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Sustainability related events @ ASU.

Urban Garden Talk: Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Kenny Barrett

  • Co-founder and Director of Roosevelt Growhouse

Kenny Barrett is an artist, project manager and community builder in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked for the nonprofit serving the Roosevelt Row Arts District for five years founding programs such as the Merchant Association, the ARTS vacant lot activation program, Valley of the Sunflowers, Growhouse Urban Farm and large-scale community...

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Hydrate Tempe: Watershed Management Group Workshop Series

Sustainability@ASU

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

Watershed Management Group (WMG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. WMG provides people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Join us every Tuesday evening from September 26 to October...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Yard

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

This session is all about Watershed Management Group’s 3 “S”s: slow, spread, and sink. Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to benefit plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard. These practices will slow the...

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Free Film Screening: Viva La Verde

Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Doors Open: 6:30
Film Starts: 7:00 p.m.

Viva la Verde explores the past, present and future of Arizona rivers, using the foremost surviving perennial river in Arizona as a case study. This film sends a strong message of stewardship for wildlife, rivers, and water resources, and offers opportunities for citizens to engage and help to preserve...

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Urban Garden Tour: Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up

Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

In 2008, a dedicated group of community volunteers planted seeds for neighborhood revitalization through urban agriculture and the arts. Through continued hard work and care, a barren corner in Downtown Phoenix blossomed into the Roosevelt Growhouse, a beloved community urban farm, shop, and gathering place. Join co-founder, Kenny Barrett, as...

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Building a Career: Saving the Planet

Sustainability@ASU Sustainability After School
Monday, October 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Denis Hayes

  • President, Bullitt Foundation

Amanda Sturgeon

  • CEO, International Living Future Institute

This is a student focused event.

In his role at the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes seeks to transform the major cities of the Pacific Northwest into global models of sustainability. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of engineering at Stanford, a Silicon Valley lawyer, director of...

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Life in a Living Building: The Business Case for Regenerative Buildings

Sustainability@ASU
Monday, October 2, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dennis Hayes

  • President of the Bullitt Foundation

Join the discussion as Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation, explains what it is like to work in what is commonly described as the greenest commercial office building in the world.

The presentation reviews the building:

  • architecture
  • economics
  • engineering
  • financing
  • general operations
  • regulatory hurdles
Once a former special assistant for energy and the environment to the...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Plants

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Kaylee Coulter

  • Landscape Architect

How can you create a beautiful, lush landscape while conserving water? In this session, Kaylee Colter will show you how to select native plants to build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. If you're looking for the best trees and plants to attract...

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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Food

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

Rain tanks are like rain barrels, only bigger, better, and make your rainwater long lasting. While most rain barrels hold about 50 gallons of water, rain tanks can hold 1,000 gallons or more, capturing water from several storms and storing it for use over the course of many dry months...

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School of Sustainability Community Garden Maintenance & Harvest

School of Sustainability Sustainability@ASU
Saturday, October 14, 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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Watershed Management Group Workshop: Hydrate Your Soils

Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood

  • Program Manager, Watershed Management Group

Urban yards have the potential to be highly productive by making use of typical waste streams such as greywater, stormwater, plant trimmings, and more. In this talk, Ryan Wood will share how to assess your yard’s soil type and simple ways to effectively use typical household wastes to build soil...

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Free Film Screening: Citizen Jane: A Battle for the City

Sustainability@ASU Stardust
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts 7:00 p.m.

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist, and writer who fought to preserve urban...

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Free Film Screening: Tidewater

Sustainability@ASU
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts at 7:00 p.m.

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...

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Learning for Change: An Educational Contribution to Sustainability Science

Sustainability@ASU
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12:00 - 1 p.m.

Matthias Barth

  • Professor of Education for Sustainable Development, Leuphana University, Germany

To achieve sustainability a fundamental shift in mindsets and actions is called for on behalf of individuals and on societal levels. Learning and education are seen as key in this major undertaking. Consequently, we see initiatives and actions in education for sustainable development on all levels of education from kindergarten...

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The State of Sustainability Operations @ ASU

Sustainability@ASU
September 20, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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...

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