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Greening Maroon and Gold: State of Sustainability at ASU

Water Future
Monday, September 24, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join Arizona State University Sustainability Practices and Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives for the fourth annual State of Sustainability at ASU. This event will also celebrate ASU’s designation as the largest fair trade university in the nation.

President Michael Crow will announce the updated sustainability goals for the university, followed by a...

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Free Film Screening: To the Ends of the Earth

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads as they call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era.

Watch the trailer here.

Following the film, we...

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Family Weekend: Incredibly Short Sustainability Documentary Festival

Sustainability Series
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of five short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of sustainability scientist and director of Carbon Nation®, Peter Byck. Student speakers will be present to discuss and answer questions about...

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Food Policy at a Crossroads: How the Swette Center will Lead

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Monday, October 1, 2018
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Kathleen Merrigan

  • Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

The bruising farm bill debate has highlighted many unresolved food policy issues. Rising diabesity, SNAP access, trade wars, water shortages, climate change risks, the consequences of increased global demand for protein…the list of food policy issues is long and growing. How will the new ASU...

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Arizona's Renewable Energy Future: Prop 127 and the Race for AZ Corporation Commission

Case Critical
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Clark Miller
Associate Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Kent Walter
Manager, Customer Technology, Arizona Public Service

Justin Olson
Candidate, Arizona Corporation Commission

Kiana Sears
Candidate, Arizona Corporation Commission

Rodney Glassman
Candidate, Arizona Corporation Commission

Sandra Kennedy
Candidate, Arizona Corporation Commission

Join us for...

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Gandhi as an Environmentalist

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Ramachandra Guha

  • Historian, Public Intellectual, Biographer

Ramachandra Guha is an award-winning historian of Indian democracy, the biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, and a scholar of environmentalism. As a public intellectual and columnist, he reaches 20 million readers in 10 languages. His latest book is Gandhi, The Years that Changed the World: 1914-1948.


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Education for the Anthropocene

Monday, October 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Humanity faces unprecedented challenges as we enter the Anthropocene – the epoch of our emergence as a planetary-scale force. Managing this future means finding new ways to manage ourselves. What are the implications for how we teach and learn?

ASU PlanetWorks, ASU Global Futures Initiative, and the Center for Education...

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The Need for Social Entrepreneurs

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:30 -10:45 a.m.

Jennifer Caraway

  • Founder/Executive Director of The Joy Bus

Jennifer Caraway is an accomplished restaurateur and the creator/owner of The Joy Bus Diner, a 100% nonprofit restaurant, in the North 32nd neighborhood in Phoenix. Caraway is a true pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship and has dedicated her life and passions to serving home-bound cancer patients in our...

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Centrist Environmentalism to Affect Change

Sustainability Series
Monday, October 22, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Haley Paul

  • Policy Manager at Audubon Arizona

Haley Paul has dedicated her professional career to conservation policy, having previously worked for the Town of Gilbert as their Water Resources Coordinator, and currently as Policy Manager for Audubon Arizona. In this role she works to develop policy strategy and build relationships with key stakeholders...

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Free Film Screening: Dominion

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

CAUTION: this film shows graphic violence towards animals that you may find disturbing.

Filmed in Australia, this documentary is an uncompromising, damning exploration of the ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing, and entertainment industries.

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through...

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Salute to Service: Sustainability in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sustainability Series
Monday, November 5, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Karen Baker

  • Chief of Environmental Division
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With a wide range of missions in support of the Nation's defense and civil-works infrastructure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has unique opportunities and challenges in integrating sustainable practices into its operations.

Karen Baker helped lead the Army team that authored the Army Strategy for the Environment, the...

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Urban Garden Talk: Biodiversity and Low Input Gardening

Sustainability Series
Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Jacq Davis

  • Gardener

In 2011, Jacq and her husband bought a house in Tempe and decided to jump into gardening by learning and applying multiple disciplines of natural gardening. From their early efforts, they have built themselves a high density food forest in the middle of the city, dubbed "the Epic...

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The World That Food Made

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Raj Patel

  • Research Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin; Senior Research Associate, Rhodes University, South Africa

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. In 2016, Patel was recognized with a James...

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