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.
The Age of Consequences explores the impacts of climate change on resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
This documentary film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise accelerate the instability and conflict in volatile...
- Co-Director and Research Professor, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arizona State University
- Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Phoenix National Weather Service
- Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
- M.S. Sustainability Student
Tracking socioeconomic impacts from natural hazards informs progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal #11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).
This panel event will showcase the use and utility of ASU's Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database and the National Weather Service’s approach for documenting impacts...
In 2011, Jacq and her husband bought a house in Tempe and decided to jump into gardening by learning and applying multiple disciplines of natural gardening. From their early efforts, they have built themselves a high density food forest in the middle of the city, dubbed "the Epic...
- Chief, Environmental Division at
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQ
With a wide range of missions in support of the Nation's defense and civil-works infrastructure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has unique opportunities and challenges in integrating sustainable practices into its operations.
Karen Baker helped lead the Army team that authored the Army Strategy for the Environment, the...
- Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, University of Arizona Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Karletta Chief (Diné) researches water in arid regions of Arizona and uses that knowledge in culturally sensitive ways to empower Native American communities.
In this talk, Dr. Chief will discuss Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty or Indigi-FEWSS -- a graduate-student training program working with indigenous communities. In...
- President, Integrated Sustainable Strategies, LLC
Paul Murray has dedicated his professional career to implementing holistic approaches to sustainable product manufacturing. He led designer Herman Miller's Sustainability Team, which formed the U.S. Green Building Council and worked with noted architect Bill McDonough to create the “Cradle to Cradle” protocol. Murray later went...
Student Leaders of the Hong Kong Sustainability Experience
- School of Sustainability Global Studies Program
- Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative
- Director, International Programs
- Professor, School of Sustainability
- Director, Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes
- Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
A discussion with School of Sustainability students who completed a challenging course in Hong Kong on urban sustainability by working in teams with Chinese students from City University of Hong Kong.
Hear their experiences of considering urban sustainability challenges through a new cultural lens. View the posters and policy solutions they...
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, dairy, egg, clothing, and entertainment industries.
Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through...
- Policy Manager at Audubon Arizona
Haley Paul has dedicated her professional career to conservation policy, having previously worked for the Town of Gilbert as their Water Resources Coordinator, and currently as Policy Manager for Audubon Arizona. In this role she works to develop policy strategy and build relationships with key stakeholders...
In May 2018, ASU's Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security participated in a statewide National Mass Care Exercise to better understand the role and capabilities of voluntary, private, and governmental organizations in responding to a regional disaster in Arizona. Join us to discuss the findings.
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.: Welcome...
- Founder/Executive Director of The Joy Bus
Jennifer Caraway is an accomplished restaurateur and the creator/owner of The Joy Bus Diner, a 100% nonprofit restaurant, in the North 32nd neighborhood in Phoenix. Caraway is a true pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship and has dedicated her life and passions to serving home-bound cancer patients in our...
- Historian, Public Intellectual, Biographer
Ramachandra Guha is an award-winning historian of Indian democracy, the biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, and a scholar of environmentalism. As a public intellectual and columnist, he reaches 20 million readers in 10 languages. His latest book is Gandhi, The Years that Changed the World: 1914-1948.
The International Association for the Study of the Commons organizes the World Commons Week in October to showcase the commons scholarship 50 years after Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons essay. In collaboration with the society and environment student association GISER, the School of Sustainability invites students...
- Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
The bruising farm bill debate has highlighted many unresolved food policy issues. Rising diabesity, SNAP access, trade wars, water shortages, climate change risks, the consequences of increased global demand for protein…the list of food policy issues is long and growing. How will the new ASU...
Join us for a screening of five short films created by students from the School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, under the direction of sustainability scientist and director of Carbon Nation®, Peter Byck. Student speakers will be present to discuss and answer questions about...
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