Felled is local produced film about finding worth and beauty in something most consider to be trash. The film chronicles the journey of an urban pine tree saved from the landfill by two woodworkers who give the tree new meaning as a family dinner table. The film highlights the growing...
The Hand That Feeds follows a shy sandwich-maker as he unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage wars.
Our post-film discussant will be Nicole...
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability
- Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
- Executive Director of Arizona Housing Coalition
- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
In this talk, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Val Iverson and Meagan Ehlenz will offer insights and unravel myths on affordable housing in Arizona. The conversation will touch on the interlinkages between affordable housing, wellbeing, happiness, community and connection. Following the discussion,...
Michael Quinn Patton
- Expert & Consultant, Utilization-Focused Evaluation; Author, Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use
How can we measure impact in complex, global scale projects that grapple with climate change, terrorism, human rights, public health, or energy transitions? Traditional evaluation, in terms of standardized goals, rigid models and constraining rules, often impedes leadership and adaptability when we are responding to a rapidly changing world. Mechanistic...
Arizona State University continues to be a leader in sustainability in higher education, most recently rated third in the world and second in the U.S. using the Sustainability Tracking and Reporting System (STARS) from the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Join ASU’s...
Viva la Verde explores the past, present and future of Arizona rivers, using the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona, The Verde River, as a case study. This film sends a strong message of stewardship for wildlife, rivers, and water resources, and offers clear, solution-driven opportunities for citizens to get...
- Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens
Arizona Microgreens, founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, produces organically-grown microgreens for individuals and restaurants throughout Arizona. Located within the greenhouse at the Brooks Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial...
- Certified Manager of Composting Programs, SWANA
Do You See Garbage as a Resource?ASU's School of Sustainability is pleased to partner with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to offer a unique opportunity for students to explore the science and practice of the composting industry.
Covering the first four chapters of SWANA’s Managing Composting...
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- Co-founder, Arizona Microgreens
In addition to the Urban Garden Talk with Arizona Microgreens, we will offer a tour of the greenhouse where the microgreens are produced. Microgreens are vegetables and herbs grown for just a few weeks, and Arizona Microgreens uses an organic and natural process on their crops. The microgreens...
Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our overall national security. Tidewater will highlight the innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being pioneered by local leaders.
Following the film we will have...
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...
A Right to Eat follows regular families, living in northern Manitoba, in their fight to put healthy food on the table. A deeply intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity faced by two of Canada's most isolated northern First Nation communities and their courageous battle against hunger, disease,...
Oscar® nominated Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Together with people employed to pick out recyclable material...
Lauren Withycombe Keeler
- Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
- Leadership in Community Resilience, National League of Cities
- Sustainability Manager, City of Tempe, Arizona
- Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
- Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities
The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. In 2016, the National League of Cities (NLC) launched a Leadership in Community Resilience program to help elected officials, city staff, and...
Wesley Herche will defend his dissertation Policy, Geospatial, and Market Factors in Solar Energy. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.Read More View the PDF Flyer
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