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Sustainability Series

Klaus Lackner

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Klaus Lackner

  • Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
  • Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

Lackner, a physicist by training, has made many contributions to the field of carbon capture and storage, including early work on the sequestration of CO2 in silicate minerals, zero-emission power plant design, and being the first to suggest and research the artificial capture of CO2 from air to manage...

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Other
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Fuller

  • JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.

Jennifer Wesselhoff

  • President/CEO, Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Christopher "Kit" O'Connor

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer
  • School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona

Abe Springer

  • Professor, School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
  • Northern Arizona University

Dave White

  • Co-Director and Moderator, Decision Center for a Desert City
  • Arizona State University

Fires are an annual risk for Arizona’s forests which seem to be getting more frequent and catastrophic as our climate becomes hotter and drier. Often after a forest fire, storms can create post-fire floods that cause even more damage...

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Sustainability Series

Matt McCarthy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Matt McCarthy

  • Faculty, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

An accidental journey through the good, bad, and the exceptionally ugly truth about the outrageously costly college textbook industry and their relentless war on inexpensive, sustainable eBooks, and why it’s not going away any time soon. (We’re going to need more trees!)...

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Sustainability@ASU

Jad Abumrad

Friday, March 6, 2015
3:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Jad Abumrad

  • Host and Creator of Radiolab

Arizona State University's Emerge 2015 will showcase its radically new visions of the future. The featured visionary – Radiolab host, creator and MacArthur "genius" Jad Abumrad – will join ten spellbinding "visitations from the future," including theatrical performances, improvisation, games, dance and hands-on opportunities to design and build the future...

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Sustainability@ASU

Christiana Honsberg

Friday, March 6, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Christiana Honsberg

  • Director, QESST Engineering Research Center, Arizona State University

Kick off Solar Month at the Arizona Science Center with a special First Friday solar talk by ASU Professor Christiana Honsberg, Director of the QESST Engineering Research Center, presented by the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. Professor Honsberg is an expert in the development, manufacturing, and deployment of photovoltaic systems,...

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Sustainability Series

Gail Morris

Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Gail Morris

  • Southwest Monarch Study Coordinator - A member
  •   of Monarch Joint Venture
  • Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist
  • Monarch Butterfly Fund Board Member

It was once believed that there were no monarch butterflies in Arizona, but instead through the power of a Citizen Science study monitoring monarch breeding habitats and their migration, it was discovered that Arizona could be the migration flyway funnel west of the Rockies...

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Conferences

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, 2015

Balance-Unbalance, an international conference, brings multiple disciplines together to explore intersections between nature, art, science, new technologies, aid agencies and society with the goal of developing cross-disciplinary initiatives using innovative art and technology to advance ecological awareness and sustainability practices and to inspire wide-ranging community engagement in the face of...

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Sustainability Series

Char Miller

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Char Miller

  • W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College, CA

In this talk, Miller will explore the interconnected issues of water, immigration, and politics in the nation’s fastest-growing region. As he does in the book by the same title, Miller will touch on the powerful concept of place to order our experience in this arid region and set that experience...

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Sustainability Series

Thomas Selling

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
12:00- 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Selling

  • Emeritus Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Visiting Clinical Professor, Cox School of Business, SMU

To maximize the special tax benefits of solar (and wind) projects, investors and producers participate in complex joint ventures known as “partnership flip structures.” In this talk, Selling will explain the partnership flip structure and the unintended consequences for solar investment that can result...

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Past Events

Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, February 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Come check out how you can make a positive impact in your own neighborhood and city. Activities from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability will include a green screen photo booth, sustainability-themed games for children, hands-on displays, as well as other activities about...

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Wrigley Lecture Series

Thomas Friedman

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Doors 6:00 p.m.
Talk 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Friedman

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
  • New York Times Columnist

In celebration of Julie Ann Wrigley’s global leadership in sustainability, we are honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at ASU...

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No Show

Julie Ann Wrigley

Thomas Friedman

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 p.m. at ASU Gammage

Julie Ann Wrigley

  • President and CEO, Wrigley Investments, LLC

Thomas Friedman

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and New York Times Columnist

In celebration of Julie Ann Wrigley’s global leadership in sustainability, join us for a special reception with Julie, ASU President Michael Crow and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman...

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Sustainability After School

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

David Parziale

  • Americorps Alum
  • Americorps Program Coordinator
  • AZ Alliance of Nonprofits

Breanne Lott
Sophia Ewing

  • Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Peace Corps Recruiters

Veronica Aguilar

  • Corp Member 2012-2014
  • Teach for America Recruitment Manager@ASU

Use your passion for sustainability to make a lasting impact...

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LightWorks

Monamie Bhadra

Monday, February 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Monamie Bhadra

  • PhD Student, Arizona State University

Nuclear power has long been the object of wide-ranging activism and protest in Western nations. Using the history of anti-nuclear opposition in India from the 1970s to post-Fukushima to explore the role of science in democracy, Bhadra will show why democratization of nuclear power has not followed a similar trajectory...

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Sustainability@ASU

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Saturday, February 21, 2015
4:00 -8:00 p.m.

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Explore your global footprint by learning the journey of a shoe, how to cultivate your own food from your home and (re)imagine what the Valley of the Sun could be during this community event. The Civic Space Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix will come alive with performances by...

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Sustainability@ASU

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Friday, February 20, 2015
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Technology meets the arts as Downtown Chandler transforms its monthly Third Friday Art Walk into a creative look at the science behind the food and drink, beauty, art and invention around us. Explore a special exhibit featuring works of art that consider sustainability through its subject matter as well as...

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Defenses

Scott McClintock

Friday, February 20, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Scott McClintock

Scott McClintock will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Challenges of Advocacy for Sustainability Scientists. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

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Sustainability Series

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly and finally win choice at the pump. Pump shows us how...

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Sustainability@ASU

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Ignite your imagination by hearing people from across our community share their visions of (re)imagining our world. Community members will pitch their solutions to sustainability challenges during captivating five-minute visual presentations...

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