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Sustainability Events

The Affordable City

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Shane Phillips

  • Staff Researcher, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, University of California-Los Angeles

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert, currently leading the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at USC. Phillips previously served as director of public policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization. He writes a popular...

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Distinguished Lecture: From Garden Warriors to Gastrodiplomacy: Farmers, Chefs and Water Protectors Working toward Food Sovereignty

Thursday, November 5, 2020
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Hoover

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California-Berkeley

Elizabeth Hoover's work focuses upon Native American food sovereignty and seed rematriation; environmental reproductive justice in Native American communities; the cultural impact of fish advisories on Native communities; and tribal citizen science. She serves on the executive committee of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance and the board...

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Salute to Service: The Future of Energy

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PDT

Felicia French (Moderator)

  • US Army Veteran; MS in Sustainable Solutions

Maria Espinoza

  • US Navy Veteran; Energy and Sustainability Student; Student Outreach Ambassador, ASU's Pat Tillman Veterans Center

Ryan Klenner

  • US Marine Corps Veteran; Sustainability | Business Development, ASU LightWorks

Joe Sanchez

  • US Marine Corps Veteran; Marine Corps Installation Modernization Liaison, Energetics Technology Center

Join us at this virtual "Salute to Service" event, celebrating ASU students and alumni who have served in the military.

Chris Boone, dean of the College of Global Futures, will present the College's first-ever "Salute to Service Award" to a distinguished alumnus of the School of Sustainability.

In this virtual panel discussion...

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Livestream Locust Symposium

Monday, November 16, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Current Locust Outbreaks: Challenges, Opportunities, and Synergies

Outbreaks of the Desert Locust and South American Locust are threatening the livelihoods of millions. Hear updates by experts from affected regions, representatives from international organizations responding to the outbreaks, food security experts, and locust researchers.

If you are attending the Entomological Society...

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Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition

Thursday, November 19, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m

Shalanda H. Baker

  • Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

Shalanda Baker is the co-director and co-founder of the Initiative for Energy Justice at Northeastern University.

Her book, Revolutionary Power, is a playbook for the energy transformation, complete with a step-by-step analysis of energy policy areas that are ripe for intervention. Baker argues that people of...

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GLI Networking Event 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST

The Global Locust Initiative is hosting a virtual social hour during the Entomological Society of America meeting. Join us to hear about recent updates, ongoing and future projects, and participate in break-out conversations with Network members (including activities with prizes!). We invite anyone interested in any aspect of orthopteran biology,...

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'Hold My Earrings': Black Women Lead on Systemic Solutions in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Jacqueline Patterson

  • Senior Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Prior to her role in the NAACP, Jacqueline Patterson served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV & AIDS, racial justice, as well as economic, environmental,...

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Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises

Thursday, December 9, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Dana Bourland

  • Vice President of the Environment Program, JPB Foundation

US cities are facing the joint challenge of the climate crisis and the lack of housing that is affordable and healthy. In her new book, Gray to Green Communities, affordable-housing expert Dana Bourland argues that we need to move away from a gray housing model to...

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Earth Day 2021: Reflections of an Environmentalist

Earth Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Paul Hirt

  • Environmental Historian

Join environmental historian and activist Paul Hirt as he takes a look back through the history of the environmental movement.

Hirt came to ASU in 2004 but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. In both his professional and personal life, he promotes sustainable water management, renewable energy,...

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