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RISE Conference 2019: Transforming University Engagement in the Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Monday-Wednesday, November 18-20, 2019

About: Hurricane María was one of the worst and most deadly disasters in Puerto Rico’s history resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths and $90 billion of economic loss. In the months following María, universities and colleges nationwide traveled to Puerto Rico to pursue humanitarian relief, quick response research, service learning, and...

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Sustainability and Renewable Energy: The Backbone of the Next Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Kevin Daehnke

  • President, Center for Strategic Policy Innovation
  • Social Impact Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer

Active in the environmental policy and legal arenas for the past 30 years, Kevin Daehnke is a champion of clean renewable energy, the environment, business and philanthropy. Kevin founded and serves as President of the "Center for Strategic Policy Innovation," a nationwide nonprofit entity, where he Chairs the Center's Renewable...

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GLI Networking Event at Entomological Society of America Meeting 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

We’re thrilled that it’s once again time for our annual GLI networking mixer at ESA 2019. We look forward to catching up with each other’s recent activities and exploring future areas for integrative collaboration in St. Louis. Please email Rick Overson to let us know you’re attending as...

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Food for Thought Series

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Emma Weiss

  • President, The Radicles, Arizona State University

Lisa Ketchum

  • Vice President and Founder, The Radicles, Arizona State University

Melissa Kruse-Peeples

  • Educator, Native Seeds/SEARCH
  • Community Garden Coordinator, Native Health

Gabe Gardner

  • Farm to Table Manager and Executive Chef, Fuerza Local Community Kitchen

Susan Norton

  • Program Manager, University Sustainability Practices

Food for Thought is a monthly interactive seminar series organized by students from the Tempe student Food Group and the Polytech Radicles club and sponsored by the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. Hosted at ASU’s Tempe, Polytechnic and Downtown campuses, these seminars aim to build a community of students,...

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Indigenous Languages: Future, Present, Past

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. MST

Gilberto Nenquimo

  • Vice President, Waorani Nationality (Nawe)
  • Speaks Wao Terero and Spanish

Elisabeth Swanson

  • Garden Educator, Desert Botanical Garden
  • BS in Geography
  • Speaks Kichwa, English, and Spanish

David Andie

  • Student, Universidad de Especialidades Turísticas, Quito, Ecuador
  • Speaks Kichwa, Spanish, and English

Tod Swanson

  • Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
  • Speaks English, Spanish, and Kichwa

Panelists will share how they navigate the boundaries between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worlds in a multilingual panel discussion with several people from Kichwa and Waorani communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Two generations of Indigenous people will speak in a combination of English, Spanish, Kichwa, and Wao Terero about their perspectives...

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Incorporating Heat into State and Local Hazard-Mitigation Planning

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Lisa Jones

  • Director, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Phoenix

Wendy Smith-Reeve

  • Director, Arizona Division of Emergency Management; Deputy Director, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

Sara Meerow

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, ASU

Brian J. Gerber

  • Co-Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, ASU

This Fall’s panel discussion series aims to understand heat as hazard as well as best practices for local governments in mitigating heat risk for the safety of vulnerable populations and sustained quality of life.

This panel explores how communities develop strategies to deal with heat and associated risks while promoting greater...

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School of Sustainability Internship Poster Session

Thursday, December 5, 2019
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

This event is the celebration and display of some of the incredible work sustainability interns have done this semester. Interns apply their talent and innovative thinking to applied experiences in professional settings including public, private, and educational sectors.

Talk with students while enjoying some holiday refreshments and desserts.

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 13th Edition

Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Join us for the annual screening of two 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.

This year's films:

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 13th Edition

Friday, December 6, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for the annual screening of two 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.

This year's films:

HIDING IN PLAIN...

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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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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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