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Hugh Hanson Seminar: Frontiers in the Assessment of Global Funding for Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Outcomes Global Drylands Center
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Daniel Miller

  • Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Funding for biodiversity is critical to achieving international conservation and sustainable development goals. However, investment decisions are hindered by lack of information on financial flows and considerable uncertainty over the likely impact of conservation spending. Miller will share results from recent research on both the allocation and effectiveness of international...

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ASU Project Cities and City of Apache Junction Spring 2018 End-of-Semester Showcase

Sustainability@ASU School of Sustainability
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Join ASU students, faculty, and Apache Junction staff for the Spring 2018 End-of-Semester Project Showcase!

Student and class research findings on four city projects will be highlighted.

  • Planning for a Sustainable Future
  • Positively Apache Junction
  • Transitioning Aging Mobile Home/RV Parks
  • Exploring Municipal Revenue Sources
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Check-in and Class Poster Viewing
1:00 -...

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Can Nature Save Us? Stories from the Natural World

Biodiversity Outcomes
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

M. Sanjayan

  • CEO, Conservation International

Please join us for a special talk from Conservation International CEO and ASU-CI Distinguished Professor of Practice, M. Sanjayan, as part of the ASU-CI partnership. During this talk, he will discuss the importance of nature to human wellbeing and the role we all play in conserving...

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Cuba: Unlocked and on the Edge of Rapid Transitions - Student Reflection

School of Sustainability
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The School of Sustainability sponsored a Global Intensive Experience for a transdisciplinary group of ASU students to visit Havana, Cuba during Spring Break. The group brought in donated school supplies for a refugee school in Marianao. They also spent a day volunteering by painting, pouring concrete, and cleaning up Muraleando,...

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School of Sustainability Student Showcase Spring 2018

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Monday, April 23, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018
Please refer to the above schedule for specific days and times.

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 Spring 2018 semester.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

School of Sustainability Study Abroad Cuba...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Angry Inuk

Sustainability Series
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Film starts at 6:00 p.m.

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humor and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins...

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Allies for the Anthropocene: Management or "Building Relationships"? Metaconcepts for Designing Desirable Futures

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 - 6:30 Dialogue

Joni Adamson

  • Professor, Environmental Humanities, Department of English, ASU
  • Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI), ASU

Allies for the Anthropocene
Spring 2018 Dialogue Series

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond

Joni Adamson is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability...

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Free Film Screening: Saving Snow

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihoods are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of ski and snowboard slopes, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future.

Joining us...

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Research Focal Areas and Initiatives

Biodiversity Outcomes

Beth Polidoro

  • Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Deputy Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Samantha Cheng

  • Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Associate Director of Conservation Evidence, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Krista Kemppinen

  • ASU-Conservation International Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Stakeholder Engagement

Beth Polidoro will present Center activities connecting communities and institutions from local-to-global scales.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
School of Life Sciences, C-wing, Room 202
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Biodiversity Evidence, Metrics and Monitoring

Samantha Cheng will talk about finding evidence from what works in conservation.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00 - 1:00...

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DCDC Water/Climate Briefing: Public Perceptions of Urban Water Sustainability Transitions for the Colorado River Basin

Decision Center for a Desert City
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Dave D. White

  • Professor, School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University
  • Director, Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University

Abigail Sullivan

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University

Cities dependent on Colorado River water, such as Phoenix, Denver, and Las Vegas, face significant sustainability challenges from population growth, land-use change, drought, and climate change impacts.

While researchers and policymakers increasingly call for societal transitions towards comprehensive urban water sustainability, much of the discussion has focused on management systems and...

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Global Locust Initiative – First International Conference

Global Locust Initiative
Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, 2018

Launching the Global Locust Initiative at ASU: Identifying the Global Institutional Framework and Opportunities to Influence Policy Change in Locust Research and Management

The Launch Event:
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse set of global stakeholders, share their research through talks and posters, engage early with...

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Housing and Health: Panel Discussion at Mountain Park Health Center

Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Panel Discussion
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Tour of new Mountain Park Health Center

Jon Ford

  • Vitalyst Health Foundation

Andrea Bell

  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

Diana " DeDe" Yazzie Devine

  • Native American Connections

Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati

  • Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Join us for this networking breakfast and panel discussion event about the connections between housing and health in the Valley.

Our health is inextricably tied to where we live. Having access to safe, stable, and affordable homes – particularly in communities with access to mass transit, parks, and healthy food...

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