earth science week

Working Toward a Sustainable World: Geoscience Projects Related to the SDGs

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

This is the first webinar of the 2022 Earth Science Week webinar series in which our speakers present six case studies that illustrate how the geosciences intersect with the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Life on Land (SDG 15).

Our speakers are:

  • Carlos Martinez, Director, NYC Parks GreenThumb
  • Renee Mazurek, Resilient Communities Manager, River Network
  • Max Brouwers, Chief Business Development Officer, Getech
  • Dr. Sahle-Demessie, Chemical Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Futoshi Nakamura, Professor, Department of Forest Science, Hokkaido University
  • Dr. Matthew Hansen, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland – College Park

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The Science of Keeping Materials in the Loop

Thursday, October 13, 2022

This third webinar of Earth Science Week 2022 webinar series explores the circular economy of raw materials, including production, use, reuse, recycling, and waste streams. The speakers discuss the roles of different stakeholders within this lifecycle and explore ways to re-capture raw materials through the different stages within the circular economy, such as is done with urban mining. The speakers also provide a discussion about the differences in designing approaches to raw materials development from the perspective of a producer vs. a provider.

Our speakers are: 

  • Dr. Federico Magalini, Director Sustainability Services UK and Italy, dss+  
  • Dr. Luis Tercero Espinoza, Coordinator of Business Unit Raw Materials, Fraunhofer  
  • Dr. Ola Isaksson, Professor in Systems Engineering and Engineering Design, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology  

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This webinar is generously sponsored by:


Geoscience Event Calendar Launched for Geoscience Community

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to launch its new Geoscience Event Calendar, featuring events sponsored by AGI Federation organizations.

The calendar, available to view for free by anyone, features events posted by AGI Member Societies, International Associates, Regional Associates, Trade Associates, Academic Associates, and Liaison Organizations.

Nominations Invited for AGI/ExxonMobil Exploration Teacher Leadership Academy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and ExxonMobil Exploration are currently recruiting teachers for the 14th Annual Geoscience and STEM Teacher Leadership Academy for K-8 teachers. The 2022 academy will begin with an introductory webinar in early July, with the main academy experience taking place virtually July 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19.
As in past years, during the Teacher Leadership Academy, K-8 teachers from around the country will be provided with:

Earth Science Week AAPG Student Chapters Video Contest Winner Announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates the University of Indonesia's American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Student Chapter as the winner of the Earth Science Week AAPG Student Chapters of the Asia Pacific Region Video Contest. The contest was developed as an extension of Earth Science Week 2021, which celebrated the theme of "Water Today and for the Future."

Earth Science Week 2021 Contest Winners Announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates the winners and finalists of this year's Earth Science Week art, photo, essay, and video contests, whose creative submissions addressed the Earth Science Week 2021 theme of "Water Today and for the Future." Organized by AGI, Earth Science Week is an annual celebration and public awareness campaign reaching millions of people worldwide each year with information about geoscience.


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