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Integrating Sustainability as a Key Driver within the U.S. EPA

Sustainability Series

Bill LeFew

  • Mathematician, Integrated Systems Toxicology Division, U.S. EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Rory Conolly

  • Senior Research Biologist, Integrated Systems Toxicology Division, U.S. EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Stephen Edwards

  • Systems Biologist, U.S. EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Laura Jackson

  • Research Biologist, U.S. EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

The National Research Council (NRC) report, Sustainability and the U.S. EPA, was commissioned in order to provide an operational framework for integrating sustainability as one of the key drivers within the regulatory responsibilities of the EPA. This is a fundamental shift in priorities for the EPA, from an agency focused on risk and hazard management, to one addressing sustainability challenges.

This talk will discuss the current strategic initiatives the EPA is taking. These initiatives have used past research to inform decision-making based on three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and societal. A panel of experts will share how the research focused on evaluating scenarios comparing values, using story-telling approaches, and team strategies that should be utilized as best practices when involved in sustainability issues.

Moderated by Kenneth Galluppi, director, ASU's Decision Theater.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)