Twice a month in the summer CSS researchers will get together and discuss a journal article relevant to sustainable systems. In addition to being intellectually stimulating, it will give us a great opportunity to chat and connect with each other. While the paper we discuss may not always be exactly in your research area, our diverse experience and input will lead to a vibrant discussion of the topic.
Graedel, T.E., E. M. Harper, N. T. Nassar, and Barbara K. Reck. "On the materials basis of modern society." PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013 ; published ahead of print December 2, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1312752110