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Other Events - On Campus
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News and Announcements
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.
School of Sustainability Spring 2018 Convocation
(Thursday, May 10, 2018) The spring 2018 convocation ceremony for students graduating from the School of Sustainability will be held at Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium. From 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
MS Defense: Genevieve Pearthree
(Tuesday, May 15, 2018) Genevieve Pearthree will defend her scientific paper To What Extent Do Planners Engage with Regenerative Design Principles in River Restoration Projects? Insights from Los Angeles and Milwaukee. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. 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.
Arts, Media and Engineering Public Talk: Data-Intensive Adaptive Management of Complex Dynamical Systems
(Monday, May 7, 2018) Milad Memarzadeh, University of California-Berkeley will present Data-Intensive Adaptive Management of Complex Dynamical Systems from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in room B111, B-Wing, Stauffer Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Epstein Barr Virus: Interactions with the Innate Immune Response
(Wednesday, May 9, 2018) Sankar Swaminathan, University of Utah will present Epstein Barr Virus: Interactions with the Innate Immune Response from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the auditorium, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
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.
Free Water Harvesting Classes - Hydrate the Valley Is Coming to Mesa
(Tuesday, May 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: 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.
Arizona Green Chamber Lunch and Learn with Alana Levine, Arizona Recycling Coalition
(Wednesday, May 9, 2018) Alana will be sharing how AzRC promotes and supports a circular economy. In a circular economy we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McFate Brewery, 1312 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 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.
City of Scottsdale Green Buildings Lecture Series: Heating and Cooling with Ductless Mini-Splits
(Thursday, June 7, 2018) Used for decades in Europe and Asia, "ductless" mini-split heat pumps differ from traditional home heating and cooling systems. Instead of leaky and bulky ductwork, ductless mini-split heat pumps use an indoor unit connected to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. Up to 8 indoor units can be attached to one outdoor unit allowing for different temperature settings in various locations in the house. Find out how mini-splits can cut cooling costs by 30%. From 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. More information.
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.
Health in Buildings for Today and Tomorrow: Making Connections Conference
(Monday-Tuesday, July 19-20, 2018) Green buildings are among the fastest growing industries in the world, representing a $260 billion market in the United States in 2015. But while sustainable buildings comprises 20 percent of new construction, these practices lack adoption in certain markets and face the challenge of including best practices in healthy building design. Attendees in the 2018 Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference will engage across sectors and disciplines to develop actionable strategies that incorporate innovative efficiency and design techniques, new building materials, healthy building design, and sustainability standards across multiple building types. At the NIH Campus Natcher Center, 45 Center Dr, Bethesda, MD. 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. More information.
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus piloting healthy vending program
Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is launching a pilot program designed to promote healthy living by adding new snack and beverage options to its vending machines. Vending machines at certain locations across the campus will add healthier snack and beverage choices to accompany traditional food and drinks found in the machines. Food and beverages will include nuts, granola bars and high-fiber chips as well as water, juice and tea. Read more.
Kansas City Chiefs debuts compostable peanut bags during football game (from GreenBiz.com)
It takes a village to make a compostable peanut bag. After all, it took the collaboration of four companies to make it happen: BASF; Hampton Farms; Aramark and the Kansas City Chiefs. It all started with the professional football team. As an initiative to implement additional sustainability efforts at Arrowhead Stadium, Brandon Hamilton, Kansas City Chiefs vice president of stadium operations, knew a compostable peanut package would get the stadium one step closer towards the Chiefs’ environmental initiative, "Extra Yard for the Environment." Read more.
These startups are turning surplus food into new consumer products (from GreenBiz.com)
The idea began with a bin of discarded avocado pits. Where others would see waste, Drexel University Food Lab graduate students Sheetal Bahirat and Christa Kwaw-Yankson recognized an opportunity. After some experimenting, they made an avocado-pit tea by blanching, grating and dehydrating the pit. The tea has a mild, slightly fruity taste and a pleasing, natural pink color. Read more.
Global partnership propels ASU student's research on urban bicycling
Lindsey Conrow had hit an obstacle in her doctoral research at Arizona State University when the new PLuS Alliance initiative cleared the way for her to move forward. Conrow was able to complete her PhD in geography from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning thanks to ASU’s partnership with UNSW Sydney in Australia and King’s College London. Read more.
San Diego approves recycled drinking water
The $3 billion “Pure Water San Diego” recycling program is officially underway. The goal of the Pure Water program is to recycle enough wastewater to produce one-third of San Diego’s water supply by 2035. Read more.
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
Graphic and Web Design Specialist, The Sustainability Consortium
Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External job opportunities, and and search for 41674BR. Closes May 21, 2018.
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.
Program Manager, Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes
Apply: To review and apply go to ASU Human Resources, click on Internal or External job opportunities, and and search for 41501BR. Closes May 9, 2018.
Program Manager, Hydrologic Sciences Program, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 7, 2018. More information.
Project Manager, Canadian Water Network, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Application deadline May 11, 2018. More information.
Research Analyst, Canadian Water Network, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Application deadline May 11, 2018. More information.
Water Policy Analyst, Western Water Resources Advocates, Boulder, CO
Application deadline May 15, 2018. More information.
Hydrologic Modeling Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy/Geosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bay area, CA
Application deadline May 16, 2018. More information.
Project Manager, Innovation and Governance, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
Research Analyst, Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline May 18, 2018. More information.
RECONECT Project Management Assistant, The Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
Application deadline May 22, 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
Graduate Student Researchers, Risk and Carbon Dioxide Removal Strategies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Led by Elisa Graffy, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Ellen Stechel, LightWorks. Job location is flexible. Immediate hiring, project begins May 14 (May-June 2018). E-mail Elisabeth Graffy email@example.com for more information.
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 Director (Volunteer), Arizona Sustainability Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
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