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Sustainability Events

Night of the Open Door

Walton Sustainability Solutions

ASU Night of the Open Door is an evening when ASU departments and schools open their doors to the public to showcase the research and projects that they are working on. This event provides hands-on activities for all ages throughout the Downtown, Tempe, and Polytechnic campuses. This year, Night of...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017: (Re)imagine Our Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU

Join us as we (re)imagine our home through conversations, celebrations, programs and examples of sustainability solutions in our individual dwellings, our community and across Planet Earth. The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival features a diverse group of partners and organizations that seek to engage audiences and inspire a more sustainable future...

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Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2017 marks the fourth annual Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center. This event focuses on connecting the public to solutions, science and opportunities to be more sustainable in their own lives. In addition to the usual array of science exhibits throughout Arizona Science Center, Sustainability Family Day features hands-on...

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Introduction to GRI & Sustainability Reporting Workshop

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Alyson Genovese

  • GRI’s Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for the United States and Canada

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most...

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How to Effectively Communicate Science in a Policy Era of Alternative Facts

Sustainability@ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence Krauss

  • Director, Origins Project, Arizona State University

James Weinstein

  • Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

From the origins of the universe to the daily determination of justice in our courts, facts are foundational to our lives. What happens when facts are dismissed, suppressed, seen as optional or even replaced with "alternative facts"?

Watch live as Lawrence Krauss, internationally renowned theoretical physicist and director of the...

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GreenBiz University

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sustainability Tour and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - noon Presentations

Peter Bakker

  • President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Alan AtKisson

  • President & CEO, AtKisson, Inc.

Lori Singleton

  • Director of Emerging Customer Programs, SRP

Tim O’Neal

  • CEO, Goodwill of Central Arizona

Chris Helt

  • Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium

Carole Mars

  • Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium

Warren Gorrowitz

  • VP of Sustainability Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply

Andrew Bernier

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

GreenBiz University is a parallel conference with the renowned GreenBiz 17 conference in an ongoing partnership between ASU and the GreenBiz Group. This event invites main stage speakers from GreenBiz 17 to visit ASU’s Tempe campus to present their ideas and innovations to the university community and audience. Panel themes...

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City Lights Movie Night Featuring: Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 10, 2017
Film starts at 6:30 p.m.

This event will be a film screening of DreamWorks Entertainment’s film Home. In this film there are several themes of home and sustainability that will be communicated to the audience through a pre-film discussion with ASU thought leaders. Participants at this event can also pick up an activity sheet to...

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Webinar: Wasted Food, Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU Food Systems Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Christopher Wharton

  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Health Solutions

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O'Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and...

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Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday-Sunday, February 26-28, 2016

Each year, Local to Global Justice presents the Forum & Festival, a two-day annual event that seeks to connect local diversity, sustainability, social justice and human rights issues to larger global struggles. This event provides an outstanding space for the sharing of experiences and knowledge between scholars and activists working...

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GreenBiz University

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

GreenBiz University is an extension of the GreenBiz 16 conference, held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Through the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s partnership with GreenBiz, we are able to recruit top-notch speakers in sustainability to engage with the ASU community.

Speakers include Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ari Kobb (director of Sustainability and...

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Conservation International Special Event with Dr. M. Sanjayan

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dr. M. Sanjayan

  • Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

In a world of seven billion humans, can wild nature continue to exist? The environmental movement has long been dominated by a Western philosophy that sees humans as separate from and detrimental to nature. While great strides have been made in the past few decades, most scientists agree that conservation...

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AZ Thrives: A Sustainability Summit for Arizona’s Minority and Small Business Leaders

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AZ Thrives is a business conference for Arizona’s minority and small business leaders that is focused on the concept of the circular economy. The event aims to not only educate Arizona business leaders on sustainability in business, but also to create change agents through meaningful connections within the community. AZ...

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Sustival Day of Service

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Saturday, February 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Noon

The Sustival Day of Service connects volunteers to projects that help make more resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities across the Valley of the Sun. During the Sustival Day of Service, community members engage with non profits to make a direct impact right where they live and work. Various valleywide locations.

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Zero Food Waste Forum

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 19, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In the United States alone 40 percent of our food is wasted. To address this issue, the Zero Food Waste Forum welcomes participants to collaborate and learn from expert advocates such as Jordan Figueiredo, founder of EndFoodWaste.org and Zero Food Waste Forum. Discover how to ignite change and...

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World Religions Respond to the Environmental Crisis

Walton Sustainability Solutions Environmental Humanities
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Doors open 4:00 p.m.
Talk begins 4:30 p.m.

Mary Evelyn Tucker

  • Co-Director, Yale Forum for Religion and Ecology
  • Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Divinity School, Yale University

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a leader in the emerging field of religion and ecology, having organized 10 conferences at Harvard on the world religions and the environment. Based at Yale, she has written or edited many books on this topic, most recently Ecology and Religion with co-author John Grim.

In...

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