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Sustainability Events

Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution

Wrigley Lecture Series
Monday, October 5, 2015
3:30 p.m. Doors Open
4:00 p.m. Wrigley Talk

Dianna Cohen

  • Artist and Activist
  • CEO/Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution Coalition

Dianna Cohen is the CEO/Co-Founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group that addresses the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. She was inspired to co-found the group by her work as an artist – because her chosen material is the ubiquitous plastic bag. In this talk,...

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Saving Nature in a Human-Dominated World

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Reception
6:00 p.m., Wrigley lecture

Dr. M. Sanjayan

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

Dr. M. Sanjayan is a conservation scientist, writer, and Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife, and the environment. His distinguished scientific work has been published in the journals Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. The National Geographic Society recently selected Sanjayan...

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The Age of Sustainable Development

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:00 p.m., Wrigley Lecture
Reception to follow

Jeffrey D. Sachs

  • Director of The Earth Institute
  • Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
  • Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, leader in sustainable development, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He is special adviser to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, as well as cofounder/director of the Millennium Villages...

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Sustainability as Freedom

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Doors 6:00 p.m.
Talk 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Friedman

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
  • New York Times Columnist

In celebration of Julie Ann Wrigley’s global leadership in sustainability, we are honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at ASU.

In this talk, "Sustainability as Freedom," Friedman will argue that what freedom was to our parents' generation, sustainability is to the present...

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Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy?

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. Doors Open/ Seating
5:30 p.m. Lecture
Followed by a book signing until 7:15 p.m.

Dr. Vandana Shiva

  • Author, Activist, Pioneer, Scientific Advisor, Mother
  • @drvandanashiva

Trained in physics and philosophy, Dr. Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods. She co-founded Navdanya, which promotes seed saving and organic farming and has more than 70,000 farmer-members. She is the recipient of the 1993 Alternative...

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Brewing Sustainability

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:30- 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Kim Jordan

  • CEO and Co-Founder of New Belgium Brewing Company

Kim Jordan has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment, and community to create one of the most successful corporations in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving.

In this...

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Power Matters: Energy Security and the US Navy and Marine Corps

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. reception
10:00-11:30 a.m. lecture

Ray Mabus

  • Secretary of the Navy

Ray Mabus is the 75th US Secretary of the Navy and leads America's Navy and Marine Corps. He is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft, and facilities, and...

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Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining E/Quality, Living within Limits

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
doors open and dessert reception at 7:00 p.m. featuring local food trucks: Mamma Toledo's Pie, Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes, and Paletas Betty Popsicles
event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Julian Agyeman

Join Mayor Greg Stanton as he welcomes Julian Agyeman to Phoenix.

Julian Agyeman is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and research interests are in the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment (whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements) and the effects of these on...

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Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Amory Lovins

  • Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

The world is on the road toward a clean-energy system based on increasingly cost-competitive technologies. These new winners include energy efficiency, solar, wind, and flexible demand through a smart grid, integrated with geothermal, biomass, and hydro.

Join us as Amory Lovins describes how we can remove the barriers...

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How to Make Money and Save the World

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Gary Hirshberg

  • Chairman of the board and former CEO, Stonyfield Farm

In 1983, Gary Hirshberg and his business partner set out with seven cows at their organic farming school to prove that sustainability can be highly profitable. Thirty years later, his company, Stonyfield Farm, at $350M in annual sales, is the world's largest organic yogurt company, supporting thousands of family...

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Water Development Paths, Climate Change, and Economic Growth

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dale Whittington

  • Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Manchester Business School (UK)

Whittington is the author of over 100 publications related to economic and public-policy issues of water-resources management in developing countries. He has been a member of the World Bank’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Nile River, the Ganges Basin Strategic Assessment Team, the Technical Committee of the...

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