Spark your family’s imagination and discover how you can make your community a better place for years to come during the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s third annual Family Day at Arizona Science Center. Along with Arizona Science Center’s engaging exhibits, ASU and its community partners host special interactive, hands-on activities for...
Map of Life – Advancing and Using Global Species Distribution Information for Research and Conservation
- Director, Yale Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation
- Senior Scientist, Ecosystems and the Environment, Imperial College London
An explicit understanding of the distribution of species in space and time, and across scales, is at the core of many questions and applications in biology and resource management. Walter Jetz will discuss the central connection between representative species occurrence information and the measurement of diversity and its change. He...
Mary Evelyn Tucker
- Co-Director, Yale Forum for Religion and Ecology
- Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Divinity School, Yale University
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a leader in the emerging field of religion and ecology, having organized 10 conferences at Harvard on the world religions and the environment. Based at Yale, she has written or edited many books on this topic, most recently Ecology and Religion with co-author John Grim.
In the United States alone 40 percent of our food is wasted. To address this issue, the Zero Food Waste Forum welcomes participants to collaborate and learn from expert advocates such as Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and Zero Food Waste Forum. Discover how to ignite change and...
The Sustival Day of Service connects volunteers to projects that help make more resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities across the Valley of the Sun. During the Sustival Day of Service, community members engage with non profits to make a direct impact right where they live and work. Various valleywide locations.
AZ Thrives is a business conference for Arizona’s minority and small business leaders that is focused on the concept of the circular economy. The event aims to not only educate Arizona business leaders on sustainability in business, but also to create change agents through meaningful connections within the community. AZ...
Dr. M. Sanjayan
- Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist, Conservation International
In a world of seven billion humans, can wild nature continue to exist? The environmental movement has long been dominated by a Western philosophy that sees humans as separate from and detrimental to nature. While great strides have been made in the past few decades, most scientists agree that conservation...
GreenBiz University is an extension of the GreenBiz 16 conference, held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Through the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s partnership with GreenBiz, we are able to recruit top-notch speakers in sustainability to engage with the ASU community.
Speakers include Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ari Kobb (director of Sustainability and...
- Former Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
- Adjunct Professor, Columbia University's Earth Institute
Renowned climate scientist James Hansen was legendary during his long career as NASA’s chief climatologist for being ahead of the curve on seeing the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Hansen was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his pioneering radiative transfer models and studies of planetary atmospheres; developing...
Each year, Local to Global Justice presents the Forum & Festival, a two-day annual event that seeks to connect local diversity, sustainability, social justice and human rights issues to larger global struggles. This event provides an outstanding space for the sharing of experiences and knowledge between scholars and activists working...
- President and CEO, Humane Society of the US
Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest and most effective animal-protection organization. He has helped pass more than 1,000 state laws to advance the organization’s mission and negotiated agreements with dozens of the nation’s biggest corporations from McDonald’s to Armani. Pacelle is a New York Times bestselling author who writes for...
Dr. Graeme Lang
- Professor of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong (retired 2014)
As a professor at City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Graeme Lang developed and taught courses on Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century; Energy, Environment and the Future; and Globalization and the Environment. He served on the university's Environment Committee, helped to develop an Environmental Policy Studies undergraduate degree, and...
- Best-Selling Author and Sustainable Food Advocate
Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of five New York...
When the Vatican reprimands US nuns—citing their “radical feminism”—three fearless women risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling: social justice.
One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country "Nuns on the Bus"...
- Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong and Visiting Scholar, ASU’s School of Sustainability
Shi Han is an industrial ecologist who examines the application of eco-industrial development and the circular economy and their implications for resource efficiency and climate change in China. He consults for the UN, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, European Commission, AusAID, and multinational companies. He’s the founding director...
DCDC Water/Climate Briefing: Regional Comparative Evaluation of Sustainable Water Management Strategies
- IPA 3 Co-Lead, Assistant Professor School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
- Economic Analyst, Las Vegas Valley Water District
- IPA 3 Co-Lead, Research Professional, Decision Center for a Desert City
- IPA 3 Co-Lead, Research Scientist, Decision Center for a Desert City
- Moderator and Director, Decision Center for a Desert City
Simulations, Visual Analytics, and Scenarios
The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) at ASU is entering its third phase of use-inspired sustainability science on decision making under climatic, biophysical, and societal uncertainties. DCDC III research will be carried out in four Integrated Project Areas (IPA).
IPA 3 will use simulation modeling and...
Paul Beier, PhD
- Regents' Professor of Conservation Biology
Northern Arizona University
In 1990, Paul Beier documented that young cougars find and use habitat corridors between mountain ranges in urbanized southern California. Since then, he has specialized in science-based design of wildlife corridors and activism for conserving them.
Join Beier as he examines how regional maps of wildlife corridors documented for California,...
- Artistic Director of the House Foundation; founder of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble; Composer, Singer, Director/Choreographer
A pioneer in "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance," Meredith Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical...
Michael Sieng will defend his PhD prospectus Tools for Evaluation of Positive Youth Development Programs: A Case Study in Rural Thailand and Phoenix. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.Read More View the PDF Flyer
- Chair of Climate Change/Earth System Science
University of Exeter, UK
Earth system scientist Tim Lenton is the co-author, along with Andrew Watson, of Revolutions that Made the Earth, a book he considers an antidote to the current string of depressing and apocalyptic books about climate change.
His work identifying the tipping elements in the climate system won the Times...
Madeline Tyson will defend her PhD prospectus Distributed Information: Implications for Energy Innovation Systems. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.Read More View the PDF Flyer
- Senior Sustainability Fellow; Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- PhD Student, School of Sustainability
- Foundation Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Faculty Co-Director, Center for Law and Global Affairs
- Senior Sustainability Scientist and Assistant Professor at the School of Sustainability
In December 2015, governments of the world met in Paris and adopted an arguably game-changing international agreement on climate change. In this Case-Critical discussion, four ASU experts who attended the historic climate negotiations discuss what happened at COP21, what they were doing while they were there, what they consider...
- Keynote Speaker
- Professor, City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College
8:00 a.m. Registration, coffee, and tea
8:40 a.m. Keynote presentation: Baltimore, Phoenix and the Emergence of Long-Term Ecological Research in Cities — Peter Groffman, Professor, City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College
9:40 a.m. Recent Work by CAP’s Affiliated Programs and Partners
11:00 a.m. Poster Session #1
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