The number of events in July appears to be inversely related to the thermometer (at least the readings here in Denver). As with last month, there are limited offerings, but a few of which are education related. Washington state plays host to two conferences mentioned in the digest below.
Take a look at some of the choice events and peruse our calendar for conferences near you. Please let us know of any conferences, events, or festivals in your area. If they are appropriate, we will gladly add them to our green events calendar. Send us an email with the event’s name, date, location, description, and website. In fact, one of the events listed below was submitted by a reader of the site.
Here are a few of the events happening around the world:
Fourth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
When: July 12 – 13, 2012
Where: University of Washington School of Law 4293 Memorial Way Seattle, WA 98195
Description: The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.
Further details: http://on-climate.com/conference-2012/
Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy Frankfurt
When: July 15 – 20, 2012
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Description: The Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academies will give broad theoretical and practical insights regarding the economics and dynamics of the most significant resources, including wind, solar, biomass,geothermal and others. The course will furthermore provide and discuss financing solutions for these investments with a strong emphasis on best practice approaches.
Further details: http://www.frankfurt-school.de/content/en/consulting/ias/summer_and_winter_academies/sustainable_energy.html
SESI 2012: Sustainability Education Summer Institute
When: July 23 – 25, 2012
Where: IslandWood Bainbridge Island, WA
Description: The 3-day institute, held on the beautiful and sustainably built IslandWood campus on Bainbridge Island, is the perfect setting for collaborative and reflective learning. Participants have the opportunity to experience practical strategies and design curriculum and programs that integrate sustainability into classes, schools, and districts.
Further details: http://islandwood.org/school_programs/educators/sesi-2012
Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences
When: July 24 – 26, 2012
Where: Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Description: Sustainability is emerging as a central theme for teaching about the environment, whether it be from the perspective of science, economics, or society. This workshop is for undergraduate faculty from all disciplines who are interested in a stronger integration of geoscience and other perspectives in teaching sustainability. We encourage applicants from the geosciences, other sciences, social sciences, economics, and humanities.
Further details: http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/sustainability2012/index.html
Fairly Educated Conference
When: July 27 – 29, 2012
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Description: Why is Fair Trade important? How can you help to increase sales of Fair-trade Certified products on your university campus? The purpose of the conference is to bring together university students from Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of increasing their knowledge of Fair Trade.
Further details: http://www.fairlyeducatedconference.com