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2018 Sustainability Solutions Festival: (re)imagine your world
(Friday, January 26-Saturday, February 24, 2018) What is a sustainability solution to you? Locally produced food and goods? Energy-efficient and healthy buildings built from recycled and repurposed materials? A triple-bottom-line company that respects people, the planet and business? A city completely powered by renewable energy? What about an innovation that would allow nine billion people to exist on Earth? Finding solutions to issues this complex calls for many perspectives and partners. The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the month of February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet. More information.
Wrigley Lecture Series: Housing for Inclusive and Equitable Cities
(Tuesday, January 30, 2018) Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International will present Housing for Inclusive and Equitable Cities from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (5:15 p.m. pre-reception) at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe. For more information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals will Revolutionize Dinner and the World
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018) Paul Shapiro, Author, will present Clean Meat: How Growing Meat without Animals will Revolutionize Dinner and the World from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 8428 S. McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Mercy for Animals
(Tuesday, February 6, 2018) Nathan Runkle, Author and Chairman of the Board of Mercy for Animals will present Mercy for Animals from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, 8428 S. McClintock Dr, Tempe. More information and registration.
Anthony J. Brazel Urban Climate Lecture Series: Integrated Services for Weather and Climate in an Urban Environment
(Thursday, February 8, 2018) Sue Grimmond, University of Reading will present the first lecture in this new series, Integrated Services for Weather and Climate in an Urban Environment from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Change Management in the Face of a New Normal
(Friday, February 9, 2018) Kit Batten, Climate Resilience Chief, Pacific Gas and Electric will present Change Management in the Face of a New Normal from 9:00-10:15 a.m. in room 202 (Alumni Lounge), Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Ideas for Smart Manufacturing Systems in Industry 4.0
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Jun Ni, University of Michigan will present Ideas for Smart Manufacturing Systems in Industry 4.0 at 10:45 a.m. in room 150, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Green Devil Network: Tour of BAMBOX Indoor Agriculture Facility
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Take a free tour of the BAMBOX indoor urban farm where local and sustainable microgreens are grown. Green Devils will learn more about the BAMBOX and sustainable agriculture in the area. Lunch is provided for those who attend. This is an off-campus event from 12:00-1:00 p.m. More information and RSVP.
Occasional Talk: The Dead, the Living, and the Disappeared: Necro-logics and Forensic DNA as Governance in the Mexican Borderlands
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Lindsay Smith, University of New Mexico will present The Dead, the Living, and the Disappeared: Necro-logics and Forensic DNA as Governance in the Mexican Borderlands from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in room 236 (Mohave), Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: Three Dimensionally Mesostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Light Harvesting
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will present Three Dimensionally Mesostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Light Harvesting at 12:15 p.m. in room 150, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Biodesign Institute: Compact XFEL Light Source
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Beill Graves, Biodesign Center for Applied Structure Discovery will present Compact XFEL Light Source from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in room 151, H-wing, Bateman Physical Sciences Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Polytechnic campus
(Friday, January 26, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Polytechnic campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can get a behind the scenes look into ASU's state-of-the-art labs and learning environments. Come experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators, the wonders of algae, new-age cars, and enjoy dance and theater performances. From 4:00-9:00 p.m. at various locations on the Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus. More information.
Coffee @Beyond: Quantum Information and the Brain
(Monday, January 29, 2018) Nicole Yunger Halpern, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech will present Quantum Information and the Brain at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information. For more information contact Katherine Smith.
Biodesign Institute: Triple-negative Breast Cancer: What Have We Learned, How Can We Innovate?
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018) Jasgit Sachdev, Virginia C. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, Honor Health Research Institute will present Triple-negative Breast Cancer: What Have We Learned, How Can We Innovate? From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Hosted by the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy. More information.
School for the Future of Innovation in Society Occasional Talk: Bodies, Borderlands, and Games: Participatory Design and Community-Based Interactive Media
(Thursday, February 1, 2018) Alexandrina Agloro, Interactive Media & Game Development and Humanities & Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute will present Bodies, Borderlands, and Games: Participatory Design and Community-Based Interactive Media from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Seminar: Boosting Solar Energy Conversion with Nanofluids
(Friday, February 2, 2018) Roger Taylor, University of New South Wales-Sydney will present Boosting Solar Energy Conversion with Nanofluids at 10:45 p.m. in room 150, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Downtown Phoenix campus
(Friday, February 2, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Downtown Phoenix campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can tour the Cronkite School's state-of-the-art media complex, check out the nutrition kitchen, investigate cadavers, create a kid-friendly comic strip and get a glimpse inside the Beus Center for Law and Society. Whether your dream is to work in health, broadcast news reports on TV, or be a future public service leader - ASU Open Door at Downtown Phoenix is for you! More information.
Beyond Center Dialogue: The Mystery of Time
(Thursday, February 8, 2018) Paul Davies, Director of Beyond Center, and Jimena Canales, author with moderator, Marcelo Gleiser, physicist will discuss The Mystery of Time from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Neeb Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
ASU Open Door 2018 at West campus
(Saturday, February 10, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the West campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in tons of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can interact with activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, education and business, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for all ages. More information.
ASU Open Door 2018 at Tempe campus
(Saturday, February 24, 2018) What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Tempe campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can hear firsthand about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities range from the art of street-style dance, language lessons, testing your musical talents in the "Instrument Petting Zoo," to walking in the shoes of a medieval knight or a meteorologist using technology to predict the weather. ASU Open Door @ Tempe is "THE" day to come experience the creative energy that powers a world-class university! More information.
South Mountain Environmental Education Center: Explore the Night Skies
(Friday, January 26, 2018) Learn about the universe through an interactive educational session, focusing each month on new astronomical topics, while younger learners are engaged in both indoor and outdoor activities. Telescope viewing following, weather permitting. From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 10409 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85042. More information.
GreenBiz Webcast: Intelligent Streetlights: The Right Foundation for Smart Cities
(Tuesday, January 30, 2018) Cities and utilities worldwide are investing in technologies and strategies that promise to enhance operational efficiencies and improve quality of service for residents and businesses. Intelligent streetlights are one frequent focus because they can reduce energy waste, drive operational efficiency, and improve public safety in the short term while creating a foundation for additional applications in the long term. This webcast will feature leading smart city/utility practitioners. From 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (10:00-11:00 a.m. AZ). More information and registration.
Tempe City Council Candidates Sustainability Forum
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018) Arizona Sustainability Alliance is hosting a forum for the City of Tempe Council candidates to discuss sustainable development and environmental stewardship in Tempe. From 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tempe City Hall, 31 E. 5th St, Tempe. More information and registration.
City of Scottsdale Green Building Series: Living an Edible Landscape Life
(Thursday, February 1, 2018) Join urban gardener, Joan Baron, and cooking expert, Melanie Albert, as they share the benefits and how-to’s of growing your own health foods, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment. Learn about our planting and harvesting seasons and enjoy sampling freshly prepared vegetables during the program. From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale. More information.
A Climate (for) Change: What Can I Do? How Shall I Be?
(February 3, 2018) Join us for deep dialogue around navigating social and environmental justice challenges of our time. We view these challenges as opportunities to transform our culture. Keynote: Dr. Sonja Klinsky, Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU. Miniworkshops: Divestment/Reinvestment, Food Justice, Learning from Mother Nature, Citizen's Climate Lobby, Keeping a Sabbath, Franciscan Spirituality, Creative Expression, Respectful Conversations. From 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 1701 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ. Sponsors: Arizona Interfaith Power & Light, Citizen's Climate Lobby, the Franciscan Renewal Center. Free, donations welcome. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 6-March 1, 2018) Join the next Smartscape training session for landscape professionals and increase your knowledge in the design, installation, irrigation, and maintenance of desert landscapes. The University of Arizona, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for the spring 2018 Smartscape 101 series! Classes will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office, 4341 East Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Seats are limited and fill fast, so register today! Smartscape is a comprehensive, research-based professional training program specifically designed to educate landscape professionals on the fundamentals of designing, installing, irrigating, and maintaining attractive, water-efficient landscapes. You can register at http://bit.ly/smartscapeSP18. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at email@example.com or (602) 827-8206.
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.
Desert Rivers Audubon Monthly Speaker: The Logic of Female Choice: Why Are They in Charge of Mating?
(Tuesday, February 13, 2018) Dave Pearson, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University will present The Logic of Female Choice: Why Are They in Charge of Mating? from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd, Gilbert, AZ. More information.
Green Chamber Lunch and Learn: Where Would We Be Without Water?
(Wednesday, February 14, 2018) Water policy in the face of Arizona's 18 year drought is the most pressing issue facing the Arizona legislature this session and the biggest challenge we, as Arizonan’s face. Arizona gets 40 percent of its water from the Colorado River and a declining Lake Mead puts Arizona's most precious natural resource at peril. Chris Kuzdas, agricultural water project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, Jim Buster, Arizona Green Chamber's Public Policy Chair, and Nicole Gonzalez Patterson, policy director of Business for Water Stewardship will discuss what we can do to meet the challenges that lie ahead. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Blue Water Grill, 1720 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix. More information on costs and registration.
South Mountain Environmental Education Center: All about Light – What it Is, and How We Use it to Investigate the Universe
(Friday, February 23, 2018) Learn about the universe through an interactive educational session, focusing each month on new astronomical topics while younger learners are engaged in both indoor and outdoor activities. Telescope viewing following, weather permitting. From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 10409 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85042. 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. The conference kicks off just as 10 public high schools wrap up two weeks of voting in the Phoenix Union High School District – where students are using participatory budgeting to decide how to spend $55,000. 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.
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.
24th Annual IAJBS World Forum and 2018 CJBE Annual Meeting at Seattle University - Innovation for Sustainability
(Sunday-Wednesday, July 22-25, 2018) Now more than ever, organizations need to innovate to stay relevant in a dynamic, global environment. The theme of the 24th World Forum is consistent with the World Forum’s ten year focus on sustainability. Today, sustainable enterprises not only require innovative business practices in product design, partnerships, logistics, marketing, accounting, and finance; sustainable enterprises themselves have created new norms for what counts as innovation in business and hold the promise of redefining what effective business strategy looks like in the 21st century. The conference will take place at Seattle University, Seattle Washington. Call for papers closes February 1, 2018. More information.
9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management
(Sunday-Thursday, December 8-13, 2018) Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) are proud to host the 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management in Long Beach, California. The six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management, and will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and an award-winning coastal exposition hall. We hope that you will share in our excitement for this new collaboration as we bring to you the largest national gathering of the restoration and coastal management community. To be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. There is a call for proposals for presentations, sessions and posters until April 6, 2018. More information.
2018 Sustainability Festival Needs Volunteers
The 2018 Sustainability Solutions Festival needs your help to communicate sustainability to the public. Please join us a volunteer, a T-shirt and refreshments will be provided. Email Kelly.R.Saunders@asu.edu with question or register at: http://signup.com/go/sLoYkhU.
2018 Seed Grants Available from Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes
ASU is a founding member of the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO). The 2018 GCSO Seed Grant Program is now accepting letters of intent, due February 28. $450K available to support proposals that involve 2+ member institutions to implement or scale solutions to sustainability challenges. Learn more.
Water: A pricing paradox
Orange juice. Cable television. Water. Humans could live happily without the first two (albeit with some grumbles about missing the latest "Walking Dead"), but without water a person can’t live for very long at all. Yet we pay premiums for orange juice and cable and just pennies on the gallon for the gallons (and gallons) of water we use each month. This is especially true in the Phoenix area, where residents enjoy some of the lowest water rates in the country. Read more.
New Global Futures Initiative asks how humankind can extend Earth’s habitability
More than a decade ago, ASU declared its intent to become the world leader in sustainability research and education. Since then, courses, degrees, programs, institutes and collaborations designed to help humans take better care of our planet have spread across the university. This week, President Michael M. Crow announced the launch of the Global Futures Initiative at ASU. Its goal is to harness the innovative capacity of academia and develop options for sound management of our planet. Global Futures Professor Peter Schlosser also talks about the initiative and his new role. Read more.
Supply chain traceability steps up a level, with Gap, Target, others on the map (from GreenBiz.com)
Which of your tier-one suppliers is reducing emissions most diligently and consistently? Are factories struggling this month with toxics in their wastewater? What facilities are worth auditing for environmental infractions? Equally as important: how do current metrics compare with past performance? Read more.
ASU remembers former Professor Robert Ohmart
Robert D. Ohmart, a titan of southwestern ecology and former professor at ASU, passed away on Jan. 14. Ohmart was a major force in the creation of ASU's wildlife biology program and involved in the development of the Center for Environmental Studies, which became the current Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Read more.
ASU sustainability scientist addresses Silicon Valley's 'raw water' craze
Silicon Valley: the place that invented the Juicero, PetChatz and countless apps to solve problems you never knew you had. And now comes the idea of drinking water from a puddle. A “raw water” craze — drinking water that is untreated and unfiltered — is afoot in California, and like many retro trends there it’s spurring big sales and controversy. Do raw water's proclaimed benefits of better health hold, ahem, water? Or is drinking untreated, unfiltered water simply a bad idea? ASU Now checked in with Morteza Abbaszadegan, an Arizona State University professor and researcher, to see if this growing trend has legitimacy. Read more.
These 14 businesses are growing money on trees (from GreenBiz.com)
Companies around the world are branching out into forest conservation, finding that restoring deforested and degraded land yields high returns for investors, entrepreneurs and the environment. A new report from the World Resources Institute and the Nature Conservancy found that businesses across the technology, consumer products, project management and commercial forestry sectors are making money from planting trees, with sales growing up to 10 times per year. Read more.
STEM education programs and desert conservation in partnership with McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and ASU Ecology Explorers
Thanks to the generous financial support of Thunderbirds Charities, hundreds of students from Title 1 schools in metro Phoenix will benefit from science-based field trips to explore the Sonoran Desert and learn STEM-based life science concepts. A new partnership between the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and Arizona State University Ecology Explorers will provide innovative multi-grade science education opportunities - in the Sonoran Desert and in the classroom. Read more.
Integrative Agroecology & Sustainability Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Spend Summer 2018 in a USDA-NIFA Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) exploring your scientific interests and work with leading scientists at Colorado State University (CSU). The USDA NIFA Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability REEU provides research placements for college-level sophomores and juniors to participate in work addressing complex challenges to global food security and environmental change. In Summer 2018, student fellows will engage in eight weeks of research augmented with professional development opportunities from June 3-July 27, 2018. Application deadline February 28, 2018. More information.
The end of natural gas is near (from GreenBiz.com)
Amidst the madness of 2017, a bigger shift was missed than probably any other — right at the commanding heights of the economy: Natural gas fizzled out of the plan for the future. That’s major. Natural gas is no longer a contender or pretender, just a relic of the past, likely to fall as far and as fast as Old King Coal, and maybe faster. This has repercussions for the economy of many states and nations, and the politics of the transition in terms of what we ask for and what we will get. Read more.
Climate and Health Champion Award recognition program
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health Office of Epidemiology is excited to announce that as a result from feedback from our Bridging Climate Change and Public Health meetings, we are launching a Climate and Health Champion Award recognition program. Winners will be announced in May 2018. The Climate and Health Champion Awards recognize local youth, individuals, businesses, and organizations that are taking steps toward implementing sustainable solutions, ecofriendly practices, or policies aimed at improving health and/or health equity (by eliminating economic or social barriers to health) that are at risk of climate-sensitive hazards. Recognition of these positive efforts is meant to spread information about successful interventions and to build community awareness and knowledge. Climate-sensitive hazards are exposures that we know put people's health at risk and are influenced by local- to global-scale climate change. We encourage consideration of risks that affect one group of people more than another. Examples of eligible projects might include water collection/distribution to address high summer temperatures, water conservation to address the potential for drought and water scarcity, school or community garden building, tree planting to increase shade or combat air pollution, community cleanup/beautification to encourage walking or biking, composting or recycling programs that reduce landfill trash, energy conservation, trip reduction programs, hybrid fleet programs, or assisting vulnerable populations (children and older adults, individuals with physical/cognitive impairment, individuals living in poverty, individuals experiencing homelessness, etc.) with adapting to climate change. If you are a climate and health champion or know someone who is, please visit http://bit.ly/climatehealthchampion to nominate them for a Climate and Health Champion Award. Nominations will be open until March 31, 2018. If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Session Abstracts for Society for Social Studies of Science Conference
We are organizing a session at the Society for Social Studies of Science Conference on how local entities (taking a variety of institutional shapes from across the globe) create, use, respond to, and interact with scientific knowledge in the context of climate change impacts. We hope this session will lead to usable insights regarding how different entities make decisions under uncertainty. See the panel abstract (scroll down to #92. Climate change in context: Local use, creation, and interaction with science) for more details. The deadline for submissions is February 1st. Feel free to reach out to Michelle Sullivan Govani (Michelle.K.Sullivan@asu.edu) or Nich Weller (email@example.com) with any questions.
Join WMG's Valley Docent Cohort
Watershed Management Group (WMG) is excited to kick-off their Valley Docent program, and they are seeking dedicated volunteers to join their inaugural cohort this spring! Docents are the face of Watershed Management Group out in the community, sharing the mission to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. This program provides the opportunity to build skills in different areas such as rain garden care, citizen science, public outreach and more. It is also an opportunity to contribute skills you may already have honed through your life's work and passions and apply to our grassroots efforts as an organization. The docent training program is a 30-hour program consisting of both classroom instruction as well as hands-on workshops, taught by WMG staff with a diversity and depth of experience in their field. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. Learn more and apply here.
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.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
December 2017 drought summary is online.
January Southwest Climate Outlook
The January 2018 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: December 2017 - Convergence & Persistence in the SW - Drought, Wildfire, & La Niña Conditions
CAP LTER Postdoctoral Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Application deadline February 15, 2018. More information.
Research Technician (Botanist), CAP LTER Program, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Instructions to Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the "Requisition ID" section, type 38934BR, or go directly to CAP LTER Botanist. Application deadline is January 30, 2018.
Hydrologist (Hydrological Forecasting), CSIRO Land & Water, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Application deadline January 28, 2018. More information.
Project Manager, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc., Willoughby, OH
Application deadline January 30, 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.
Sustainability Coordinator, City of Bend, Oregon
Application deadline January 31, 2018. More information.
Central PA Watershed Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Pennsylvania Office
Application deadline February 1, 2018. More information.
Environmental Coordinator, Public Works, City of Avondale, AZ
Application deadline February 1, 2018. More information.
Post-Doctoral Research Positions, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Ben Guerir, Morocco
Application deadline February 1, 2018. More information.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: From Genes to Ecosystems, Summer 2018, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
Application deadline February 1, 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.
Freshwater Expert, World Wildlife Fund, Bulgaria
Application deadline February 4, 2018. More information.
Post Bachelors RA - Climate & Energy Research Analysis, College Park, MD
Application deadline February 8, 2018. More information.
Water Rights Specialist, Department of Natural Resources, State of Washington, Ellensburg, WA
Application deadline February 12, 2018. More information.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Social Sciences, Environmental Studies Department, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Application review begins February 15, 2018. More information.
Hydrological Forecaster & Modeller, NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand
Application deadline February 16, 2018. More information.
Water Resources Engineer, Colorado Water Trust, Denver, CO
Application deadline February 16, 2018. More information.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Geosciences, Kimbell School of Geosciences, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Application review begins February 19, 2018. More information.
Environmental Policy Fellow, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Duke Law School, Durham, NC
Application deadline February 23, 2018. More information.
Climate Policy Associate, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, Stockholm Environment Institute, Seattle, WA
Application deadline March 14, 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
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
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
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks, NV
Sustainability Engagement Officer, Office of Sustainability, City of Jersey City, NJ
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
Manager, Climate Resilience, Sonoran Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Professor (all ranks) in Cross-Cutting (Energy Systems), The Polytechnic School. Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA