Fall 2017 Green Sleeves Meeting:
The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Bonn, Germany this November. Citizens Climate Lobby and Put a Price on It are working together to compile a digital book of student testimonials to show at the conference, and to members of Congress to show young people support for carbon pricing! Please go into this google presentation, and share a photo of yourself, as well as a sentence or two of why you support carbon pricing as a solution to climate change. Provide your age, hometown, school, major, and notable activities you are involved in. Also include your email and phone number in the notes in case we need to get in touch with you. You don't have to be a current student, but you must be under 30 to participate. Please submit your testimonial by October 30. Thank you for sharing your concern for the climate!
To learn more about carbon pricing, go to https://theclimatesolution.com/
To find a CCL chapter near you, go to https://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/chapters/
Some other ideas are:
We will discuss recycling options and promoting these at NSCC, environmental community services opportunities, and Fall Fest preparation (Thu, Oct 26).
Jasmine Elliott is the club president.
Maybe Green Sleeves and the library could co-sponsor something like this at Fall Fest time.
The UMass Amherst Libraries host an interactive sustainability event, “A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection and Action Around Climate Change,” on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m. on the Lower Level of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. The Library will remain open to the public during the event.
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