Environmental Studies

February 16, 2012

Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

Within the green building industry, there is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data.  Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire industry. The first event in this effort is this 2-hour discussion at the NY Academy of Sciences, which will outline the state of the industry and explore both the move towards data analytics and the current state of data utilization in the real estate industry. A full-day conference on Data Analytics in the Built Environment will be held April 30th.

February 23, 2012

Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?

How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem? The second installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

October 14, 2011

DEADLINE: Scuba Diving Field Trip Offered by ORCA During the SEJ Conference in Miami. REGISTER BY OCTOBER 14th.

Join marine biologist Dr. Sarah Frias-Torres, Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) fellow, and invited speaker at the SEJ conference, as she dives to film and study the goliath groupers. This trip is organized by Dr. Frias-Torres and is independent from the SEJ conference and outside the official program. However, to facilitate logistics, the fieldtrip is planned for Thursday October 20, which coincides with the conference official day tours. REGISTER BY OCTOBER 14th.

February 8, 2013

DEADLINE: AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

The Associated Press and Google offer a national scholarship program intended to foster digital and new media skills in student journalists. The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, administers the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old. Feb 8, 2013 deadline.

November 10, 2011 to November 12, 2011

International Conference on Payments for Ecosystem Services and Their Institutional Dimensions in Berlin, Germany

The international conference focuses on the institutional frameworks and governance structures of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in both developing and industrialized countries.

April 13, 2012

DEADLINE: Seventh Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition (2011-12)

The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by the courts and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protections. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law have continued to gain traction in the federal courts. In response to this trend, ELI, ABA SEER’s Constitutional Environmental Law Committee, and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Deadline: April 13, 2012.

October 11, 2011 to October 16, 2011

40th Anniversary Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education

You’re invited to join us at the 2011 40th Anniversary Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education in Raleigh, NC. Be part of this international partnership at the forefront of the No Child Left Inside movement, defining “Environmental Literacy,” and focusing on “Excellence in Environmental Education.” Register by the Early Bird deadline of August 11, to get the best rates!

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