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Sustaining Indus Valley Cultures

Sustainability Series Decision Center for a Desert City
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Vijay Paranjpye

  • Professor Emeritus, Development Economics and Environmental Science, University of Pune, India
  • Chairman, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development

Vijay Paranjpye's career has focused on social, economic and ecological impacts of development, water-resource planning. A keen mountaineer, he is deeply involved in advocacy and public interest litigation for nature conservation.

The Indus River Valley supplies water for one-third of the population living in Tibet (China), Pakistan, parts of Afghanistan,...

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School of Sustainability Alumni Mixer in Seattle

School of Sustainability
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please join The School of Sustainability's alumni chapter at a graduate mixer in Seattle!

Whether you are looking for a new job, recently moved to the Northwest, or want to meet other alumni in the area, we encourage you to attend this mixer at Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle. Mixer...

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Free Film Screening: Racing Extinction

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we...

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School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Interested in gardening? Want a way to contribute to your community? Interested in meeting fun, sustainability-oriented people? Then join us for the School of Sustainability Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Feel free to drop by during any part of the timeframe. You do not need to be there the entire...

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Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators

Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Program on Law and Sustainability at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, to be held at the Beus Center for Law and Society, new home of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix,...

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Cuba: Unlocked and on the Edge of Rapid Transitions

School of Sustainability
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:45 a.m. doors open
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Student presentations and Q & A

Cuba GIE: ASU Students

Is it inevitable the economic-driver of tourism must cause environmental, societal (and economic) harm?

Seventeen ASU students participated in Cuba: Unlocked and on the Edge of Rapid Transitions. The island nation of 11 million is struggling to provide food, energy, waste management, etc., for its own people, and yet recently signed...

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MSUS Defenses

Friday, April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Kai Wang

Soumya Parthasarathy

Alyssa Kiefer

Nagelle Fernandes

Jeffrey Iles

Brittany Nixon

The following students will present their Culminating Experience Projects:

  • Kai Wang: SRP Waste Management Project.
  • Soumya Parthasarathy: Construction and Demolition Waste and Impact.
  • Alyssa Kiefer: Community and Composting in Victory Acres.
  • Nagelle Fernandes: Stern Produce: Sustainability Assessment and Performance Reporting.
  • Jeffrey Iles: How is E-procurement Related to the Success of U.S. Cities’ Sustainable Purchasing Policies?
  • Brittany...

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Sustainability Storytelling: Short Documentaries from Peter Byck’s Class: 8th Edition

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the screening of four short films focusing on regenerative farming in Arizona created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of Sustainability Scientist and director of Carbon Nation, Peter Byck.


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Barriers and Benefits of New Technologies for Affordable Housing

Sustainability Series Stardust
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Christopher Frettoloso

  • Sustainability Consultant & Partner at BetR-blok, LLC

Scott Cloutier

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Deirdre Pfeiffer

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Joanna Lucio

  • Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

In this talk, Christopher Frettoloso will introduce BetR-Blok, LLC, an alternative building material that is affordable and sustainable, as well discuss the benefits and barriers for industry acceptance. In addition, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Joanna Lucio will offer...

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The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers

Sustainability Series
Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

John Hofmeister

  • Former President, Shell Oil Company; Former Group Director Human Resources, Royal Dutch Shell; Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

John Hofmeister is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public-policy education firm promotes sound energy...

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MSUS Defenses

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Daniel Velez

Andrea Levy

Kyrie Hooton

Amanda (Toohey) Jordan

Rebecca Santiago

Nicholas Ansara

The following students will be presenting their Culminating Experience Projects.

  • Daniel Velez: Compost Competition.
  • Andrea Levy: Sole Purpose Flip Flops: Exploring Alternative Business Models and Sustainable Supply Chain Options.
  • Kyrie Hooton: The Happiness Incubator: Using Transformational Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Merge Sustainability, Community Development, and Happiness.
  • Amanda (Toohey) Jordan: An Intervention Manual for Implementing Water...

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The Humane Economy

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Wayne Pacelle

  • President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States

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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"A" Mountain Restoration

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. (Check-in)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Work)
10:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve. Let's walk the talk and give back to the Mountain we love too well!

Where to Meet: South side of the old Hayden Flour Mill, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins...

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