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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.
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.
Allies for the Anthropocene: Planetary Management for Sustainable Global Futures
(Friday, February 16, 2018) Peter Schlosser, University Professor of Global Futures, Arizona State University will present Planetary Management for Sustainable Global Futures from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (5:00-5:30 p.m. meet and greet) in the F-wing, Student Success Center, Bateman Physical Sciences Center, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Sustainability Series: Sustainability Strategies at Swire Coca-Cola
(Tuesday, February 20, 2018) Mike Bernier, Swire Cola-Cola, USA will present Sustainability Strategies at Swire Coca-Cola from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in room 202 (Alumni Lounge), Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Red Power: Standing Rock Part 2
(Tuesday, February 20, 2018) RED POWER is the second of an eight-episode documentary series devoted to the struggle of the Native Indian tribes of America to protect their territories and sacred places from multinational oil and mining companies. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; showtime 6:30 p.m. at Nahuacalli, Embassy of Indigenous Peoples, 802 N. 7th St, Phoenix. More information and registration.
Sustainability Short Films with Peter Byck & The Soil Carbon Cowboys
(Thursday, February 22, 2018) Carbon Nation director Peter Byck has spent the last four years filming innovative ranchers that are regenerating their soils first, growing grass second, and producing healthy food third. Could these ranchers be storing enough CO2 in their soils to help slow climate change? From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S. Mill Ave, Tempe. 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.
SPARC Colloquium: Urban Wind Path Analysis and Planning Supported by GIS and Remote Sensing: Some Case Studies in China
(Friday, February 9, 2018) Qingming Zhan, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University will present Urban Wind Path Analysis and Planning Supported by GIS and Remote Sensing: Some Case Studies in China from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in room 5635, Coor Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Please RSVP.
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.
Climate Resilience Workshop Series: Part 1 of 2
(Monday, February 12, 2018) What is climate resilience? What potential effects can climate change have on our campus and surrounding community? What is future visioning and how do I do it? These are the types of questions answered at this introductory workshop. From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Wellness Suite, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus. More information and RSVP.
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.
Creative Arts and Humanities Health Collaborations: Perspectives and Projects from Dublin City University
(Tuesday, February 13, 2018) You are invited to join the Institute for Humanities Research’s Health Humanities Initiative to a talk by Bridge Casey of Dublin City University. In this talk, she will outline the synergies between health humanities, arts and health approaches and healthcare/education practice and discuss recent developments in these fields in Ireland and the UK. Dr. Casey will share with us some specific research studies and collaborative arts-based projects from the domains of healthcare practice and healthcare education. From 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 196, Ross-Blakey Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and registration.
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.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar: Scientific Discovery via Engineering Design Automation Experiments
(Friday, February 16, 2018) James Allison, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will present Scientific Discovery via Engineering Design Automation Experiments 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.
Climate Resilience Workshop Series: Part 2 of 2
(Friday, February 16, 2018) If you could design your campus, how would it look? This workshop invites participants to envision a resilient campus and present a tour that highlights specific attributes. Attendees can draw from specific elements of the campus tour to create a shared vision for future resilience efforts and planning. From 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Wellness Suite, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus. More information and RSVP.
Innovations Talk: The Symbiosis of Science and Speculative Fiction
(Wednesday, February 21, 2018) Malka Older, PhD candidate, aid worker and writer will present The Symbiosis of Science and Speculative Fiction from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 5536, Door Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. 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. Miles, Professor and Dean of the Givers 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.
Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict Seminar: Global Citizenship in an Age of Anger
(Monday, February 26, 2018) How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world—from American ‘shooters’ and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? Join us as speaker Pankaj Mishra addresses public bewilderment by casting a gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. From 4:35-6:00 p.m. at the Marston Theater, ISTB 4, Arizona State University, Tempe campus. More information and RSVP.
2018 Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture: Michael Leavitt
(Wednesday, March 7, 2018) In today's highly partisan healthcare environment, Governor Leavitt is widely known and respected for his ability to bring people and organizations together to focus on what needs to be done to build a sustainable healthcare system that contributes to overall population health and a strong economy. As founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, he advises clients on how to use collaboration to solve problems, boost competitiveness and strengthen resilience in healthcare. From 5:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB4, Arizona State University. More information and registration.
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.
A Special Evening with Joel Sartore: The Photo Ark
(Wednesday, February 21, 2018) Presented by the Phoenix Zoo and the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Joel Sartore will talk about the National Geographic Photo Ark. This is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Zoo, Stone House Pavilion. More information and tickets.
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.
ASU joins UC3 coalition to tackle climate change issues
Arizona State University is part of a new coalition of 13 leading research universities that will help communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. The group, called the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, includes distinguished universities from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Read more.
Largest community of ecologists names ASU scientist its 2019 president
The members of the Ecological Society of America have elected Osvaldo Sala – founding director of Arizona State University's Global Drylands Center – to a three-year term on the ESA governing board. Sala will assume the role of president elect in August 2018, president in 2019 and past president in 2020. Read more.
It's 'the life of the mind' for ASU professor
It might sound contrived given her area of expertise but to ASU Jewish studies Director Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, a career in academia is like a secular version of a religious commitment. "It's a life commitment. It's not something you can do cavalierly," she said. That passion, along with her outstanding achievements in Jewish intellectual history, were recognized when Tirosh-Samuelson was named as a Regents' Professor. Read more.
ASU hosts Environmental Humanities workshop
In January 2018, over 40 participants from ASU and universities from around the world grappled with the effects of narrative-based inquiry as a decision-making tool for the increased collaboration and participatory engagement needed to create positive impacts. The exercise took place at a workshop sponsored by the PLuS Alliance and held at ASU. Read more.
ASU Regents' Professor studies collaboration, organization theory
Why don't things work? That question has driven Barry Bozeman during a lifetime of inquiry into such diverse topics as why red tape mucks up government, how gender affects scientific collaboration and the ways that society can achieve public values. Bozeman is an expert in organization theory and public policy - how people work together and solve problems. He's been named a Regents' Professor for the 2017-18 school year. Read more.
Undergrad helps the tourism industry become certifiably green
Interns often wear many different hats, being responsible for or involved in a handful of different projects at any given time. This was certainly true in the case of Justyn Beach, who obtained a Pollution Prevention (P2) Internship for the Hospitality and Lodging Sector with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Read more.
Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously (GreenBiz.com)
The global agricultural sector consumes 2,600 terrawatt-hours of energy and emits 5.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year. That is roughly equal to the emissions from over 1 billion passenger vehicles driven for one year (more than the number of passenger vehicles currently in operation worldwide) or the emissions from 1,300 coal-fired power plants in one year (the same number of coal-fired power plants operating in the United States). Given that data, it is clear that we cannot combat climate change without considering the agricultural sector more thoughtfully. Read more.
Anita Hill delivers powerful testimony at John P. Frank Memorial Lecture
Civil rights advocate and law professor Anita Hill said Monday that while women are currently experiencing "a movement” and moving the needle on sexual harassment, it hasn’t happened quickly enough and there’s still more work to be done. Read more.
ASU Regents’ Professor a leading voice in international law
ASU Law Professor Daniel Bodansky isn't a betting man, especially when it comes to global climate change. But he believes we should put our money on the consensus view of scientists and do what we can to combat the issue. ASU Now talked to Bodansky for the first of four profiles this week of the 2017-18 Regents' Professors. Read more.
Hoolest wins top prize at ASU Innovation Open
An Arizona State University student team won $100,000 at the ASU Innovation Open last Friday to fund their business, which makes a device that relieves anxiety. Hoolest Performance Technologies, made up of three ASU engineers, won the grand prize at the entrepreneurial competition, beating out four other student-led ventures. Read more.
Circular water management: Still a drop in the bucket (from GreenBiz.com)
While the risks associated with water are widely known within large businesses, the majority of companies still lack the tools and strategies to turn their data about consumption, scarcity and other water-related issues into actionable insights, according to an exclusive recent study conducted by GreenBiz and Ecolab, a global provider of water technology and services. Read more.
The Sustainability Consortium gives retailers tools for responsible products
Companies that sell consumer products are starting to pay more attention to environmental sustainability, and shoppers are demanding more transparency. The Sustainability Consortium - founded by ASU and the University of Arkansas nearly a decade ago - created a science-based system, where research insights into almost 130 product categories are offered to companies. Now, about $200 billion worth of consumer products are managed using the consortium's tools. Read more.
Deadline for Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest is Feb. 28
In the wake of Earth’s hottest year on record, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. But how do we come to grips with what climate change looks like for real people in actual places? The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University is looking for stories that illustrate, explore or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth. The deadline for submissions to the Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest is Feb. 28. Work to be judged by New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. 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 email@example.com.
Arizona Department of Water Resource Drought Program
January 2018 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.
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.
Policy Support Officer, Water and Catchments, Government of Australia
Application deadline February 21, 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.
Aquatic Ecologist, City of New York Parks & Recreation, New York, NY
Application deadline March 2, 2018. More information.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Earth System Science, Department of Geographic Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Application best consideration March 12, 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