Skip to Content
Events

Events

Events

Progress Report on San Francisco's Sustainability Efforts

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jared Blumenfeld

  • Director, Department of the Environment, City of San Francisco

San Francisco has become one of the most innovative cities in the world in implementing new comprehensive approaches to urban sustainability. From its groundbreaking zero waste strategies such as the residential compost and green waste recycling program, to its energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, the City has been...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Progress, Impact, and Future Directions of the Tyndall's Centre's Integrated Assessment Facility

Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jim Hall

  • Civil and Environmental Engineer, Newcastle University

Through the Tyndall Centre Cities Research Programme, researchers from seven universities and high profile stakeholders have developed an Urban Integrated Assessment Facility (UIAF). This city-scale assessment tool simulates the effects of long term changes in urban areas and can be used to test strategies for adaptation to and mitigation...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

The Business Strategy of Climate Change

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Andrew J. Hoffman

  • Holcim (US) Professor, Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
  • Associate Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

In this talk, Professor Hoffman will discuss the business implications of climate change: why and how companies should be paying attention to the issue. In a nutshell, climate change should be regarded as a market shift, one that will create winners and losers. In fact, business executives can...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture

Wrigley Lecture Series
Friday, March 6, 2009

Mitch Thomashow

  • President, Unity College

It is crucial that in uncertain economic times, we reiterate our commitment to sustainable approaches to all aspects of our lives. Broadly conceived, a sustainable culture for a college or university involves infrastructure, community, and learning. The infrastructure challenge involves (1) energy, (2) food, and (3) materials. The community...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Living in the Unity House

Wrigley Lecture Series
Friday, March 6, 2009

Cindy Thomashow

  • Executive Director, Center for Environmental Education, Unity College

The Unity House is the Presidential Residence at Unity College. It was built as part of the commitment by the College to invest in the future they are trying to educate toward. Mitch and Cindy Thomashow were eager to build a carbon-neutral, LEED platinum home, and even more eager to...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

What Would Nature Do? Biomimicry as a Path to Sustainability

Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Janine Benyus

  • Author and President, Biomimicry Institute

Biomimicry is a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested ideas. The goal is to create products, processes, companies and policies that are well adapted to life on earth over the long haul. Biomimics around the world are learning to adhere like a gecko, cool buildings like...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Ecological Restoration and Restoration Ecology: Using Streams as a Case Study

Wrigley Lecture Series
Friday, January 23, 2009

Margaret A. Palmer

  • Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Director, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Rivers and streams are increasingly stressed by human activity, which tends to homogenize flows, simplify habitats, and reduce diversity. As recognition of these impacts has increased, there has been a parallel increase in restoring streams, helping them to recover and be more resilient in the face of future stressors...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Beyond Universal Remedies for Good Water Governance: A Political and Contextual Approach

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Helen Ingram

  • Professor of Planning, Policy & Design and the Drew, Chace and Erin Warmington Chair, School of Social Ecology
  • Professor of Political Science, School of Social Sciences
  • University of California, Irvine

Helen Ingram is a Research Fellow at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Author of 13 books and over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, Professor Ingram has made scholarly contributions to water resources policy, environmental policy,...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

International Climate Change Policy: 10 Precepts for the New Administration

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Daniel Bodansky

  • Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Emily and Ernset Woodruff Chair in International Law
  • School of Law, University of Georgia

In preparation for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, our next President will need to have the building blocks of a US climate change foreign policy in place shortly after inauguration. Daniel Bodansky's talk proposes 10 central foreign policy precepts that address the need for domestic action and...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Beyond Taboo: The Interdisciplinary Imperative in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bron Taylor

  • Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida

The quest for environmental sustainability depends on accurate diagnoses and fitting prescriptions. But there is no consensus as to the roots of environmental problems or how to respond. Some claim the problems and solutions are largely technological, others say they are largely cultural, and the contending parties rarely meet...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Strategic Global Significance of China and Brazil's Coke and Steel Supply Chains

Wrigley Lecture Series
Friday, October 24, 2008

Karen Polenske

  • Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

China is now the largest producer of coal, coke, and steel in the world. Polenske will trace the supply chains for these important commodities and examine factors that are affecting their prices and use. In addition, she will examine the causes of the recent climb in energy intensity (energy...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

A Declaration of Energy Independence

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jay Hakes

  • Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Energy debates in Washington are disquieting to the careful observer. Economic myths replace science as the basis of decision making. The right believes that governmental controls disrupt energy markets while the left warns that special interests are aiming to thwart the national interest. Neither simplification stands up to economic analysis,...

Read More View the PDF Flyer

Copyright Statement

All content of events presented at Arizona State University is protected by © Copyright Arizona Board of Regents. Video and/or audio recording or rebroadcasting of our events by anyone without express prior written permission is prohibited. If you obtain prior permission to record or rebroadcast an event, you must provide us, no later than 24 hours prior to the event, copies of signed photo/audio releases from all of the presenters and/or individuals who will be recorded at the event. Failure to do so will result in a revocation of any permission to record or rebroadcast the event.

Please plan to request permission to record well in advance of the event so that you have time to get your release forms signed and submitted to us no later than 24 hours prior to the event.

To request permission to record an event, please contact our Events Team at sustainabilityevents@asu.edu or 480-965-8840.