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Past Sustainability Series

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

Upcoming Sustainability Series

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.
Sustainability Series

Christian George

Thursday, June 16, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Christian George

  • Research Director, French National Center for Research (CNRS)

Christian George leads a group at IRCELYON, the largest European institute focusing on heterogeneous catalysis. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry (1993) and Habilitation in Chemistry (1999), both from University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France...

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Past Sustainability Series

Sustainability Series

Joanna Nadeau

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Joanna Nadeau

  • Director of Community Programs, Audubon International

In this talk, Nadeau, along with Sal Celona, Coordinator of Living Green in the Verdes, offer up Rio Verde, Arizona as an example of Audubon International’s approach to working with communities on incorporating sustainability into all aspects of life...

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Sustainability Series

Paul Shapiro

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Paul Shapiro

  • Vice President of Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the US

Paul Shapiro is at the forefront of successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. Paul is a nationally recognized authority on farm animal welfare and animal advocacy, working with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement reforms. He has also published dozens of...

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Sustainability Series

Donna Gerardi Riordan

Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Donna Gerardi Riordan

  • Founder and President, Research Now

We as citizens can reasonably expect that policy makers use "best available science" to make decisions that affect our communities. If there are gaps in the best available science, we have the power to employ a new tool – social crowdfunding – to identify and fund research to fill those...

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Sustainability Series

Thomas Selling

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
12:00- 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Selling

  • Emeritus Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Visiting Clinical Professor, Cox School of Business, SMU

To maximize the special tax benefits of solar (and wind) projects, investors and producers participate in complex joint ventures known as “partnership flip structures.” In this talk, Selling will explain the partnership flip structure and the unintended consequences for solar investment that can result...

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Sustainability Series

Dennis McClung

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Dennis McClung

  • President and Founder of Garden Pool, NPO

In 2009, Dennis McClung bought his first home in Mesa; it came with a big, broken pool. He converted the empty pool into a closed-loop, food-producing urban greenhouse. In the process, he inspired a community and created a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and teaching sustainable ways of growing food...

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Sustainability Series

Char Miller

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Char Miller

  • W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College, CA

In this talk, Miller will explore the interconnected issues of water, immigration, and politics in the nation’s fastest-growing region. As he does in the book by the same title, Miller will touch on the powerful concept of place to order our experience in this arid region and set that experience...

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Sustainability Series

Gail Morris

Thursday, March 19, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Gail Morris

  • Southwest Monarch Study Coordinator - A member
  •   of Monarch Joint Venture
  • Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist
  • Monarch Butterfly Fund Board Member

It was once believed that there were no monarch butterflies in Arizona, but instead through the power of a Citizen Science study monitoring monarch breeding habitats and their migration, it was discovered that Arizona could be the migration flyway funnel west of the Rockies...

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Sustainability Series

Matt McCarthy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Matt McCarthy

  • Faculty, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

An accidental journey through the good, bad, and the exceptionally ugly truth about the outrageously costly college textbook industry and their relentless war on inexpensive, sustainable eBooks, and why it’s not going away any time soon. (We’re going to need more trees!)...

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Klaus Lackner

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Klaus Lackner

  • Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
  • Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

Lackner, a physicist by training, has made many contributions to the field of carbon capture and storage, including early work on the sequestration of CO2 in silicate minerals, zero-emission power plant design, and being the first to suggest and research the artificial capture of CO2 from air to manage...

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Sustainability Series

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

2015 Sustainability Solutions Festival

Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly and finally win choice at the pump. Pump shows us how...

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