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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

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

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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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

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

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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Past Sustainability Series

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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Sustainability Series

Ed Gorman

Thursday, February 5, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Ed Gorman

  • President and CEO, MODUS Development

In this talk, Gorman will discuss the future of sustainable green homes and how to achieve the Net-Zero Energy Standard. Gorman will address the important steps to profoundly reduce energy consumption and minimize carbon footprint while increase savings by building and living in net-zero energy homes...

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Sustainability Series

Joe Berry

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Joe Berry

  • Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science

Measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence has long been a key method for probing the mechanisms of photosynthesis in laboratory studies. Recent advances in satellite spectroscopy have enabled retrieval of chlorophyll fluorescence from terrestrial ecosystems at a global scale. These retrievals show promising potential as an indicator of photosynthetic rate and environmental...

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Sustainability Series

Jack Groh

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Jack Groh

  • Director, National Football League Environmental Program

How did the Super Bowl, a large-scale event that consumes massive amounts of resources, become the greenest professional sports championship in the world? It wasn’t easy. In this talk, Groh will discuss the 22 years of lessons learned about how persistence and innovation can pay off, as well as how...

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Sustainability Series

David Hulse

Friday, January 16, 2015
8:30 a.m.

David Hulse

  • Philip H. Knight Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon

Along Oregon’s Willamette River, a partnership of funders, practitioners, and researchers has created a strategy to narrow the gap between need and capacity for ecosystem restoration and to strengthen local conservation efforts. In this talk, Hulse will discuss these efforts to accelerate the pace and effectiveness of floodplain restoration...

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Sustainability Series

Gershon Cohen

Friday, December 5, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Gershon Cohen

  • Co-Executive Director, Great Whale Conservancy

In this talk, Cohen will discuss the status of blue whales and the threats they face, including ships strikes, sonar and seismic testing, and commercial krill harvests...

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Sustainability Series

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Cookbook Author

In this talk, author and expert Colleen Patrick-Goudreau will discuss everything you've always wanted to know about living a healthful plant-based life but were afraid to ask. Colleen answers questions and addresses myths related to living healthfully and compassionately...

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Sustainability Series

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Thursday, December 4, 2014
3:00-4:15 p.m.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Vegan Cookbook Author

In this talk, author and expert Colleen Patrick-Goudreau will discuss everything you've always wanted to know about living a healthful plant-based life but were afraid to ask. Colleen answers questions and addresses myths related to living healthfully and compassionately...

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Sustainability Series

Mark Dion

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:30 p.m.

Mark Dion

  • Artist

In this talk, Dion will discuss how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture and to challenge perception and convention. Dion has a longstanding interest in...

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Sustainability Series

Wei-Ning Xiang

Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wei-Ning Xiang

  • National Distinguished Professor of Landscape and Urban Planning, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China
  • Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina (UNNC)

Drawing upon research findings from a transdisciplinary group of international scholars, Dr. Xiang will present and examine evidence of an emerging interest in ecological wisdom, discuss its relevance to sustainability research and planning, and propose a research agenda...

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