Lisa Downes, J.D., freshwater stewardship director for The Nature Conservancy and North America director of the Alliance for Watershed Stewardship, headlines the March 10 breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network. The program also will have speakers on Blueprint Columbus and Ohio State’s Global Water Initiative. Learn more here. Register here.
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CFAES’s latest calendar listings have at least a dozen sustainability-related events (including on such topics as water quality, nutrient management and conservation tillage) still to come. Get the scoop.
Northern Illinois University’s Gerald Blazey presents “Science Policy in the White House” from 4:10-5:30 p.m. today (Jan. 22) in the spring seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Blazey, who is a physicist and is NIU’s acting associate vice president for research and innovation, recently completed a two-year appointment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Hey, CFAES students and recent alumni: You can talk to more than 30 potential employers and internship sources at the college’s winter 2015 Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo. It’s this Thursday, Jan. 22. Details.
Thinking about enrolling in ATI’s degree program in renewable energy? Especially solar and wind? Think about this: The U.S. solar industry is adding jobs 20 times faster than the national rate, says the latest National Solar Jobs Census, released Jan. 15 by the nonprofit Solar Foundation. Read stories about the census by CNBC, Fortune and Grist. ATI is CFAES’s two-year degree-granting unit in Wooster.
Farm and Dairy’s Chris Kick wrote a fantastic story on Dec. 24 on ATI’s new and growing degree program in renewable energy. “Everything we do here,” ATI’s Russ Yoder said in the story, “revolves around the creation of job opportunity.” ATI student Cory Brewer, who is majoring in the program and now also has a job locally in the field, is featured as one example. ATI is CFAES’s two-year degree-granting unit in Wooster. Yoder is a visiting assistant professor with the program.
You’ve read about the urban farming efforts of Morgan Taggart, who works in the Cleveland area with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, here and here (related video above). Now you can hear from her about her experiences with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, and how you, too, can bring together diverse partners for a greater, food-connected good. “Building Coalitions to Support Local and Regional Food Systems,” Session I A, 9:30-10:25 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 36th annual conference.