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Sustainability@ASU

At Arizona State University we have an Earth Month celebration! There are many different events occurring on all of the Arizona State University campuses...

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Sustainability Series

Dennis McClung

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Dennis McClung

  • President and Founder of Garden Pool, NPO

In 2009, Dennis McClung bought his first home in Mesa; it came with a big, broken pool. He converted the empty pool into a closed-loop, food-producing urban greenhouse. In the process, he inspired a community and created a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and teaching sustainable ways of growing food...

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Sustainability@ASU

Joni Adamson

Clark Miller

Sydney Lines

Manjana Milkoreit

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Joni Adamson

  • Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, Department of English, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Clark Miller

  • Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Sydney Lines

  • Communications Program Coordinator, LightWorks, ASU

Manjana Milkoreit

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, ASU

Internationally renowned, award-winning authors like Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Ian McEwan are turning to the emerging literary genre of Climate Fiction – or Cli-Fi – to tell stories set in a climatically changed world...

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LightWorks

Kent Linthicum

Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Kent Linthicum

  • PhD Candidate, Literature, Department of English, Arizona State University

Energy is the foremost question of the 21st century: is there enough of it? How should we use it? These questions are not unique to us. This talk will focus on how the modern conception of energy started in the 19th century and explore how writers in industrial Britain began...

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Other

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The mission of the Farmers Market @ASU Tempe is to promote sustainability, healthy eating and green living practices among our students, faculty and staff by providing educational opportunities and convenient access to a variety of locally grown and produced foods through a learning-living partnership with Arizona farmers and artisans. On...

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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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Other

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Showtime 7:00 p.m.

Aimee Madsen

  • Director/Producer

Roger Tomalty

  • Co-Writer/Director of Paolo Soleri Studios

Mary Hoadley

  • Arcosanti Site Coordinator

This cinéma vérité style documentary presents a fresh look at the genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri. He remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering. Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, Aimee Madsen’s documentary takes a close look...

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Sustainability Series

Donna Gerardi Riordan

Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Donna Gerardi Riordan

  • Founder and President, Research Now

We as citizens can reasonably expect that policy makers use "best available science" to make decisions that affect our communities. If there are gaps in the best available science, we have the power to employ a new tool – social crowdfunding – to identify and fund research to fill those...

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Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, April 9, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come learn how you can help the ASU Sustainability headquarters, Wrigley Hall go Zero Waste! It's as easy as recycling, composting, and terra-cycling. Don't know what those terms mean? Want to learn what you can actually put in recycling bins? Have burning questions about composting? Come have your questions answered...

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Biodiversity

Harry Greene

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Reception 4:30 p.m.
Talk 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Harry Greene

  • Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Almost ten years ago a group of us published papers in Nature and American Naturalist that proposed partially restoring the lost North American Pleistocene megafauna with conspecifics or closely related proxies for tortoises, cheetah, elephants, and other species. In this seminar I will summarize our initiative and the subsequent response...

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Sustainability Series

Paul Shapiro

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Paul Shapiro

  • Vice President of Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the US

Paul Shapiro is at the forefront of successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. Paul is a nationally recognized authority on farm animal welfare and animal advocacy, working with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement reforms. He has also published dozens of...

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Conferences

Gabriel Devenyi

Rachel Schwartz

Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Sign-in, coffee and bagels: 8:30 a.m.)

Gabriel Devenyi

  • Lead Instructor

Rachel Schwartz

  • Instructor

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will...

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Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain...

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Wrigley Lecture Series

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:00-6:00 p.m., Reception
6:00 p.m., Wrigley Lecture

Jeffrey D. Sachs

  • Director of The Earth Institute
  • Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
  • Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, leader in sustainable development, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He is special adviser to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, as well as cofounder/director of the Millennium Villages Project. Over...

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Sustainability Series

Joanna Nadeau

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Joanna Nadeau

  • Director of Community Programs, Audubon International

In this talk, Nadeau, along with Sal Celona, Coordinator of Living Green in the Verdes, offer up Rio Verde, Arizona as an example of Audubon International’s approach to working with private-sector communities on incorporating sustainability into all aspects of life...

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Conferences

May 4-6, 2015

The aging of farmers – in the US and globally – has been identified as one of the major structural and policy challenges facing the future of food security. As the older generation retires, are the Millennials willing and ready to take over the food security challenges? The imminent process...

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Past Events

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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Defense
Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m.

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez will defend her MA thesis Perceptions of Climate Trends among Mexican Maize Farmers. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

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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

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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Other

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Jamie Bechtel

  • Co-Founder and CEO of New Course

In the complex world of conservation and poverty alleviation, ambient noises can be deafening. Listening to the right people, in the right context with a non-biased mindset not only demonstrates respect but saves precious time and resources as you craft solutions to global problems. Jamie demonstrates –...

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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@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 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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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

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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