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The Women in Ape Conservation and Survival

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Gerry Ellis

  • Photographer/Film-maker
  • Creator & Host of YouTube Channel, 'Apes Like Us'

Gerry Ellis, is an award-winning environmental photographer/film-maker and has documented the lives of endangered species, indigenous cultures and threatened ecosystems across every continent. Inspired by his initial work with Jane Goodall, Ellis is currently working on a multi-year education and public awareness project called Apes Like Us to...

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Global Warming in Round Numbers -- Toward a Zero-Carbon Economy

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. HST

Michael Tamor

  • School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
  • Henry Ford Technical Fellow for Energy Systems and Sustainability (ret.)

Evidence for rising global temperatures and evidence of the human role in causing most of that rise—by burning fossil fuels—is overwhelming. Yet humanity is not behaving as if threatened by the crisis that climate models predict. As entrenched interests and ‘science deniers’ obscure data to claim no action is necessary...

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Preparing the Future Workforce for a Changing Energy Economy

Sustainability Series
Friday, February 1, 2019
12:00 - !:00 p.m. HST

Nathan Johnson

  • Assistant Professor, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
  • Director, Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions

Samantha Janko

  • Managing Director, Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions
  • Systems Engineering PhD Student

Distributed energy resources and microgrids have become more common in the last decade for humanitarian, defense, and industry applications both on and off the grid. This growth is being driven by the declining cost of renewables and increasing societal interest in energy access, autonomy, resiliency, and sustainability. In this presentation,...

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Sustainability Communications and Your Career

Sustainability After School
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mary Hoff

  • Journalism Fellow, ASU Media Relations
  • Editor in Chief, Ensia

Join ASU Media Relations Journalism Fellow Mary Hoff for a conversation about careers at the intersection of sustainability and communications. This event is intended for School of Sustainability students and alumni.

Mary Hoff is editor in chief of Ensia. An award-winning science communicator, she has more than...

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Brown Bag: Talking to Reporters

Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mary Hoff

  • Journalism Fellow, ASU Media Relations
  • Editor in Chief, Ensia

Join ASU Media Relations Journalism Fellow Mary Hoff for a brown bag lunch -- come and go as you are able, bring your own lunch -- open to sustainability scientists, scholars and students.

Mary Hoff is editor in chief of Ensia. An award-winning science communicator, she...

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Free Film Screening: Happy

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

Does money bring happiness? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us Happy, an award-winning documentary that...

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Cleaning it Up: Making America Beautiful Again

Sustainability Series
Friday, January 18, 2019
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

David Baron

  • Managing Attorney, Earthjustice

David Baron is an attorney with the nation's largest environmental-law organization – Earthjustice. Before joining the nonprofit in 1999, Baron was a litigator and taught environmental law at the University of Arizona College of Law, ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and Tulane Law School.

In...

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Brown Bag: Writing Op-Eds

Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mary Hoff

  • Journalism Fellow, ASU Media Relations
  • Editor in Chief, Ensia

Join ASU Media Relations Journalism Fellow Mary Hoff for a brown bag lunch -- come and go as you are able, bring your own lunch -- open to sustainability scientists, scholars and students.

Mary Hoff is editor in chief of Ensia. An award-winning science communicator, she...

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Systemic Risk and Opportunity: Alternative Realities in Social and Ecological Systems

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Simon Levin

  • James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Princeton University

Ecologist Simon Levin began his career at Cornell University and has since worked at Princeton for 27 years. Levin also served as a president for the Ecological Society of America and, in 2014, received the National Medal of Science.

Phase transitions between distinct states are common throughout our world,...

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Sustainable Manufacturing: A Three Decade Journey

Sustainability Series
Monday, January 14, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

John Sutherland

  • Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

John W. Sutherland is one of the world’s leading authorities on environmental and ecological engineering. He has published over 300 papers in various journals and conference proceedings and has mentored over 90 graduate students. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Outstanding Lifetime Service Award from...

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School of Sustainability Alumni - Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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 Alumni Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Help us give back to the community of Tempe by putting in a couple hours of yard work at...

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Ask a Climate Expert: What Communities Want to Know about Climate Impacts

Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, January 10, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Sustainable Cities Network is teaming up with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to host a meeting for cities and professionals to address your local questions about climate change.

Small group discussion starter questions to include:

  • How can we cool our urban environments?
  • How can we communicate the dangers of extreme heat? Or...

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A Cost-Effective and Common-Sense Approach to Climate Change

Sustainability Series
Monday, January 7, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. HST

Taylor Marshall

  • Director of Sustainable Programs, Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc.

Landscape scale reforestation is proven, cost effective and shovel-ready; indeed, forests are the most effective carbon sinks on earth. With reforestation we can reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century. Restore the Earth’s 1 million acre reforestation in the Mississippi River Basin – North America’s Amazon,...

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School of Sustainability Alumni - Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 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 Alumni Monthly Community Garden Harvest Day!

Help us give back to the community of Tempe by putting in a couple hours of yard work at...

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Growing Cooperative Businesses in Arizona

Sustainability@ASU Future of Food
Friday, December 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Workshop
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Bakery Cooperative Information Session

The Sustainable Local Food Economies and Enterprises Lab is hosting a workshop with the Arizona Cooperative Initiative to bring together groups and individuals who are either already involved in cooperative businesses in Arizona or interested in getting involved. The event consists of panel discussions and a participatory workshop, and will...

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