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Housing for Inclusive and Equitable Cities

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Pre-reception at 5:15 p.m.
Event 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Jonathon Reckford

  • CEO of Habitat for Humanity International

Jonathon Reckford is currently the CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. He has spent much of his career in the for-profit sector before accepting his dream job at Habitat for Humanity. Deeply committed to helping the world’s poor, Reckford was named the most influential nonprofit leader in America in...

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Google: Searching for a Circular Transition

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 - 7:15 p.m. - Wrigley Lecture

Kate E. Brandt

  • Lead for Sustainability at Google

Kate Brandt leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations and products. In this role, Brandt works with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain, and product teams to ensure that the company capitalizes on opportunities to advance sustainability and a circular economy.

Previously, Brandt served as the nation's first federal...

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Climate Action in the Era of #NoDAPL: Following the Footsteps of the First Nations

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:30 p.m. - Doors Open; Appetizer Reception
6:00 p.m. - Wrigley Lecture
7:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Dessert Reception

Winona LaDuke

  • Environmentalist, Political Activist

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist focused on sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, helped found the Indigenous Women's Network, and ran twice for Vice President on a Green Party ticket with Ralph...

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Night of the Open Door

Walton Sustainability Solutions

ASU Night of the Open Door is an evening when ASU departments and schools open their doors to the public to showcase the research and projects that they are working on. This event provides hands-on activities for all ages throughout the Downtown, Tempe, and Polytechnic campuses. This year, Night of...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017: (Re)imagine Our Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU

Join us as we (re)imagine our home through conversations, celebrations, programs and examples of sustainability solutions in our individual dwellings, our community and across Planet Earth. The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival features a diverse group of partners and organizations that seek to engage audiences and inspire a more sustainable future...

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Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2017 marks the fourth annual Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center. This event focuses on connecting the public to solutions, science and opportunities to be more sustainable in their own lives. In addition to the usual array of science exhibits throughout Arizona Science Center, Sustainability Family Day features hands-on...

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Introduction to GRI & Sustainability Reporting Workshop

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Alyson Genovese

  • GRI’s Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for the United States and Canada

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most...

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How to Effectively Communicate Science in a Policy Era of Alternative Facts

Sustainability@ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence Krauss

  • Director, Origins Project, Arizona State University

James Weinstein

  • Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

From the origins of the universe to the daily determination of justice in our courts, facts are foundational to our lives. What happens when facts are dismissed, suppressed, seen as optional or even replaced with "alternative facts"?

Watch live as Lawrence Krauss, internationally renowned theoretical physicist and director of the...

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GreenBiz University

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sustainability Tour and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - noon Presentations

Peter Bakker

  • President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Alan AtKisson

  • President & CEO, AtKisson, Inc.

Lori Singleton

  • Director of Emerging Customer Programs, SRP

Tim O’Neal

  • CEO, Goodwill of Central Arizona

Chris Helt

  • Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium

Carole Mars

  • Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium

Warren Gorrowitz

  • VP of Sustainability Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply

Andrew Bernier

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

GreenBiz University is a parallel conference with the renowned GreenBiz 17 conference in an ongoing partnership between ASU and the GreenBiz Group. This event invites main stage speakers from GreenBiz 17 to visit ASU’s Tempe campus to present their ideas and innovations to the university community and audience. Panel themes...

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City Lights Movie Night Featuring: Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 10, 2017
Film starts at 6:30 p.m.

This event will be a film screening of DreamWorks Entertainment’s film Home. In this film there are several themes of home and sustainability that will be communicated to the audience through a pre-film discussion with ASU thought leaders. Participants at this event can also pick up an activity sheet to...

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A Living Future: How We’ll Live and Work in the Communities of the Future

Wrigley Lecture Series Stardust
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Doors open
6:00 p.m. - Wrigley talk
7:30 p.m. - Dessert reception

Jason McLennan

  • CEO, McLennan Design

Jason McLennan is one of the most influential individuals in the green-building movement. Recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Prize, McLennan is founder and chairman of the International Living Future Institute. He also created The Living Building Challenge – a stringent and progressive green-building program...

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Webinar: Wasted Food, Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU Food Systems Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Christopher Wharton

  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Health Solutions

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O'Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and...

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Your Next Meal: Where Nature and Culture Intersect

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, April 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Doors Open
10:00 a.m. - Wrigley Talk

Michael Pollan

  • Best-Selling Author and Sustainable Food Advocate

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of five New York...

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The Humane Economy

Wrigley Lecture Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Pre-Talk Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wrigley Talk: 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Pacelle

  • President and CEO, Humane Society of the US

Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest and most effective animal-protection organization. He has helped pass more than 1,000 state laws to advance the organization’s mission and negotiated agreements with dozens of the nation’s biggest corporations from McDonald’s to Armani. Pacelle is a New York Times bestselling author who...

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Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday-Sunday, February 26-28, 2016

Each year, Local to Global Justice presents the Forum & Festival, a two-day annual event that seeks to connect local diversity, sustainability, social justice and human rights issues to larger global struggles. This event provides an outstanding space for the sharing of experiences and knowledge between scholars and activists working...

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