- Chairman of the board and former CEO, Stonyfield Farm
In 1983, Gary Hirshberg and his business partner set out with seven cows at their organic farming school to prove that sustainability can be highly profitable. Thirty years later, his company, Stonyfield Farm, at $350M in annual sales, is the world's largest organic yogurt company, supporting thousands of family...
- Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Manchester Business School (UK)
Whittington is the author of over 100 publications related to economic and public-policy issues of water-resources management in developing countries. He has been a member of the World Bank’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Nile River, the Ganges Basin Strategic Assessment Team, the Technical Committee of the...
- Science Historian and Author
- Professor, University of California, San Diego Department of History
- Adjunct Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Naomi Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. For the past decade, she has primarily been interested in the problem of human-caused climate change. She has won numerous prizes, including the 2011 Climate Change Communicator...
Sir Crispin Tickell
- Advisory Council Member, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
When we know something of our past, we think we know the present. Some may see the future as a continuation of past and present, but according to Sir Crispin Tickell, this outlook is ineffective. In this visionary talk, Sir Crispin will urge us to confront the issues of our...
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(reception to follow)
- Director General, The Centre for Science and Environment
- Director, The Society for Environmental Communications
- Publisher, Down to Earth magazine
In this age of extreme weather events and crippling water shortages it is time for the birth of a new environmentalism. Climate change is making the world populations, particularly the poor, more vulnerable. Globally, we are failing to reduce emissions at the scale and pace needed. Countries like India are...
- Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
- Former Mayor
- Bogotá, Colombia
An accomplished public official and "new urbanist," Enrique Peñalosa developed a model for urban improvement based on the equal rights of all people to transportation, education, and public spaces. While mayor of Bogotá, his sustainability initiatives gave priority to children and public spaces, building hundreds of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian...
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Sander van der Leeuw
- Dean, School of Sustainability
- 2012 United Nations Champion of the Earth
Humans have so deeply impacted our world that the study of the evolution of societies cannot be separated from the study of environmental change. In this talk, van der Leeuw will outline the three phases of human innovation in the processing of matter, energy, and information and the ever-greater environmental...
Captain Wayne Porter, USN
- Chair, Systemic Strategy and Complexity
- Naval Postgraduate School
Captain Wayne Porter will present the first Wrigley Lecture Series of the 2012-2013 academic year. He will be discussing his piece, "A National Strategic Narrative," co-authored with Colonel Mark Mykleby. The narrative argues for a need of a sustainability context when protecting our nation's prosperity and security. It is...
- Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Wagner is the author of But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World. In this talk, Gernot Wagner will argue that only economists—not recyclers—can stop global warming.
He serves as an economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, teaches at Columbia University, and he...
- McDonough Advisors / William McDonough + Partners Architecture and
- Community Design / McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
William McDonough has been a leader in sustainable development since the 1970s. Trained as an architect, McDonough's interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular. He has written and lectured extensively on his design philosophy and practice; 20 years ago, he...
Robin Morris Collin
- Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law,
- Willamette University College of Law
Modern, technological societies must face the challenges of equity in contemporary life. Environmental justice and sustainability reflect a deep division along race and class lines. This talk will explore the need for collaboration and repurposing in both movements.Read More View the PDF Flyer
- Director, School of Media and Public Affairs,
- The George Washington University
- Host and Creator, Planet Forward
Professor Sesno explores the deepening skepticism around climate science and the new roles that universities, media, and the concerned public must play if we are to move from stalemate to solutions.Read More
- President, American Historical Association
- Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
William Cronon's work seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the...
Andrew C. Revkin
- Author, The New York Times Dot Earth Blog
- Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University
Braden R. Allenby
- Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
- Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, ASU
How do very complex systems—natural, human, built, technological—interact under rapidly changing conditions? Join us for a free-wheeling conversation between author Andy Revkin and ASU Sustainability Scientist Brad Allenby, as they discuss how we can build social, economic, and environmental sustainability in a highly unpredictable, contingent world.
One of America’s most honored...
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Peter H. Raven
- President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
- George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus, Washington University in St. Louis
What is the future of biodiversity and what steps can we take to preserve it? Leading botanist and conservationist Peter Raven served as president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Professor of Botany at Washington University, St. Louis, for 39 years. Analyzing estimates of extinction rates and the major factors...
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