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Sustainability Events

Cities in the Anthropocene

PlanetWorks
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Refreshments from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Nancy B. Grimm

  • Professor, School of Life Sciences

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

Nancy B. Grimm is a Professor of Ecology in the School of Life Sciences and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. She studies the interaction of climate variation...

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Urban Garden Talk: Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Kenny Barrett

  • Co-founder and Director of Roosevelt Growhouse

Kenny Barrett is an artist, project manager and community builder in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked for the nonprofit serving the Roosevelt Row Arts District for five years founding programs such as the Merchant Association, the ARTS vacant lot activation program, Valley of the Sunflowers, Growhouse Urban Farm and large-scale community...

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Hydrate Tempe: Watershed Management Group Workshop Series

Sustainability@ASU

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

Watershed Management Group (WMG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. WMG provides people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Join us every Tuesday evening from September 26 to October...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Yard

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

This session is all about Watershed Management Group’s 3 “S”s: slow, spread, and sink. Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to benefit plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard. These practices will slow the...

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Free Film Screening: Viva La Verde

Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Doors Open: 6:30
Film Starts: 7:00 p.m.

Viva la Verde explores the past, present and future of Arizona rivers, using the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona as a case study. This film sends a strong message of stewardship for wildlife, rivers, and water resources, and offers opportunities for citizens to engage and help to preserve...

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Urban Garden Tour: Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up

Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

In 2008, a dedicated group of community volunteers planted seeds for neighborhood revitalization through urban agriculture and the arts. Through continued hard work and care, a barren corner in Downtown Phoenix blossomed into the Roosevelt Growhouse, a beloved community urban farm, shop, and gathering place. Join co-founder, Kenny Barrett, as...

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Building a Career: Saving the Planet

Sustainability@ASU Sustainability After School
Monday, October 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Denis Hayes

  • President, Bullitt Foundation

Amanda Sturgeon

  • CEO, International Living Future Institute

This is a student focused event.

In his role at the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes seeks to transform the major cities of the Pacific Northwest into global models of sustainability. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of engineering at Stanford, a Silicon Valley lawyer, director of...

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Life in a Living Building: The Business Case for Regenerative Buildings

Sustainability@ASU
Monday, October 2, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dennis Hayes

  • President of the Bullitt Foundation

Join the discussion as Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation, explains what it is like to work in what is commonly described as the greenest commercial office building in the world.

The presentation reviews the building:

  • architecture
  • economics
  • engineering
  • financing
  • general operations
  • regulatory hurdles
Once a former special assistant for energy and the environment to the...

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From the Bottom Up

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Chad Pregracke

  • Founder & CEO, Living Lands and Waters

Chad Pregracke grew up on the Mississippi River, and witnessed firsthand the neglect by those who use the river, including the accumulation of abandoned, toxic and otherwise dumped trash in and around the river. In 1997, he founded Living Lands and Waters, the world’s only “industrial...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Plants

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Kaylee Coulter

  • Landscape Architect

How can you create a beautiful, lush landscape while conserving water? In this session, Kaylee Colter will show you how to select native plants to build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. If you're looking for the best trees and plants to attract...

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Making Art at the South Pole

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Donald Fortescue

  • Professor of Art and Design; California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Donald Fortescue spent a summer at the South Pole working with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory — a giant array of photon detectors buried miles under the polar ice. Fortescue approaches art making and astrophysics as two congruent practices of so-called fieldwork — requiring that logistical...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Food

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

Rain tanks are like rain barrels, only bigger, better, and make your rainwater long lasting. While most rain barrels hold about 50 gallons of water, rain tanks can hold 1,000 gallons or more, capturing water from several storms and storing it for use over the course of many dry months...

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Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management: A Case Study in Argentina

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Eduardo Trumper

  • Insect Pest Management Research and Development Professional

Eduardo Trumper has 22 years’ experience at the National Institute for Agricultural Technology, Argentina, where he now coordinates a national pest-management project. Trained as a biologist at the National University of Cordoba, his areas of expertise include integrated pest management, insect ecology, and insect resistance to Bt...

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School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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 Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Feel free to drop by during any part of the timeframe. You do not need to be there the entire...

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