Posted in Campus sustainability, Climate change, Sustainability, tagged Campus sustainability, carbon footprint, climate change, colleges and universities, low carbon USA, Second Nature, sustainability on April 26, 2017| Leave a Comment »
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.
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Department of Biology
University of South Dakota
Churchill-Haines Labs 171E
Posted in Campus sustainability, Climate change, Environmental careers, National organization, tagged campus ecology, Campus sustainability, climate change, College students, colleges and universities, national wildlife federation, sustainability on November 12, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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
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.
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America, and the world we touch, has crossed overnight from an era of economic and political stability into a highly uncertain future. It is clear that much of the policy direction in support of sustainability that Washington has provided the past eight years will be reversed. This means that for the next few years, our proactive work will now be happening within state and local government, corporations, start-ups, NGO’s, educational institutions, and faith organizations— as it did from 2000-2008.
Our work will not go away. In just the last three years, the planet has heated up almost a quarter of a degree. Meeting the needs of billions of more people all aspiring to a better quality of life demands that we still rewire the world with clean energy, still reinvent the global food system, still rebuild smart and inclusive cities, and fundamentally, put sustainability and sufficiency at the heart of what we are doing on the planet. This is a moment that calls on all of us to redouble our efforts to lead the change.
Please join us next Wednesday, 11/16 at noon eastern for an on-line conversation with Bill McKibben:
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar: bluejeans.com/163092697
Wishing you all the chance to get outside today, take a walk, and take in the world.
Posted in Great outdoors, Sustainability, Trees, tagged campus ecology, Campus sustainability, colleges and universities, Green living, sustainabilitry and the sacred, sustainability, TED talk, Tree planting, Trees on November 20, 2015| Leave a Comment »
This is all about being sustainable and the importance of trees, and listening to the “Lorax” inside of all of us.
Here are some examples of Trash Fashion shows used to promote recycling, upcycling, and sustainable living among college students.
http://www.fiu-eco-couture.org/ It was a senior project by an architecture student.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.658254967619383.1073741840.393013250810224&type=3 Part of Eco-Mania 2015 at Lehigh University by their Eco-Reps.