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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.

Transnational Climate Governance and the Global 500

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Lily Hsueh

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs

As a public-policy scholar and environmental economist, Hsueh investigates market-based and nonregulatory policies whereby businesses, consumers, and environmental groups can impact environmental protection. In parallel with the top-down, intergovernmental talks at the UN climate change conference in Paris, a “Climate Solutions Hub” will showcase concrete solutions and innovations that...

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Food Sustainability Events

Sustainability Series Food Systems

Monday, September 21

Urban Gardens Talk and Tour: Justin Rohner
Landscaping Reinvented: Elegant-Edible-Sustainable
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe
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Monday, October 5

Dianna Cohen
Tough Truths About Plastic Pollution
Doors open 3:30 p.m., Lecture begins 4:00 p.m.
Arizona Ballroom, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe campus
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Tuesday, October 6

Farmers Market@ASU...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour Finale

Sustainability Series
Thursday, December 3, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Justin Rohner

  • CEO and Founder, Agriscaping Technologies

Darren Chapman

  • CEO and Founder, TigerMountain Foundation

Ken Singh

  • Owner and Operator, Singh Farms

To wrap up our Urban Garden Talk & Tour series, join visionary farmers Justin Rohner, Darren Chapman, and Ken Singh as they share their varying perspectives on urban yards, gardens, and farms.

Justin Rohner has always been a bit of an innovator, an artist, and an entrepreneur. He was recently named one...

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How Can the Humanities Save the Planet?

Sustainability Series
Monday, November 23, 2015
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Sir Jonathan Bate

  • Biographer, Broadcaster, Critic, Shakespearean Scholar, and Playwright

Renowned Shakespearean and Eco-Critic, Sir Jonathan Bate, has been a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; King Alfred Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool; and Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. He has held visiting posts at Yale and UCLA and...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Ken Singh

  • Owner and Operator of Singh Farms

Tales of Soil & Seed

Join us for a freewheeling conversation with Ken Singh: farmer, visionary, restorer of soils, and teacher of organic farming.

Light refreshments will be served

In addition to the talk at Nush, there will be a tour of Singh Farms, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, requiring a separate RSVP...

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Greening the College Football Championship

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Jack Groh

  • Sustainability Consultant, College Football Playoff

Under Jack Groh’s leadership, the College Football Championship game, played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on January 11th, will be a zero-waste event. Groh’s coming to ASU to describe his plans for greening the championship, and he needs your help on game day! Join us for pastries...

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Thriving in a Water-Stressed World

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Matt Howard

  • Director, Alliance for Water Stewardship - North America

We live in a water-stressed world and water-related risks surround us. Our economy is undergoing a shift in production and supply chains as water issues force companies to rethink their stewardship of water resources. How can we identify water risks and opportunities and, ultimately, mitigate those risks at industrial, agricultural,...

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Stop Making Buildings

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Begins at 6:00 p.m.

Aaron Betsky

  • Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

A critic of art, architecture, and design, Aaron Betsky is the author of over a dozen books on those subjects and writes a blog, “Beyond Buildings” for as an architect and in the humanities at Yale, Betsky was previously the Director of the Cincinnati...

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A Search for Edward Abbey

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Sean Prentiss

  • Author and Assistant Professor, Norwich University

Sean Prentiss is the author of the memoir, Finding Abbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology, and co-author of the forthcoming environmental-writing textbook, Environmental...

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Artist Paul Nosa: Creations with a Solar-Powered Sewing Machine

Sustainability Series
Thursday, October 22, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Paul Nosa

  • Visual Artist / Innovator / Entrepreneur

Join Arizona native Paul Nosa for a sewing performance with his Solar Sewing Rover – a sewing machine powered by solar or a bicycle with an electric generator. Nosa uses titles or people’s five-word scenarios to “draw” with a sewing machine without a template or computer.

Nosa, recipient of...

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Radically Simple Campus-Community Sustainability Partnerships

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Jessica Barlow

  • Professor, School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University

Barlow directs the Sage Project within San Diego State's Center for Regional Sustainability. She serves on the University's sustainability committee, climate-action planning council, and on projects that incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.

The Sage Project is based on a model campus-community partnership being replicated nationwide. It is a...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Thursday, October 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Darren Chapman

  • CEO and Founder, TigerMountain Foundation

Equity  - Inclusiveness - Empowerment

Through all the ups and downs in Darren Chapman's life, the toughest choice he had to make was to stay true to proactive, hands-on change. As a result of this choice, he has founded the TigerMountain Foundation, an organization that uses asset-based community development...

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