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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 10th Edition
(Friday, April 27, 2018) Join us for the annual screening of two short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of sustainability scientist and director of Carbon Nation™, Peter Byck. There are two showings (1) 9:00-10:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus (registration) and (2) from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in room 252, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus (registration).
Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS) Culminating Experience Project Presentations
(Friday, April 27, 2018) Students graduating from the MSUS program will be presenting information about the project they chose to focus on as part of their culminating experience. From 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Sustainability and the Business of Fashion: A Conversation with Students
(Friday, April 27, 2018) Join a community of experts, designers, and students around Arizona for a week of education, engagement, and entertainment exploring eco fashion, slow fashion, and sustainability in the business of fashion. Arizona ECO Fashion Week is a collaborative effort to engage Arizona designers, businesses, academics, youth, students, experts, and leaders in the community to explore a new frontier in the business of fashion: the ECO Fashion. From 2:00-3:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Jason Papenfuss
(Tuesday, May 8, 2018) Jason Papenfuss will defend his PhD prospectus Inside-Out Pedagogies: Expanding the Boundaries of Transformative Learning for Sustainability. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 1:00 p.m. in room 401, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
PhD Prospectus Defense: Kyle Strongin
(Thursday, May 10, 2018) Kyle Strongin will defend her PhD prospectus Aligning Conservation Priorities and Policies with Current Threats in the Gulf of Mexico. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 11:00 a.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
For Teachers: STEM in the Desert
(Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31, 2018) Learn how to engage your students in the world around them and integrate learning through experiencing the science and ecology of the Sonoran Desert. We are conducting a three-day workshop for upper elementary teachers with tools and resources for supporting STEM thinking and BIG IDEAS through learning, analyzing and thinking about the environment right around us. Registration deadline May 7, 2018. More information.
Coffee@Beyond: How Humans Conquered the Planet
(Monday, April 30, 2018) Curtis Marean, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University will present How Humans Conquered the Planet from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
The Frank Rhodes Lecture Series: Can We Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress
(Thursday, May 3, 2018) Rebecca Winthrop, Brookings Institution will present Can We Leapfrog? The Potential of Education Innovations to Rapidly Accelerate Progress from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Volunteers Needs for Tree Planting
(Saturday, April 28, 2018) Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) is partnering with Tree Matters to do a tree planting from 7:00-10:00 a.m. The project is funded by International Paper. The event will take place at The New School for the Arts & Academics in Tempe. AZSA will plant 19 trees with the help of our arborist. These trees will contribute to Tempe's Urban Forestry Master Plan. If you are interested in volunteering and learning how to plant trees, please sign up here.
Green Infrastructure Workshop in Tempe
(Saturday, April 28, 2018) Watershed Management Group is excited to team up with the City of Tempe, River Network, and Four Peaks Brewing to install a rain garden at Grove of Arizona Cities and Towns Park in Tempe that will utilize stormwater from the street to irrigate native desert and adapted low water use trees and shrubs. The rain garden will provide shade and beautify the streetscape while capturing and cleaning stormwater. From 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. near Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive. More information and registration.
2018 Next Generation Water Summit
(Sunday-Tuesday, April 29-May 1, 2018) The 2nd annual Next Generation Water Summit focuses on water conservation and water reuse in the arid Southwest. It brings together builders, designers, architects and water professionals to share best practices and brainstorm new ones through charrettes. It will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM. More information and registration.
Free Water Harvesting Classes - Hydrate the Valley Is Coming to Mesa
(Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018) Watershed Management Group's popular water harvesting series is returning to Mesa! Classes are every Tuesday in May from 6:00-7:30 p.m at Mesa Main Library, 2nd Floor Saguaro Room. Whether you want to finally start that home landscape project or simply learn different ways you can conserve water, Hydrate Mesa is for you! In addition to water-saving knowledge, we'll also be providing great giveaways and prizes for attendees. Register online or for more info contact Ryan Mores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Sip of Science: Called the ‘Emperor of all Maladies’: Why are We Optimistic about Cancer?
(Sunday, May 6, 2018) Joshua LaBaer, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University will present Called the ‘Emperor of all Maladies’: Why are We Optimistic about Cancer? From 3:00-4:30 p.m. at BLD Chandler, 1920 W. Germann Rd, Chandler. More information and registration.
A Sip of Science: Zombies are Real: Are Microbes Controlling My Mind?
(Tuesday, May 8, 2018) Athena Aktipis, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy, Arizona State University will present Zombies are Real: Are Microbes Controlling My Mind? From 5:30-7:00 p.m. at MATCH Restaurant & Cocktails, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. More information and registration.
Green Chamber May Green Drinks
(Tuesday, May 15, 2018) Learn about integrating nature in design while networking with colleagues. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shepley Bulfinch, 3443 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and registration.
VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 12-14, 2018) VERGE Hawaii is the platform for the systems-level thinking necessary to build the clean economy. Join more than 800 stakeholders — from corporations, government, military, utilities, NGOs and solution providers — to create new partnerships and explore emerging technologies and trends that will increase economic and community resilience, in Hawaii and beyond. It will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI. More information and registration.
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. 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.
Why retailers such as Target are powering up more EV charging infrastructure (from GreenBiz.com)
It’s not just Walmart that’s adding electric vehicle chargers. Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, has announced that it’s building out electric car chargers at more than 100 locations including at retail giant Target, shopping center developer Brixmor and fueling outlet Sheetz. The news comes on the heels of an announcement that Walmart would double the number of EV chargers at its locations working with Electrify America. Read more.
Blurring the border between urban development and nature
Cities and the natural world seem to be at opposite ends of a spectrum, at least according to the dominant thinking of city dwellers like Woody Allen and mankind in general for the past 11,000 years: Keep the wolves out and the Thai takeout close. Country folks, on the other hand, readily extol the virtues of clean air, water, greenery and birdsong. Read more.
Summer Undergraduate REU Opportunity, Grassland Field Ecology, Jornada LTER, Las Cruces, NM
The Sala Lab at Arizona State University is looking for motivated undergraduate students to participate in research activities in grassland ecosystem ecology during the summer of 2018. Successful applicants will work with graduate students, technicians and postdocs to assist with ongoing rainfall manipulation experiments, vegetation and soil sampling, and other field surveys at several field sites across the US. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to work with Sala Lab members and the PI to develop a personalized project. Deadline is May 1, 2018. More information.
Multi-State Salinity Coalition Student/Professor Scholarship to the 2019 MSSC Annual Salinity Summit
The MSSC will contribute $2,500 in value to the student/professor selected. Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in water resources-related degree program. Students must be enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2018-2019 academic year. Application deadline is June 29, 2018. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
March 2018 drought summary is online.
April Southwest Climate Outlook
The April 2018 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: April 2018 - Diving into Atmospheric Rivers & Spring Conditions in the Southwest
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Natural Resource Economics
For more information and to apply for this position go to https://apply.interfolio.com/49706. Application deadline May 7, 2018.
Student, Research Aide (Student Worker IV), Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
To review and apply please go to https://students.asu.edu/employment/search, click on "Search On-Campus Jobs" and enter the requisition 40980BR. Application deadline April 30, 2018.
Assistant Professor in Statistical Modeling of Hydrosystems, IMT Mines Alès Industrial Environment Laboratory, Alès, France
Application deadline April 30, 2018. More information.
Global Science Communication Intern, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline April 30, 2018. More information.
Post Masters Research Associate - Waterpower Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
Application deadline May 3, 2018. More information.
Environmental Engineer, The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, New York, NY
Application deadline May 4, 2018. More information.
Program Manager, Hydrologic Sciences Program, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 7, 2018. More information.
Hydrologic Modeling Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy/Geosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bay area, CA
Application deadline May 16, 2018. More information.
Research Analyst, Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
Researcher in Water and Society, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Application deadline May 31, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Socio-Hydrology for CRISP, Future H2O, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Application deadline June 2, 2018. More information.
Project Scientist, Watershed Hydrology and Carbon Transport, University of California-Merced, Merced, CA
Application deadline June 30, 2018. More information.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
Empire Innovation Professor, Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, North Campus
Forklift Operator, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Maintenance Planner, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Maintenance Technician, Recycle 1, Phoenix, AZ
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks, NV
Program Coordinator II (Sustainable Communities), Institute for Local Governments, Sacramento, CA
Program Manager, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, Phoenix, AZ
Volunteer Coordinator Intern, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
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