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How Sustainability Officers Can Meet Zero Carbon Goals

Monday, March 8, 2021
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MST

Beyond purchasing 100% renewable energy and making energy-saving capital investments, what actions should your organization or community take to go “net-zero carbon?” How do you create a framework to manage the risk and reward of being an early adopter of new tech?

Learn the risks relevant to good carbon reduction/offset decisions...

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Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Katie S. Martin

  • Executive Director, Foodshare Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions

Katie Martin has over 20 years of experience developing and evaluating creative solutions to hunger and building collaborations with local and national anti-hunger organizations. Before joining Foodshare, Katie was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Public Health program at the University of Saint Joseph. She has a Ph.D...

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IASC 2021 Conference: Fisheries and Aquaculture Commons

Tuesday - Thursday, March 9 - 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, slashed tourism, and eliminated markets for fish and farmed-seafood products, exacerbating ongoing challenges and prompting diverse and often drastic reconfigurations in fisheries and seafood production.

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Commons virtual conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on the...

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Distinguished KAITEKI Lecture: Toward a Circular Economy Systems Engineering Framework

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MST

Stratos Pistikopoulos

  • Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute;
  • Endowed Chair, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Circular Economy represents an economy both restorative and regenerative by design, one that aims to solve resource challenges by keeping products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

In this inaugural Distinguished KAITEKI Lecture, Stratos Pistikopoulos will present the foundations of a Circular Economy Systems...

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FRANKx Lecture Series: Bounded Infinities, Quantum Tunneling, and the Future of Education

Friday, March 19, 2021
Event: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. MST
Deep-Dive Discussion: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. MST

Andrew Maynard

  • Professor & Associate Dean, College of Global Futures, ASU

Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and internationally recognized expert and thought-leader in emerging technologies and their responsible and ethical development and use. He is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success in the College...

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Careers Going Forward: Alumni Panel

Friday, March 26, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Chris Fenwick

  • Safety, Health & Environment Manager, North America - Berkaert Corporation

Neekta Hamidi

  • Associate, Schmidt Futures
  • Fellow, Federation of American Scientists

Ayla Kiser

  • Senior Scientist in Biomimicry, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Sean McGraw

  • CEO & Founder, FOR Energy

This Careers Going Forward event is an opportunity to hear from a panel of College of Global Futures alumni about their career journey. During this webinar, our panelists will also offer tools, knowledge, and strategies from their own experience that is applicable to the real world.

Please Note: College of...

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Earth Day 2021: Reflections of an Environmentalist

Earth Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Paul Hirt

  • Environmental Historian

Join environmental historian and activist Paul Hirt as he takes a look back through the history of the environmental movement.

Hirt came to ASU in 2004 but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. In both his professional and personal life, he promotes sustainable water management, renewable energy,...

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