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Sustainability Events

Women, the Environment and Meaningful Change

Jamie Bechtel

  • Co-Founder and CEO of New Course

In the complex world of conservation and poverty alleviation, ambient noises can be deafening. Listening to the right people, in the right context with a non-biased mindset not only demonstrates respect but saves precious time and resources as you craft solutions to global problems. Jamie demonstrates – in a lively romp through jungles, villages, oceans and boardrooms – how our environment and its inhabitants present constant clues for solutions if we are present enough to tune-out the ambient noise and tune in to the message: today matters.

Bringing her unique perspective from working as a marine biologist, environmental lawyer, and chief executive officer, Jamie shares with her audience the crucial role that listening plays in fostering solutions in the natural and human worlds. Perhaps most importantly, Jamie’s experiences provide a powerful and inspirational voice for a new way to drive global change by engaging the people whose voices too often go unheard: women.

This event is the Jenny Norton Humanities and Sustainability Lecture, Institute of Humanities Research, Arizona State University.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4:30 p.m.