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Sustainability Events

Sustainability related events @ ASU.

Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Edible City

Sustainability@ASU Food Systems
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Film starts: 6:30 p.m.
Post-film discussion: 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.

Following the film there will be a discussion with School...

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Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience Webinar

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, July 13, 2017
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. EDT (10:15 - 11:45 a.m. AZ)

Lauren Withycombe Keeler

  • Moderator
  • Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Shafaq Choudry

  • Leadership in Community Resilience, National League of Cities

Braden Kay

  • Sustainability Manager, City of Tempe, Arizona
  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Cooper Martin

  • Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities

The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. In 2016, the National League of Cities (NLC) launched a Leadership in Community Resilience program to help elected officials, city staff, and...

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Free Film Screening: Waste Land

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Oscar® nominated Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Together with people employed to pick out recyclable material...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Hand That Feeds

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Film starts: 6:30 p.m.
Post-film discussion: 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.

The Hand That Feeds follows a shy sandwich-maker as he unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars.

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Free Film Screening: Racing Extinction

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we...

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 8th Edition

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the screening of four short films focusing on regenerative farming in Arizona 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.


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"A" Mountain Restoration

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. (Check-in)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Work)
10:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve. Let's walk the talk and give back to the Mountain we love too well!

Where to Meet: South side of the old Hayden Flour Mill, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins...

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Earth Day Gardening and Cooking Workshop

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a series of gardening and cooking workshops. Attend an easy container gardening workshop with Tina Shepard, ASU Nutrition Faculty and Certified Master Gardener. Learn from a cooking demonstration by Cultivate Garden Club members, with free tasting of healthy salads, smoothies, and other recipes featuring healthy produce and...

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Recycled Clothing Exchange

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The rapid mass production of clothes, known as fast fashion, is considered the second largest world polluter. Behind the colorful ads and the sweet sales is a corrupt industry that utilizes toxic chemicals to create cheap fabrics. Join the Womyn's Coalition and the Undergraduate Student Government for a recycled clothing...

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3rd Annual Tour des Trees

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Arizona State Forestry, Arizona State University, Arizona Community Tree Council, Trees Matter, Arizona Nursery Association, City of Tempe, and many others for the third annual Tour des Trees event at the Arizona State University – Tempe Campus!

This is a FREE (self-guided) bike- and walk-friendly event that weaves through the...

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Earth Month 2017


Celebrate Earth Month with a panoply of events occurring at Arizona State University's campuses.

Tempe Campus Events
Thursday, April 27
Sustainability Series: The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481,Arizona State University, Tempe campus
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ASU Polytechnic Campus Alumni Lecture Series: Marking 20 years of accomplishments, 1996-2016

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Scott Bouchie

  • Director of EMSD for the City of Mesa

Scott Bouchie is the Director of the Environmental Management and Sustainability Department at the City of Mesa. He is responsible for managing the collection and disposal of the City of Mesa trash and recycling, environmental compliance and the implementation and tracking of Mesa’s sustainability initiatives. Scott received his Bachelor of...

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Food Systems & Beyond

Sustainability@ASU Food Systems
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us in kicking off Earth Month by attending the Food Systems and Beyond Event! Enjoy complimentary sustainable food offerings from campus dining locations, local growers and local producers. Consuming sustainable food reduces negative environmental aspects of food production and helps foster robust local economies and food security. #FeedItForward...

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