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...
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...
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...
- 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...
- Director, Origins Project, Arizona State University
- 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...
- President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- President & CEO, AtKisson, Inc.
- Director of Emerging Customer Programs, SRP
- CEO, Goodwill of Central Arizona
- Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium
- Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium
- VP of Sustainability Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
- 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...
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...
- 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...
- General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
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...
- Former Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
- Adjunct Professor, Columbia University's Earth Institute
Renowned climate scientist James Hansen was legendary during his long career as NASA’s chief climatologist for being ahead of the curve on seeing the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Hansen was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his pioneering radiative transfer models and studies of planetary atmospheres; developing...
GreenBiz University is an extension of the GreenBiz 16 conference, held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Through the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s partnership with GreenBiz, we are able to recruit top-notch speakers in sustainability to engage with the ASU community.
Speakers include Dame Ellen MacArthur, Ari Kobb (director of Sustainability and...
Dr. M. Sanjayan
- Executive V.P. and Senior Scientist, Conservation International
In a world of seven billion humans, can wild nature continue to exist? The environmental movement has long been dominated by a Western philosophy that sees humans as separate from and detrimental to nature. While great strides have been made in the past few decades, most scientists agree that conservation...
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