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Sustainability Short Films with Peter Byck & The Soil Carbon Cowboys

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Carbon Nation director Peter Byck has spent the last four years filming innovative ranchers that are regenerating their soils first, growing grass second, and producing healthy food third. Could these ranchers be storing enough CO2 in their soils to help slow climate change?

Byck helped form a team of scientists...

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"Sustainable" film screening

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

"Sustainable" is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us. This film investigates the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face soil loss, water depletion, climate change,...

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Change Management in the Face of a New Normal

Sustainability Series Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Kit Batten

  • Climate Resilience Chief, Pacific Gas and Electric

Kit Batten is a recognized expert in climate-change policy with more than a decade of sustainability leadership. She currently leads a company-wide initiative to increase the climate resilience of PG&E’s operations and infrastructure, as well as that of the communities PG&E serves. Batten has a PhD in ecology...

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GreenBiz University - Selling a Better Future: Changing Consumer Behavior in Sustainability

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Kevin Dooley

  • Chief Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium

Everyday consumers are faced with purchasing choices- from standing in the middle of a produce section and deciding whether or not to pay the extra 25 cents for an organic apple to pondering if they should place the towel back on the rack after using it or get a new...

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GreenBiz University - Getting Further, Faster: Empowering Global Solutions that Transcend Borders

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Yuan Yuan

  • Head, Global Reporting Regional Hub China

To ensure that we have economic prosperity, social well-being and environmental health we need to come together to catalyze our connections across borders. This session, led by Yuan Yuan, Head of Global Reporting Initiative Regional Hub China, will explore intersections of sustainability in the global transportation economy. Case studies from...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival

Walton Sustainability Solutions

(Re)Imagine How We Connect

Our lives consist of intersections, in order to ensure that we have economic prosperity, social well-being and environmental health we need to come together to catalyze our connections. Each year, the Sustainability Solutions Festival convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for the...

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Night of the Open Door

Walton Sustainability Solutions

ASU Night of the Open Door is an evening when ASU departments and schools open their doors to the public to showcase the research and projects that they are working on. This event provides hands-on activities for all ages throughout the Downtown, Tempe, and Polytechnic campuses. This year, Night of...

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Sustainability Solutions Festival 2017: (Re)imagine Our Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU

Join us as we (re)imagine our home through conversations, celebrations, programs and examples of sustainability solutions in our individual dwellings, our community and across Planet Earth. The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Festival features a diverse group of partners and organizations that seek to engage audiences and inspire a more sustainable future...

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Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Monday, February 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2017 marks the fourth annual Sustainability Family Day at Arizona Science Center. This event focuses on connecting the public to solutions, science and opportunities to be more sustainable in their own lives. In addition to the usual array of science exhibits throughout Arizona Science Center, Sustainability Family Day features hands-on...

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Introduction to GRI & Sustainability Reporting Workshop

Walton Sustainability Solutions Sustainability@ASU
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Alyson Genovese

  • GRI’s Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for the United States and Canada

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most...

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How to Effectively Communicate Science in a Policy Era of Alternative Facts

Sustainability@ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence Krauss

  • Director, Origins Project, Arizona State University

James Weinstein

  • Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

From the origins of the universe to the daily determination of justice in our courts, facts are foundational to our lives. What happens when facts are dismissed, suppressed, seen as optional or even replaced with "alternative facts"?

Watch live as Lawrence Krauss, internationally renowned theoretical physicist and director of the...

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GreenBiz University

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sustainability Tour and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - noon Presentations

Peter Bakker

  • President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Alan AtKisson

  • President & CEO, AtKisson, Inc.

Lori Singleton

  • Director of Emerging Customer Programs, SRP

Tim O’Neal

  • CEO, Goodwill of Central Arizona

Chris Helt

  • Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium

Carole Mars

  • Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium

Warren Gorrowitz

  • VP of Sustainability Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply

Andrew Bernier

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

GreenBiz University is a parallel conference with the renowned GreenBiz 17 conference in an ongoing partnership between ASU and the GreenBiz Group. This event invites main stage speakers from GreenBiz 17 to visit ASU’s Tempe campus to present their ideas and innovations to the university community and audience. Panel themes...

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City Lights Movie Night Featuring: Home

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday, February 10, 2017
Film starts at 6:30 p.m.

This event will be a film screening of DreamWorks Entertainment’s film Home. In this film there are several themes of home and sustainability that will be communicated to the audience through a pre-film discussion with ASU thought leaders. Participants at this event can also pick up an activity sheet to...

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Webinar: Wasted Food, Challenges and Opportunities in Partnerships and Consumer Behavior Change

Professional Training Sustainability@ASU Food Systems Walton Sustainability Solutions
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST

Dan O'Neill

  • General Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Christopher Wharton

  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Program, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Health Solutions

Among the many growing challenges to food system sustainability, wasted food may be one of the greatest. Food losses from production to consumption decrease food availability for those who need it the most, stress waste management systems, and impact the environment in significant ways.

Dan O'Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and...

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Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival

Walton Sustainability Solutions
Friday-Sunday, February 26-28, 2016

Each year, Local to Global Justice presents the Forum & Festival, a two-day annual event that seeks to connect local diversity, sustainability, social justice and human rights issues to larger global struggles. This event provides an outstanding space for the sharing of experiences and knowledge between scholars and activists working...

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