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Fracture Zone: Making Loss Visible

Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Osha Gray Davidson

  • Award-winning Photographer and Journalist

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) invites you to explore the power of photography for advocacy and conservation. Learn about the lands and water above the largest copper deposit in North America (outside Superior, AZ). Plans for mining this region could impact sacred Native American cultural sites, water...

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Sustaining Indus Valley Cultures

Sustainability Series Decision Center for a Desert City
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Vijay Paranjpye

  • Professor Emeritus, Development Economics and Environmental Science, University of Pune, India
  • Chairman, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development

Vijay Paranjpye's career has focused on social, economic and ecological impacts of development, water-resource planning. A keen mountaineer, he is deeply involved in advocacy and public interest litigation for nature conservation.

The Indus River Valley supplies water for one-third of the population living in Tibet (China), Pakistan, parts of Afghanistan,...

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Free Film Screening: Waste Land

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Oscar® nominated Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Together with people employed to pick out recyclable material...

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Urban Garden Talk: Arizona Microgreens

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Joseph Martinez

  • Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens

Arizona Microgreens, founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, produces organically-grown microgreens for individuals and restaurants throughout Arizona. Located within the greenhouse at the Brooks Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial...

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Urban Garden Tour: Arizona Microgreens

Sustainability Series
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Joseph Martinez

  • Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens

In addition to the Urban Garden Talk with Arizona Microgreens, we will offer a tour of the greenhouse where the microgreens are produced. Microgreens are vegetables and herbs grown for just a few weeks, and Arizona Microgreens uses an organic and natural process on their crops. The microgreens...

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Free Film Screening: Racing Extinction

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we...

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Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators

Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Program on Law and Sustainability at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, to be held at the Beus Center for Law and Society, new home of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix,...

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MSUS Defenses

Friday, April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Kai Wang

Soumya Parthasarathy

Alyssa Kiefer

Nagelle Fernandes

Jeffrey Iles

Brittany Nixon

The following students will present their Culminating Experience Projects:

  • Kai Wang: SRP Waste Management Project.
  • Soumya Parthasarathy: Construction and Demolition Waste and Impact.
  • Alyssa Kiefer: Community and Composting in Victory Acres.
  • Nagelle Fernandes: Stern Produce: Sustainability Assessment and Performance Reporting.
  • Jeffrey Iles: How is E-procurement Related to the Success of U.S. Cities’ Sustainable Purchasing Policies?
  • Brittany...

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 8th Edition

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the screening of four short films focusing on regenerative farming in Arizona 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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Managing Earth as a Planet

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. panel discussion

How Astrobiology and Exploration Inform a Perspective of Planetary Stewardship

The Origins Project at Arizona State University and ASU PlanetWorks are proud to present a public discussion of how space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology - the search for life in the universe - inform our perspective of Earth as a planet, and how to manage...

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Barriers and Benefits of New Technologies for Affordable Housing

Sustainability Series Stardust
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Christopher Frettoloso

  • Sustainability Consultant & Partner at BetR-blok, LLC

Scott Cloutier

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Deirdre Pfeiffer

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Joanna Lucio

  • Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

In this talk, Christopher Frettoloso will introduce BetR-Blok, LLC, an alternative building material that is affordable and sustainable, as well discuss the benefits and barriers for industry acceptance. In addition, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Joanna Lucio will offer...

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The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers

Sustainability Series
Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

John Hofmeister

  • Former President, Shell Oil Company; Former Group Director Human Resources, Royal Dutch Shell; Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

John Hofmeister is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public-policy education firm promotes sound energy...

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MSUS Defenses

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Daniel Velez

Andrea Levy

Kyrie Hooton

Amanda (Toohey) Jordan

Rebecca Santiago

Nicholas Ansara

The following students will be presenting their Culminating Experience Projects.

  • Daniel Velez: Compost Competition.
  • Andrea Levy: Sole Purpose Flip Flops: Exploring Alternative Business Models and Sustainable Supply Chain Options.
  • Kyrie Hooton: The Happiness Incubator: Using Transformational Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Merge Sustainability, Community Development, and Happiness.
  • Amanda (Toohey) Jordan: An Intervention Manual for Implementing Water...

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The Humane Economy

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Wayne Pacelle

  • President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States

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...

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"A" Mountain Restoration

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. (Check-in)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Work)
10:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve. Let's walk the talk and give back to the Mountain we love too well!

Where to Meet: South side of the old Hayden Flour Mill, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins...

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