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Sustainability Series speakers discuss a range of environmental, social, and economic topics at these events, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Out in the Night

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

OUT IN THE NIGHT tells the story of a group of young African American lesbians in New York City accused of assault after defending themselves from a violent sexual predator. Misrepresented in the media as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians,” in activist circles they become known as...

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The Future of Conservation

Sustainability Series Biodiversity Outcomes
Thursday, August 23, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Alex Dehgan

  • CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
  • Chanler Innovator in Residence, Duke University

Paul Bunje

  • COO/CSO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs

Alex Dehgan is the Chanler Innovator in Residence at Duke University, where he teaches technology innovation to address sustainable development goals. Paul Bunje is a global thought leader in bringing innovation to solve environmental grand challenges.

Dehgan and Bunje co-founded Conservation X Labs, an...

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Sustainability is Not for Me

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Danielle Leoni

  • Executive Chef
  • Owner of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Hailed as one of the top innovative chefs of the Valley, Executive Chef Danielle Leoni has lived up to that distinction with an avant-garde approach to blending Arizona farm-fresh ingredients, with the tropical traditions of Jamaica. Her passion for sustainable change within our food system from land to sea has...

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Selling the Sexy Science: A New Narrative on Climate Change

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Jessica Hernreich

  • Executive Director and CEO of Ecosa Institute

In today’s media, the future seems ominously uncertain. These “doomsday” narratives on climate change can serve to instill hopeless inaction, rather than spur positive societal change.

In this talk, Jesse Hernreich from the Ecosa Institute, a design school in Prescott, AZ focused on Regenerative Ecological Design, will present a...

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Free Film Screening: Dominion

Sustainability Series
October 23, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER-- Please be on the lookout for new date!

CAUTION: this film shows graphic violence towards animals that you may find disturbing.

Filmed in Australia, this documentary is an uncompromising, damning exploration of the ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat,...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Black Power Mixtape is an archive- and music-driven documentary that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the African-American community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975.

This Swedish film runs counter to US media portrayals of the Black Power Movement at the time, which was...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The House I Live In

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war--the War on Drugs--revealing profound implications for human rights.

The film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have...

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Green Living Magazine Presents: #EcoEventsAZ Bon Voyage/Wrap Reveal Party

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this event celebrating a sustainable road trip across the American West.

Millions of Americans will be hitting the road this summer, but not everyone will be making an epic, and sustainable journey in a cutting-edge electric vehicle. Join Green Living Magazine, and the School of Sustainability as...

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Free Film Screening Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, June 20 , 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

A unique species of wolf is making a comeback in the Southwest. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the brink of extinction—against all odds. From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a...

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Global Futures Initiative at ASU Special Seminar: The Future of Hydropower

Sustainability Series Sustainability@ASU
Monday, June 11, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Emilio Moran

  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, and Department of Geography, Michigan State University

Emilio Moran joined Michigan State University in January 2013. Before that, he was a Distinguished Professor and the James H. Rudy Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Geography, and Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change at Indiana...

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Sustainability and the Business of Fashion: A Conversation with Students

Sustainability Series
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Tracey Martin

  • Sustainability Strategist; Author, Sustainable in Stilettos

Are you an ecologically minded student with a flair for fashion?
Do you wonder where your clothes are made and how?
Do you hate the idea of sweatshops and believe that people who make our clothing should be treated better?

Join a community of experts, designers, and students around Arizona for a...

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Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: Angry Inuk

Sustainability Series
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Film starts at 6:00 p.m.

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humor and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins...

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Free Film Screening: Saving Snow

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihoods are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of ski and snowboard slopes, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future.

Joining us...

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The Way Forward: Arizona's Renewable Energy Transition

Sustainability Series
Friday, April 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion

Andy Tobin

  • Program Manager, School of Public Service and Community Solutions, ASU
  • Arizona Corporation Commissioner

Paul Hirt

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, ASU Wrigley Institute
  • Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, ASU
  • Board Member, Salt River Project

Kris Mayes

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, ASU Wrigley Institute
  • Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU
  • Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council
  • Director, Utility of the Future Center

Maren Mahoney

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, ASU Wrigley Institute
  • Program Manager, Energy Policy Innovation Council

Mahesh Morjaria

  • Vice President, PV Systems, First Solar

Join sustainability scientists, a current and former Arizona Corporation Commissioner, and a board member from the Salt River Project, and an engineer for a robust discussion on the future of renewable energy in Arizona.

This event is at capacity, please show up early to ensure your spot.

A light breakfast will...

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The Ethics of Climate Engineering

Sustainability Series
Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Wil Burns

  • Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, School of International Service, American University

Christopher Cokinos

  • Associate Professor of English, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona (Co-Moderator)

Ryan Hanning

  • Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships
  • Assistant Professor of Catholic & Theological Studies, University of Mary - Tempe

Elisabeth Graffy

  • Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Director, Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative, Arizona State University (Co-Moderator)

The 2015 Paris Agreement promotes low-carbon energy transitions and strategies that foster adaptation and resilience but assumes the likely implementation of "climate engineering" -- actions that aim to alter the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface and/or remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

This panel of humanists and social...

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