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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.

Water in the West

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Bruce Huber

  • Professor of Law, Robert & Marion Short Scholar, Notre Dame Law School

Professor Bruce Huber taught for several years in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College before joining the Notre Dame law faculty in 2011. Currently, he teaches and conducts research in areas of environmental, natural resources, property, and energy law. His particular areas of expertise include energy regulation,...

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Blue is the New Green – Ecological Enhancement of Urban Waterfronts and Coastal Infrastructure

Sustainability Series
Friday, May 31, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. HT

Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

  • Co-Founder and CEO, ECOncrete Tech Ltd

With two-thirds of the human population concentrated around coastlines accelerated, coastal development and changes to natural coastlines are inevitable. Over time, natural coastlines undergo severe changes, and in many cases are completely overtaken by industrial facilities, coastal defense measures, and residential properties. These altered coastlines face growing threats from sea-level...

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Free Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates Americans who are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. As climate change grows more deadly and destructive, people aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

Watch the trailer here.

Doug Bland, executive director of

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The Whole Community: Emergency Management, Resilience and Sustainability

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Panel: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Workshop: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Kristin Baja

  • Climate Resilience Officer, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Erik Cole

  • Director, Design Studio for Community Solutions at Arizona State University

Barry Hokanson

  • AICP, Consultant for North Carolina recovery from Hurricane Matthew

Braden Kay (Moderator)

  • Director of Sustainability, City of Tempe

Philip Gilbertson (Moderator)

  • PhD student, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, ASU

This is the third of three panel-discussions on local emergency management across all phases – preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. This third panel discusses current and best practices for local government to integrate their emergency management, resiliency and sustainable development efforts across the city and in collaboration with the whole...

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AZ Eco Fashion Week: Fair Trade Student Fashion Show

Sustainability Series
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Malak El Jada (Emcee)

  • Undergraduate Student, ASU
  • Co-founder, Fashion Conspiracy Theories

The ASU Sun Devil's for Fair Trade Student Organization presents a Fair Trade Fashion Show!

Featuring Fair Trade brands:
Redemption Market
Gallant International
Global Mamas
Mata Traders
Cause Gear
10,00 Villages
Stick around after the show for your chance to buy the pieces worn in it! Proceeds from the purchased clothes will go to support local...

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AZ ECO Fashion Week: Panel Discussion

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Colin Tetreault

  • Principal, S2 Consulting, LLC
  • Chair of Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission, City of Phoenix

Jessica Kosak

  • Technical Development Manager of Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles, The Sustainability Consortium

Marianna Milkis-Edwards

  • Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, StyleHacks

Anthony Roide

  • Former Director of Innovation at Intel

Laura Tanzer (Moderator)

  • Sustainable Fashion Designer, Laura Tanzer Designs

Join us for an expert panel discussion on sustainability issues and solutions in the fashion and textile related industries.

This event is a part of Arizona Eco Fashion Week, from April 22-27, where sustainable Arizona fashion brands and experts will unite for a week of education, engagement and entertainment...

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Innovation + Circular Fashion Business Solutions Workshop

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Amanda Jordan

  • Program Coordinator, RISN Incubator

Alicia Marseille

  • Director, RISN Incubator

Kelly Saunders

  • Program Manager, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service

Fast-fashion is at the root of a large portion of global industrial pollution, but entrepreneurial organizations have responded by changing the way we think about and express our sense of style.

In this workshop, the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) Incubator team will discuss the incubator and the...

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Free Film Screening: Right to Harm

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

From the filmmakers of SUSTAINABLE, the new documentary RIGHT TO HARM tells the riveting stories of five rural communities, exposing the devastating public health impacts that factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens across the United States.

Click here to view the trailer.

The film's...

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Wrigley Open House: Earth Day Sustainability Broadcast

Sustainability Series
Monday, April 22, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a Wrigley Hall Open House, as we will be screening the "24 Hours of Sustainability," a documentary series presented by Wells Fargo and powered by ASU.

This celebration of Earth Day will feature conversations, films, games, and educational opportunities around the clock and around the world.

Light refreshments...

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Free Film Screening: A Prayer for Compassion

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Film begins at 2:00 p.m.

This moving film follows Thomas Jackson's journey across the U.S., as well as to the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco and India, as he draws upon a wealth of religious traditions to understand how we can lessen the effects of climate change through compassion.

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Tempe Climate Action Plan Forum

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, April 9. 2019
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Braden Kay

  • Director of Sustainability, City of Tempe

Lauren Withycombe Keeler

  • Assistant Research Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Through a public process, Tempe residents have identified 12 climate actions that will move Tempe forward on energy, transportation, and extreme heat. Please join us for a Climate Action Plan Forum to review these proposed actions and ensure support for these actions with the larger community.


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10th Annual "A" Mountain Restoration Project

Sustainability@ASU Sustainability Series
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. (Check-in)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Work)
11:30 a.m. (Lunch)

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 by helping to restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain, Tempe's only preserve. Let's walk the talk and give back to the mountain we love too well!

Where to Meet: Hayden Butte Park Preserve, just north of Tempe Mission Palms. Muffins and coffee will be...

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Toward a Sustainable Future: More Management, Less Technology

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Ricardo Aguirre

  • Founder, Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc.

Degraded land (desertification) occurs in an ecosystem out of balance, where both water and nutrient cycles have become ineffective. To mitigate these symptoms, engineers continue to use “Band-Aid” strategies that adversely impact the environment while imposing high initial and reoccurring costs.

In contrast, Ricardo Aguirre aims to integrate natural...

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Sustainability Plus - Beyond the Environment

Sustainability Series
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

LeRoy Hollenbeck

  • Director Social Responsibility and Community Development, Freeport McMoRan

LeRoy Hollenbeck has decades of international development experience, as he has worked with national, regional and local authorities on strengthening capacity of local institutions, developing agricultural systems, and managing the local environment to combat climate change.

In his talk, Hollenbeck will discuss his time working in international development arena and the...

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Free Film Screening: Point of No Return

Sustainability Series
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

Soaring at 28,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Not the weather, not the technology. And certainly not the fate of a man, alone for five days in a fragile, first-of-its-kind aircraft with nothing but ocean below.

Point of No Return takes you behind the...

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