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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.

Farm Animal Welfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Sustainability Series
Thursday January, 12, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Nancy Roulston

  • Director of Corporate Engagement, Farm Animal Welfare, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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 clients, including the EU BioBusiness and the Global Animal Partnership.

In this talk, Roulston will...

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Designing with Nature: How Biophilic Design Improves Lives

Sustainability Series
Thursday February 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Joe Zazzera

  • Certified Biomimicry Professional

Sonja Bochart

  • Principal, sonja bochart wellbeing+design

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 environments built on the principles of biophilia and biomimicry; environments that enhance productivity, manage...

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The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Profusion to Mysterious Extinction

Sustainability Series
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Jeffrey Lockwood

  • 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...

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The Geography of Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Sustainability Series
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

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...

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The Tempe Grease Cooperative: The Future of Sustainable Sewers and Organics Recovery

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

David McNeil

  • 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...

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Revolution in the Desert: How Arizona Improved the Lives of Farm Animals

Sustainability Series
Friday, December 2, 2016
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Paul Shapiro

  • Vice President, Humane Society of the United States

This event is near capacity. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

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...

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Help Envision Tempe's 5th Street Streetscape

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Sustainability Series Food Systems
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maya Dailey

  • 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...

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Sustainability in the Coca-Cola System

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Nicole Smith

  • 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.

In this...

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Urban Gardens Talk & Tour

Food Systems Sustainability Series
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Maya Dailey

  • 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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Sustainability as Strategy in the U.S. Armed Forces

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Brigadier General Tracy Norris

  • Deputy Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Texas Military Forces

Colonel Michaelle Munger

  • Deputy Director, Real Property Maintenance
  • Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness Programming and Resources

Colonel Mary Williams-Lynch

  • Chief, Army Environmental Programs
  • Office of the Chief of Staff for Installations Management

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Joe Knott

  • Director, Military Partnerships
  • Compatible Lands Foundation

In celebration of Veteran's Day and ASU's Salute to Service week, the Wrigley Institute is proud to host four decorated military officers for a discussion about sustainability leadership and the military's sustainability initiatives.

Brigadier General Tracy Norris began her military career in 1984 with...

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Democratizing Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Bruno Sarda

  • Sustainability Vice President at NRG

Bruno Sarda is a leading practitioner in the field of corporate sustainability. As head of sustainability at NRG, one of the country’s leading energy companies, he leads the development and execution of company-wide sustainability strategies and initiatives. In addition, Sarda is an adjunct faculty member and Senior Sustainability Scholar at...

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Decolonization, Sustainability, and the Role of Indigenous Methodologies

Sustainability Series
Thursday, October 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Linda Tuhiwah Smith
(Iwi: Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou)

  • Professor, University of Waikato
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori and Dean, School of Māori and Pacific Development
  • Fellow, American Association for Research in Education

Leonie Pihama
(Iwi: Te Ātiawa, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi, Ngāti Māhanga)

  • Director, Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato
  • Director, Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd
  • Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

  • Director, ASU Center for Indian Education
  • President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, ASU's School of Social Transformation

This event has reached capacity.

Tuhiwai Smith has over 25 years of experience in Kaupapa Māori theory, research, and policy development. She has been at the cutting edge of Kaupapa Māori methodology and is widely respected within the Māori health research sector. Her research interests span across...

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The People's Laws: Clean Air and Clean Water

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Leon G. Billings

  • Former Staff Director, Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution

Thomas C. Jorling

  • Former Minority Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works

Please join us for a lunchtime Sustainability Series lecture with visiting lecturers Leon Billings and Thomas Jorling. Leon Billings was staff director for the Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution from 1966 to 1978 and later Chief of Staff to Senator and Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie.

Thomas Jorling was minority counsel...

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