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Feb
15
2017

Midwest Energy Storage Conference (Milwaukee, WI)

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Off-Campus

Hosted by the Midwest Energy Research Consortium. Energy Storage technologies are growing rapidly in the U.S. and world-wide. According to Navigant Consulting, an estimated 1,997 megawatts of new energy storage system installations were announced worldwide in 2016, with 15% of this in [...]

Feb
15
2017

Drink Up & Drawdown (Carbon), USGBC-Illinois

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Off-Campus

Save the date for USGBC-Illinois' first Drink Up & Drawdown networking series in 2017! Have you been reading and hearing about our new epic challenge, but not that familiar with some of the carbon reduction strategies? Each networking event will feature [...]

Feb
17
2017

DEADLINE: MIT Clean Energy Prize Application

All day, Online

The MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) is the world’s largest clean energy competition, run for students, by students. With over $225,000 awarded each year, CEP is open to any student, any-where, who has a clean energy start-up idea that can change the [...]

Feb
20
2017

SHC Klopsteg Lecture: BRETT WALKER

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

BRETT WALKER: History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies, Montana State University "Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World" Description: At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake devastated northeastern Japan and caused one of Earth’s [...]

Feb
22
2017

Expert Judgements on Future Wind Energy Costs: How Low Can Costs Go? (EPIC)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Off-Campus

Wind energy costs have—historically—declined dramatically. But the future of wind will hinge in part on technology advancements and cost reduction. Are significant additional technology advancements and cost reductions still feasible? Or, has the industry matured to the point of only [...]

Mar
1
2017

EARLY DEADLINE: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)

All day, Evanston

Northwestern University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGI U networks the innovation talents of students from more [...]

Mar
8
2017

Death by Design, film screening and discussion

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston

On March 8, Northwestern will host a screening of Death by Design, a documentary about the environmental and social impacts of the electronics industry. This event is a part of the One Earth Film Festival, which runs Marc 3 through [...]

Mar
9
2017

Energy & Environmental Trivia Night (YPE)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Off-Campus

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is hosting an evening of entertainment and networking as teams of environmental nerds take each other on to answer trivia questions. We will also have a brief presentation from the young professional organizations to share what they've [...]

Mar
30
2017

Superstorms, Climate Change, and the Future of Cities

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, No Location

Why wasn't the Eastern Seaboard better prepared for Hurricane Sandy? Why did seven hundred and thirty-nine people die in Chicago’s 1995 heat wave? Instances of natural disasters are on the rise, and few places are ready. In this talk, Eric [...]

Mar
31
2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resnick Family Social Impact Program

All day, No Location

In early 2016, ISEN launched the Resnick Family Social Impact Program, which supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy. The Program, seeded by a generous $500,000 gift from Paula Stamler Resnick (WCAS ’86) [...]

Mar
31
2017

Toni Jensen: Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Toni Jensen (English/University of Arkansas), author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press, will present "Coyboyistan:The Social Costs of Fracking." This talk is co-presented by the Department of [...]

Apr
21
2017

Transportation Research Forum 58th Annual Conference [April 20 - 21]

All day, Off-Campus

Transportation Research ForumFounded in 1958, the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals. Its purpose is to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers, and others seeking an exchange [...]

Apr
22
2017

SAVE THE DATE: Non-partisan Science March, Chicago

All day, No Location

The Chicago march is intended to be a nonpartisan promotion of science and the scientific process being done by and for the scientific community and science enthusiasts. The date is Saturday, April 22nd. Exact location and time is not yet known. Please [...]

May
1
2017

FINAL DEADLINE: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)

All day, Evanston

Northwestern University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGI U networks the innovation talents of students from more [...]

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