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.
- 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,...
Past Sustainability Series Events
- 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...
- 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.
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...
- Professor of Environmental Economics, University of St. Andrews
Nick Hanley's many research interests include environmental valuation, cost-benefit analysis, the economics of sustainable development, and ecological-economic modeling. He has co-authored three textbooks and is an honorary professor at the universities of Waikato (New Zealand) and Stirling (Scotland).
Economists have devised a theoretical indicator of sustainable economic development...
- President, Climate Resilience Consulting
Joyce Coffee is a Wrigley Institute Senior Sustainability Fellow and member of ASU's UREx Sustainable Research Network. She works with leaders to create strategies that protect and enhance markets and livelihoods through adaptation to climate change. Previously she led the Chicago Climate Action Plan and Notre...
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