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Global Drylands Center Director Osvaldo Sala Speaks at "In the Green Room"

Global Drylands Center Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.MST

Osvaldo Sala

  • Director, Global Drylands Center

Director Sala is visiting, “In the Green Room”, a radio show dedicated to inspire and engage everyone towards a more sustainable way of living. Dr. Sala will be talking about the Global Drylands Center and how it will become a world leading institution in discovery and education working towards a...

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A Conscious Conversation in Sustainable Living

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tracey Martin

  • Sustainability Strategist; Transformational Coach; Author

Tracey Martin has devoted herself to guiding others towards making the healthiest choices possible in all facets of their lives. She empowers others to demand healthy alternatives in food, fashion, beauty and wellness — laying the foundation for a more holistic environment for our next generation. Martin champions this change...

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Optimizing Urban Irrigation Schemes for the Trade-off between Energy and Water Consumption

Sustainability@ASU Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Zhihua Wang

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Irrigation of green spaces in cities helps to reduce thermal stress and building energy consumption in hot seasons, but requires an intricate balance between energy and water resource usage. In this study, a cutting-edge urban canopy model is applied to assess the impact of a variety of controlled irrigation schemes...

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ASU Project Cities and City of Apache Junction Fall 2017 End-of-Semester Showcase

Sustainability@ASU School of Sustainability
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join ASU students, faculty, and Apache Junction staff for the Fall 2017 End-of-Semester Project Showcase!

Student and class research findings on four city projects will be highlighted.

  • Understanding Homelessness
  • Off-leash Dog Park
  • Positively Apache Junction
  • Sustainability and Solid Waste
Light refreshments will be served.

Parking and Transit: Project Cities will validate parking in the...

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Fall 2017 School of Sustainability Student Showcase

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, November 30 - Friday, December 1
Please refer to above event listings for exact times and locations.

Students in the School of Sustainability will be showcasing what they have been learning and working on. Please join us as Wrigley Hall opens its doors to highlight student research, projects, coursework, and internships during the Fall 2017 semester.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Project Cities Student Presentations
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School of Sustainability Internship Poster Session

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, November 30, 2017
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

This event is the celebration and display of some of the incredible work sustainability interns have done this semester. Interns apply their talent and innovative thinking to applied experiences in professional settings including public, private, and educational sectors.

Talk with students while enjoying refreshments, appetizers and desserts.

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 9th Edition

Friday, December 1, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the screening of four short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of Sustainability Scientist and director of Carbon Nation, Peter Byck.

The theme for this semester's films is...

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 9th Edition

Friday, December 1, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us on the Downtown Phoenix campus for the screening of four short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of sustainability scientist and director of Carbon Nation, Peter Byck....

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Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage Conference

Wednesday-Friday, December 6-8, 2017

This conference is free for ASU faculty, staff and students.

Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. As a result, climate change not only...

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Fall Dialogue Series: Allies for the Anthropocene


Gary Dirks

  • Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • August 31, 2017

Nancy B. Grimm

Ellen B. Stechel

Steve Desch

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond,

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US-Palestine Green Futures Exchange Studio Exhibition

School of Sustainability
Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Steven Tepper

  • Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Chris Boone

  • Dean, School of Sustainability

The School of Design and School of Sustainability cordially invite you to join a day of presentations and interactions on the topics of green building and sustainability through a humanitarian lens. This fall, the Class of 2018 Senior Architecture Design Studio has been focused on an international collaboration between students...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Arctic Ice Management

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Steven Desch

  • Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

The Fall Dialogue Series is a monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond.

Steve Desch is a professor of astrophysics in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. His research focuses on developing models of star and planet formation,...

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Urban Garden Tour: Creating a Sustainable Urban Garden without a Soil Footprint

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

The Desert Marigold School is located on a beautiful, 12-acre campus at the foot of South Mountain. Their biodynamic garden, protected nature pond, and resident farm animals give substance to the school's commitment to sustainability as an intrinsic part of their curriculum. Christie Martin, Linda Roessler, and Sara Marie Wall...

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Sustainability After School Site Tour: City of Phoenix Transfer Station and Compost Facility

Sustainability After School School of Sustainability
Friday, November 17, 2017
1:15 - 4:30 p.m.

You are invited to the City of Phoenix site tour of the 27th Avenue Transfer Station and state-of-the art composting facility. Both sites sit on approximately 27 acres within the Resource Innovation Campus (RIC), a campus that aims to be a hub for innovators to develop Phoenix's circular economy and...

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Offsetting Carbon Through Local Projects

Sustainability Series
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Corey Hawkey

  • Assistant Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Tani Colbert-Sangree

  • Program Coordinator, Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, Duke University

Shawn Gagné

  • Founder and CEO, Urban Offsets Inc.

Spencer Plumb

  • Southwest Rockies Program Associate, National Forest Foundation

Academic institutions employ carbon credits to help offset their emissions footprints. ASU and Duke University have collaborated to develop carbon-offset projects with local impact and national replicability through urban forestry. These two leading universities aim to reduce the costs and barriers to local carbon offset projects and make them more...

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