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Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017: (Re)imagine Our Home
(Throughout February) Join us as we (re)imagine our home through conversations, celebrations, programs and examples of sustainability solutions in our individual dwellings, our community and across Planet Earth. The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival features a diverse group of partners and organizations that seek to engage audiences and inspire a more sustainable future where people live, learn, work and play. See Festival events throughout February.
Food Systems: Roundup from the Ground Up: The Supply Side Story of the World’s Most Profitable Herbicide, 1970-Today
(Friday, February 17, 2017) Bartow J. Elmore, Ohio State University will present Roundup from the Ground Up: The Supply Side Story of the World’s Most Profitable Herbicide, 1970-Today from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Coffee with Hugh Possingham, TNC Chief Scientist
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Please join us for morning coffee as we welcome Hugh Possingham, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Arizona State University for a day of enlightening talks. More information and registration.
Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center
(Monday, February 20, 2017) 2017 marks the fourth annual Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center. This event focuses on connecting the public to solutions, science and opportunities to be more sustainable in their own lives. Regular Arizona Science Center general admission rates, free passes given to first 100 who donate a bag of clothing items to Goodwill of Central Arizona Parking: Paid parking is available in the Heritage Square and Phoenix Convention Center parking lots. More information.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Four Real Stories on How Science Impacts Environmental Policy (Or Not!)
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Hugh Possingham, The Nature Conservancy, will present Four Real Stories on How Science Impacts Environmental Policy (Or Not!) From 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Graduate Workshop: Conversations with Dr. Possingham, TNC Chief Scientist
(Monday, February 20, 2017) To make the most of our time together, we are asking each registrant to e-mail a question for Dr. Possingham by Friday, Feb. 17 via Leigh Ann Tower at email@example.com. Graduate students will have an opportunity to elaborate on their questions during the workshop. Any remaining time will be used as open forum. From 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: How Math Helps Save Species
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Hugh Possingham, The Nature Conservancy, will present How Math Helps Save Species from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Irene P. Flinn Theater, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ. More information and registration.
Free Film Screening: The Starfish Throwers
(Tuesday, February 21, 2017) This documentary tells tale of three remarkable individuals, who, despite constant reminders that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, persevere to see their impact ripple beyond their individual actions. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; School of Sustainability student shorts 6:45 p.m.; showtime 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theater, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Graduate Workshop: Science in Policy and Programs
(Wednesday, February 22, 2017) Explore ways in which scientific research results can be used to inform government policy and programs. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises to explore the challenges and opportunities in applying results from their research area to public initiatives. From 1:00-3:00 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Biodiversity Outcomes: Hugh Hanson Seminar - Microbial Responses to Climate Change
(Thursday, February 23, 2017) Kelly Gravuer, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will present Microbial Responses to Climate Change from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 244, E-Wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Sustainability Series: Reducing Climate Change Impacts in Nepal and Peru
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Alton C. Byers, Arctic & Alpine Research and University of Colorado-Boulder; and Daene C. McKinney, University of Texas-Austin will present Reducing Climate Change Impacts in Nepal and Peru from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Urban Garden Tour: Escalante Community Garden
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) Join us on a tour of an organic community garden in Tempe's Escalante neighborhood. The garden produces and distributes high quality fruits and vegetables in an area characterized as a "food desert," all the while nourishing and building an inclusive community. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Edward B. Barbier, University of Wyoming will present Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Profusion to Mysterious Extinction
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Jeffrey Lockwood, University of Wyoming will present The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Profusion to Mysterious Extinction from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in room 481, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Particle Bearing Turbulent Flows
(Friday, February 17, 2017) Blair Johnson, Arizona State University will present Particle Bearing Turbulent Flows at 11:00 a.m. in room 2, Durham Language and Literature Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Materials Science & Engineering Seminar: Mass and Energy Manipulation Using Carbon Nanotechnology
(Friday, February 17, 2017) Michael Strano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present Mass and Energy Manipulation Using Carbon Nanotechnology at 12:15 p.m. in room 101, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Transportation Seminar: An Alternative Approach to Safety Analysis
(Friday, February 17, 2017) Mohamed Abdel-Aty, University of Central Florida will present An Alternative Approach to Safety Analysis from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 101, Schwada Classroom Office Building, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Manufacturing Functional Membranes from Nanostructured Polymers
(Monday, February 20, 2017) William Phillip, University of Notre Dame will present Manufacturing Functional Membranes from Nanostructured Polymers at 10:45 a.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. Contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu for more information.
Life Sciences Café: Causes and Consequences of Human Genetic Variation
(Monday, February 20, 2017) Sohini Ramachandran, Brown University will present Causes and Consequences of Human Genetic Variation from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 244, E-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Evidence-Based Teaching Seminar: Avoiding Alternative Facts Presented as Reality
(Tuesday, February 21, 2017) Louis S. Nadelson, Colorado Mesa University will present Avoiding Alternative Facts Presented as Reality from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 180, C-wing, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Seminar: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, Function and Composition
(Tuesday, February 21, 2017) Nicholas Coops, University of British Columbia will present Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure, Function and Composition from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Fly Blimps, Edibleskin and the Biodesign Challenge
(Friday, February 24, 2017) Ali Schachtschneider, Designer; Dan Grushkin, Program Director, Biodesign Challenge and Co-Founder, GenSpace; David Bowen, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Physical Computing, University of Minnesota will present Fly Blimps, Edibleskin and the Biodesign Challenge from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
EMERGE: A Festival of Futures - Frankenstein and Future Monsters
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) EMERGE is an annual transmedia art, science and technology festival designed to engage diverse publics in the creative exploration of our possible futures. The festival’s 2017 theme is Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still motivates us to think critically about our creative agency and scientific responsibility. This year EMERGE invites visitors into a house of wonder filled with speculative technologies, fortune tellers, music and film, and performative experiments that blur the boundaries between art and science. From 3:00-9:00 p.m. in the University Club, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency
(Tuesday, February 28, 2017) Andreas Weber, Heinrich Heine University will present Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in room B105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
Protecting the Proteome in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
(Wednesday, March 1, 2017) Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University will present Protecting the Proteome in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information.
EnLIGHTeNING Lunch: The Future of Unlocking Human Potential
(Wednesday, March 1, 2017) Sasha Barab, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University will present The Future of Unlocking Human Potential from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona state University at the Tempe campus. Please RSVP by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce Green Drinks
(Thursday, February 23, 2017) Join the Green Chamber for networking from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Aunt Chilada’s, 7330 N Dreamy Draw, Phoenix. Members free; nonmembers $5.00. More information and registration.
LBC Sonoran Collaborative: Lessons from Living Building Certification
(Thursday, February 23, 2017) Lake|Flato's Corey Squire will share the challenges, successes and lessons learned from their recently certified project The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at CoLAB Studio, 1614 E. Cedar St, Tempe. More information and registration.
PHX Vegan Food Festival
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) The event showcases some of the state's best vegan and vegan friendly restaurants, food and beverage purveyors, as well as clothing, accessories, personal care products, household items, and more. From 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Art Museum campus. More information and tickets.
Tree Festival and Climbing Championship
(Saturday, February 25, 2017) The whole family, friends and co-workers of climbers, Arizona Community Tree Council members, and other spectators are welcome to come and spend an enjoyable day together at Esteban Park in the shade of the amazing trees. Bring a picnic and put down a blanket on the lawn where you can watch the day’s activities and the tree climbing competitions. Competitions start at 8:00 a.m. and festival lasts until 5:00 p.m. at Esteban Park, 3345 E. Roeser Rd, Phoenix. For more information.
City of Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series: Doing Better with Less: Water Efficient Products and Treatment Alternatives
(Thursday, March 2, 2017) Did you know that in a residential setting, up to 65% of city-supplied potable water is used outdoors and 24% of indoor water is literally flushed down the toilet? Learn about high-efficiency water-conserving products and alternative water treatment systems. Join us to find out more from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. More information.
(Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, 2017) Join Bill and Athena Steen, of The Canelo Project, for a 3-day straw bale workshop near downtown Phoenix. A 600 sq. ft. home will be constructed using a hybrid wall system that The Canelo Project has developed over the past 17 years. It utilizes the best elements of the load-bearing and in-fill wall methods and combines well with earthen plasters. With assistance from Aware Architecture, this project is the second fully permitted straw bale building in the city of Phoenix using these techniques. The workshop will focus on the essentials - stacking the straw bale walls, constructing the box beam assembly and the window and door frames, pre-compression of the walls and attaching the roof trusses. Cost is $250 before February 27 and $275 after that date. Contact Susan Ontiveros for registration (lunch included) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-561-9621.
Sustainability in the Fashion Industry
(Sunday-Saturday, March 5-11, 2017) The oikos Winter School is an international one-week conference on the topic of Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. The 13th international conference aims to provide international students from different subjects and young professionals with a sound knowledge of the topic “Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. These future Changemakers will explore during the week an environment of deep discussion and vital international exchange. To be held at the Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany. Application deadline January 15. More information.
8th Intermountain Sustainability Summit
(Thursday-Friday, March 16-17, 2017) The Summit is an energetic gathering of over 400 sustainability professionals, industry practitioners, policy experts, educators, and students. This year the Summit is introducing a half day Higher Education Forum with a focus on sustainability in campus operations, curriculum, and engagement on campus and within the community. Will be held at Weber State University, Ogden, UT. Student Poster Deadline: Monday, Feb 27. Students whose posters are selected to be displayed will receive free registration, and will be entered to win cash prizes! More information.
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017
(Sunday-Monday, March 26-27, 2017) The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017 aims to be the best participant-driven conference you can attend. We challenge you to embed community building methods and facilitation into your presentations, workshops, and interactions with each other. Let’s transition from PowerPoint and unleash our collaborative selves with World Cafés and Appreciative Inquiry, using our gathered brain trust to find solutions to collective challenges. This year we will envision new possibilities, expand our communities and learn through experimentation as we advance the goal of thriving people, places and planet. At the University of Maryland, College Park. More information.
Second International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies
(Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, 2017) The Second International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field. Each year the International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies draws a diverse group of participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience. It will be held at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. More information.
Engineering Sustainability 2017: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line
(Sunday-Tuesday, April 9-11, 2017) This focused conference will bring together engineers and scientists from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to share results of cutting-edge research and practice directed at development of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure. At the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More information.
Ninth International Conference on Climate Change Impacts & Responses
(Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, 2017) The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses features research addressing the following annual themes: Scientific evidence; assessing impacts in divergent ecosystems; human impacts and impacts on humans; and technical, political, and social responses. There will be a special focus on communicating and collaborating for resilient solutions to climate change. To be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. More information.
Moon Over South Mountain: Benefiting the Phoenix Parks Foundation
(Friday, May 12, 2017) We invite you to join us for the Inaugural Dinner in the Park, Moon Over South Mountain. This event will be held at the beautiful South Mountain Park. Evening activities will include a cocktail reception, followed with Trolley rides to Dobbins Lookout where guests will enjoy a selection of gourmet food trucks, wine tasting and guided Night Sky Viewing. This event will serve to educate the public and showcase the many great City of Phoenix Parks and Recreational opportunities. More information and tickets.
Better Building Summit 2017
(Monday-Wednesday, May 15-17, 2017) The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings. The meeting occurs in Washington, D.C. More information.
IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2017
(Saturday-Tuesday, May 20-23, 2017) The Sustainable Development Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) is sponsoring the Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability Track at the 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo. The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner communities. The 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo will be one conference, where ISERC and Applied Solutions sessions will be organized together. This exciting change will bring researchers and practitioners together to share the latest advances in Sustainable Development. At the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More information.
Universities Council on Water Resources Conference: Water in a Changing Environment
(Tuesday-Thursday, June 13-15, 2017) The 2017 Annual Conference, Water in a Changing Environment will take place in Fort Collins, CO. Gaps in projected water supply and demand, water quality and reuse issues, increased food and energy needs, and a changing climate bring water resources to center stage, not only in the western U.S. but across the continent and around the world. Please join the dialogue as we seek to develop transdisciplinary and disciplinary solutions to complex water problems and explore bridges between science and policy. More information.
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting
(Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 2017) AESS 2017 will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. We’d love to have some ASU folks (faculty and students) to get involved in the local planning. If students help out in a substantial way, we can comp them for the conference. Contact David Hassenzahl for more information about getting involved. For more information about AESS.
Energy Impacts 2017
(Wednesday-Thursday, July 26-27, 2017) Energy Impacts 2017 is the first North American conference focused on social science research related to the impacts of energy development - with a goal of synthesis, comparison and innovation among established and emerging energy impacts scholars from North America and abroad. The pace, scale and intensity of new energy development around the world demands credible and informed research about potential impacts to human communities that host energy developments. While a fast-growing body of research addresses social, economic, and behavioral impacts from large-scale energy development for host communities and landscapes, their discoveries are often isolated by disciplinary and geographic boundaries. We invite participation from sociologists, geographers, political scientists, public health specialists, economists, anthropologists, practitioners and other interested parties whose work addresses impacts of new energy development for host communities and landscapes. Please visit http://www.energyimpacts.org to join a mailing list for future updates, and to add your profile to our growing data base of energy impacts researchers and professionals. The conference will be held at Ohio State University, Columbus.
Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
(Wednesday-Friday, 26-28 July, 2017) Announcing the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, to be held at the International Conference Center in Hiroshima, Japan. Founded in 2006, the conference examines the nature of disciplinary practices in the study of society and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of "real world" applications of social research and theory. The conference also investigates what constitutes "science" in a social context and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines) to wide-ranging multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives on knowledge and method. 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 and the 2017 Special Focus: "Cross-Cultural and Global Research as Interdisciplinary Practice." 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. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks – deadline 17 February 2017. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference explore our website.
Graduate students discuss climate justice
Arizona State University School of Sustainability professor Hallie Eakin joined with renowned climate change expert and University of Arizona professor Diana Liverman for an annual meeting of UA and ASU graduate students working on issues of climate, society and environmental justice. Read more.
For the Love of Life, Religion and Ecology
Religions have undeniably shaped today’s world. Scholars in the field of Religion and Ecology study the billions of people worldwide who not only identify but also define themselves religiously. They argue that any attempt to understand the thoughts and decision-making processes of human agents without considering religious drivers is impoverished. Read more.
Think environmental regulators are anti-business? Think again (from GreenBiz.com)
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican candidates strongly agreed that the United States has too many regulations, and that these rules often are bad for business or a waste of taxpayer dollars. President Trump calls himself an environmentalist, but asserts that environmental regulations are “out of control.” Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, repeatedly has sued to block federal environmental regulations. Read more.
ASU sustainability workshop inspires visiting Chinese scholars to find real-world solutions
A two-week workshop at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability brought students from China a new way of systems thinking to analyze complex sustainability problems. The 16 students came from Beijing's Beihang University, an elite research university known for launching the first light passenger aircraft in China in 1950s. Read more.
4 sports teams hitting a home run for sustainability (from GreenBiz.com)
A powerhouse of American collegiate sports from the country’s heartland. The team trying to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain for the first time. One of the most anonymous teams in the NBA. And a fifth division English football team. What could these four seemingly unrelated sports organizations have in common? The Ohio State University Buckeyes, Land Rover BAR, the Sacramento Kings and Forest Green Rovers are four of the greenest teams on the planet. Read more.
Humans of SHOW seeks to inspire compassion for Phoenix homeless
Near the city of Phoenix's Human Services Campus, homeless people gather in dozens. Each person has a story, and a group of students have made it their mission to tell it. They snap pictures and listen, collecting details for an online gallery inspired by Humans of New York that aims to create compassion for a group of people who often go overlooked. Read more.
5 ways financial services companies can turn SDGs into opportunities (from GreenBiz.com)
It is estimated that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in late 2015, will cost between $90 trillion and $120 trillion by 2030. In this light, there is no doubt that the financial services industry has a role to play in funding the objectives. There are many opportunities for investors and banks to fund the SDGs, and in the past year, banks and other companies have explored what these global goals mean to them. Read more.
Teach for America Deadline for 2017 Corps
By joining Teach For America, you'll leverage your unique talents, grow your impact, and live out your most deeply held values. This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across every sector to make an excellent education a reality for all. Learn more about how you can make an impact with TFA. Connect with your campus rep Veronica.Aguilar@teachforamerica.org or attend an online event to learn more! Take the first step towards a career of impact…apply to the corps today. It is your final chance. FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017. To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) 2017
The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) 2017 takes an interdisciplinary approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the energy transition. By combining a broad range of disciplines, this event will offer a unique opportunity to PhD students to become aware of different aspects of energy transition, to develop novel insights, and to create synergy in approaches to the energy transition. The participants will attend lectures by specialists in the field, present their own and each other's work, and play an active role in the discussions. This 6th summer school in a highly successful series discusses energy transition 'in your own backyard'. In the fossil fuel based energy system citizens and local companies play a passive role as consumers of fuels, gas and electricity. Renewables challenge this in multiple ways. The implications of renewable production tend to be contested, often in 'not in my backyard' (NIMBY) terms. Alternatively, households, companies and communities gain new opportunities to produce their own energy as active prosumers. This holds promises both in the Global North and in the South for 'yes in my backyard' (YIMBY) developments. More information and registration.
CAP LTER Graduate Student Grants
In 2017, The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project is continuing its Graduate Grants program in support of graduate student research. Graduate Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students conducting research within the CAP LTER study area on some aspect of urban research. These projects do not necessarily have to be part of current CAP LTER research activities, but priority will be given to work that: a) compliments and potentially enhances ongoing CAP research; b) uses CAP LTER's long-term datasets; and/or c) links CAP research with research being conducted by the Urban Resilience to Extremes (UReX) SRN or the Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC). Priority areas (b) and ©, new this year, are intended to promote research that especially focuses on the long-term part of LTER and that takes advantage of areas of joint interest between the UReX SRN, DCDC, and CAP LTER. Deadline March 3, 2017. More information.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
January 2017 drought summary is online.
February Southwest Climate Outlook
The February 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: January 2017 - La Niña's Best Impression of an El Niño
None at this time.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Agriculture and Climate Change, Africa Rice Center, AfricaRice, Bouaké
Application deadline February 20, 2017. More information.
Research Hydrologist, AIR Worldwide, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Application deadline February 23, 2017. More information.
Cities Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Louisville, Kentucky
Application deadline February 24, 2017. More information.
Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Application deadline February 24, 2017 (Apply to School by December 1, 2016). More information.
Sustainability Programme Manager, International Hydropower Association, London
Application deadline February 24, 2017. More information.
Watershed Engagement Manager, Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin
Application deadline February 27, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Application review begins February 28, 2017. Search for Job opening #315458. More information.
Project Manager. Ecosystems Science & Sustainability Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Application deadline March 1, 2017. More information.
Analyst, Green Investment Services, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Application deadline March 3, 2017. More information.
Environmental Analyst, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Grand Isle, Vermont
Application deadline March 3, 2017. More information.
Junior Data Scientist, Supply Chain Transparency, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline March 5, 2017. More information.
Ecosystem Services Fellow (Science Technician II), The Nature Conservancy, Madison or East Troy, Michigan
Application deadline March 6, 2017. More information.
Environmental Protection Specialist, Department of Energy and Environment, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline March 12, 2017. More information.
Program Manager, Clean Water Initiatives, Operations Blessing International, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Application deadline March 12, 2017. More information.
Executive Director, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline March 15, 2017. More information.
Visiting Professor in Energy and Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Application deadline March 15, 2017. More information.
Communications Assistant, The Water Project, Inc., Concord, New Hampshire
Application deadline March 31, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Social and Sustainable Innovation, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Application deadline April 1, 2017. More information.
Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C.
Application deadline April 3, 2017. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, Logan
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Hunger Program and Policy Manager, Arizona Community Action Association
Hydrogeologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Communications and Member Services Assistant, Urban Sustainability Directors Network & Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance