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Other Events - Off Campus
News and Announcements
PhD Defense: Michael Sieng
(Friday, June 9, 2017) Michael Sieng will defend his dissertation Assessing Positive Youth Development Programs for Sustainable Participant Outcomes. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 9:00 a.m. in room 323, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
MS Defense: Jing Liang
(Friday, June 9, 2017) Jing Liang will defend her scientific paper Do Energy Retrofits Work? Evidence from Commercial and Residential Buildings in Phoenix. Faculty, students and the general public are invited. At 10:30 a.m. in room 308, Wrigley Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Edible City
(Thursday, June 29, 2017) Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies. Cosponsored by Cinema Politica Arizona and the Food Systems Transformation Initiative, Arizona State University. Film starts at 6:30 p.m.; post-film discussion 7:45-8:15 p.m. at Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Biodesign Institute Seminar: Overcoming Pitfalls with Membrane Proteins
(Friday, June 16, 2017) César Luna-Chavez, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery will present Overcoming Pitfalls with Membrane Proteins from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in room ALT 10/14, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. More information and RSVP by June 14.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshops: Summer Color
(Saturday, June 10, 2017) Landscapes don’t have to be drab during summer heat. Learn about heat-tolerant plants that provide color during our hottest months. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St, Scottsdale. 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.
Birds ‘n Beer: What’s Happening with the Colorado River Delta
(Thursday, June 15, 2017) Jennifer Pitt, National Audubon Society will present What’s Happening with the Colorado River Delta from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave, Phoenix. 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, July 26-28, 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.
7th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
(Thursday-Wednesday, August 3-16, 2017) The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE’ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. Applications accepted through June 15, 2017. More information and application.
9th World Environmental Education Congress
(Saturday-Friday, September 9-15, 2017) The 9th World Environmental Education Congress which takes place in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainability. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will feature the theme of Culture/Environment: Weaving New Connections. The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field. WEEC 2017 will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We expect participants from a wide range of countries, and so invite you to add your ideas and energy to the mix. From the congress we aim to build a relevant network among environmental NGOМs, civil society associations, universities, local authorities as well as institutions from any level. WEEC congresses have received UNESCO and UNEP patronage and in many cases the presence or a message of the General Secretaries. More information.
44th Annual Natural Areas Conference – Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management
(Tuesday-Thursday, October 10-12, 2017) The annual Natural Areas Conference address is one of the nation’s premier gatherings of conservation professionals, educators and scientists. The Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for participants to learn about new research, receive valuable training and make important connections with other professionals in conservation-related fields. This year’s conference will focus on the many factors that are involved with properly conducting restoration projects on natural areas. To be held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Deadline for the call for papers/proposals is May 12. More information.
2nd International Bird Observatory Conference
(Thursday-Monday, October 26-30, 2017) New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) will host the 2nd International Bird Observatory Conference (IBOC), with over 300 representatives of more than 100 international bird observatories from around the globe expected. At the Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, New Jersey. More information and registration.
IEEE SusTech 2017
(Tuesday-Friday, November 12-14, 2017) The 5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level. To be held at the Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S 47th St , Phoenix. More information and registration.
Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
(Wednesday-Friday, January 17-19, 2018) The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, will be held at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, in Cairns, Australia. Founded in 2005, the conference provides a multidisciplinary space, spanning the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability, brought together by a common concern for sustainability in an holistic perspective where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. The conference features research addressing the annual themes. For more information regarding the conference explore the website.
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.
ASU climbs 8 spots in global patent ranking
Arizona State University engineer Tom Sugar’s wearable robotics enhance human performance or help people overcome disabilities. One reason they’re successful is that they work with the user, not against them. Read more.
Hydrogen fuel finds a home in Hawaii (GreenBiz.com)
When alternative energy first became a hot topic of debate, hydrogen fuel cells always were part of the discussion. For some experts, hydrogen fuel was among the most promising energy sources for achieving zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — especially for transportation — and an appreciable number of futurists predicted hydrogen fuel cell cars would populate the roads before long. Read more.
New program pairs sustainability knowledge with implementation know-how
Picture the main streets of your city shielded by solar panels – would that make a summer outing downtown more comfortable? How about vertical farms on former brownfield sites down the street from your home – wouldn't such easy access to fresh food be nice? Read more.
A millennial's math on compensation (from GreenBiz.com)
The author graduated from business school with roughly $200,000 of debt and a choice. He could manage investments in the family office of one of the world’s top hedge funds or he could take a job at the Connecticut Green Bank. The difference in salary and bonus was, to put it mildly, appreciable. He chose the Green Bank. Read more.
Congratulations to Sustainable Cities Network's Anne Reichman
The ASU Wrigley Institute is pleased to announce the promotion of Anne Reichman to director of the Sustainable Cities Network. Read more.
Book penned by ASU energy expert honored with award
Senior Sustainability Scientist Martin Pasqualetti was awarded the 2017 Place Research Award by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and the Project for Public Spaces. Read more.
30 Under 30, one year later: Acclaim, aspirations and advice for Trump (from GreenBiz.com)
At least three are contemplating a run for political office. Many are shouldering far larger responsibilities, even if their job title hasn’t changed. All feel a stronger sense of urgency than ever that their mission as sustainability professionals matters — profoundly. Read more.
Sustainability alumnus named to Greenbiz '30 Under 30'
Samson Szeto, communications program coordinator of ASU LightWorks, has been named to the 2017 GreenBiz "30 Under 30." The list honors young corporate sustainability professionals who strive to make an impact in their workplace and the world, and Szeto is doing just that. Read more.
Decoded genome may help tortoise win race to survive
Slow and steady wins the race. While that may have been true in one of Aesop’s classic fables, the Mojave Desert tortoise may need to adapt more quickly than it has in decades past. The species is facing serious threats to its survival, from invasive plants to man-made changes in the landscape. Read more.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
May 2017 drought summary is online.
May Southwest Climate Outlook
The May 2017 Southwest Climate Outlook is online.
CLIMAS Podcast: June 2017 - Spring's Last Gasp, Reservoirs and Streamflow, Imminent Heat, and Monsoon Patience
Coordinator, Decision Center for a Desert City
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 33037BR.
Forest Watershed Recovery Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, east central or northeast Minnesota
Application deadline June 10, 2017. More information.
Media Officer, Wetlands International, Ede-Wageningen, The Netherlands
Application deadline June 11, 2017. More information.
Puget Sound Stewardship Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy, Mount Vernon, Washington
Application deadline June 12, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Earth-Life Interactions, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California-Davis
Review date June 15, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity, Arctic and Temperate Watershed Biogeochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Application deadline June 15, 2017. More information.
Sustainability Manager, City of Lewisville, Texas
Application deadline June 15, 2017. More information.
Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist, Environmental Resources Center, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Madison
Application deadline June 18, 2017. More information.
Environmental Engineer, Logistic Base, United Nations
Application deadline June 20, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Water Society and Climate Group, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Application deadline June 23, 2017. More information.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & GIS, School of Physical Sciences, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Application deadline June 25, 2017. More information.
Open Rank Faculty Position in Sustainable Food, Water and Agriculture, University of California-Merced (4 positions)
Application deadline June 30, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Integrated Assessment Modelling, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Application deadline June 30, 2017. More information.
Postdoctoral Position, Ecology and Geochemistry of Coastal Vegetated Habitats, University of California-Davis
Application deadline July 1, 2017. More information.
PaintCare Coordinator for Colorado
Application deadline July 3, 2017. More information.
Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
More information Posting number 0619572.
Assistant Director, California Product Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA
Assistant Sustainability Scientist, South Central Climate Science Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
More information, search for job #171235.
Community Education Manager, Watershed Management Group, Phoenix, Arizona
Community Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator, Park City, UT
Conservation Intern Positions, Montana Conservation Corps
Hydrogeologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico
Jobs at Recycle1, Phoenix, Arizona
Manager, Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona
Natural Resources Technician, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Humboldt County, Nevada
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Ecology, The New School, New York, New York
Program Assistant, Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, Devens, MA
Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center, Visalia, California
Resilience Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, Virginia
Stewardship Program Manager, Tillamook, Tillamook, Oregon
Supply Chain Sustainable Intern - Summer 2017, Cox Communications, Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Green Corps Crew Member, Montana Conservation Corps