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The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. MST

Traditional indigenous knowledge is not front and center in most conversations about transforming the food system, and that needs to be change. That is why we are so excited to announce the next Food Tank Summit on "The Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways" to be held January 22, 2020, at Arizona...

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The Health Impacts of a Changing Climate

Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:30 a.m.: Networking Breakfast
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Jon Ford, Moderator

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Jennifer Vanos

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University

Rosanne Albright

  • Environmental Programs Coordinator, City of Phoenix

Blanca Abarca

  • Promotora, CHISPA Arizona

Extreme heat, poor air quality, and a lack of trees and shade are not just climate-change problems; these conditions significantly impact health and well-being. While climate change is affecting all Arizonans, it disproportionately impacts communities that are already facing inequities.

Join us for a robust discussion about how climate change is...

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2020 Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Call for Volunteers:

The City of Tempe is looking for volunteers to assist in the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count. The Point-in-Time homeless street count helps cities and the counties better understand the demographics of the people they serve and to decide where best to invest resources.

If you would like...

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A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Tuesday January 28, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Dan Esty

  • Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University

Dan Esty is an environmental lawyer with primary appointments in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale Law School. He served as head of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection from 2011 to 2014 and in leadership roles at the US Environmental...

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Free Film Screening: The River and the Wall

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Begins at 7:00 p.m.

The River and the Wall investigates the costs of a recurring symbol of the ongoing immigration debate – a physical barrier, or the wall – as filmmakers traverse our southern border to explore where the wall would be built and its potential environmental, economic, and social consequences.

Watch the trailer

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The Future We Are Choosing: Surviving the Climate Crisis

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Reception: 5:15 p.m.
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Talk Begins: 6:15 p.m.
Neeb Hall
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Christiana Figueres

  • Former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Founding Partner, Global Optimism, Ltd.

Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and was the executive secretary of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016. During her tenure, Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to deliver the historic Paris Agreement on...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival

February 1-22, 2020

The Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the month of February to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet. With foundational partners including GreenBiz and The Sustainability Consortium, the Sustainability Solutions Festival offers a wide array...

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Living the "Farm Sanctuary" Life

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Gene Baur

  • Co-founder and President, Farm Sanctuary

Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a rescue, refuge, and adoption center for farm animals, has been hailed as "the conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine. For over 30 years, he has traveled extensively around the US, campaigning to raise awareness about...

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Living the "Farm Sanctuary" Life

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Gene Baur

  • Co-founder and President, Farm Sanctuary

Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a rescue, refuge, and adoption center for farm animals, has been hailed as "the conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine. For over 30 years, he has traveled extensively around the US, campaigning to raise awareness about...

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Eco-Grief and Collective Trauma in the Climate Crisis

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Doors open: 6:15 p.m.
Talk starts: 6:30 p.m.

Adam Lobel

  • Buddhist teacher
  • Scholar of Philosophy and Religion

Adam Lobel is a longtime teacher (Acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, focusing on Great Perfection Tibetan Buddhism. A speaker on ecology and spirituality at the United Nations, Adam was part of the first delegation of Buddhist teachers invited to the White House. He leads ecodharma workshops and is...

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Frasier Global Mentorship Program Presentations

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

In fall 2019, The Frasier Global Mentorship Program supported seven School of Sustainability majors paired with professional mentors from Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Aramark, and Freeport McMoRan. Students engaged in virtual mentoring experiences throughout the semester, culminating in individual site visits to Los Angeles, UC Irvine, and Paris, France.

In this...

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Arctic Science Summer Week 2020

March 27 - 2 April, 2020

In 1999, the International Arctic Science Committee initiated the Arctic Science Summit Week to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research. The summit has evolved into the most important annual gathering of the Arctic research organization. The Summit will be hosted...

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The Sustainability Opportunity

Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4, 2020

Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh

  • Lecturer, School of Sustainability
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Bruno Sarda

  • President, CDP, North America
  • President of Practice, School of Sustainability, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Alycia de Mesa

  • Instructor, Communications and Storytelling, School of Sustainability, ASU

George Basile

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Kevin Dooley

  • Chief Research Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Professor, Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Earn a certificate in sustainability strategy from the W. P. Carey School of Business and School of Sustainability over three days at the Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Join this accelerated program cohort and connect with a network of sustainability professionals. Sessions focus on organizational opportunities that accompany sustainability challenges...

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