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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.
GreenBiz University - Getting Further, Faster: Empowering Global Solutions that Transcend Borders
(Tuesday, February 6, 2018) Yuan Yuan, Head, Global Reporting Regional Hub China will present Getting Further, Faster: Empowering Global Solutions that Transcend Borders from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. 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.
GreenBiz University - Selling a Better Future: Changing Consumer Behavior in Sustainability
(Wednesday, February 7, 2018) Kevin Dooley, Chief Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium will present Selling a Better Future: Changing Consumer Behavior in Sustainability from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. 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.
School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest
(Saturday, February 10, 2018) Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day! From 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Escalante Community Garden, 2150 E. Orange St, Tempe. More information and registration.
“Sustainable” film screening
(Thursday, February 15, 2018) "Sustainable" is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us. A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. From 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe. More information and registration.
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.
ASU Cares: 2018 Tempe Campus Seville Orange Harvest
(Saturday, February 3, 2018) ASU Cares is the annual nationwide volunteer community service project organized by ASU Alumni Association. Help harvest the campus grown Seville oranges, which assists in furthering ASU’s commitment to sustainability and provides important resources back to ASU. From 8:00-10:00 a.m. Event is family-friendly and ALL are welcome to participate! More information and registration.
School of Social Transformation Annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture: Reimagining Leadership: New Models for Combating Sexual Harassment and Assault
(Monday, February 5, 2018) Professor Anita Hill, advocate for equality and civil rights, will present Reimagining Leadership: New Models for Combating Sexual Harassment and Assault from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Senita Room, Student Pavilion, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Free event, but tickets are required and admission available on first-come, first-served basis. More information and registration.
EnLIGHTeNING Lunch: Organizational Design and Reflexivity: What I Have (and Have Not) Learned from Starting, Designing and Managing Three Interdisciplinary Research Centers
(Wednesday, February 8, 2018) Barry Bozeman, School of Public Policy, Arizona State University will present Organizational Design and Reflexivity: What I Have (and Have Not) Learned from Starting, Designing and Managing Three Interdisciplinary Research Centers from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Coor Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
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.
School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy Distinguished Scholar Lecture: On the Bulk Motion of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in the Spinal Canal
Friday, February 9, 2018) Juan Lasheras, University of California-San Diego will present On the Bulk Motion of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in the Spinal Canal 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.
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.
Chemical Engineering Seminar: Engineered Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine
(Monday, February 12, 2018) David Kaplan, Tufts University will present Engineered Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine at 10:45 a.m. in room 105 (auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. For more information contact Durella.ODonnell@asu.edu.
Biodesign Institute Discovery Series: Exploring Novel Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
(Tuesday, February 13, 2018) Robert Vasser, Northwestern University will present Exploring Novel Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis at 1:00 p.m. in room B105 (Auditorium), Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information.
Institute for Humanities Research: The Way Poverty and Disability Look: Who Gets to Say?
(Thursday, February 15, 2018) Lennard Davis, University of Illinois-Chicago will present The Way Poverty and Disability Look: Who Gets to Say? From 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Beus Center for Law and Society, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus, 111 E. Taylor St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Taking a Knee: A Conversation about the 1st Amendment, Civil Discourse & Race
(Wednesday, February 21, 2018) Join the ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion in an important conversation to better understand First Amendment principles and its connection with the Taking a Knee movement. Obtain insights and engage in a conversation with a panel of ASU faculty. From 4:00-5:30 p.m. in room 135, West Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Education, Diversity and Democracy: How Can We Fulfill Higher Education’s Promise to Prepare Citizens for an Increasingly Diverse Democracy?
(Thursday, February 22, 2018) The ASU Graduate College and the ASU Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement invite you to a special lecture event entitled, Education, Diversity and Democracy: How Can We Fulfill Higher Education’s Promise to Prepare Citizens for an Increasingly Diverse Democracy? featuring Dr. Jeffrey F. Milem, Professor and Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at University of California-Santa Barbara. Reception 5:00-6:00 p.m.; keynote 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 241A (Ventana), Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
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.
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.
US Green Building Council Arizona - Lunch and LEED: Sustainable SITES
(Wednesday, February 7, 2018) Join USGBC Arizona for this Lunch and LEED in Phoenix about Sustainable SITES certification program. From 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Norris Design, 901 E. Madison St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Conservation Celebration: Connecting Kids with Nature
(Thursday, February 8, 2018) The Desert Botanical Garden will host the 2nd Annual Conservation Celebration luncheon to benefit the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) initiative. This year’s focus is Connecting Kids with Nature. Special guest speaker is Juan Martinez. Juan was born and raised in south-central Los Angeles where he directed the Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy. From 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information and registration.
A Sip of Science: Breaking the Ice: Exploring the Frozen Continent with the Penguin Whisperer
(Thursday, February 8, 2018) Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute launches a new outreach program that allows the general public to mingle with notable researchers and scientists and learn about some of the world’s most fascinating and current scientific issues. Arvind Varsani, Biodesign Center for Fundamentals and Applied Microbiomics will present Breaking the Ice: Exploring the Frozen Continent with the Penguin Whisperer from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the George and Dragon English Pub, 4240 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. More information and tickets.
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.
A Sip of Science: Mo’ Plastics, Mo’ Problems: The Life of a Microplastic and Your Seafood
(Sunday, February 11, 2018) Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute’s outreach program for the general public to mingle with notable researchers and scientists and learn about some of the world’s most fascinating and current scientific issues. Charlie Rolsky, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering will present Mo’ Plastics, Mo’ Problems: The Life of a Microplastic and Your Seafood from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Tavern Americana, 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ. More information and tickets.
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.
City of Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshop: Learn to Prune Trees
(Saturday, February 17, 2018) Learn basic tree-pruning cuts and techniques from an ISA Certified Arborist in a hands-on, outdoor setting. This class fills quickly, so register early! From 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Scottsdale Xeroscape Garden at Chaparral Park. More information 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.
Sci-fi can offer a window to our food future
There are plenty of sci-fi stories set in post-apocalyptic scenarios where urban ruins crumble amid mass environmental destruction, and the remaining human communities struggle to find food, water and shelter. Charlie Jane Anders’ short sci-fi story “The Minnesota Diet” is different, and the Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI) director Chris Wharton explains why in a special Future Tense article for Slate. Read more.
ASU center director addresses Cape Town's water apocalypse
Cape Town, South Africa is hurtling towards a water apocalypse with “Day Zero” — when authorities will turn off the taps — pegged for the first half of April. The crisis, which has placed the city in peril, was caused by years of draught, insufficient and aging infrastructure, and population growth. To find out what this means for Cape Town residents and if a similar disaster could strike Phoenix, ASU Now turned to Dave White, a professor in the School of Community Resources and Development and director of Decision Center for a Desert City. Read more.
Affordable, safe housing is key to building sustainable communities
There was a time when “green” housing was available only to the wealthy, but creating energy-efficient dwellings is key to improving the lives of low-income people, according to the CEO of Habitat for Humanity. Jonathan Reckford, leader of the global nonprofit housing corporation, compared his organization’s goal to Arizona State University’s mission to widen access to higher education. Read more.
Why it's time to align retirement funds with sustainability goals (from GreenBiz.com)
A new wave of environmentally focused retirement funds aims to advance corporate sustainability goals while enabling employees to save for their own financial future. At its member meeting in Phoenix next week, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) plans to set an aspirational goal to move 1 percent of $1 trillion ($10 billion) in retirement assets under management of its member companies to environmental, social and governance-themed retirement benefit accounts by 2020. Read more.
Study water and governance abroad in Botswana
Gain invaluable water resource management experience and course credit in real-life conservation contexts! This program is a part of the PLuS Alliance, Connected River Basins with University of New South Wales, Sydney and Kings College London. Participants will join students and faculty from these institutions in an intensive field-based course located in Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of the world's hot spots of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Study how the three basin countries, the NGOs and the local people could collaborate and develop without harming the Delta. Application deadline March 1, 2018. More information.
Sustainability student represents bright energy future
Kayla Kutter, a student in the School of Sustainability's Master of Sustainability Solutions program and the School for Future of Innovation in Society's Master of Science program, has been named to the 2018 class of Energy Scholars presented by Net Impact, OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees. Read more.
Water Champions at the Solar Decathlon (from greenlivingaz.com)
This October (2017), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon was hosted in Denver, Colorado. Every two years, the contest challenges college teams to build the best solar house. The decathlon consists of 10 overall categorical contests. Read more.
Will corporate action on ocean plastic make an impact? 6 ways to tell (from GreenBiz.com)
Plastic in the ocean is reaching crisis proportions. It's found all over our ocean, inside fish and other creatures and among grains of salt, and in the deepest parts of the Marianas Trench to the surface of Arctic ice. While plastic has enabled environmental and societal advancements, it does not belong in our seas. Read more.
Nominations Open for Young Professionals for the Water & Wastes Digest
The 2018 Young Professionals Special Section will highlight noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. If you or a colleague has demonstrated exemplary performance in a water-related field, WWD encourages you to submit a nomination using this form: www.wwdmag.com/young-professionals-nomination. We'll feature the selected group of young professionals in our May 2018 issue and online. Don't delay! Nominations are due March 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental Programs Administrator, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Application deadline February 12, 2018. More information search “View All Jobs”.
Policy and Technical Project Manager, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Tacoma, WA
Application deadline February 12, 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.
Research Fellow in Rural Water Supply, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
Application deadline February 22, 2018. More information.
Environmental Policy Fellow, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Duke Law School, Durham, NC
Application deadline February 23, 2018. More information.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA
Application deadline February 28, 2018. More information.
Principal EIA Consultant, Water and Infrastructure, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Bristol, Flexible, London, Manchester, Oxfordshire (Harwell), UK
Application deadline February 28, 2018. More information.
Climate Policy Associate, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program, Stockholm Environment Institute, Seattle, WA
Application deadline March 14, 2018. More information.
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships, United States
Application deadline April 6, 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
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Sustainability Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
More information Department 4610, Requisition #0008231.
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois
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