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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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Climate Change and Energy: How Can Justice be Achieved for Young People and Nature?

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Doors open at 4:30 p,m.
Wrigley Lecture: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m

James Hansen

  • 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...

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GreenBiz University

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

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...

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Conservation International Special Event with Dr. M. Sanjayan

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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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AZ Thrives: A Sustainability Summit for Arizona’s Minority and Small Business Leaders

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AZ Thrives is a business conference for Arizona’s minority and small business leaders that is focused on the concept of the circular economy. The event aims to not only educate Arizona business leaders on sustainability in business, but also to create change agents through meaningful connections within the community. AZ...

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Sustival Day of Service

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Saturday, February 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. – Noon

The Sustival Day of Service connects volunteers to projects that help make more resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities across the Valley of the Sun. During the Sustival Day of Service, community members engage with non profits to make a direct impact right where they live and work. Various valleywide locations.


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Zero Food Waste Forum

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 19, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In the United States alone 40 percent of our food is wasted. To address this issue, the Zero Food Waste Forum welcomes participants to collaborate and learn from expert advocates such as Jordan Figueiredo, founder of and Zero Food Waste Forum. Discover how to ignite change and...

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World Religions Respond to the Environmental Crisis

Walton Sustainability Solutions Environmental Humanities
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Doors open 4:00 p.m.
Talk begins 4:30 p.m.

Mary Evelyn Tucker

  • Co-Director, Yale Forum for Religion and Ecology
  • Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Divinity School, Yale University

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a leader in the emerging field of religion and ecology, having organized 10 conferences at Harvard on the world religions and the environment. Based at Yale, she has written or edited many books on this topic, most recently Ecology and Religion with co-author John Grim.


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Sustainability Solutions Festival’s Family Day

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spark your family’s imagination and discover how you can make your community a better place for years to come during the Sustainability Solutions Festival’s third annual Family Day at Arizona Science Center. Along with Arizona Science Center’s engaging exhibits, ASU and its community partners host special interactive, hands-on activities for...

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Information Session: Urban Sustainability in Hong Kong

Walton Sustainability Solutions School of Sustainability
Thursday, November 19, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Learn about the summer 2016 Global Sustainability Studies program Urban Sustainability in Hong Kong

Cities are increasingly taking the initiative to address the big-picture sustainability challenges of renewable energy, transportation, water supply, biodiversity, waste management, GHG emissions, land use, food security and community resilience. This faculty-led summer course will use...

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