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 »
At Legislative Plaza
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Posted in Bicycling, bike commuting, tagged Alternative transportation, bicycles as transportation, Bicycling, bike commuting, bike to work, climate change, global warming, green transportation, sustainability on December 10, 2016| Leave a Comment »
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.
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.
Dial-on Only: 1.888.240.2560 Code: 644334550
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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