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Sustainability Events

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

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


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School of Sustainability Internship Poster Session

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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 refreshments, appetizers and desserts.

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Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS) Culminating Experience Project Presentation: Garr Punnett

Defense School of Sustainability
Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Garr Punnett

A PET Circular Economy For The City Of Phoenix


Contrary to the classic “put it in the bin, we’ll take care of it” attitude presented by large recyclers such as Waste Management and Republic Services, recycling economics are complex; often both a beacon of technological advancement and a lagger with...

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The Inverse Texture Effect: A Neglected Idea in Dryland Ecohydrology

Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

William Laurenroth

  • School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

The inverse texture effect is often described as a fundamental characteristic of dryland ecosystems. Walter and Noy-Meir described it in the 1970s and since then little has been done beyond treating it as though it were indeed a fundamental characteristic. How much do we really know about it? This seminar will...

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Project Cities Fall 2018 Student Showcase

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join ASU students, faculty, and City of Glendale staff for the Project Cities 2018 Fall Semester Showcase! Students will present research findings and recommendations for the City of Glendale on five topics:

  • Sustainability Options for Glendale Facilities Master Plan
  • Digital Media Policy
  • Digital Media Strategy
  • Multi-Generational Community Engagement
  • Youth Leadership Engagement

Light refreshments...

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Anticipatory Capacities for Sustainable Future

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Mathieu Feagan

  • Transitions & Implementation Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extreme Events SRN, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

This talk focuses on transitioning toward equitable, sustainable futures through supporting and learning from the anticipatory capacities of marginalized knowledges. Long-term environmental sustainability requires a redistribution of power in society, challenging and iteratively transforming the dominant social order and power relations through which the evolving crisis of global climate change...

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Free Film Screening: The Age of Consequences

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Age of Consequences explores the impacts of climate change on resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

This documentary film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise accelerate the instability and conflict in volatile...

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Fall 2018 School of Sustainability Student Showcase

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Monday, November 26, 2018 - Friday, November 30, 2018

Students in the School of Sustainability will be showcasing culminating experience projects during the bi-annual SOS Student Showcase. Please join us as Wrigley Hall opens its doors to highlight student research, projects, coursework, and internships from the Fall 2018 semester.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Project Cities City of Glendale Student Presentations
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Innovations Talk: Beef Sustainability and Ranching in Arizona

Future of Food Sustainability@ASU
Monday, November 26, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The U.S. beef industry has been committed to measuring and improving its sustainability for the past decade through the Beef Checkoff’s sustainability research program. This presentation will highlight information on beef’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use, and cattle’s protein upcycling abilities.

Join us for presentations and a panel featuring...

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Clean Energy Implementation on the Grid Edge

Monday, November 19, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Matthew T. McDonnell

  • Commission Counsel, State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Please join LightWorks® and the Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC) for a conversation with Matthew T. McDonnell, a top attorney at the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, whose work includes helping to implement Hawaii’s nation-leading 100 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard, addressing the state’s electric vehicle roadmap, and facilitating the ongoing performance-based...

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The United States of Disaster Guestimates

Sustainability Series
Friday, November 16, 2018
Networking Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Presentation: 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Melanie Gall

  • Co-Director and Research Professor, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arizona State University

Ken Waters

  • Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Phoenix National Weather Service

Sara Meerow

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Adam Andresen

  • M.S. Sustainability Student

Tracking socioeconomic impacts from natural hazards informs progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal #11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).

This panel event will showcase the use and utility of ASU's Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database and the National Weather Service’s approach for documenting impacts...

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