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24 Hours of Sustainability

24 Hours of Sustainability

24 Hours of Sustainability

24 Hours of Sustainability

24 Hours of Sustainability is a documentary series broadcasting conversations, films, games, and educational opportunities around the clock and around the world on Monday, April 22. This collaborative effort, led by Arizona State University and Wells Fargo, will shine a light on projects and people who are making an impact for a sustainable tomorrow.

On Earth Day, beginning at 12:01 midnight EST, we will livestream stories about Sustainability Leaders, Students Making a Difference, Conservation Leaders at Work, Teachers Inspiring Action, and Eco-Heroes Making an Impact. Tune in and view the broadcast and for links to other great resources for K-College students, co-workers, and community members from Earth Day 2019. facebook.com/ASUsustainability

24 Hours of Sustainability Program Introduction

CaSondra Devine, of Wells Fargo, and Christopher Boone, of Arizona State University, share the vision of 24 Hours of Sustainability. Watch to learn more about the Facebook Live broadcast and the stories to be told on Earth Day 2019, and beyond.

Sustainability Leaders

Wells Fargo Sustainability Commitment

Mary Wenzel is the Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Wells Fargo. Under her leadership, the company has announced aggressive operational-efficiency goals to be achieved by 2020 and committed to providing $200 billion in financing to environmentally beneficial businesses by 2030.
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Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyager

Nainoa Thompson is a Native Hawaiian navigator and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He is the first Hawaiian to practice the ancient Polynesian art of navigation since the 14th century and has created one of the world’s most successful sustainability education programs through his voyages.
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Antarctic Research, Biology and Art

Dr. Becky Ball is a soil biogeochemist in desert climates ranging from Arizona to Antarctica. She is also co-creator of the BioArt program that combines the talents of science and art students. Check out how they are using the tiny world below our feet to predict changes in our planet’s climate.
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Algae for Energy

Dr. Kevin Redding from the School of Molecular Sciences has worked to bring his Algae for Energy project into classrooms so teachers and students can replicate the experiment and research and answer their own questions as they go. Take a look at how Dr. Redding plans to combat global warming with his green fossil fuel replacement!
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Finding sustainability solutions through the study of locust swarms

Dr. Arianne Cease runs the world’s largest locust laboratory and was named one of the top 10 most brilliant scientists by Popular Science magazine. Dr Cease discovered that land use can impact the swarming behavior of locusts, which in turn affects food security.
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Plastics Pollution and Sustainable Fisheries

Dr. Beth Polidoro is Director of the Center for Plastics Solutions and studies plastics polution as it relates to sustainable indigenous fisheries, and the sustainability of each community’s livelihood in the face of such pollution.
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Students Making a Difference

Oceans: How one life powered by ASU can change the world

Charlie Rolsky is a graduate student researching micro plastics and assessing environmental stressors. Using a team-based, collaborative approach he hopes to heal the world’s oceans. See how the community at ASU is facilitating change.
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33 Buckets: How one life powered by ASU can change millions

Mark Huerta is a doctoral student and CEO of 33 buckets, which helps communities in underdeveloped coutries gain access to clean drinking water. Take a look at how ASU has pushed him to make a difference.
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Student Council Sustainability Officers Initiative

The Student Council Sustainability Officers Initiative encourages teachers, school leadership, cities and other community leaders to bring sustainability onto high school campuses through the adoption of Sustainability Officers. This program is supported by ASU’s School of Sustainability. Program Manager, Julia Colbert, created a “Sustainability checklist” used by teachers in the Wells Fargo Regional Teachers’ Academy.
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Conservation Leaders at Work

Wells Fargo Team Members Walking the Sustainability Walk

We can all make an impact today in our daily lives. Come meet a few of the Wells Fargo team members living the green life and hear some simple tips on how you can take small actions to live more sustainably.
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Health, Well-Being and Sustainability at Wells Fargo

A healthy environment has a positive impact on our health and well-being. Hear a few Wells Fargo employees as they discuss how well-being aligns with sustainability and how Well-Being Teams and Green Teams partner to enable team members to protect both their health and the environment.
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Wells Fargo Environmental Stewards Taking Action – Zero Waste

Anyone who has ever participated in a race event knows they typically generate piles of trash — discarded paper cups, plastic water bottles, snack wrappers, and other debris. The Wells Fargo Charlotte Green Team partnered with Diversity & Inclusion to make their 2018 Diversity Day 5k a zero-waste event.
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Teachers Inspiring Action

Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy Alumni: Whidbey Island Community

The school district on Whidbey Island helps teachers with sustainability and community gardens efforts on the island. Learn about workshops and trainings that help teachers to carry out these programs.
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Rob and Melani Walton National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy Alumni: Valencia Newcomer School

The Valencia Newcomer School is committed to combining sustainable efforts with education. Robert and Kathryn are working on the school’s community garden project to bring the classroom outdoors and develop the leadership skills of their students. See how they plan to share their message with the community.
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Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy Alumni: Scales Technology Academy, Tempe

Olivia Gerstein is a librarian, heads up the school garden, and works on climate change education with students at Scales Technology Academy. The Academy has expanded their school garden to include 12 in-ground beds, 12 barrel planters, and 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. All 425 of their students are involved in the garden, working on a thriving compost from cafeteria food waste, and incorporating Native American gardening practices.
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Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy Alumni: Drachman Montessori School, Tucson

Mark Reynolds works with students of all abilities to create and maintaine Drachman Montessori’s ecology projects. See how he uses sustainable gardening as a tool to help his students grow personally and academically.
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Eco-Heroes Making an Impact

Wells Fargo Data Analytics Challenge

Listen to the 2018 winners of the Wells Fargo “Analyze This” Team Member Challenge share why the topic of this challenge is important and the outcomes of their work. They used publicly-available data regarding climate change, population growth, consumption habits, and waste output to develop a global pollution index or ratings system, which they then used to predict future pollution.
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Suppliers Leading in Sustainability

Suppliers are interested in sustainability in general and more specifically as a driver of good business practices. The demand for eco-conscious products and services is growing exponentially, thus, sustainability is quickly becoming a business imperative, not an option. Wells Fargo will discuss how they support suppliers in sustainability.
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Putting the Unemployed and Underemployed to Work Through Environmental Job Training, featuring TWIN non-profit

TWIN non-profit helps unemployed and under-employed residents in Charlotte, NC gain skills and qualifications to secure employment in the environmental workforce. See how these leaders are making an impact in their communities.
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A Solutions-based Approach to Social and Ecological Challenges in the Coastal Zone

The interdisciplinary graduate program in Coastal Science & Policy at UC Santa Cruz prepares students to design and implement solutions to the complex social, ecological, and technological problems facing the world’s coastal communities and ecosystems. Take a look at some of the program’s students and see what they are doing to make an impact.
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NAAEE 30 under 30 Panelists, 2018

The NAAEE 30 Under 30 program recognizes the sustainability efforts of young environmental leaders, providing resources and a network to advance their inspiring careers. Wells Fargo sponsored a 2018 panel at the NAAEE conference. Take a look at the winners and how young people can be involved in environmental actions.
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K-12 Sustainability Education Thought Leaders

Leading creators and distributors of sustainability education material gathered at ASU on March 5-6 to discuss how collaboration could influence greater awareness of the innovative curricula that exists.
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Special Features

It’s all in the Delivery- Weaving Sustainability across Curriculum, featuring Annie Hale

Meet Dr. Annie Hale as she introduces the Sustainability Science Project@ ASU.
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Kahoot! as a tool in Sustainability Education, featuring Stephanie Pfirman

Learn more about Kahoot and how it connects with sustainabilty education from faculty member Dr. Stephanie Pfirman.
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The Importance of Sustainability Storytelling in Sustainability, featuring Peter Byck

Hear Peter Byck share how the student perspective in sustainability storytelling is making an impact with a new generation and learn about how he has helped his students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication develop short films that address environmental problems plaguing our planet.
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Are you interested in courses to learn more about the planet and sustainability?
We have courses through ASU’s Continuing and Professional Education site.