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***This is the last Digest of 2017. Happy Holidays! See you next year!***
(Current items remain in the Digest until they happen so don’t forget to peruse the web listing in case you missed something in the previous week.)
News and Announcements
CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium
(Friday, January 5, 2018) The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program (CAP LTER) will be holding its 20th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting at ASU's SkySong facility in Scottsdale, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd. From 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Weiqi Zhou, Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will be the keynote speaker. More information and registration.
The Cultural Functions of Climate
(Thursday, January 11, 2018) Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge will present The Cultural Functions of Climate from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. reception) in the Great Hall, Beus Center for Law and Society, Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Debating the Anthropocene
(Thursday, January 25, 2018) John McNeill, Georgetown University will present Debating the Anthropocene from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Borderlands Food Bank (Produce on Wheels Without Waste)
(Saturday, December 16, 2017) Produce on Wheels Without Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) disperses 10 million pounds of fresh, rescued produce annually to communities at various sites throughout southern Arizona and the metropolitan Tucson and Phoenix service areas. Contribute $10 to shop for up to 60 pounds of fresh produce for your family or to share with neighbors, friends or someone in need. Distribution of produce will take place at the ASU Tempe campus on Lot 58, which is located at directly east of Wells Fargo Arena. From 8:00-11:00 a.m. 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.
What will it take to convince climate skeptics?
This week, the "One Planet" summit meeting in Paris focused on meeting climate goals without the help of the U.S. government. ASU Now talked to Sir Crispin Tickell, a British diplomat, environmentalist and Distinguished Sustainability Fellow in Arizona State University's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, about how climate-change thinking evolved in Europe and what could turn the tide in the U.S. Read more.
ASU, TCH Turning Old Advertising Banners Into Bags (from KJZZ.org)
You know those banners you see hanging from lampposts around the ASU campus? The ones advertising upcoming events, or promoting the Sun Devils? Well, the school and a nonprofit have found a new use for them once they’re taken down — and that new use is tote bags. Read more and listen to the story.
5 terrible, horrible, anti-sustainability Trump-era policy proposals (from GreenBiz.com)
The turbulent political environment in Washington is creating uncertainty for just about every aspect of American life. Among these are efforts by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress to roll back progress on U.S. climate action. As companies of all types, from retailers to apparel makers to electric utilities, work to cut their emissions and move toward a clean-energy economy, efforts to derail U.S. policies that support cheaper, cleaner and better ways of doing things for businesses and consumers, threaten investments in new technologies by businesses and other institutions. Read more.
Why Chicago is pollinating bee populations (from GreenBiz.com)
The billowing stainless steel forms of Frank Gehry’s Pritzker bandshell seem to float up from behind the 3.5-acre Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, backed by Chicago’s celebrated skyline. Another landmark in a city long a laboratory for innovation in architecture and landscaping, the garden has been called a "model of responsible horticulture." Masses of flowering perennials and grasses are a striking counterpoint to the surrounding walls of concrete and glass. Perhaps most unexpected, at a place that sits atop a 4,000-vehicle underground parking garage and railroad depot in the inner city, are the bees that flit from flower to flower. Read more.
High school students celebrate the booming field of agriculture
Nearly 900 high school students from all over Arizona gathered at ASU's Polytechnic campus on December 8 for the 60th Arizona FFA Midwinter Conference to celebrate one of the state's most important industries - agriculture. The students competed in activities such as flower arranging, wildlife knowledge and food marketing; learned about careers in the field; and discussed how to debate topics such as genetically modified foods. Read more.
Don't be silent about the EPA Clean Water rollback (from GreenBiz.com)
In the United States, we have developed public infrastructure capable of delivering clean, drinkable tap water almost everywhere. Unlike packaged water, tap water is economical and sustainable for daily hydration at home or on the go. But first, it must be clean. The most effective way to ensure safe drinking water at the tap is to protect drinking water sources from pollution. Implementing strong, clean water protections as written in the Clean Water Act and amended in the 2015 Clean Water Rule is essential to ensuring families have clean water to drink and use every day. It is even a meaningful step toward combating plastic pollution. Read more.
Student Opportunity: Virginia G. Piper Resident’s Scholar Program
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholars Program provides a dynamic opportunity for promising early professionals to work at a place-based philanthropic organization. Piper Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona; it concentrates its efforts in six areas: arts and culture, children, education, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and religious organizations. Candidates for the Resident Scholars Program must have an undergraduate degree (a graduate degree and/or social profit work experience will add to a candidate’s competitiveness); excellent writing and computer skills are essential. A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the social profit sector is important as the Trust views the position to be a valuable early career opportunity. Application materials must be submitted by January 22, 2018. For more details.
Submission deadline for the Lincoln Institute Case Study Awards extended
In partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the Lincoln Institute is offering ten, $1,000 case study proposal awards. The submission deadline has been extended to January 2, 2018. Award winners will be announced on February 2, 2018. The Case Study Awards will be given to authors to write case studies that will be hosted in a digital case study library and freely available for anyone. Applications for the Case Study Awards must focus on one or more of the Lincoln Institute's four themes: Land Value Capture and the Property Tax, Informality and Urban Poverty, Climate Change, and Municipal Fiscal Health. For more detailed information on the Case Study Awards and how to apply, visit the competition web page. To learn more about the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, visit our website: www.lincolninst.edu and follow our work on Twitter @landpolicy.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
November 2017 drought summary is online.
November Southwest Climate Outlook
The November 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: November 2017 - A Tale of Two Octobers in the Southwest
Program Coordinator, Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Go to Jobs at ASU and search for requisition ID 37796BR. Application deadline is December 22, 2017.
Administrative Analyst II, Environmental Sustainability, City of Mountain View, CA
Application deadline December 17, 2017. More information.
Research Associate on Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline December 17, 2017. More information.
Research Associate, Sustainability Science, University of Luxembourg
Application deadline December 18, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Palo Alto, California
Application deadline December 20, 2017. More information.
Energy and Sustainability Analyst, City of Raleigh, NC
Application deadline December 22, 2017. More information.
Sun Devil Dining/Aramark, Sustainability Intern Spring 2018, Arizona State University
Sun Devil Dining's Sustainability Intern will help promote our environmental efforts at public events and internal activities. Aramark's continually evolving Sustainability Pillars include: Responsible Purchasing, Efficient Operations and Waste Minimization. The position will focus on education and engagement surrounding Sun Devil Dining's environmental efforts and sustainable food systems. The Sustainability Intern will also support expansion of new and existing sustainability practices. Application deadline: December 22, 2017. Hourly Rate: $10.50/hour; Hours: Approximately 15-22 hours per week; Dates: January-May 2017. See Sun Devil Dining's Sustainability page for more details: https://sundevildining.asu.edu/sustainability-dining. Please send cover letter, spring class schedule and resume along with a list of relevant coursework to: Krista Hicks (Hicks-Krista@aramark.com).
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Water Engineering, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Application deadline December 28, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Mountain Hydrology Research Group, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Application deadline December 29, 2017. More information.
Faculty Position, Hydrology/Water Resources Engineering, The National University of Singapore
Application deadline December 31, 2017. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Application deadline January 1, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydro Climate Research, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Application deadline January 1, 2018. More information.
Analyst in Environmental Policy, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline January 2, 2018. More information.
GIS Specialist, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, State College, Pennsylvania
Application deadline January 5, 2018. More information.
Environmental Project Officer, Midcoast Council, Taree, NSW, Australia
Application deadline January 7, 2018. More information.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrology and Water Resources, University of California, Irvine, CA
Application deadline January 15, 2018. More information.
Director, Institute for Environment and Human Society, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
Application deadline January 16, 2018. More information.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Geography, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information - Job ID 3171.
Foster and Coco Stanback Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Environmental Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information.
Staff Scientist, Geophysical Lab, Carnegie Institute for Science, Washington, D.C.
Application review begins February 1, 2018. More information.
Fellowship Program, Meridian Institute, Washington, D.C. or Dillon, CO
Application deadline February 2, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Ecology/Ecohydrology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Application deadline February 2, 2018. More information.
Project Scientist, Watershed Hydrology and Carbon Transport, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Application deadline June 30, 2018. 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
Assistant or Associate Professor, Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Communications Manager, National Audubon Society, Phoenix, Arizona
Conservation Alliance Engagement Coordinator, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
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
Junior Environmental Water/Wastewater Engineer, CH2M, Louisville, Kentucky
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
Part-time, Sustainability Intern, Sprouts, Phoenix, Arizona
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA