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Sustainability Events

What is to be Done? Conservation in an Era of Climate Change

Sustainability Series
Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Char Miller

  • Director of Environmental Analysis and W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College

We are not the first generation to face dramatic environmental challenges. For instance, those who experienced the industrial revolution were justly afraid that, notwithstanding the material wealth it produced, this powerful force was destroying the land and the people it sustained. Their response was to create national forests and parks,...

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The Riddle of Sustainability: A Surprisingly Short History of the Future

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
(reception to follow)

William Cronon

  • President, American Historical Association
  • Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

William Cronon's work seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the...

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UGEC: Global Monitoring and Modeling of Urban Growth Patterns

April 1-3, 2011

On April 1-3, approximately forty researchers from around the world and the country will gather at Arizona State University to discuss global monitoring and modeling of urban growth patterns in two parallel workshops along with local stakeholders. The first workshop will address the drivers and consequences of global urbanization using...

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Case Critical: Fallout from the Disasters in Japan

Case Critical
Thursday, March 24, 2011
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

A forum with ASU sustainability experts

Join a range of ASU experts for a lively discussion on the devastating events in Japan and the potential local and global impacts of the disaster.

  • Ramon Arrowsmith (Geological Sciences) on earthquake enigmas
  • Joseph Comfort (Department of Physics) on nuclear engineering
  • Kenneth Mossman (School of Life Sciences) on radiation health, safety, and public...

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Climate Justice on the Road to Durban and Beyond: Movements Below, Paralysis Above?

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Michael K. Dorsey

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College
  • Affiliated Researcher on Sustainability and Climate, Erasmus Research Institute of Management,
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Michael Dorsey directs Dartmouth's Climate Justice Research Project, which investigates how emerging carbon markets shape justice-based climate policies. His research examines how theories underscoring political ecology, political economy, and institutional and organizational behavior explain and inform efforts to manage the environment and shape sustainable development. His recent work on climate...

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Resilience 2011 - Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change

March 11 - 17, 2011

The aim of Resilience 2011 is to advance understanding of the relationships among resilience, vulnerability, innovation, and sustainability. It will do so by bringing together scientists to share their work on the dynamics of interconnected social-ecological systems. Conference attendees will include people from the government, business, NGOs and academic sectors...

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Regional Tree & Shade Summit

March 9, 2011
8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Form

The Regional Tree & Shade Summit will bring together municipal and private sector professionals for a one-day meeting to address the growing importance of regional tree and shade plans and green infrastructure to the long-term sustainability and success of our communities. Please join us!

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Food Justice: Transforming the American food system, from seed to table

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Robert Gottlieb

  • Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College

Professor Robert Gottlieb, a long-time activist and historian of social movements, has been directly engaged in policy, program development, and community action projects in such areas as food systems, transportation, land use, the urban environment, and resource policy. He is the author or co-author of 12 books, including: Food Justice;...

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Stories and Action to Sustain the Southwest Foodshed

Sustainability Series
Friday, February 11, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hai Vo

  • Co-Founder, Real Food Challenge
  • Community Organizer and Research Fellow, Live Real

Hai Vo is a young scholar seeking food justice within his lifetime. He is a community outreach fellow with the California Food and Justice Coalition and organizes with Live Real, an organization harnessing the power of young people to transform the food system in policy and practice. Hai is the...

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Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

February 3 - 5, 2011

The Sustainable Phosphorus (P) Summit is the fourth annual Frontiers in Life Sciences (FiLS) conference, a graduate student-led meeting supported in part by Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences and the Sustainable P Initiative (SPI). This will be an international, transdisciplinary conference aimed...

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