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Sustainability Series

Bjoern Hagen



Bjoern Hagen

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Despite the convincing body of anthropogenic global climate change science, there remains a significant gap between the recommendations provided by the scientific community and actual action by the general public and policy makers. In this talk, Hagen will discuss the necessity of understanding of public perception on climate change to design, implement, and generate support for public policy.

Hagen will discuss his survey research taking place in nine countries that focuses upon public perceptions of climate change and identifies factors that impact public willingness to support mitigation and adaption.

Hagen has worked on projects focusing on sustainable urban and regional development with the Development Agency of Rhineland Palatinate and the redesign of the UNESCO World Heritage site Völklingen Ironworks toward a sustainable future.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light breakfast will be provided)


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The School of Sustainability alumni chapter is excited to announce our first San Francisco networking event!

Mingle and share advice with other Arizona State University sustainability program alumni, San Francisco professionals, and ASU alumni interested in the field of sustainability.

Appetizers provided.

Contact SOSAlumni@asu.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 16.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tope cocktail lounge
1326 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133


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Nick Brown

Ken Sweat



Nick Brown

  • Director, University Sustainability Practices

Ken Sweat

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Division, ASU West campus

Join us for a free screening of the film CHASING ICE, an award-winning documentary depicting the story of acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog and his mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, Balog’s videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

After the film, Nick Brown and Ken Sweat will provide Q&A and discussion with the audience. Nick Brown is ASU’s director of University Sustainability Practices and Ken Sweat is a senior lecturer on ASU’s West campus whose expertise is in environmental science and policy and community outreach on human-caused global warming.

We encourage using the light rail and carpooling, however, street, metered parking is free after 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 doors open; 7:00 p.m. showtime
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
(2nd Floor, off the main elevator)
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus


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Time to celebrate everything great about the Earth, sustainability, and ASU! Feel free to join in on the festivities, with over 30 events taking place across all four campuses! All events are free and open to the public, but please kindly RSVP where applicable. More details below.

Tempe Campus Events



Thursday, April 17
Sustainability Series: Reverend Michael Dowd
Ecology as Theology: The Future is Calling Us to Greatness
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wrigley Hall, 481 (lunch served)
Learn more and RSVP

Friday, April 18
Sustainability Series: Jessica Lenz
Armed with Resilience: Girls, Child Soldiers, Empowerment
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wrigley Hall, 481 (light refreshments served)
Learn more and RSVP

Tuesday, April 22
Farmers' Market @ASU Tempe - Earth Day Market Theme
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Cady Mall and Student Services Building
Learn more

Earth Day Green Menus
All Sun Devil Dining Residential Restaurants
Learn more

Sustainability Series: Bjoern Hagen
Climate Change and World Perceptions
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Wrigley Hall, 481 (light breakfast served)
Learn more and RSVP

Thursday, April 24
Sustainability Series: Terra Rose Ganem
The Secret of Building a Thriving Organic School Garden
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wrigley Hall, 481 (lunch served)
Learn more and RSVP

Wednesday, April 30
Fill the Flash
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., The FLASH bus will be parked on E. Lemon Mall, between Hassayampa Academic Village and Barrett, the Honors College.
The Student United Way at ASU partnered with Parking and Transit Services to challenge our ASU community to donate enough nonperishable food items to fill an entire FLASH bus.
To volunteer
Learn more or liveunitedasu@gmail.com

Polytechnic Campus Events



For more information on Polytechnic Campus Earth Month events please contact Susan Norton or polygardens@asu.edu

Monday, April 21
Celebrate Biodiversity
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Student Union, Backus Mall
Join the Green Devils Sustainability Club, Wildlife Restoration Student Association and the ASU Algae Lab for a day for hands on demonstrations and activities showcasing the importance of Biodiversity for the health and proliferation of all species.
Contact Susan Norton for more information

Earth Day Green Menus
All Sun Devil Dining Residential Restaurants
Learn more

Thursday, April 24
Food/Wellness Day Spring Garden Party
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Poly Community Garden (North Desert Village)
Tour the community garden, learn about leasing your own plot, and see what our students have been up to! Light refreshments served.
Learn more

West Campus Events



Tuesday, April 22
Earth Day Green Menus
All Sun Devil Dining Residential Restaurants
Learn more

Downtown Campus Events



Thursday, April 17
Sun Devil Dining: Go Local Green Captain Earth Day
11:-00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., location TBD
Meet our Green Captains at Downtown campus!
Learn more

Green Cooking: How to Grow and Cook Fresh Herbs and Greens
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Demonstration Kitchen, Taylor Place (next to Devil's Greens)
Tour the School of Nutrition Garden located at Nursing and Health Innovation I (NHI) building and see a healthy cooking demonstration.
Learn more and more

Tuesday, April 22
Earth Day Green Menus
All Sun Devil Dining Residential Restaurants
Learn more

Free Film Screening: Chasing Ice
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., First Amendment Forum, Cronkite School of Communication (2nd Floor, off the main elevator) (light refreshments)
View trailer.
Learn more and RSVP

Wrigley Lecture Series

Ray Mabus

  • Secretary of the Navy

Ray Mabus is the 75th US Secretary of the Navy and leads America's Navy and Marine Corps. He is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft, and facilities, and formulates and implements policies and programs consistent with the national security policies established by the President and the Secretary of Defense.

In this talk, Secretary Mabus will discuss the importance of the global presence of the Navy and Marine Corps in maintaining and promoting energy security.

Free transportation will be available from campus. The first bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the 1st United Methodist Church Parking lot located to the west of Wrigley Hall. Map

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. reception
10:00-11:30 a.m. lecture
Tempe Center for the Arts, Lakeside Room
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
(light breakfast provided)


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Sustainability Series

Terra Rose Ganem



Terra Rose Ganem

  • Founder, Grow Organic Kids

In this talk, Ganem will tell the story of how she built Grow Organic Kids, an organization that gives children access to healthy food and experiential education. From the first organic garden in a local school to the development of an entire organization, she will expand upon her experience in creating a successful model and community engagement strategies for success.

Ganem holds a degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. She founded Grow Organic Kids in April 2013.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)


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Sustainability Series

Fron Nahzi



Fron Nahzi

  • Global Business Development Director
  • Walton Sustainability Solutions Iniiatives

For the past twenty years, Western governments and private foundations have spent billions to implement democratic order in emerging democracies. The West’s cornerstone to civil society development is the formation of NGOs and the development of donor systems found in most Western countries (i.e., foundations, endowments, and corporate social responsibility programs). In this talk, Nahzi will discuss how public and privately funded civil society development programs are established and implemented in emerging democracies and he will take a deeper look into their effectiveness.

Fron Nahzi has more than 20 years of international development experience. He has worked and lived in more than 20 countries in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Africa, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light breakfast will be provided)


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Join us as Wrigley Hall opens its doors for a showcase of learning.

Learn more about opportunities to get involved, and connect to community partners through engagement with School of Sustainability students and faculty as they share their experiences. Events will include a poster session, video presentations, and open class presentations where School of Sustainability students and faculty will present the results of their community-based projects as you enjoy refreshments throughout the day.

Class Video Screening: How to Create a TED Talk
Prof. Kathy Kyle
10:30am - 11:30am, Wrigley Hall, room 323


School of Sustainability Student Videos:
Enjoy "movie" snacks as our students share their sustainability experiences from the last year on film.
10:30am - 11:30am, Wrigley Hall, room 401


Luncheon: Engaging with Cities
If you will be attending the Luncheon, please RSVP below
Join the Sustainable Cities Network and School of Sustainability faculty, students, and staff to explore current and future collaboration opportunities. Guests will eat during brief introductions to ways that people can engage with students, cities, and faculty.
11:30am - 1:00pm, Wrigley Hall, room 481


Class Video Screening: Sustainability Short-Form Documentary
Prof. Peter Byck, multiple community partners
1:00pm - 2:00pm, Wrigley Hall, room 102


Class Drop-In: US Energy: Pathways to Sustainability
Profs. John Hofmeister and Colin Tetreault
1:30pm - 4:30pm, Wrigley Hall, room 401


Class Drop-In: The Agriculture-Urban Interface
Prof. Hallie Eakin, partners: Towns of Gilbert and Goodyear
1:30pm - 2:45pm, Wrigley Hall, room 323


SOS Ambassador Meet and Greet:
Make a bracelet, headband, or scarf out of an old ASU t-shirt; celebrate with your 2013 – 2014 Ambassadors & meet next year's group!
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Wrigley Hall, 1st Floor Breezeway


Class Drop-In: Sustainable Development in Action
Prof. Rimjhim Aggarwal, partner: Jain Irrigation Systems
3:00pm - 4:15pm, Wrigley Hall, room 202


Class Drop-In: Food System Sustainability
Prof. Hallie Eakin, partner: ASU-Community Food Group
3:00pm - 4:15pm, Wrigley Hall, room 323


Student Project Showcase and Reception:
Celebrate sustainability internships, student organizations, class projects completed this year. Talk with students and enjoy appetizers.
4:30pm - 6:00pm, Wrigley Hall, 1st Floor Breezeway, 102


Scholarship Reception:
The School of Sustainability recognizes scholarship award winners.
By invitation only.

6:00pm, Basha Library, Old Main


Looking forward to seeing you there!

Questions may be directed to: sada.gilbert@asu.edu.

If you will be attending the Luncheon at 11:30, please RSVP below

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wrigley Hall
Arizona State University, Tempe campus


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Past Events

Sustainability Series

Jessica Lenz



Jessica Lenz

  • Senior Program Manager, Protection at InterAction
  • Founder and Senior Child Protection Advisor, TipToe Empowerment

In this talk, Lenz will explore the overused and oversimplified term “'resilience” and place it in the context of female child soldiers returning from captivity. From brainwashing, to spying, to learning to fire a gun, Lenz flips the negative skills and unveils coping mechanisms that can help child soldiers reintegrate into their families and communities.

Lenz is an international child-protection specialist with over 15 years of experience working with children in adversity. She is the founder of TipToe Empowerment, which offers technical support to the UN, donors, and NGOs.

Friday, April 18, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light refreshments will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Reverend Michael Dowd



Reverend Michael Dowd

  • Author and Evolutionary Theologian

In this talk, Dowd will discuss a worldwide meta-religious movement that has been emerging for decades at the nexus of science, inspiration, and sustainability. He will describe how society can be united by a pool of common values, priorities, and commitments regarding the importance of living in the right relationship to reality and how we can work together in service of a just and thriving future for humanity and the larger body of life.

Dowd's bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. His work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Discover, and on CNN, ABC News, and Fox News.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Wrigley Lecture Series

Julian Agyeman



Julian Agyeman

Join Mayor Greg Stanton as he welcomes Julian Agyeman to Phoenix.

Julian Agyeman is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment (whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements) and the effects of these on public policy, planning processes, and outcomes, particularly related to notions of justice and equity. Agyeman has over 150 publications; his recent books include: Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability and Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice.

In this Wrigley talk, Agyeman will first outline the concept of “just sustainabilities." He will argue that integrating social needs and welfare offers us a more “just,” rounded, and equity-focused definition of sustainability, while not negating the very real environmental threats we face. He will then look at real-world examples of just sustainabilities, focusing on ideas about "fair shares" resource distribution; planning for intercultural cities; achieving well-being and happiness; the potential in the new sharing economy, and, finally, the concept of “spatial justice.”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
doors open and dessert reception at 7:00 p.m. featuring local food trucks: Mamma Toledo's Pie, Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes, and Paletas Betty Popsicles
event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave. Downtown Phoenix
(between 1st and Central Avenues, just north of Van Buren Street/Central Station)

The Conversation for Action Lunch Series  

Fletcher Beaudoin



Fletcher Beaudoin

  • Assistant Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University

In this talk, Fletcher will discuss two ways where the University is building applied learning infrastructure: Portland State University’s engagement with local EcoDistricts through the sustainable neighborhoods initiative and its campus-based sustainability living lab program. Fletcher will provide select examples from both programs, highlighting key insights for creating and maintaining high quality applied learning opportunities, across the university and with partnering neighborhoods of the metro area.

Fletcher is involved in developing interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships that provide faculty and students opportunities to connect with sustainability issues in the community. He assists with strategic planning for sustainability research and funding, manages a regional partnership of organizations focused on ecosystem services, and advises for a variety of campus-level sustainability initiatives. He holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and Energy Policy from Columbia University.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, Gold Room
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Other


As part of our Earth Day Celebration (link to EDSC event), please join us for the 5th annual Great Solar Cookout

Learn how to make a solar oven of your own, sample some delicious snacks cooked on-site in the ovens, and learn more about cooking in a sustainable way, with the power of the sun!

Food will be served starting at 11am and Solar Oven Building 101 workshops will take place from 10-1PM.

Sponsored by: The Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona Interfaith Power and Light, Community Christian Church

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sun Devils Fitness Complex - Intramural Fields

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While costume-clad soccer players compete in the Earth Day Soccer Classic: Kick It With Africa tournament, those on the sidelines will enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment. Attendees with a curiosity for the culinary can compete in the Solar Cook-off, and those with a fondness for “fur balls” can watch the World Pup Classic. Other attractions include African dancers and drummers, catering by Tempe Sister City, opportunities to recycle unwanted electronics and shred documents, and booths showcasing the green initiatives of student groups and local businesses. The nearly indestructible One World Futbol, made by a company that uses the “buy one, give one” model and will be donating balls to our partners in Ghana, will also be available for a practice kick.

- Cheer on the teams of the, Earth Day Soccer Classic
- Try to make a goal with the nearly indestructible ball that you can purchase from One World Futbol. When you purchase a One World Futbol an additional ball will be donated to our partners in Ghana
- Enjoy entertainment from African dancers and drummers and learn an African dance
- Experience delectable dishes cooked at The Great Solar Cookout
- Watch the World Pup Classic (yes, it’s our version of the Puppy Bowl) and maybe take home a new furry friend
- Sample organic tea and a variety of healthy snacks
- Recycle your unwanted electronics
- Take advantage of free document shredding
- Discover the newest advancements in sustainability in a fun and festive environment

This all-day, family-friendly event – made possible by ASU’s School of Sustainability and its charitable partners, Arizona Interfaith Power and Light, Green Living magazine, One World Futbol, Sun Devil Fitness Complex and Tempe Sister City – is the perfect way to gear up for Earth Day!

April 12, 2014 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Arizona State University Intramural Fields – Tempe Campus
(concessions for sale)

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Earth Day Soccer Classic - 6v6 CoRec Tournament

ASU's School of Sustainability, Green Living Magazine, Tempe Sister City,
Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and One World Futbol, have joined together to present a bi-continental, co-ed soccer tournament to coincide with 2014 Earth Day celebrations. The tournament brings the world together, one soccer game at a time, as it takes place simultaneously in Ghana, Africa, our World Cup opponents in June.

Earth Day Soccer Classic will showcase Royal Philips' solar-powered soccer fields, which are enabling African kids to play at night for the first time. You'll also experience One World Futbol's nearly indestructible soccer balls. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to donate balls to soccer clubs in Accra, Ghana.

  • When: Sat. April 12, 2014 - All Day Event!
  • Where: ASU Intramural Fields - Tempe Campus
  • Time: 8am - 7pm (Championship game is from 6pm-7pm)
  • Cost: $120/team
  • Roster: Games are played 6v6, roster maximum of 9 players/team. Team roster must include a minimum of 3 female players, with 2 female players always on the field.
  • Divisions: Competitive and Recreational Divisions
  • Prizes: All players receive a free Earth Day Soccer Classic t-shirt, water bottle, chapstick
  • Tournament: Teams guaranteed 3 pool-play games. Winners advance to a single elimination tournament.
Team captain must register the team. All participants must be 18yrs or older and need not be ASU students. We welcome teams from the community!

To understand the depths of the soccer/solar/sustainability connection:
Earth Day Celebration Expo
In addition, to the soccer tournament, from 10AM to 2PM we will have community-wide Earth Day celebration, which will feature a Solar Cookout, live music, community booths, a community art project, solar companies, interactive games and more.

Help us donate soccer balls to the Top Ten Soccer Academy in Accra, Ghana!
  • Buy a ball for $25 that ASU students will take to Accra this summer
  • "Buy One, Give One" option: buy a ball for yourself for $40 and One World Futbol will donate a ball to the club in in Accra
In addition, for each soccer ball purchased through this campaign, One World Futbol Project will donate $5 toward the purchase of more balls for Accra!

Purchase a ball here


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Other


Arizona State University's fourth annual Human Rights Film Festival is the biggest yet, with 11 films scheduled over three days, including three Oscar-nominated titles. Films are followed by Q&A sessions with subject experts and a number of the films' directors. The festival, held in Armstrong Hall on the ASU Tempe campus, is free and open to all.

RSVP to help us plan for room sizes and refreshments!

Schedule of Events

The 2014 festival is sponsored by ASU's Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; the School of Social Transformation; the Center for Law and Global Affairs; the Global Institute of Sustainability; Amnesty International, Tempe chapter; and Amnesty International, ASU student chapter.

Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 2014
1:00 - 9:15 p.m. each day
Armstrong Hall
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Sustainability Series

Roger Sant



Roger Sant

  • Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation
  • Chairman, The Summit Foundation

Since the first energy crisis in 1973, conventional wisdom about US energy markets has focused on problems of scarcity, rising prices, environmental clean-up costs, and whether we can increase efficiency, reduce consumption and still grow the economy. In this reflective talk, Sant examines the errors of conventional wisdom and what our experience tells us about the ability to meet our newest challenge: carbon pollution.

Before starting the AES Corporation, a Fortune 200 global power company, in 1981, Sant was assistant administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration. He also directed the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.

We are at capacity with RSVPs for this event. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Other

Sam and Katie Fulbright



Sam and Katie Fulbright

  • Filmmakers

Join us for a free film screening of Shift, a film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright, that takes a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dives beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities affected by climate change.

View the film trailer.

After the screening, filmmakers Sam and Kate will host a post-film discussion with the audience.

The film showing is free, but we urge you to support the First Congregational Church of Tempe's "Tuesday Lunch for the Homeless" program. Please bring in small-sized food items (peanut butter, crackers, tuna packets, snack-pack puddings, fruit cups, applesauce cups, peanut butter or cheese crackers, trail mix. granola bars) OR hotel-sized toiletries.

Free parking available at the Brickyard Parking Garage on 6th St, east of Mill Ave. Bring your ticket, and the theater will validate.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. doors open
7:00 p.m. showtime
Harkins Valley Art Theater
509 S. Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Other

Nancy Dahl


Nancy Dahl

  • Practitioner Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

In this seminar, you’ll hear about common pitfalls and effective strategies for communicating with investors in scientific research and information. Yes, that includes the people who review your grant proposals. If you are seeking funding for research activities or advocating for your research findings to be used by stakeholders such as businesses or governments, then it’s likely that you’re dealing with people from a fundamentally different work culture, and it’s also likely that you don’t know them as well as you should.

Using her 15 years’ experience in sustainability policy and science management with the Australian Commonwealth Government, Nancy Dahl will provide insight into the priorities and practices of government grants programs, colorful illustrations of common mistakes in dealing with cultural divides between scientists and policymakers, and a discussion on strategies for improving communications and relations.

To RSVP.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Other


The School of Sustainability alumni chapter is excited to announce our first Washington DC networking event!

Mingle and share advice with other Arizona State University sustainability program alumni, DC professionals, and ASU alumni interested in the field of sustainability.

Appetizers provided.

Contact SOSAlumni@asu.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 2.

Monday, April 7, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
A.G.B. Resto-Lounge at The Graham Georgetown
On the B-level
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Washington DC, 20007

Sustainability Series

Arnold Ambiel



Arnold Ambiel

  • Chief Operating Officer, One World Futbol Project

Join us to learn more about the One World Futbol Project, a charitable partner in our signature Earth Month celebration event, The Earth Day Soccer Classic.

Ambiel will tell the One World Futbol Project story and how their nearly indestructible soccer ball is positively impacting lives around the world through the power of play.

Ambiel runs the day-to-day operations of a virtual company that operates globally with employees in the US, Africa, Asia, and South America. He is responsible for growing the worldwide team and developing business relationships to support the company’s worldwide expansion.

Help our Earth Day efforts to purchase One World Futbols for kids in Accra Ghana here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided by Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian restaurant)

Sustainability Series

Ambassador David Balton



Ambassador David Balton

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries
  • Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, Department of State

The Arctic region is changing rapidly: glaciers are receding, sea ice is diminishing, and permafrost is thawing. All these phenomena present serious challenges for residents of the Arctic and for the world. At the same time, the Arctic warming is enabling increased shipping and hydrocarbon extraction. In this talk, Ambassador Balton will review these developments and a recent flurry of international efforts to come to grips with them.

In March 2005, following confirmation by the Senate, Balton attained the rank of Ambassador during his tenure. Ambassador Balton is responsible for coordinating the development of U.S. foreign policy concerning oceans and fisheries, and overseeing U.S. participation in international organizations dealing with these issues. His portfolio also includes responsibility for overseeing the Department of State’s work on Arctic and Antarctic affairs.

This event is co-sponsored by Center for Law and Global Affairs, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Union, Pima Room (230)
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light appetizers will be provided)

Sustainability Series

George Brooks



George Brooks

  • Co-Founder, RighTrac, Inc.

STEM education, healthy foods, and good jobs will drive Phoenix’s 21st century economy and sustainability holds the key. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation as Brooks discusses “The Power of Aquaponics” to address these needs and more.

Brooks is a founder of the urban aquaculture firm RighTrac and regularly contributes to The Arizona Republic on sustainability, green jobs, water, diversity, and community awareness. He is a member of the PlanPhx leadership team responsible for creating the new City of Phoenix General Plan.

This event is at capacity, please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Robert Pindyck



Robert Pindyck

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.
  • Professor, Finance and Economics
  • Professor, Applied Economics
  • Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Pindyck will discuss a framework for evaluating the allocation of efforts to avert different types of catastrophes including: environmental, mega-viruses, nuclear, and terrorism. He considers how these events can have cascading effects, and as a result how we should evaluate the appropriate societal trade-offs, and use them to evaluate policies that avoid these threats.

Dr. Pindyck’s research and writing in microeconomics and industrial organization cover topics including financial market structure, value of patents, environmental policy, and policy implications of global catastrophic events. His most recent research focuses on economic policies related to rare disasters.

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(breakfast will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Joy Hought



Joy Hought

  • Director of Education, Native Seed/SEARCH

Once a highly regarded staple of civilization, wheat is now perceived by many to be a scourge to our health. Wheat is linked to increases in gluten sensitivity, allergies, depression, even obesity. In this talk, Hought will discuss current knowledge about changes in wheat protein and nutrition from ancient to modern times, as well as wheat-breeding techniques.

Hought teaches Seed School, Grain School, and seminars on biotechnology. She earned an MSc in agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Her research focuses upon wheat nutrition and genetics and the revival of local grain-production systems.

Lunch will feature rolls baked with heritage wheat from Hayden Flour Mills.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Other

Chris Wharton

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Eric Lehnardt

  • Executive Director, Flash Food

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, please join us for a free screening of the film DIVE! Living Off America's Waste followed by an expert panel discussion on nutrition, sustainable food systems and hunger in the U.S.

Every year American's throw away 96 billion pounds of food. Inspired by a curiosity about society’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows the filmmaker and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food – resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

View the trailer.

Monetary donations are not required but are encouraged to support scholarships for Nutrition Program Students. Attendance for students is free; however, we ask that students bring a nonperishable food item to donate to United Food Bank.

This event is co-sponsored by the Student Nutrition Council, United Food Bank Rock Against Hunger program, and School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
doors open/reception 5:30 p.m.
screening, 6:15 p.m.
panel and Q&A, 7:00 p.m.
Nursing and Health Innovation (NIH)-2, Room 100
550 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus

Sustainability Series

Anthony Floyd



Anthony Floyd

  • Green Building Program Manager, Office of Environmental Initiatives
  • City of Scottsdale

Building construction norms and practices have evolved into a set of defaults based on consensus-based industry standards, codes, and regulations. As part of the evolving rules and market forces, ecological intelligence are playing an increasing role in the transparency of building products and systems. Floyd will discuss these cultural shifts in the industry and the expanding role of regulatory nudges, defaults, disclosure policies, and green-building codes--all aimed at the design and constructing ecologically responsive communities.

Floyd is a licensed architect and served as the building official for the City of Scottsdale from 1988 to 1995. He helped to establish Arizona’s first Green Building Program in Scottsdale in 1998 while integrating green certification into the building plan review, permit, and inspection process.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Philip D. Allsopp



Philip D. Allsopp

In this talk, Allsopp will review well-being metrics and examine the impacts of public policy based on incomplete urban, infrastructure, social and economic models. A case study of Native American housing will be used to highlight the negative impacts of inadequate attention to wellbeing and place-making.

Allsopp spent 26 years in the management consulting field leading health care industry and system dynamics practices with major firms including A.T. Kearney and Science Applications International Corporation. Phil is a Ph.D. candidate at Kingston University, London, UK and is conducting research in Arizona into the impacts on well-being and human emotions of the visual characteristics of place.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Joni Adamson



Joni Adamson

  • Professor, English and Environmental Humanities, School of Letters and Sciences
  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability

Typically, the story of the American Dream envisions higher standards of living for each succeeding generation. But when we examine the language of the declarations and manifestos being written around the world by environmental groups and networks, we typically hear calls for a story of another kind, one in which people seek to live well, not better.

In this talk, Adamson will discuss the role that stories, narratives, and networks play in empowering humans to imagine new approaches to sustainability, justice, progress, growth, wealth, and the common good.

Adamson is the author of American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and Ecocriticism; co-editor of The Environmental Justice Reader; American Studies, Ecocriticism and Citizenship; and the forthcoming Keywords for Environmental Studies.

This lecture is co-sponsored by LightWorks.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(breakfast will be provided)

Conferences


Arizona State University’s Emerge 2014 will be a “Carnival of the Future” – a radically creative, playful and challenging approach to the future world we actually want to make. It will feature massively public, evening-long adventures under a big tent showcasing cutting-edge performance and swarming, flying technology along with incisive visions of the future that obliterate the traditional boundaries between engineering, arts, sciences and humanities. Visit emerge.asu.edu to learn more.

The theme for Emerge 2014 is “The Future of Me,” for we find ourselves at a challenging intersection:

Individuals have never had so much power – from Edward Snowden challenging nation states, to Bill Gates personally deciding to eradicate polio. Medicine is personalized, learning platforms are personalized, and entrepreneurs run global businesses out of their smartphones.

At the same time, individuals have become nothing more than tiny motes in networked systems that are so staggering in complexity as to be beyond understanding, much less control. The idea of individual human agency seems fanciful in a world of Big Data and ubiquitous surveillance.

Emerge 2014 challenges engineers, artists, scientists, designers, story tellers, ethicists, humanists, makers and futurists to explore questions of individuality, autonomy and freedom, as well as control, automation and facelessness.

RSVP at http://asuemerge2014.eventbrite.com.

Friday, March 7, 2014
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix
3rd St between Roosevelt Street and Garfield Street

Sustainability Series

Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth



Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth

  • Vice Chair U.N. Foundation

In this talk, former Senator Timothy Wirth will discuss why the U.S. is uniquely poised to lead a global initiative on policy development that realistically addresses the need for adaptive, resilient, and sustainable systems. To catalyze this initiative, the U.N. Foundation and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research are engaging scientists, researchers, and U.S. citizens in meaningful dialogue about possible responses to the global threat of climate change.

Wirth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, where he focused on environmental issues, particularly global climate change and population stabilization. Following two decades of elected politics, Wirth served as national co-chair of the Clinton-Gore campaign and, from 1993 to 1997 as the first Undersecretary for Global Affairs in the U.S. State Department.

Friday, March 7, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Memorial Union, Gold Room (207)
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Wrigley Lecture Series

Amory Lovins



Amory Lovins

  • Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

The world is on the road toward a clean-energy system based on increasingly cost-competitive technologies. These new winners include energy efficiency, solar, wind, and flexible demand through a smart grid, integrated with geothermal, biomass, and hydro.

Join us as Amory Lovins describes how we can remove the barriers to renewable energy—to save our climate, protect our economy, and restore our energy security. Then, after the talk, Carbon Nation director and School of Sustainability Professor of Practice Peter Byck will engage Lovins and the audience in a full-throttled discussion.

Amory Lovins has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles. Lovins is the chief scientist for Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank™ that “drives the efficient and restorative use of resources, creating a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever.” Lovins was named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people. He has authored 31 books, including Reinventing Fire, Winning the Oil Endgame, and Natural Capitalism.

Note: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins 7:00 p.m. sharp.

This event is at maximum capacity. Please arrive before 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. We will release reserved seats at 6:55 p.m. and the event will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
(dessert reception to follow)

Other

Michael Lacey

  • Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources

Patrick L. Morgan

  • Manager, Yuma Mesa Irrigation Drainage District

Paul Muthart

  • General Manager, Pasquinelli Produce Co., Yuma, Arizona

Dave D. White

  • Co-Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Ray Quay

  • Moderator, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Moving water from one area of Arizona to another has the potential to create controversies, especially if the area from which the water is being transferred has existing water uses and economies built on that water supply.

In the Arizona Department of Water Resources report, “Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability”, it is suggested that in-state water transfers will play a strategic role in Arizona’s sustainable water future. Yet, the report suggests that a comprehensive analysis of water transfers is needed to better understand their role in our water future and their secondary benefits and impacts.

In this Water/Climate Briefing, our panelists will use Yuma County as a case study to begin identifying the issues about water transfers that we need to better understand and what type of further dialogue and research is needed.

Join the conversation!

Welcome by Jonathan Koppell
Dean of the College of Public Programs
Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair in the School of Public Affairs

Please RSVP to katie.peige@asu.edu

More information.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
A. E. England Building
424 N Central Ave
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus

Sustainability Series

Soe Myint

  • Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

In this talk, Myint will discuss the use of remote sensing, a tool used to observe the earth’s land surfaces, to better understand climate change. Myint has over 20 years of experience in using remote sensing, geographic information systems, and spatial modeling approaches to investigate land-use and land-cover change in relation to environmental issues.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Other


The Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Sustainability and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research contribute to ASU’s Night of the Open Door – Sustainability by showing you how you can "Bee Sustainable" in your own neighborhood and city. Activities will include an onsite photo booth to capture your best look for your own personal souvenir, hands-on displays about the ecology of the city, and interactive sustainability games, as well as other materials about how ASU is contributing to local and global sustainability.

What’s new in 2014? Thrill seekers, life-long learners and the just-plain curious can enter doorways into laboratories, living collections and museums. Visitors experience artistic performances, hands-on activities and discover spaces normally closed to public view including the Biodesign Institute, ASU Super Computer, Mars Space Flight Facility, ASU Planetarium and Hasbrouck Insect Collection. ASU's Night of the Open Door is a signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival, and rated one of the top events of 2012 and 2013. The evening offers a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university, with more than 100 interactive activities.

Learn more and register »

Saturday, March 1, 2014
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
various locations
Arizona State University

Other

Wally Broecker

Thomas Sharp



Wally Broecker

  • Visiting Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Thomas Sharp

  • Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Director, LeRoy-Eyring Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University
  • Director, ASU/NASA Space Grant Program

Join us for a free screening of the film CHASING ICE, an award-winning documentary depicting the story of acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog and his mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, Balog's videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

View the film trailer here.

After the film, geologist Thomas Sharp and geochemist Wally Broecker will host a discussion with the audience. Sharp is a mineralogist interested in understanding processes that occur on and within the Earth's surface. Broecker, arguably one of the world's greatest living scientists, has led the war on human-caused climate change.

Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage. Bring your ticket and the theater will validate.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Showtime at 7:00 p.m.
Harkins Valley Art Theater
509 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Other

Wally Broecker


Wally Broecker

  • Newberry Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Distinguished Visitor, Arizona State University

Similarities between the timing of orbitally driven changes in seasonality and extent of ice sheets makes clear that there must be a causal link. The long-standing view is that glaciers respond to summer insolation. However, this link cannot explain the hemispheric synchronicity of glacial response. Dr. Broecker proposes that, instead, orbital cycles drive reorganizations of the ocean's thermohaline circulation. These, in turn, generate changes in the atmosphere's CO₂ content. Hence, CO₂, rather than summer insolation, is the dominant driver of glacial cycles.

RSVP not required

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
pre-talk reception, 3:00 p.m.
talk begins, 3:30 p.m.
ISTB4, Marston Theater (185)
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Sustainability Series

Mindy Kimball



Mindy Kimball

  • Lieutenant Colonel, US Army; Sustainability PhD Student

In this talk, Kimball will share her stories from an expedition where she sailed around the Antarctic Peninsula to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Geologic Society of America. The 3-week expedition brought together leading researchers in geology, climatology, and bird and marine ecology. Learn why rocks can be more interesting than whales and penguins, how conservation efforts can eradicate rats, and how the macaroni penguin was named.

Kimball's research interests include sustainable transportation, life-cycle assessment, and the national security implications of climate change.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Conferences


It's time to find a better way.

The inaugural Sustainability Solutions Festival will feature a variety of events for everyone – from young students to scholars to industry leaders – in a vibrant showcase for and about sustainability solutions.

Monday, February 17, 2014 – President’s Day
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sustainability Solutions Family Day at the Arizona Science Center (more information)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Sustainability Consortium Meeting (registration required) (more information)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Carbon Nation film screening with Director Peter Byck at the Arizona Science Center (more information)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Sustainability Consortium Meeting (registration required) (more information)
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GreenBiz U 2014, Wrigley Hall, room 481, Arizona State University, Tempe campus (more information)
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GreenBiz Forum (registration required) at Montelucia
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ignite@ASU Sustainability at Arizona Science Center (more information)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. GreenBiz Forum 14 (registration required) at Montelucia
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The Sustainability Solutions Celebration (more information)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. GreenBiz U 2014, Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Arizona State University, Tempe campus (more information)

Thursday, February 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon GreenBiz Forum 14 (registration required) at Montelucia
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. GreenBiz U 2014, Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Arizona State University, Tempe campus (more information)
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arizona Solar Summit IV (registration required)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Geek’s Night Out at Tempe City Hall at 6th Street Park (more information)

Friday, February 21, 2014
6:15 p.m. (doors open); 6:45 p.m.(film screening begins) Sedona Green Film Festival. Featuring the documentary Carbon Rush and two short films. Post-film discussion with the director, Amy Miller. Galvin Playhouse, Arizona State University, Tempe campus (more information). Free.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Picnic at Tempe City Hall at 6th Street Park (more information)

The Festival is proud to partner with GreenBiz Group and The Sustainability Consortium to be a convening host for their events that will take place in venues throughout the greater Phoenix area. The Festival is an event coordinated by ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program within the Global Institute of Sustainability. Additional partners include Arizona Science Center, Arizona Solar Summit, and Arizona SciTech Festival.

Arts & Humanities in Sustainability Series  

Nalini M. Nadkarni

  • Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah
  • Professor of Biology

People need trees. Because trees require human voices to advocate for them, Dr. Nadkarni has sought insights about trees and humans by communicating her scientific studies of rainforest canopies through collaborations with artists, physicians, urban youth, senior citizens, legislators, and incarcerated men and women.

Known as “the Queen of the Forest Canopy,” Dr. Nadkarni studies treeptop organisms and interactions in rainforests of Costa Rica. She is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Utah and will present as part of the IHR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation /Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes funded “Humanities for the Environment” project.

RSVP at https://ihr.asu.edu/node/1548/register

Friday, February 21, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Coor Hall, Room 170
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Arts & Humanities in Sustainability Series  

Jon Mooallem

  • Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
  • Writer-at-Large, Pop-Up Magazine

The birth of the teddy bear, inspired by a well-publicized incident during President Theodore Roosevelt’s black bear-hunting trip to Mississippi in 1902, was an idiosyncratic signal of a larger shift in the United States’ imaginative relationship with bears and other predators at the turn of the 20th century: Americans feared and exterminated bears, but all of a sudden, they also wanted to give a bear a hug. Seven years later, supporters of President-elect William Howard Taft promoted the incoming dministration’s answer to the teddy bear: the Billy Possum. The toy was not a success. It was creepy-looking. Nobody liked it. These two case studies are used to explore how Americans think and feel about wild animals.

Jon Mooallem has been a Contributing Writer to the New York Times Magazine since 2006 and is also writer at large for Pop-Up Magazine. He has contributed to This American Life, Harper's, Wired, The New Yorker, Radiolab and many other magazines and radio shows. Jon Mooallem will present this lecture, which is co-sponsored by the School of Life Sciences, as part of the Institute for Humanities Research Andrew W. Mellon Foundation /Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes funded "Humanities for the Environment" project. Jon Mooallem will be participating in the second of three workshops entitled "Imagining Communities in the Anthropocene: Multi-species Relationships." The Humanities for the Environment (HfE) project is concerned with various aspects of environmental humanities and will be animated by questions about the role of the humanities in the age of the Anthropocene. Mooallem's recent book Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America will be available for purchase prior to his lecture just outside of the Marston Exploration Theater where light refreshments will be served and Mooallem will be available to sign books.

RSVP at https://ihr.asu.edu/node/1549/register

Thursday, February 20, 2014
4:00 p.m,. refreshments and book signing
5:00 p.m, lecture
ISTB4, Marston Exploration Theater
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Sustainability Series

Pape Samb

  • Chairman, Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN)
  • President, Exeleadmen International Consulting

Samb leads GYIN, a youth-run network of over 5,000 young leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and farmers in 100 countries. He uses the 3S Approach (Synergy, Sustainability, and Success Stories) to build social enterprises, for-benefit enterprises, and self-sustainable, community-led programs around the world.

In this talk, Samb will discuss his experiences in Africa and demonstrate how people motivated by social aims can steer the emergence of a new model of sustainable communities.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light breakfast provided)

Sustainability Series

Mindy Kimball

Felicia French

Joe Knott

Andrew Lane



Mindy Kimball

  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Sustainability PhD Student (Moderator)

Felicia French

  • Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, Sustainability PhD Student

Joe Knott

  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, Sustainability PhD Student

Andrew Lane

  • Major, U.S. Army Reserve, Sustainability Masters Student

In this unique conversation, three graduate students will speak about how their military service during peacetime and war played an unconventional and surprising role in their decision to study at the School of Sustainability. They will share personal stories--from "showering" with bottled water to teaching villagers to cook with solar ovens--from deployments in conflict areas.

Join us as they describe how those experiences shaped their world views and affirmed the importance of sustainability in their personal and professional lives.

Short Leash Hotdogs, a local food truck, will serve lunch in the parking lot west of Wrigley Hall. Please arrive at 11:30 a.m. to retrieve your free food voucher before our presentation begins at 12 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
lunch at 11:30 a.m.
panel at 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Chris Rainier



Chris Rainier

  • National Geographic Society Fellow

National Geographic's Rainier takes us on a journey to cultures that are integrating traditional knowledge and the use smart phones, cameras, and video to preserve their disappearing traditions to find sustainable solutions for the planet.

Traveling the planet for over 30 years, Rainier has been in a race against time to document indigenous communities struggling to preserve their ways of living for future generations. Now, with the advent of technologically driven storytelling and social media, he focuses on empowering these communities to gather around the “fireplace” of the web to tell their stories of survival.

This event is at capacity, please arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

Sustainability Series

John Ashton

Gary Dirks

Sander van der Leeuw

Yongsheng Zhang

Carlo Jaeger



John Ashton

  • Physicist from Britain; former diplomat; founder of E3G

Gary Dirks

  • Director, Global Institute of Sustainability and of LightWorks; former president of BP China

Sander van der Leeuw

  • Archaeologist from the Netherlands; ASU professor of anthropology; co-director of ASU's Complex Adaptive Systems Initiatives; UN Champion of the Earth

Yongsheng Zhang

  • Economist from China; Senior Research Fellow, Development Research Center of the Chinese government

Carlo Jaeger

  • Economist from Switzerland; visiting scholar at ASU; professor at Beijing Normal University; panel moderator

Global climate policy has reached a serious impasse. It has become a zero-sum game among national negotiators trying to avoid serious commitments. To rescue climate policy, we must reframe it as a global competition for the rewards of creative climate policy: business opportunities geared to more livable cities and infrastructure for 9 billion people on planet Earth.

America, China and Europe will be key players in this competition. In the panel discussion we will blend these perspectives to tackle the question: “How can climate policy be reframed from a perspective of burden sharing to one of opportunity creation?”

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(light refreshments will be provided)

Sustainability Series

Bruno Sarda



Bruno Sarda

  • Director of Global Sustainability Operations, Dell

Dell, a Fortune 50 company, recently unveiled its Legacy of Good plan, a commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. The Dell plan will set the trajectory for social and environmental sustainability to become an accelerator for successful and sustainable customer and societal outcomes for years to come. In this talk, Sarda will discuss how such plans get developed and championed inside large global organizations.

Sarda directs Global Sustainability Operations at Dell. He is also an adjunct faculty member at ASU’s School of Sustainability and a consultant for ASU's Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, advising on the professional master’s program in sustainability practices.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch provided)

Sustainability Series

Daniel Bodansky

Sonja Klinsky

Manjana Milkoreit



Daniel Bodansky

  • Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Sonja Klinsky

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Manjana Milkoreit

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Bodansky, Klinsky, and Milkoreit attended the latest round of the global climate-change negotiations in Warsaw in November 2013. In this talk, these three ASU researchers will share their insights into the multilateral process, explain why loss and damage is such a hot topic (and why equity remains one), and describe the role of civil society in the negotiations.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(lunch will be provided)

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Wrigley Lecture Series

Gary Hirshberg



Gary Hirshberg

  • Chairman of the board and former CEO, Stonyfield Farm

In 1983, Gary Hirshberg and his business partner set out with seven cows at their organic farming school to prove that sustainability can be highly profitable. Thirty years later, his company, Stonyfield Farm, at $350M in annual sales, is the world's largest organic yogurt company, supporting thousands of family farmers on hundreds of thousands of highly productive chemical-free acres. Now Stonyfield's chairman, the former "CE-Yo" serves on many corporate boards and advises business and government leaders on sustainable solutions that enhance profitability for all stakeholders.

In this talk, Hirshberg will share his experiences and examples about how we can all think differently about harmonizing positive business and environmental outcomes. He will also describe his work as chairman and co-founder of the Just Label It campaign, which advocates for mandatory national labeling of genetically engineered foods, and explains how this campaign fits into a larger sustainability context.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
(dessert reception to follow)



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