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Talking Climate: Bridging the Divides

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Talk Begins: 7:00 p.m

Katharine Hayhoe

  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
  • Founder/CEO, ATMOS Research

Katharine Hayhoe is a leading climate scientist, professor of political science, and is well-known for engaging diverse communities, including Evangelicals, in the climate change movement. She was just named “UN Champion of the Earth,” the United Nations highest environmental honor, for her "stalwart commitment to quantifying...

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The Whole Community: Managing Heat as a Critical Hazard

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Vjollca Berisha

  • Senior Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology

Braden Kay

  • Sustainability Director, City of Tempe

Jennifer Vanos

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Brian Gerber (Moderator)

  • Co-Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program

Heat is increasingly recognized as a critical hazard globally – and here in the Phoenix metro area. This fall’s panel discussion series aims to understand heat as hazard and the state of current and best practices for local governments in mitigating heat risk for a sustainable quality of life and...

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Collective Impact and Regional Centers of Expertise

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Kim Smith

  • Professor, Portland Community College Sylvania

Kim Smith, PhD is the co-founder of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN), a UNU Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. In addition, she has represented the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the US Partnership for ESD, and United...

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The Big Five: Fighting for Animals on All Fronts

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Kitty Block

  • President & CEO of the Humane Society of the United States
  • CEO of Humane Society International

Kitty Block has worked with the Humane Society since 1992, first as a legal investigator to the investigations department, bringing cruelties such as horse slaughter and the killing of dogs and cats for their fur in China to light. Her efforts led to major policy reforms in those...

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School of Sustainability Alumni - Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Alumni Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Help us give back to the community of Tempe by putting in a couple hours of yard work at...

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Free Film Screening: Bag It

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes -- single-use bags that we mindlessly throw away without knowing the true environmental and human costs. The film Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world, discovering that virtually everything in modern society is made with plastic or...

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Why Most Vegans Are Ex-Vegans

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and Cultural Commentator

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: How to...

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Why Most Vegans Are Ex-Vegans

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and Cultural Commentator

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals. A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: How to...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival

February 1-22, 2020

The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the month of February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet. With foundational partners including GreenBiz and The Sustainability Consortium, the Sustainability Solutions Festival offers a wide array...

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