- CEO and Founder of Agriscaping Technologies
- Tour of Justin's Agriscaped home
Having started working professionally in landscaping at just 9 years old at a local golf course, Justin Rohner has always been a bit of an innovator, an artist, and an entrepreneur. Justin was recently named one of Arizona's Top Entrepreneurs under 35 by the Arizona Republic for his work improving...
- Deputy Assistant Administrator and Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Join us for a special engagement with Christian Holmes, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), and the agency's first Global Water Coordinator. Holmes is responsible for overseeing the agency’s global water portfolio across 26 countries. This includes implementing the Water for the World...
London and Paris: Sustainability in Science Museums
- Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program London and Paris: Sustainability in Science Museums
You will visit London and Paris to gain a cross-cultural perspective on revered museums and other cultural venues in London and Paris, including: Natural History Museum and Science Museum of London, Louvre, and Chateau de Versailles. During the program, you will: conduct your own hands-on sustainability-related museum activities, compare and...
Sustainability Challenges of the Wildlife Economy in South Africa
- Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Sustainability Challenges of the Wildlife Economy in South Africa
This unique course will immerse you in the social/cultural, environmental, and economic challenges facing South Africa with its legacies of colonialism and Apartheid, and with the 1994 ratification of one of the world’s most progressive constitutions. We will focus on the social/cultural, environmental, and economic conflicts, and opportunities, in and...
2015 Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life
The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS), along with co-host ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2015 Quality of Life Conference “The Future of Quality of Life.” Join an...
- CEO and Founder, TigerMountain Foundation
Equity - Inclusiveness - Empowerment
Through all the ups and downs in Darren Chapman's life, the toughest choice he had to make was to stay true to proactive, hands-on change. As a result of this choice, he has founded the TigerMountain Foundation, an organization that uses asset-based community development...
Sheryl Musgrove will defend her PhD prospectus Why do Some Municipalities in the United States Engage in Climate Change Action and Not Others? A Multi-Level, Multiple Case Study of “In-Sync” and “Out-of-Sync” Municipalities from States Across the Spectrum of Action on Climate Change. Faculty, students and the general public are...
Edgar Cardenas will defend his PhD dissertation Art-Science for Sustainability. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.Read More View the PDF Flyer
- Professor, School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University
Barlow directs the Sage Project within San Diego State's Center for Regional Sustainability. She serves on the University's sustainability committee, climate-action planning council, and on projects that incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
The Sage Project is based on a model campus-community partnership being replicated nationwide. It is a...
Sustainable Development across Morocco: National Polices to Local Solutions
- Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Sustainable Development across Morocco: National Polices to Local Solutions
You will experience and witness an extremely wide range of human development throughout the program, by staying and working with Moroccans from a myriad of socioeconomic sectors in the regions of Marrakech, the Sahara, and the Atlas Mountains. The overall goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive introduction...
Urban Sustainability in Hong Kong
- Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Urban Sustainability in Hong Kong
Cities are increasingly taking the initiative to address the big-picture sustainability challenges of renewable energy, transportation, water supply, biodiversity, waste management, GHG emissions, land use, food security and community resilience. This faculty-led summer course will use Hong Kong as the setting to provide students with lectures, field trips, direct interactions...
Risk and Resiliency in Earthquake affected Urban and Rural Nepal
- Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Risk and Resiliency in Earthquake affected Urban and Rural Nepal
You will observe and interact on urban challenges of earthquake affected infrastructure development, school buildings, and farming systems in the valley of Kathmandu and beyond. You will also experience buffer zones in the Chitwan National Park, home of the rare Bengal tiger and one-horned rhino, to understand how wildlife and...
- Visual Artist / Innovator / Entrepreneur
Join Arizona native Paul Nosa for a sewing performance with his Solar Sewing Rover – a sewing machine powered by solar or a bicycle with an electric generator. Nosa uses titles or people’s five-word scenarios to “draw” with a sewing machine without a template or computer.
Nosa, recipient of...
Do you envision a world where sustainability guides every organization’s decision-making process?
So does the Global Reporting Initiative, which established standardized reporting guidelines used by organizations of all sizes – from academic to corporate, governmental to nonprofit. Using GRI’s guidelines, organizations account for the economic, environmental and social impacts of their...
Learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus for the Southwest United States. The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of two-day training academies produced and offered in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Sustainability.
The first workshop is a...
Information Session: Building Community Resilience Through Sustainability Planning in the UK and Denmark
Building Community Resilience Through Sustainability Planning in the UK and Denmark
- Learn more about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Building Community Resilience Through Sustainability Planning in the UK and Denmark
Building Community Resilience Through Sustainability Planning in the United Kingdom and Denmark is a project exploring how multi-scale (individual, neighborhood and city) resilience and happiness are affected by urban agriculture programs. By partnering with local organizations, researchers and universities, you and local residents will be engaged and empowered to co-develop...
- Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California-Los Angeles
- Chair, Science Cabinet, The Nature Conservancy
Resilient cities, resilient communities, resilient agriculture have become a common environmental meme. But what do the data tell us? A review of social science studies as well as ecological measurements following massive environmental depredations suggests a different view. Resilience too often implies returning to some previous state that in...
- Author and Assistant Professor, Norwich University
Sean Prentiss is the author of the memoir, Finding Abbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology, and co-author of the forthcoming environmental-writing textbook, Environmental...
- Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (or IoES), University of California-Los Angeles
- Chair, Science Cabinet, The Nature Conservancy
We face severe environmental threats. But stories of human footprints that exceed 1.5 earths, prophecies of the extinction of man, total loss of biodiversity, and planetary boundaries are neither solid scientifically nor effective communication. Similarly fighting symbolic environmental battles, one court case at a time, is just as...
- Organic Farmer, Author, Speaker
Learn to maximize profits on small farming plots from one of Canada’s most recognized and influential organic growers, Jean-Martin Fortier. During this one-day training, Fortier will provide in-depth instruction on optimizing cropping systems for intensive methods of production.Included in the $84 enrollment fee:
Fortier’s book, “The Market Gardener: A...
- Associate Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York-Lehman College
Contemporary urban life is marinated in energy. Strings of lights along the highway; the cooling power of an air conditioner; the surge of jet engines at takeoff; the beeping and buzzing of phone calls and text messages: energy powers our world. Yet energy is as invisible as it...
Learn about the various Global Sustainability Studies opportunities that will be offered for ASU School of Sustainability students in 2016, including information on scholarships. A light lunch will be served.Read More RSVP
- Manager, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability
- MA, 2010
- Senior Sustainability Scholar
- Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
- Professor, School of Public Affairs
This seminar is a collaboration between Bob Ramsey Executive Education and the School of Sustainability.
Is sustainability a priority in your organization? Is it important to your constituents? In this seminar, you will learn practical applications of sustainability within the context of public service:
- Owner and Operator of Singh Farms
Tales of Soil & Seed
Join us for a freewheeling conversation with Ken Singh: farmer, visionary, restorer of soils, and teacher of organic farming.
Light refreshments will be served
In addition to the talk at Nush, there will be a tour of Singh Farms, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, requiring a separate RSVP...
Monday, September 21Urban Gardens Talk and Tour: Justin Rohner
Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant-Edible-Sustainable
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe
More information and RSVP.
Monday, October 5Dianna Cohen
Tough Truths About Plastic Pollution
Doors open 3:30 p.m., Lecture begins 4:00 p.m.
Arizona Ballroom, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus
More information and RSVP.
Tuesday, October 6Farmers Market@ASU...
Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth, and yet, it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. Please join us for a free film screening of Plastic Paradise, a film that follows journalist/ filmmaker Angela Sun...
Learn about the various Global Sustainability Studies opportunities that will be offered for ASU School of Sustainability students in 2016, including information on scholarships. A light lunch will be served.Read More
- Artist and Activist
- CEO/Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution Coalition
Dianna Cohen is the CEO/Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group that addresses the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. She was inspired to co-found the group by her work as an artist – because her chosen material is the ubiquitous plastic bag. In this talk,...
Makoto M. Watanabe
- Director, Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES), University of Tsukuba (UT)
- Project Director, New Business Promotion Dept., Denso Corporation
Japan has had a long history with algae research and development and the country is continuing to prove itself as a leader in advancing the field to this day. Algae fuels and products have reached new heights with the establishment of the Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (ABES)...
- Executive Director, Care About Climate
Lucas leads an organization that works on climate education, mitigation, and adaptation projects around the world. She has been attending the UN climate talks since 2012 and will be attending the negotiations in Paris.
This December, nations are coming together to finalize a new climate agreement in Paris, France at...
- Executive Director, Tempe Community Action Agency
- Director of Emergency Services, Tempe Community Action Agency
- Assistant Director, Division of Community Services, Maricopa County Human Services
- Executive Director, Tempe Community Council
Join us for a robust discussion on poverty in Tempe, led by representatives from Tempe's and Maricopa County's human-services organizations. Learn about volunteer opportunities to help our most-vulnerable citizens.
Please consider bringing a nonperishable food item or bottled water to help those in need.
Light lunch will be served.Read More View the PDF Flyer
- Assistant Research Professor, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Dr. Scott Cloutier, his research team and ASU students will work closely with Phoenix metropolitan area residents to identify how their neighborhoods contribute to their happiness. Discussions will also include strategies to promote greater opportunities for happiness in local neighborhoods and methods to organize around these efforts. The goal is...
The annual European Conferences on Complex Systems (ECCS) have become a major venue for the Complex Systems Community since they were started in 2003. For the first time, this year, the conference will be held in North America to foster and multiply contacts between the European, North American and Asian...
DCDC Water/Climate Briefing: DCDC III: Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions
- Director, Decision Center for a Desert City
- Associate Director, Decision Center for a Desert City
- Co-Principal Investigator, Decision Center for a Desert City
- Co-Principal Investigator, Decision Center for a Desert City
This summer, DCDC was awarded a renewal from the National Science Foundation that effectively launches the next wave of our research, education and community outreach. Thanks to this new $4.5 million investment, DCDC will expand on the last decade of scholarship on water sustainability and climate adaptation beyond Phoenix to include other cities dependent...
Student Leaders of the Hong Kong
- School of Sustainability Students
- Executive Director
- Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability/
- School of Sustainability
- Project Manager
- Sustainability Initiatives and Programs
- Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
A discussion with School of Sustainability students who completed a challenging course in Hong Kong on urban sustainability by working in teams with Chinese students from City University of Hong Kong. Hear their experiences of considering urban sustainability challenges through a new cultural lens. View the posters and policy solutions...
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