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People-Centered Sustainable Development: Population Issues in the Rio+20 Negotiations

Sustainability Series
February 14, 2012
12:00 -1:30 p.m.

Jose Miguel Guzman

  • Chief of the Population and Development Branch, UN Population Fund

At June's Rio+20 Conference, representatives from across the globe will meet to adopt a new framework for sustainable development. In this talk, Guzman argues that population dynamics should be part of the outcome document of Rio and shows the difficulties in ensuring this outcome.

Before joining the UN, Guzman worked for...

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Abundance: Sustainable Fossil-Free Food

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mark Edwards

  • Professor, Strategic Marketing and Sustainability
  • Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management
  • College of Technology and Innovation
  • Arizona State University

In this talk, Edwards discusses how we can grow healthier foods, feeds, fertilizers, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, medicines, and vaccines with abundant resources that will not run out.

Edwards writes, speaks, and consults globally on sustainable food and energy. He has authored nine books on sustainable and affordable food and energy. His...

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Carlo Jaeger: Striving for Global Sustainability

Sustainability Series
SOS 494/591 Meets from 1/18 – 2/8
Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm

Building on the public lecture: "Global Financial Crisis: Is Green Growth the Answer?" that I gave at ASU on December 7, the seminar will give a comprehensive overview over the challenges on the way to global sustainability – and on possibilities to overcome those challenges. We will outline a possible...

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Arizona SciTech Festival

Conferences

The Arizona SciTech festival showcases Arizona as a national leader in science, technology, and innovation through a series of hands-on activities and workshops, conversations and debates, exhibitions, concerts, guided walks, and tours taking place during the month of February 2012. Spearheaded by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in partnership...

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Will CO2 Dry Out the West? A Paleoperspective

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wallace S. Broecker

  • Newberry Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

In this talk, Wallace S. Broecker argues that global warming is creating a northward shift of the tropical rain belt, leading to marked drying in the West.

Broecker, a geochemist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and arguably one of the world's greatest living scientists, is a leading advocate against human-caused...

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Rethinking Urbanization and Sustainability: Lessons from China and India

Sustainability Series
Friday, January 13, 2012
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Karen Seto

  • Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Over the next two decades, the combined urban population in China and India will grow by more than 700 million. During this same period, China will create at least 30 new cities of 1 million; India is expected to add 26 cities of this size. Is urbanization of this scale...

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Night Out with the Phoenix Suns

School of Sustainability
January 8, 2012
Game 6:00 p.m.
Order by December 21, 2011

Discounted Tickets and a Green Building Tour

Join friends, family, and co-workers at a deeply discounted Phoenix Suns v. Milwaukee Bucks game (cheapest tickets are $15 for upper level) on Sunday, January 8th at 6pm! Great holiday gift idea!

As part of our "Night Out with The Phoenix Suns," they are giving us early entry and a green-building...

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Global Financial Crisis: Is Green Growth the Answer?

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Carlo Jaeger

  • Professor, Modeling Social Systems, Potsdam University, Germany
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Chair, European Climate Forum

In the current global financial crisis, huge amounts of financial capital are destabilizing the world economy because this capital does not meet promising opportunities for entrepreneurial investment. In this talk, visiting scientist Carlo Jaeger discusses research on how a green-growth strategy can tackle this situation more successfully than the present...

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Sustainability and Environmental Justice: The Challenges of Equity

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, November 17, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
(reception to follow)

Robin Morris Collin

  • Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law,
  • Willamette University College of Law

Modern, technological societies must face the challenges of equity in contemporary life. Environmental justice and sustainability reflect a deep division along race and class lines. This talk will explore the need for collaboration and repurposing in both movements.

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Dissertation Defense

Defense
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
2:00 p.m.

Gustavo Marco Antonio Ugarte Irizarri

Gustavo Marco Antonio Ugarte Irizarri will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Energy and Carbon Dioxide Impacts from Lean Logistics and Retailing Systems: A Discrete Event Simulation Approach for the Consumer Goods Industry. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

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The Sustainability Consortium: A Global Approach to Improving Consumer Products

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Dooley

  • Academic Director, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Professor of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business

Learn about how The Sustainability Consortium is working with corporations, academics, NGOs, and governments around the globe to create science and tools that will improve the environmental and social performance of consumer products.

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A Joyful Vegan in a Non-Vegan World: Survival Tips & Tactics

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
(enjoy vegan treats by Whole Foods, Tempe)
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe
SW Corner of Guadalupe Rd & McClintock Dr
Book signing to follow

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Founder & Director
  • Compassionate Cooks
  • Author

Although there are abundant resources that support the practical aspects of a vegan lifestyle, many struggle with the social aspects of navigating a world that may view compassion for "food animals" as radical. In this empowering talk, Patrick-Goudreau offers tips and tactics for speaking up for what you believe in with grace and dignity.

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Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Debunking the Myths of Being Vegan

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Founder & Director
  • Compassionate Cooks
  • Author

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau will offer the tools and resources for making informed food choices with joy and confidence.

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