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Measuring What Matters in Agriculture and Food Systems: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food

Future of Food
Monday, December 10, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. AZ)

Alexander Mueller

  • TEEB Agrifood Study Leader and Managing Director, TMG - Thinktank for Sustainability

Kathleen Merrigan

  • Executive Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Arizona State University

Agri-food value chains are dynamically linked with socio-economic, cultural and ecological systems – from the local to the global level. These coupled ‘eco-agri-food’ systems provide income and wellbeing for more people than any other economic sector. At the same time, they shape the health of both people and the planet...

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Gray-Green-Gold: German-American Colorado River Dialogues

Water Future
Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gerardo Anzaldúa

  • Fellow, Ecologic Institute

Harald Kunstmann

  • Professor, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Ganbaatar Khurelbaatar

  • Researcher, Environmental Biotechnology Centre at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Water scarcity is a core threat to communities in the American West who depend largely upon the water of the Colorado River. The three panelists will discuss remedies to water scarcity focusing on three approaches:

9:00 - 9:30a.m.: Networking breakfast and opening remarks from Los Angeles' new German Consul...

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Ask a Climate Expert: What Communities Want to Know about Climate Impacts

Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Sustainable Cities Network is teaming up with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to host a meeting for cities and professionals to address your local questions about climate change.

Small group discussion starter questions to include:

  • How can we cool our urban environments?
  • How can we communicate the dangers of extreme heat? Or...

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21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium

Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER
Friday, January 11, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Event from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marc T. J. Johnson

  • Associate Professor, University of Toronto-Mississauga
  • Canadian Research Chair for Urban Environmental Science
  • Director, Centre for Urban Environments

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) program advances our understanding of urban ecology and urban socio-ecological systems. CAP LTER has brought together teams of individuals from different fields to investigate the complex dynamics of the Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding Sonoran Desert.

CAP LTER invites you to...

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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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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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School of Sustainability Alumni - Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Alumni Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Help us give back to the community of Tempe by putting in a couple hours of yard work at...

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Growing Cooperative Businesses in Arizona

Sustainability@ASU Future of Food
Friday, December 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Workshop
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Bakery Cooperative Information Session

The Sustainable Local Food Economies and Enterprises Lab is hosting a workshop with the Arizona Cooperative Initiative to bring together groups and individuals who are either already involved in cooperative businesses in Arizona or interested in getting involved. The event consists of panel discussions and a participatory workshop, and will...

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Natural Capital Protocol for the Ocean Workshop

Biodiversity Outcomes
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

How does your business depend upon ocean resources? How is this ocean 'natural capital' changing and what risks and opportunities does this present?

The Natural Capital Protocol for the Ocean will be a framework to help businesses to answer these questions and more. We invite you to join a workshop...

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Conservation Oceanography of the North Atlantic Right Whale

Biodiversity Outcomes Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Charles Greene

  • Director, Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered cetacean species. Population and ecosystem monitoring studies reveal that the right whale’s reproductive rate is correlated with Calanus finmarchicus abundance in the Gulf of Maine, which, in turn, responds to ecosystem regime shifts associated with decadal-scale climate forcing...

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Innovative Stormwater Management: Resilience for Extreme Weather

Decision Center for a Desert City
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Harry Cooper

  • Landscape Architecture & Water Conservation Branch Manager, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Maggie Messerschmidt

  • Urban Conservation Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy

David Sampson

  • Research Scientist, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Ray Quay

  • Moderator and Director of Stakeholder Relations, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Traditionally, urban water utilities built and maintained “gray infrastructure” to manage stormwater. These facilities were designed to safely collect and remove stormwater runoff from city buildings, streets, and parking lots. However, recent extreme weather events suggest that storms are becoming more extreme and these structures may no longer be fail-safe...

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Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience Webinar Series: The Science of Resilience in Decision-Making

School of Sustainability
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. ET (11:15 - 12:45 p.m. AZ)

This seminar is Part 3 of 3 of the Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience Webinar Series. The experts will explore resilience risk and financial mechanisms to advance climate resilience.

Speakers include:

  • Moderator Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director
  • Thomas Seager, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University
  • Joe Manous,...

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Is Blockchain Technology a Viable Solution to Humanity’s Biggest Problems?

Friday, November 30, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Hanieh Sadat

  • Managing Partner, GenesysOne Capital
  • Founder, ImpactX Labs
  • Treasurer, American Renewable Energy Institute

Ward Hendon

  • Adjunct Professor, Anderson Business School, University of California-Los Angeles

Dmitry Gorilovskiy

  • Founder, Moeco
  • Founder, Woodenshark
  • Founder, AINTSYS

Blockchain technology has captivated our imagination in a way that few technologies had since the birth of the Internet 30 years ago. There is a feverishness in the press about distributed ledgers and their applications, from crypto-currencies to crypto-kitties. Everyone seems to have an opinion on where this ecosystem of...

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 11th Edition

Friday, November 30, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for the annual screening of three 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:

Bike Saviours

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