July Issue No. 57
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Upcoming Events

Solar Cooker International Conference 


What: Annual Developers Conference
When: July 17th-19th, 8 AM-8 PM, PST
Where:California Automobile Museum  
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for more information!
Crisis Mappers: Changing How We See Our World 
When: July 23, 2014
Where: Port San Antonio's
            Bldg, 210 Auditorium 
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center will host military, city and industry partners July 23rd to discuss crisis mappers' support of disaster response and recovery operations. The two-hour session, titled "Crisis Mappers: Changing How We See Our World," will include industry-renowned crisis mapping professional Dr. Jen Ziemke as the keynote speaker. She will discuss how the crisis mapping community is providing value to crisis and disaster response efforts worldwide. Click here for more information.
AIDF Disaster Relief Summit

When: November 19-20, 2014
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

The AIDF Disaster Relief Summit is specifically designed for senior representatives and experts from governments, NGOs, UN agencies, investors, research institutes and the private sector engaged in disaster relief and response.

Click here to REGISTER

Cool Websites to Check Out for the Latest in HA/DR and Development! 

Sustainable Communities Worldwide
Formerly known as Humanitarian International Services Group, this organization promotes  sustainable solutions at the ground level through supporting the projects and agendas of local leaders. Their work combines training and dialogue facilitation to create a paradigm shift in rethinking sustainability and asset-based solutions. For more information, click here.
Quick Links
New Publications 
for all the latest publications! 

New events are being added periodically, so don't forget to check out the STAR-TIDES Calendar of Events and on our Facebook Page!  
Register for the 8th Annual TIDES Demo
It It is our pleasure to announce that registration for the 2014 TIDES Demo is now open! This years forum will take place from 7-10 Oct 2014. We are looking for exhibitors to showcase their innovative, low-cost, sustainable technologies for stressed populations, post-war, post-disaster, and impoverished. All activities will be independent of the power grid, and communications will be live. If you would like to exhibit or attend please click here.  Help us spread the word using #TIDESDemo14!
STAR-TIDES Network Announcements
Michelle Lacourciere receives the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award
It is always a pleasure for TIDES when our partners throughout the world are recognized for their work in their various fields. In that spirit, we would like to extend our congratulations to Michelle Lacourciere in receiving the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service, which is given to five recipients every year for exemplary contributions to public service. We wish her well and look forward to seeing her  at the TIDES Demo this October.
Jonathan and Dr. Lin Wells

Lastly we'd like to recognize Jonathan Fredrickson, our Senior Intern and Co-editor of
the STAR-TIDES newsletter. Last month Jonathan, received a Certificate of Appreciation for his support to TIDES.  
Recognition for Occupy Sandy
By Jonathan Fredrickson

Superstorm Sandy was one of the most destructive storms to hit the United States in recent history when it made landfall in 2012. To aid those displaced by the storm and begin repair operations, every sector of society had to band together. One of these groups was Occupy Sandy, an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Its effectiveness in the aftermath led many to question how it achieved such high levels of efficiency and the Institute of Homeland Security decided to research that question. The report, which highlights Occupy Sandy's origins, organizational model, and decision making processes, notes that there is a lot to learn from this group. To read more, click here.
ERDC: A Revolution in Military Sustainability Theory?
By Jonathan Fredrickson

Although the TIDES project has faced many obstacles, a majority of them institutional, it is comforting when we see sustainability becoming a priority. In September 2013, the Engineer and Research Development Center of the Army Corps of Engineers studied the positive and negative effects of utilizing Indigenous Construction Materials in place of wood-based products in the construction of Forward Operating Bases. The report, which emphasized the financial, strategic, and socio-cultural advantages, recommended further study and certainly opens the way to further experimentation in front line sustainability. To read more, click here.



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