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We Are What We Eat: Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture

Wrigley Lecture Series Future of Food
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Lecture
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Reception & Book Signing

Alice Waters

  • Chef, Restaurateur, Activist and Author

Famed chef Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for free school lunches for all...

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The World That Food Made

Wrigley Lecture Series Future of Food
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Raj Patel

  • Research Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin; Senior Research Associate, Rhodes University, South Africa

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. With degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, he has worked for the World Bank and WTO—and protested against them around the world. In 2016, Patel was recognized with a James Beard...

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Talk Story with Wayfinder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. Doors Open
4:30 p.m. Talk Begins

Nainoa Thompson

  • President, Polynesian Voyaging Society

Nainoa Thompson is a master navigator. Inspired by his kūpuna—his teachers—he has dedicated his life to exploring the deep meaning of voyaging. He was the first Hawaiian since the 14th century to practice the ancient Polynesian art of navigation, having navigated two double-hulled canoes—the Hōkūleʻa and the Hawai‘iloa—from...

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Sustainability Short Films with Peter Byck & The Soil Carbon Cowboys

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Carbon Nation director Peter Byck has spent the last four years filming innovative ranchers that are regenerating their soils first, growing grass second, and producing healthy food third. Could these ranchers be storing enough CO2 in their soils to help slow climate change?

Byck helped form a team of scientists...

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"Sustainable" film screening

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

"Sustainable" is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us. This film investigates the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face soil loss, water depletion, climate change,...

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Change Management in the Face of a New Normal

Sustainability Series Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Kit Batten

  • Climate Resilience Chief, Pacific Gas and Electric

Kit Batten is a recognized expert in climate-change policy with more than a decade of sustainability leadership. She currently leads a company-wide initiative to increase the climate resilience of PG&E’s operations and infrastructure, as well as that of the communities PG&E serves. Batten has a PhD in ecology...

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GreenBiz University - Selling a Better Future: Changing Consumer Behavior in Sustainability

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Kevin Dooley

  • Chief Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium

Everyday consumers are faced with purchasing choices- from standing in the middle of a produce section and deciding whether or not to pay the extra 25 cents for an organic apple to pondering if they should place the towel back on the rack after using it or get a new...

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GreenBiz University - Getting Further, Faster: Empowering Global Solutions that Transcend Borders

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Yuan Yuan

  • Head, Global Reporting Regional Hub China

To ensure that we have economic prosperity, social well-being and environmental health we need to come together to catalyze our connections across borders. This session, led by Yuan Yuan, Head of Global Reporting Initiative Regional Hub China, will explore intersections of sustainability in the global transportation economy. Case studies from...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival

Walton Sustainability Solutions

(Re)Imagine How We Connect

Our lives consist of intersections, in order to ensure that we have economic prosperity, social well-being and environmental health we need to come together to catalyze our connections. Each year, the Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the...

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Housing for Inclusive and Equitable Cities

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

Jonathan Reckford

  • CEO of Habitat for Humanity International

Jonathan 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 Chief Sustainability...

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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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