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New Belgium Brewing's Kim Jordan Receives Governor's Citizenship Award

Thomas Lovejoy receives highest academic honor given by France

Dr. Tom Lovejoy received the highest academic medal given by France, at the French Embassy. Distinguished career in environmental science and global public policy to protect the Earth.  The award was established by Napoleon at the same time as the Legion d’Honneur. Tom Lovejoy is a SoGES External Advisory Board member and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Colorado State University (1989).

US National Academy Letter on Climate Change

On September 20, 2016, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States.

http://responsiblescientists.org/

National Science Foundation seeks feedback on Strategic Plan

The National Science Foundation is beginning the process of updating its Strategic Plan. As part of that process, the Foundation invites feedback on the Vision, Core Values, Strategic Goals and Strategic Objectives described in the current NSF Strategic Plan at http://www.nsf.gov/about/performance/strategic_plan.jsp.

Submit your feedback here: https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/strategicplan/feedback.jsp

International Junior Forester's Competition

The International Jr. Foresters’ Competition is an annual event hosted by Russian Federal Forestry Agency (RFFA) to promote and reward young scientists for their interest and efforts in the environmental field, as well as to encourage international dialogue about forestry issues. The 2016 competition will take place in in early September (September 4 – 9), and will include time for sightseeing in and around St. Petersburg, Russia. The competition, which runs a bit like a science fair, is open to young adults between the ages of 14-22.

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