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Disaster Refuge: Displaced Persons in an Age of Accelerated Climate Change

Environmental Humanities
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

María Cristina García

  • Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University

María Cristina García, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, is the author of several books on immigration, refugee, and asylum policy. She is currently completing a book about climate refugees.

Migration experts forecast that, by 2050, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homes because of...

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13th International Congress of Orthopterology

Conferences Global Locust Initiative
Sunday-Thursday, March 24-28, 2019

The International Congress on Orthopterology is an interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in all aspects of orthopterology. For the first time, the Congress will take place in Africa, under the sub-title "Challenges in front of Climatic and Environmental Changes." The Orthopterists’ Society hosts the...

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Solar Fuels, Hydrogen Production, and Power using Concentrating Solar in Australia

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Dietmar Tourbier

  • Director, Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI)

Robbie McNaughton

  • Team Leader, Solar Thermal Processes at CSIRO

Australia has world-class solar resources but has yet to take advantage of this potential energy source. The Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) is led by the CSIRO and has six partner universities. Through highly targeted research programs, ASTRI aims to deliver the next wave of cost reductions for solar...

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We Are What We Eat: Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture

Wrigley Lecture Series Future of Food
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Lecture
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Reception & Book Signing

Alice Waters

  • Chef, Restaurateur, Activist and Author

Famed chef Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for free school lunches for all...

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Global Locust Initiative Data Management Workshop at International Congress of Orthopterology

Global Locust Initiative
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Morocco)

If you are attending the 13th International Congress of Orthopterology in Agadir, Morocco this year, please join our Global Locust Initiative hosted workshop: Locust and Grasshopper Data Management in the Information Age. The workshop will take place on Wednesday the 27th of March from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the...

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The Sustainability Opportunity: 3-Day Professional Certificate

School of Sustainability Professional Training
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Earn a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy from ASU’s School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business.

This course is designed for mid-career professionals in the private sector who want to create a decided advantage in the marketplace by reorienting their abilities. The program will focus on the organizational opportunities...

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Public Housing: Transformed and Preserved

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Gloria Muñoz

  • Executive Director, Housing Authority of Maricopa County

Gloria Muñoz brings over 38 years of experience in program design, public/private financing, real-estate acquisition/management to develop, operate, and provide services for people experiencing housing issues. She is passionate about creating housing solutions because of her own early childhood experiences.

In this talk, Muñoz will discuss her life's work...

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The DIFFER Solar Fuels Program: Fundamental Research on Renewable Energy Driven Chemistry

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Richard Van De Sanden

  • Director, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER)

Richard Van De Sanden is the Director of the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, DIFFER, and a Professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Since his appointment at the DIFFER Institute, he focuses on the physics and chemistry of plasma-surface...

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Toward a Sustainable Future: More Management, Less Technology

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Ricardo Aguirre

  • Founder, Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc.

Degraded land (desertification) occurs in an ecosystem out of balance, where both water and nutrient cycles have become ineffective. To mitigate these symptoms, engineers continue to use “Band-Aid” strategies that adversely impact the environment while imposing high initial and reoccurring costs.

In contrast, Ricardo Aguirre aims to integrate natural...

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10th Annual "A" Mountain Restoration Project

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. (Check-in)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Work)
11:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 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: Hayden Butte Park Preserve, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins and coffee will be...

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Free Film Screening: A Prayer for Compassion

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

This moving film follows Thomas Jackson's journey across the U.S., as well as to the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco and India, as he draws upon a wealth of religious traditions to understand how we can lessen the effects of climate change through compassion.

View the trailer here...

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BA/BS Barrett Honors Defense

School of Sustainability Defense
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Alex Baker

  • Barrett Honors and W. P. Carey School of Business Student

Jessica O'Malley

  • Barrett Honors and W. P. Carey School of Business Student

Alex Baker and Jessica O'Malley will present their thesis Impact and Feasibility Pedestrianization Proposals of Mill Ave and the Downtown Tempe Area. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.

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