Saturday, October 21, 2017) Joseph Martinez will give a tour of the greenhouse where the microgreens are produced. Microgreens are vegetables and herbs grown for just a few weeks, and Arizona Microgreens uses an organic and natural process on their crops. From 10:00-11:30 a.m. at 3146 East Wier Ave, Phoenix. More information and registration.
LightWorks® Series: An Introduction to Geospatial Analysis for Energy and Environmental Applications
(Tuesday, October 24, 2017) John Cirucci, Spatial Analytics, will present An Introduction to Geospatial Analysis for Energy and Environmental Applications from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability@ASU: Watershed Management Group: Hydrate with Greywater
(Tuesday, October 24, 2017) Ryan Wood, Watershed Management Group will present Hydrate with Greywater from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Aaron Redman
(Thursday, October 26, 2017) Aaron Redman will defend his prospectus Assessing the Development of Key Competencies in Sustainability. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited. At 8:00 a.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
PlanetWorks: Restoring Carbon Balance: Eliminate Carbon or Build a Carbon Economy?
(Thursday, October 26, 2017) Ellen B. Stechel, LightWorks® and School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University will present Restoring Carbon Balance: Eliminate Carbon or Build a Carbon Economy? in the Fall Dialogue Series, refreshments from 5:00-5:30 p.m.; dialogue 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 240, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Saving Our Cities in the post-Trump Era
(Friday, October 27, 2017) William W. Goldsmith, Cornell University will present Saving Our Cities in the post-Trump Era 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.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Nicholas Weller
(Friday, October 27, 2017) Nicholas Weller will defend his PhD prospectus Engaging Communities and Decision Makers to Enhance Resilience to Climate-related Hazards. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 323, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
(Wednesday, November 1, 2017) Carey Gillam, journalist, will present Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Environmental, Business & Policy Solutions for Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century
(Thursday, November 2, 2017) Megan Epler Wood, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will present Environmental, Business & Policy Solutions for Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeside Room, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. More information and registration.
LightWorks®: New and Innovative Policy and Business Models for Distributed Energy Resources in a Hyper-Connected World
(Friday, November 3, 2017) Join a panel discussion on New and Innovative Policy and Business Models for Distributed Energy Resources in a Hyper-Connected World from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
PhD Defense: Ignacio Fernández
(Friday, November 3, 2017) Ignacio Fernández will defend his dissertation Planning for Urban Ecosystem Services: Generating Actionable Knowledge for Reducing Environmental Inequities in Santiago de Chile. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 12:00 p.m. in room 323, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Arizona Fall Fest Volunteer
(Saturday, November 4, 2017) We want to invite you to join Local First Arizona's Green Volunteer Team. We know that people just like you are searching for a way to give back, while having fun, and meeting new people. As a member of the Green Volunteer Team you will have the opportunity to learn about sustainability, help to “green” events, network at monthly outings with other super cool Green Team members, and strengthen your resume content. From 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: Computational Studies of Strain-induced Structural Transformations in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers
(Friday, October 20, 2017) Mikko Haataja, Princeton University will present Computational Studies of Strain-induced Structural Transformations in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers at 12:15 p.m. in room 210, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Smart Robotic Assistants for Small Volume Manufacturing
(Friday, October 20, 2017) Satyandra Gupta, University of Southern California will present Smart Robotic Assistants for Small Volume Manufacturing at 12:15 p.m. in room 117, Education Lecture Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Ionic Liquid/Block Polymer Nanostructures: Remarkably Versatile, Functional Materials
(Monday, October 23, 2017) Timothy Lodge, University of Minnesota will present Ionic Liquid/Block Polymer Nanostructures: Remarkably Versatile, Functional Materials at 10:45 a.m. in room 105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Personalized Medicine: Progress, Promises and Limitations
(Monday, October 23, 2017) Experts from the School of Life Sciences and the College of Health Solutions will describe the rapidly growing field of personalized medicine. Some key topics they will address will be the definitions and current capabilities of personalized medicine and who benefits most from this new field of medical research and practice. From 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Science Fiction TV Dinner: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(Tuesday, October 24, 2017) Joss Whedon's cult-classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to fascinate feminists, genre aficionados, and those of us who are hopelessly nostalgic for the late 1990s. Join us for a special Halloween edition of the Science Fiction TV Dinner series, where we'll screen the Frankenstein-inspired episode "Some Assembly Required" and have a conversation with Buffy mavens Dawn Gilpin, associate professor at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Peter Nagy, postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Science and the Imagination. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Fresh and Local Market
(Thursday, October 26, 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.
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: High-Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage Using Reversible Solid Oxide Cells
(Friday, October 27, 2017) Scott Barnett, Northwestern University presents High-Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage Using Reversible Solid Oxide Cells at 12:15 p.m. in room 210, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
The Ferntastic Genomes Reveal Unique Evolution of Ferns and Cyanobacterial Symbiosis
(Monday, October 30, 2017) Fay-Wei Li, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University presents: The Ferntastic Genomes Reveal Unique Evolution of Ferns and Cyanobacterial Symbiosis from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in room 202, C-wing, Life Sciences Center, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
The Great Debate: Climate Change –The Environmental and Social Consequences, for Mexico and the World
(Wednesday, November 15, 2017) The Origins Project Great Debate: Climate Change – The Environmental and Social Consequences, for Mexico and the World, will bring together world experts for a lively, informative, provocative and in-depth discussion of the science of climate change, the problems we may face locally and globally, obstacles to action, and the steps we might take to address these challenges. Join change makers and thought leaders Alicia Bárcena, Noam Chomsky, Mario Molina, Dan Schrag, Richard Somerville, and moderator Lawrence Krauss for this examination of an urgent global challenge for the 21st century, using Mexico as a starting point. The event is actually taking place live in Mexico City and will be live-streamed to ASU at the Student Pavilion and the Southeast Regional County Library in Gilbert. 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.
GreenBiz Webcast: Putting the Circular Economy into Practice: Real World Examples
(Tuesday, October 24, 2017) In this hour-long webcast, you’ll learn how companies are applying the principles of the circular economy to their business. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (10:00–11:00 a.m. AZ). More information and registration.
Sculpting Science 2017
(Thursday, October 27, 2017) Please join us for the Grand Opening of Sculpting Science 2017 - an Arizona State University art exhibit that takes you into a microscopic world of science, far beyond what the human eye can see. This exhibit features breathtaking ceramic sculptures and incredible mixed-media drawings inspired by microscopic nature. It also highlights extraordinary images of nature created by using extreme magnification. ASU School of Life Sciences and ASU School of Art invite you to share this spectacular, one-of-a-kind experience. Refreshments will be served. From 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Step Gallery in Grant Street Studios, 605 E. Grant Street Phoenix. 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.
US Green Building Council Arizona State Conference
(Thursday, November 16, 2017) Thanks to the kind support and leadership of Lloyd Ramsey - Chair of the USGBC Arizona and Patti Mason - Regional Director of USGBC Mountain West, the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Community will cover the cost of students and emerging professionals to attend this year's Arizona State Conference for FREE plus a one-year USGBC Arizona student/emerging professional membership for future events and workshops (only students that check in at the conference will receive instructions on how to receive their free membership). Spots are limited so contact Garrett Wong at email@example.com to receive the registration code and next steps. The conference will be from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 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.
(Tuesday-Thursday, February 6-8, 2018) Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research report, analyzing key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges. To be held at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona. More information.
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.
Intermountain Sustainability Summit
(Thursday-Friday, March 1-2, 2018) The Intermountain Sustainability Summit will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. It is now seeking presentations and student posters. Posters related to sustainability are welcome for submission starting in December through Monday, February 5, 2018. Join sustainability leaders from across Utah and the Intermountain West. More information and submittal information.
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.
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.
Art under the microscope
Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking. These are the words of Arizona State University art students exercising their creative minds as part of “Sculpting Science,” a breathtaking art exhibit with incredible ceramic sculptures, mixed media and drawings influenced by microscopic nature. In its second showing, 18 artists and nine scientists have paired up to examine the world around us in a whole new way. Read more.
Intel, Eileen Fisher find value in the circular economy (from GreenBiz.com)
The circular economy — an economic model focused on designing and manufacturing products, components and materials for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling — promises big opportunities for the private sector to drive new and better growth and accelerate innovation. Shifting to the circular economy could release $4.5 trillion in new economic potential by 2030, according to Accenture. But how do we take that vision of a circular economy — which imagines a world without waste — and translate that into profitable and scalable action? Read more.
Packaging's role in Walmart’s Project Gigaton (from GreenBiz.com)
Earlier this year, around Earth Day, Walmart announced an ambitious plan to work with its supply chain to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by one gigaton. The author decided to run the numbers to see what role source reduction, specifically in Walmart's packaging, could play. Read more.
Water Resources Research Institute Program 104(b) Student Grant Proposal Guidelines
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center invites proposals from students for research grants that address water-related issues of importance to the Arizona and the Southwest. Grant funds are provided by the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) program through the U.S. Geological Survey. The program provides support for research projects that explore new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expand understanding of water and related phenomena. The entry of new research scientists, engineers and technicians in the water resources field and education of students through significant involvement in water research are primary program goals. The deadline for proposals is 5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. More details.
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
September 2017 drought summary is online.
October Southwest Climate Outlook
The October 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.
Community & Events Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Application deadline October 27, 2017. More information.
Digital Product Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Application deadline October 27, 2017. More information.
Learning Design & Content Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Application deadline October 27, 2017.
Program Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK
Application deadline October 27, 2017.
Assistant Professor, Marine and Environmental Affairs, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Application deadline October 30, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York
Application deadline October 31, 2017. More information.
Senior Policy Advisor, Healthy Rivers Program, Western Resource Advocates, Phoenix, Arizona
Application deadline October 31, 2017. More information.
Science Integrator, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Annapolis
Application deadline November 15, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Geobiology and/or Biogeochemistry, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Application deadline November 20, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Art/Science Nexus, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Review of applications begins November 27, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Watershed Science/Soil Physics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Application deadline December 10, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Palo Alto, California
Application deadline December 20, 2017. More information.
Faculty Position, Hydrology/Water Resources Engineering, The National University of Singapore
Application deadline December 31, 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
Hydrologist 3, Field Operations Center, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Jobs at Recycle1, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Climate Resilience, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Northeast Program Coordinator, Mattress Recycling Council, Connecticut and Rhode Island
Part-time, Sustainability Intern, Sprouts, Phoenix, Arizona
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