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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.

Urban Garden Talk: Integrating Aquaponics into the Phoenix Local Food System

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Dr. George Brooks

  • Founder of Nxt Horizon
  • VP of Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

Dr. George Brooks is a founder of the AgTech development firm NxT Horizon and regularly contributes to Aquaculture, the international magazine of seafood farming as well as Green Living AZ magazine. Currently, Dr. Brooks is the Vice President of the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce and was recently re-elected...

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Free Film Screening: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

Sustainability Series
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green.

Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social...

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Urban Garden Tour: Aquaponics and the Phoenix Local Food System

Sustainability Series
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. George Brooks

  • Founder of Nxt Horizon
  • VP of Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

What better way to understand the integration of aquaponics into Phoenix’s urban food system, than a tour of Mesa Community Colleges Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA)? The CUA aims to promote education and public awareness about healthy eating and living through sustainable urban agriculture, aquaponics, and local food production...

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Can We Save Africa's Rhinos?

Sustainability Series
Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Mike Slattery

  • Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University

Mike Slattery is an internationally trained geographer and environmental scientist who teaches and writes on a range of environmental issues from human impacts on river systems to the socioeconomic impacts of utility-scale wind farms. He has led several global conservation programs including the establishment of a research station...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Red Power: Standing Rock Part 2

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

RED POWER is the second of an eight-episode documentary series devoted to the struggle of the Native Indian tribes of America to protect their territories and sacred places from multinational oil and mining companies.

RED POWER delves into the evolution of the Red Power Movement, tracking past battles—from Wounded...

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Sustainability Strategies at Swire Coca-Cola

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Mike Bernier

  • Director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Mike Bernier is the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Swire Coca-Cola, USA, where he has led the corporate sustainability efforts since 2008. Mike’s primary focus areas include water, energy, and waste efficiency initiatives in plants, source water protection strategies, and community water stewardship partnerships.

In this talk, Bernier will...

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Change Management in the Face of a New Normal

Sustainability Series Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Kit Batten

  • Climate Resilience Chief, Pacific Gas and Electric

Kit Batten is a recognized expert in climate-change policy with more than a decade of sustainability leadership. She currently leads a company-wide initiative to increase the climate resilience of PG&E’s operations and infrastructure, as well as that of the communities PG&E serves. Batten has a PhD in ecology...

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Mercy For Animals

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Nathan Runkle

  • Author; Founder & Chairman of the Board, Mercy for Animals

Nathan Runkle, executive director of Mercy For Animals, is a leading animal-rights advocate. Reared on an Ohio farm, Runkle has a long-held connection with farmed animals. After an animal abuse case involving a piglet slammed headfirst into a concrete floor during an agricultural project at a local...

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Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Author

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Author Paul Shapiro tells the wild story of the race to create and commercialize cleaner, safer, sustainable meat—real meat—without the animals in his book Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World.. In...

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Debating the Anthropocene

Sustainability Series
Thursday, January 25, 2018
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

John McNeill

  • Professor of History and University Professor,
  • Georgetown University

J.R. McNeill is an environmental historian at Georgetown University and currently President-elect of the American Historical Association. He is also a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Union of the Geological Sciences. His latest book, co-authored with Peter Engelke, is The Great Acceleration:...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Sacred Water: Standing Rock Part 1

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, January 23, 2017
Doors at 3:30 p.m.
Film at 4:00 p.m. (note earlier time)

In this documentary screening, the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation of North and South Dakota are fighting to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland. The Dakota Access Pipeline would snake its way across four states, bisecting sacred Indigenous sites and burial grounds along the...

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Saving Italy from Big Oil

Sustainability Series
Friday, January 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Maria R D'Orsogna

  • Professor, Mathematics Department, California State University at Northridge

Prof. Maria D'Orsogna is an Italian-American physicist and math professor. After learning serendipitously of planned oil drilling in her home region of Abruzzo, Italy she also became a hands-on environmental activist, leading a grassroots movement that culminated in Italy passing, for the first time ever, a national...

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Free Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Former Vice President Al Gore's newest environmental documentary documents the emerging potential of a real energy revolution within the United States. In his film, Al Gore travels the country to expose the current threats posed by climate change, while spotlighting the renewable-energy transformation taking place throughout the world.

Joining us for...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Dolores

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Film at 6:30 p.m. (note earlier time)

Dolores is the story of Dolores Huerta, the equal co-founder of the United Farm Workers' union and activist for racial, gender, and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez. This film explores the physical harm and personal sacrifice experienced in devoting one's life to social change and celebrates one of the...

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Sustainable in Stilettos: A Conscious Conversation in Sustainable Living

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tracey Martin

  • Sustainability Strategist; Transformational Coach; Author

Tracey Martin empowers others to demand healthy approaches to food, fashion, and beauty. She also works with industry leaders on incorporating non-toxic manufacturing alternatives into their day-to-day practices. Her environmentally friendly accessory line, Threads of Evolution works with local artisans using plant-based dyes and a cruelty-free manufacturing process.

Martin will discuss...

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