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Dot Earth: 9 Billion People + 1 Planet

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Coffee & pastries will be served)

Andrew C. Revkin

  • Author, The New York Times Dot Earth Blog
  • Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University

Braden R. Allenby

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, ASU

How do very complex systems—natural, human, built, technological—interact under rapidly changing conditions? Join us for a free-wheeling conversation between author Andy Revkin and ASU Sustainability Scientist Brad Allenby, as they discuss how we can build social, economic, and environmental sustainability in a highly unpredictable, contingent world.

One of America’s most honored...

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Whither the International Climate Change Regime? The Road from Cancun

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Daniel M. Bodansky

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Daniel Bodansky is a preeminent authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law. He has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. State Department and consulted for the United Nations in the areas of climate change...

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The Future of Biodiversity: What can we do about it?

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
(reception to follow)
Coor Hall, Room 170
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Peter H. Raven

  • President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis

What is the future of biodiversity and what steps can we take to preserve it? Leading botanist and conservationist Peter Raven served as president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Professor of Botany at Washington University, St. Louis, for 39 years. Analyzing estimates of extinction rates and the major factors...

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ACES 2010: A Community on Ecosystem Services

December 6 - 9, 2010

ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services, brings together government, non-governmental organization, academic, tribal, and private sector leaders to advance the use of ecosystem services and related science in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions. The primary objective of ACES is to provide an open forum to discuss the latest...

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MapStorytelling as Medium for Achieving a Dialog on Sustainability

Sustainability Series
Friday, December 3, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Christopher K. Tucker

  • Chairman and CEO of the MapStory Foundation

Dr. Christopher Tucker will discuss his initiative, which will enable a global community of experts to “crowd source” socio-cultural data within a geospatial and temporal framework through an online social media channel or platform. MapStory is also intended to be an infrastructure enabling “MapStorytelling” as a means of communicating...

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Deep Energy Retrofits: A Southwestern Case Study Heading Toward Net Zero

Sustainability Series
Thursday, December 2, 2010
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mick Dalrymple

  • ASU Project Manager, Energize Phoenix

Greg L. Brown

  • Principal, Ecosense, LLC

We cannot build our way to a carbon-neutral environment, but we can remodel our way there. Over the course of seven years, green-building expert Dalrymple has achieved a 75% reduction in annual energy use at his circa-1975 Phoenix home through efficiency improvements and renewable applications. Dalrymple presents the applied building-systems...

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Sustainability 2011-2021: Local, regional, and global implications

Sustainability Series
Thursday, November 18
8:00 a.m. Coffee
9:00-10:00 a.m. Presentation

Michael M. Crow

  • President, Arizona State University

Under the leadership of President Michael Crow, Arizona State University has undertaken a strategic course to become a leader in sustainability education, research, and operations. In his presentation, President Crow will offer an overview of the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing ASU, as well as the broader, complex issues that...

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Transformational change on and off campus

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

John Robinson

  • Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative
  • Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, & Department of Geography
  • University of British Columbia

In January 2010, the University of British Columbia created the UBC Sustainability Initiative to integrate academic and operational sustainability on campus. Its two crosscutting themes are: campus as a living laboratory of sustainability, and university as agent of change in the community. The goal is to achieve transformational changes in university teaching, research,...

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Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, November 4, 2010
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Van Jones

  • Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Princeton University

Our country is struggling in the face of an economic recession and ecological crisis. We need nine million new jobs in the U.S., and they must be jobs that can support families and do no harm to the environment. America needs her best minds generating smart and innovative ideas to...

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Sustainability Series: Transforming Local Economies: Implications for sustainable community development

Sustainability Series
Friday, October 29, 2010
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Rhonda Phillips

How do we build local self-reliance in our community economies? We're in the throes of a movement headed by the Local First advocates with a push towards transforming the way we consume and the impacts this is having on our economies. Does this translate into building social capital at the local level, and...

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