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Sustainability Plus - Beyond the Environment

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

LeRoy Hollenbeck

  • Director Social Responsibility and Community Development, Freeport McMoRan

LeRoy Hollenbeck has decades of international development experience, as he has worked with national, regional and local authorities on strengthening capacity of local institutions, developing agricultural systems, and managing the local environment to combat climate change.

In his talk, Hollenbeck will discuss his time working in international development arena and the...

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13th International Congress of Orthopterology

Conferences Global Locust Initiative
Sunday-Thursday, March 24-28, 2019

The International Congress on Orthopterology is an interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in all aspects of orthopterology. For the first time, the Congress will take place in Africa, under the sub-title "Challenges in front of Climatic and Environmental Changes." The Orthopterists’ Society hosts the...

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We Are What We Eat: Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture

Wrigley Lecture Series Future of Food
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Lecture
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Reception & Book Signing

Alice Waters

  • Chef, Restaurateur, Activist and Author

Famed chef Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for free school lunches for all...

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The Sustainability Opportunity: 3-Day Professional Certificate

School of Sustainability Professional Training
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Earn a Professional Certificate in Sustainability Strategy from ASU’s School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business.

This course is designed for mid-career professionals in the private sector who want to create a decided advantage in the marketplace by reorienting their abilities. The program will focus on the organizational opportunities...

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Toward a Sustainable Future: More Management, Less Technology

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Ricardo Aguirre

  • Founder, Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc.

Degraded land (desertification) occurs in an ecosystem out of balance, where both water and nutrient cycles have become ineffective. To mitigate these symptoms, engineers continue to use “Band-Aid” strategies that adversely impact the environment while imposing high initial and reoccurring costs.

In contrast, Ricardo Aguirre aims to integrate natural...

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10th Annual "A" Mountain Restoration Project

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. (Check-in)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Work)
11:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 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: Hayden Butte Park Preserve, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins and coffee will be...

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Free Film Screening: A Prayer for Compassion

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

This moving film follows Thomas Jackson's journey across the U.S., as well as to the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco and India, as he draws upon a wealth of religious traditions to understand how we can lessen the effects of climate change through compassion.

View the trailer here...

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BA/BS Barrett Honors Defense

School of Sustainability Defense
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Alex Baker

  • Barrett Honors and W. P. Carey School of Business Student

Jessica O'Malley

  • Barrett Honors and W. P. Carey School of Business Student

Alex Baker and Jessica O'Malley will present their thesis Impact and Feasibility Pedestrianization Proposals of Mill Ave and the Downtown Tempe Area. Faculty, students and the general public are invited.

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Free Film Screening: Right to Harm

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

From the filmmakers of SUSTAINABLE, the new documentary RIGHT TO HARM tells the riveting stories of five rural communities, exposing the devastating public health impacts that factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens across the United States.

Click here to view the trailer.

The film's...

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Project Cities Spring 2019 Student Showcase

School of Sustainability
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ASU students and faculty, as well as staff and leadership from the cities of Glendale and Apache Junction, are invited to join us for the Project Cities 2019 Spring Semester Showcase! Students from five classes across the university will present research findings, and recommendations on three designated city projects:

  • Fleet...

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AZ ECO Fashion Week: Panel Discussion

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Colin Tetreault

  • Principal, S2 Consulting, LLC
  • Chair of Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission, City of Phoenix

Jessica Kosak

  • Technical Development Manager of Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles, The Sustainability Consortium

Laura Tanzer (Moderator)

  • Sustainable Fashion Designer, Laura Tanzer Designs

Join us for an expert panel discussion on sustainability issues and solutions in the fashion and textile related industries.

This event is a part of Arizona Eco Fashion Week, from April 22-27, where sustainable Arizona fashion brands and experts will unite for a week of education, engagement and entertainment...

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Free Film Screening: Point of No Return

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

Soaring at 28,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Not the weather, not the technology. And certainly not the fate of a man, alone for five days in a fragile, first-of-its-kind aircraft with nothing but ocean below.

Point of No Return takes you behind the...

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Be the Ten Percent

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Patrick McWhortor

  • President & CEO, Cosanti Foundation/Arcosanti

Patrick McWhortor is an Arizona change agent, who has founded and led many local and national nonprofit organizations and served on many nonprofit boards. He has a passion for building community, developing innate leadership, and living holistically with nature.

Thirty years ago, management guru Peter Drucker declared nonprofits to be the...

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