Friday, February 22, 2013

There are always opportunities to explore!

Webinar: An Introduction to Sustainability with AASHEThursday, February 28th at 1pm, ENVS Conference Room (Health Services 320)This webinar will give an overview of sustainability through the lens of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The presentation will explore defining sustainability and using the AASHE Resource Center to incorporate sustainability projects and programs on campus. There will be ample time for Q&A. 


Internship Opportunity

DuPage County currently has internship opportunities available in Wetlands (biology, botany, soil science, environmental science, natural resources, or related fields) and Stormwater Management (geography, GIS, natural science, or engineering). Please post the attached job notifications for 90 days in the appropriate departments.

Mary Beth Falsey
Wetland Specialist
DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Planning
Division of Environmental Concerns
421 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 407-6680


Leadership Opportunity

Calling all student environmental leaders!
Are you looking to take your environmental leadership to the next level?

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is currently accepting applications for our 2013 class of Campus Ecology Fellows. 

NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellows confront climate change on their campuses and help to educate andengage the campus community on climate action solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help address climate change impacts and to protect wildlife and habitat on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, leadership development, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.

This year’s Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with one of four of NWF’s crucial “Keep The Wild Alive” campaigns:
• Stopping Expansion of Dirty Energy
• Safeguarding Wildlife and Habitat in the Appalachian Forests
• Protecting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Habitats
• Clean Energy Solutions

Please visit to learn more and access application materials
Don’t delay! Applications are due March 31st!


Conference Opportunity

AESS 2013 Call for Individual Abstracts
Deadline: March 1, 2013

We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2013 annual meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) which will be held on June 19-22, 2013 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and co-hosted by Chatham University. We invite you to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme, "Linking Rural and Urban Societies and Ecologies."

Please explore the accepted sessions, then submit an abstract for either a 1) Panel Presentation, or 2) Poster Presentation. More information on how to submit is here.
About the Conference Theme:
Taking advantage of the tremendous social, geographical, and environmental opportunities that the greater Pittsburgh region has to offer, we have chosen the following theme: Linking Rural and Urban Societies and Ecologies. This theme will help us think more about social-ecological systems in an increasingly urbanized and politicized world, and it will allow us to explore salient topics, such as food, architecture, climate change, water, business, energy, transportation, education, values, fairness and wellbeing, among many other possibilities.

About the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences:
A major aim of AESS is to encourage engagement with today's socio-ecological challenges by serving the needs of environmental scholars and scientists who value interdisciplinary approaches to research, teaching, and problem-solving (learn more about our association here; our journal here). The meetings provide an incredible opportunity to engage with a diverse range of environmental scholars and practitioners through sessions, workshops, receptions, and excellent plenary talks. AESS is particularly accessible to young scholars and students, providing opportunities to network and grow.

Conference Opportunity

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the London Symposium on Climate Change at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, 22, 23 and 24, June, 2013.

The London Symposium on Climate Change is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for academics and policy makers from the different disciplines to meet and discuss the many issues related to climate change.

The meeting will bring to the table scholars from the realms of economics, engineering, health, law, trade, agriculture, nutrition, political science, philosophy, education and the physical and chemical sciences to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to global warming and its effects on human welfare and progress.You are invited to present a paper in your area of expertise and to respond to other papers that are presented at the session. You may, also, attend the meeting as an observer. If you decide to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract of 300 words or less for review by the Symposium Programme Committee.

Notations for the London 2013 meeting are:

  • Abstracts submitted for presentations of papers must be approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium
  • If authors wish to submit their research papers for publication they must do so within thirty days of the last day of the Symposium.
  • All research papers submitted for publication are subject to external peer review.
  • Papers submitted for publication may be published in a Symposium Review, as an edited book or as a journal article.
Register for the symposium here before May 5, 2013.
For more information, please use the contact form or email: conferences@london-symposium-on-climate