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.
- Certified Biomimicry Professional
- LEED AP ID+C
- Principal, sonja bochart wellbeing+design
- IIDA, LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP
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Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “re-connecting people and nature.” As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., he designs living walls, indoor atriums, living plantscapes and moss wall art. His mission is to create working...
Alton C. Byers
- Sr. Research Associate, Institute for Arctic & Alpine Research & Co-Manager, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daene C. McKinney
- Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Geographer Alton Byers is a conservationist and mountaineer specializing in high-altitude ecosystems, climate change, and integrated conservation and development programs.
Engineer Daene McKinney's research interests are in sustainable management of water resources, especially the problems of water security in high-mountain glaciated basins.
Glaciated, high-mountain regions provide critical water and ecosystem services...
Edward B. Barbier
- John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, University of Wyoming
Edward Barbier is a leading economic thinker and widely published author on the role of natural resources in economic development and on policies for promoting green and sustainable growth. In 2015, Barbier was inaugurated as a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
The world economy today...
- Professor of Natural Sciences & Humanities, Director of the Creative Writing Program, University of Wyoming
Jeffrey Lockwood earned a PhD in entomology from Louisiana State University and worked for 15 years as an insect ecologist at the University of Wyoming. In 2003, he metamorphosed into a Professor of Natural Sciences & Humanities in the Department of Philosophy, where he teaches environmental ethics and philosophy of...
Michael V. Russo
- Professor of Sustainable Management, Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon
Michael Russo has served as the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices. Mr. Russo's academic research focuses on the interaction of environmental, social, and political influences and entrepreneurship.
In this lecture, he will be discussing how the Indigenous local values and culture are underappreciated...
- 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...
- President and Founder of Garden Pool, NPO
In 2009, Dennis McClung bought his first home in Mesa; it came with a big, broken pool. He converted the empty pool into a closed-loop, food-producing urban greenhouse. In the process, he inspired a community and created a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and teaching sustainable ways of growing food.
- 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...
Past Sustainability Series Events
- President, Farm Sanctuary
Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, a rescue, refuge, and adoption center for farm animals, has been hailed as "the conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine. For over 25 years, he has traveled extensively around the US, campaigning to raise awareness about...
- Director of Corporate Engagement, Farm Animal Welfare, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SPEAKER CANCELLATION.
Nancy Roulston sparks companies to improve their animal welfare practices and helps consumers identify humane products with the "Shop With Your Heart" program. Before joining the ASPCA, she was an animal-welfare consultant with international...
- Vice President, Humane Society of the United States
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Paul Shapiro has played an integral role in many successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve public health and the plight of farmed animals. He’s also authored dozens of articles about animal welfare in publications ranging...
The City of Tempe is collecting input to improve pedestrian, bike, and transit facilities, enhance the streetscape and traffic-calming features on 5th Street between Farmer and College avenues.
The final design will envision a buildable project that strives to enhance landscaping, increase and improve bicycle, pedestrian, and transit access, improve...
- Owner of Maya's Farm
Maya’s Farm is a small, family enterprise owned by Maya Dailey. The farm is situated on nearly seven acres and nestles up to South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. The site is an ancient river bed, where sandy soils and natural Artesian wells create a perfect growing...
- Coca-Cola Sustainability Manager and Customer Collaborations
Nicole Smith's career with Coca-Cola Refreshments started with her managing data for manufacturing facilities, leading energy and water efficiency training and initiatives as well as working on the recycling program. She has since transitioned to Coca-Cola North America, where she partners with customer teams to collaborate on sustainability projects.
- Owner of Maya's Farm
Maya’s Farm is a small, family enterprise owned by Maya Dailey. The farm is sustainably operated and produces high-quality specialty vegetables, herbs, flowers and eggs for local markets, restaurants and schools.
Before she began to nurture crops, Maya’s interest was nurturing people. She entered nursing school after obtaining...
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