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Sustainability Events

Sustainability Series speakers discuss a range of environmental, social, and economic topics at these events, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation.

Reviving Small Business and Our Community

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12 - 1:00 p.m.

Thomas Barr

  • Executive Director, Local First Arizona

Kimber Lanning

  • Executive Director, Local First Arizona Foundation

Local First Arizona is a nonprofit that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses. LFA supports, promotes, and advocates for a strong local business community and raises public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local economies.

Join Thomas Barr to learn about LFA's concentrated efforts to...

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Disappearing Islands: The Future of Coral Reef Islands in the Pacific

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Murray Ford

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Join us for a Coastal and Marine Science and Management Seminar Series event, hosted by the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science.

Murray Ford is a coastal geomorphologist who researches the impacts of sea-level rise on low-lying atoll islands in the Pacific. His work combines remote sensing with geological...

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Earth Day 2021: Reflections of an Environmentalist

Earth Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Paul Hirt

  • Environmental Historian

Join environmental historian and activist Paul Hirt as he takes a look back through the history of the environmental movement.

Hirt came to ASU in 2004 but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. In both his professional and personal life, he promotes sustainable water management, renewable energy,...

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