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.
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
- Executive Director of Arizona Housing Coalition
- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
In this talk, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Val Iverson and Meagan Ehlenz will offer insights and unravel myths on affordable housing in Arizona. The conversation will touch on the interlinkages between affordable housing, wellbeing, happiness, community and connection. Following the discussion,...
Michael Quinn Patton
- Expert & Consultant, Utilization-Focused Evaluation; Author, Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use
How can we measure impact in complex, global scale projects that grapple with climate change, terrorism, human rights, public health, or energy transitions? Traditional evaluation, in terms of standardized goals, rigid models and constraining rules, often impedes leadership and adaptability when we are responding to a rapidly changing world. Mechanistic...
- Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens
Arizona Microgreens, founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, produces organically-grown microgreens for individuals and restaurants throughout Arizona. Located within the greenhouse at the Brooks Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial...
- Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens
In addition to the Urban Garden Talk with Arizona Microgreens, we will offer a tour of the greenhouse where the microgreens are produced. Microgreens are vegetables and herbs grown for just a few weeks, and Arizona Microgreens uses an organic and natural process on their crops. The microgreens...
Past Sustainability Series Events
- Professor Emeritus, Development Economics and Environmental Science, University of Pune, India
- Chairman, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development
Vijay Paranjpye's career has focused on social, economic and ecological impacts of development, water-resource planning. A keen mountaineer, he is deeply involved in advocacy and public interest litigation for nature conservation.
The Indus River Valley supplies water for one-third of the population living in Tibet (China), Pakistan, parts of Afghanistan,...
- Sustainability Consultant & Partner at BetR-blok, LLC
- Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions
In this talk, Christopher Frettoloso will introduce BetR-Blok, LLC, an alternative building material that is affordable and sustainable, as well discuss the benefits and barriers for industry acceptance. In addition, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Joanna Lucio will offer...
- Former President, Shell Oil Company; Former Group Director Human Resources, Royal Dutch Shell; Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
John Hofmeister is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public-policy education firm promotes sound energy...
- President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States
Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest and most effective animal-protection organization. He has helped pass more than 1,000 state laws to advance the organization’s mission and negotiated agreements with dozens of the nation’s biggest corporations from McDonald’s to Armani. Pacelle is a New York Times bestselling author who...
- Designer, Sustainability Life Strategist & Wellness Coach
- Founder, Threads of Evolution
- Speaker and Eco-Entrepreneur
Tracey Martin is a renowned public speaker on sustainability in the fashion industry. She has founded three successful ecologically responsible clothing and accessory brands. Her latest project involves changing the way we dye textiles. Frustrated with the lack of transparency in the current "organic/low impact" dye process, she decided...
- Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar and Company
Elysa Hammond is the founder of Clif Bar's sustainability program and leads the company’s efforts to reduce their environmental impact, create a green-powered supply chain, achieve zero waste and grow support for organic, sustainable food systems.
In this talk, Elysa will discuss the development of Clif Bar’s unique five-aspiration...
- Director of Operations, Director of Sustainability, Oracle
George Denise, an advocate for sustainability and high-performance building operations, has been instrumental in 26 LEED certifications, 17 at the platinum level. He and/or the buildings under his management have also been the recipients of many awards, including the Building Owners and Managers Association’s International Earth Award, CoreNet...
- Co-Founder, The 5 Gyres Institute
Anna Cummins brings her 20 years of sustainability education, passion, and adventure to solving the plastic-pollution crisis.
In this talk, Anna will share the current state of plastic pollution in the world's oceans based on 5 Gyres' original research and engage the ASU community in getting...
- Environmental Services Manager, City of Tempe
David McNeil has led Tempe's industrial pretreatment, stormwater, cross-connection, environmental-monitoring, environmental regulatory compliance, and grease-cooperative programs for nearly two decades.
McNeil is most known for his award-winning work on the Tempe Grease Cooperative (TGC), an innovative green partnership with the restaurants in Tempe to better manage their fats, oils, and grease...
- Senior Director of Food Policy, Humane Society of the U.S.
In addition to her work with HSUS, Kristie Middleton is the author of the forthcoming book, MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time. She has partnered with the nation’s biggest school districts—including Los Angeles, Detroit, and Boston—to implement plant-based initiatives such as Meatless Mondays.
- President and Founder of Garden Pool, NPO
In addition to the Urban Garden Pool Talk, we will offer a tour of Mr. McClung's Garden Pool. The Garden Pool is a federally recognized international public nonprofit charity dedicated to research and education of sustainable ways to grow food. Mr. McClung will take you through the...
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