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Building a Career: Saving the Planet

Sustainability@ASU Sustainability After School

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 the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, special assistant for energy and the environment to the Governor of Illinois, national coordinator of the first Earth Day, and founder of the Earth Day Network.

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA and LEED Fellow, leads the International Living Future Institute in working to make our communities socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. She joined the Institute in 2010 after a 15 year career as an architect for sustainability-focused projects and as a founding board member of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council. In 2015, she was named one of the top ten most powerful women in sustainability.

Hayes and Sturgeon will hold an informal, interactive discussion with students interested in careers in the environmental arena. They will touch on conventional and unconventional opportunities and pathways to personally thrive while earning a living reconciling humanity with nature. Each will pull from their unique careers as national leaders in environmental fields.

Lunch will be served.

Mr. Hayes will be having a lecture later this day to talk about Life in a Living Building, please follow the link for more information and to RSVP.

ASU Sponsors: University Business Services, University Sustainability Practices, Zero Waste, ASU Wrigley Institute

Community Sponsors: Gold: DPR; Silver: SmithGroupJJR, Mortenson, Make It Circular, Jones Studio, Shepley Bulfinch, Weddle Gilmore Catalysts: Plant Solutions, Co-Lab

Student Org Sponsors: Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives, U.S. Green Building Council Arizona State University Chapter

Monday, October 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.