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As a new semester starts, check out the way students are learning at the WRFI (Wild Rockies Field Institute) about environmental issues.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0Read+the+story%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0&utm_content=https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/&utm_campaign=US+Consumer+20170825+WRFI+/+Adventure+Bikes

As a biking librarian I would agree that biking is a great way to really learn about a community where you live and work. Since you are traveling at a slower pace, you can really observe the world around you and all of its amazing wonders.

 

 

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Climate action letter for colleges and universities

We recognize that a lot is happening this week (of Earth Day), but we want to draw your attention to an opportunity for your institution to participate in the higher education climate letter that we initiated last fall with a group of 30 campuses.
One of the goals of the effort was to align higher education’s voice with that of the business community for scaled climate action. We have publicly launched that joint effort today with partners under the banner of Low Carbon USA. Over 230 presidents and chancellors, combined with over 1000 businesses, can really move the needle on whether current administration decides to remain in the Paris Agreement and will ensure national climate action will continue to accelerate despite the lack of federal government involvement. It is this type of collective, multi-sectoral support that will be essential for global climate progress.
We are keeping the statement open indefinitely and welcome more campus participants. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Thank you, as always, for your great work and support during this critical time in our country’s history,
Tim
Timothy Carter

President

Second Nature

 

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Believe in bikes

The world needs more people on bicycles and more greenways, bike lanes and bike highways that connect people.

Help save the world. Ride a bike!

From your friendly biking librarian.

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Work Defending the Future: Sustainability Careers Post-Trump 

How to Get a Purpose-Driven Job in Business, NGOs, or Government

Webinar: Thursday December 1st, 7 PM

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline career strategies for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what Trump’s election means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, and also field questions.

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A version of the webinar for undergraduates can be viewed here.

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The Jarchow Lab at the University of South Dakota is seeking an innovative and hard-working student to be part of the first cohort of students in a graduate program in sustainability that is being developed at USD.  The PhD position is fully funded for four years at ~$22,000 per year.  The position has a flexible start date of either summer or fall 2017.

The PhD position is part of a project, funded by NSF, titled “Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies.”  The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers from USD, Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming to evaluate the role that a BEECS (bioenergy and carbon capture and sequestration) economy would have on the Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB).  The Jarchow Lab-led project has two main components.  First, we will assess, map, and quantify how residents of the UMRB perceive the social values of the ecosystem services provided by their environment.  Second, we will do sustainability visioning to develop a scenario of a desirable future for the UMRB.

Applicants with training in a number of academic disciplines will be considered for this position including sustainability, biology/ecology, environmental science or studies, political science, sociology, or other related fields.  Additional qualifications include knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) software, excellent oral communication skills, and interest in conducting interdisciplinary research.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter describing your career goals and how your experience and qualifications make you a strong fit for this position to me (Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu).  Also attach your CV or resume, unofficial transcript(s), GRE scores (unofficial OK), TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by 16 December 2016.

For more information, please contact me.

Meghann Jarchow

Assistant Professor

Sustainability Program Coordinator

Department of Biology

University of South Dakota

Churchill-Haines Labs 171E

(605)677-3115 (office)

(605)659-1889 (cell)

http://www.jarchowlab.org/

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National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders.

EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

Wednesday, February 22nd – Conference Day from 10 – 5:30 PM ET

Thursday, February 23rd – Workshop Day from 12 – 3 PM ET

http://online.nwf.org/site/Calendar?id=108403&view=Detail

 

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As we all process and come to terms with the results of the election, the work continues and we keep on keeping on.

National Community College Sustainability Webinar

Community Colleges and the National Council for Science and the Environment

November 15th, 1:30 PM Central Time

This webinar will feature connections between the NCSE and community colleges through the NCSE’s Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE).  Our presenters will be:

Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the NCSE.

Wyman will discuss the growing role for community colleges at NCSE as well as the upcoming NCSE conference focusing on Environmental Health.

James Miller (Coordinator, Project Admin & Research); Kirk Sawyer (Professor, EMERGE) from Seminole State College of Florida.

The EMERGE program provides foundational, project-based learning opportunities to first- and second-year college students via a multifaceted certificate curriculum in sustainability and renewable energy that’s designed both to complement technical education degrees and to enrich liberal arts studies.  Focuses include hands-on laboratories that create certification pathways for future technicians as well as co-curricular projects that enhance engagement among non-technical students and make for a better informed, globally conscious citizenry.  Seminole State is a CCASE member and will also discuss their relationship with NCSE.

We may also have some time to discuss the impact of the election on our work.

When it’s time, join the meeting from here:
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When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:30 pm (1 hr), Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00).
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Meeting Number:
991 827 124
 
Password:
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913-469-2799 (JCCC Webex)

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