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Sustainability Events

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 and Innovation.

Spring 2021 Project Showcases

Join ASU Project Cities, along with leaders from the City of Peoria and Town of Clarkdale, for our Spring 2021 Project Showcases. Students will present their key project findings and answer questions in a virtual Q&A poster session.

City of Peoria Showcase
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
8:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m...

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Green Light Solutions Foundation Solutioneer Showcase

Thursday, April 15, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

Join Greenlight Solutions Foundation for their biggest event of the year!

Student-led project teams will present their sustainability projects, showcasing their hard work and the sustainable solutions implemented this semester:

Hear from our Student Chapter Leadership Team, Keynote...

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Podcasts for Engaging with Non-Academic Audiences

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AZ Time

Athena Aktipis

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

Andrew Maynard

  • Professor & Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, ASU

Podcasts are an effective, engaging way to engage audiences on timely scientific issues. Join two ASU Sustainability Scientists for a robust discussion on their popular podcasts aimed at increasing public engagement on science topics.

Among other roles at ASU, Athena Aktipis directs the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative. She...

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Earth Day Story Slam: Sustainability in Peace Corps

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

Honor Earth Day and join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding. and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service from a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Ask questions about serving in the Peace Corps and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Want to learn more about the...

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Creating Virtual Tours for Environmental Storytelling

Wednesday, April 21 and 28, 2021
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (AZ Time)

Jessica Swann, ETX Center

  • Program Manager, Digital Teaching Networks

Sina Kirk, ETX Center

  • Education Outreach Coordinator, NASA Infiniscope

Enable student agency, personalize learning, and curate your online learning catalog with your own Virtual Field Trip (VFT). This event will explore virtual tours for environmental storytelling using Infiniscope. A NASA-funded project created by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, Infiniscope designs standards-based digital-learning experiences that immerse...

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Purchasing Power: How Government Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Economy

Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. AZ Time (PDT)

Nicole Darnall

  • Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Strategic Partnerships, College of Global Futures; Associate Director and Professor of Management and Public Policy, School of Sustainability

Does the public sector hold the key to a low-carbon and sustainable, planet-healthy economy?

Federal government purchases account for nearly one-quarter of the US GDP; state and local governments account for billions more. By favoring low-carbon and sustainable choices in buildings, vehicles, energy, and other purchases, the public sector can lead...

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Earth Day 2021 Celebration

Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

Join us for a special Earth Day celebration as we launch a new symposium series that explores topics of the moment and impacts made through the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

This event will feature a conversation among three internationally recognized, globally oriented scientists:

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A Conversation with Ayanna Thompson

Earth Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. AZ Time (9 p.m. EDT)

Ayanna Thompson

  • Regents Professor of English; Director, Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, ASU

Steven Beschloss, Moderator

  • Professor of Practice, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Join us at this special Changing Hands Bookstore event with Ayanna Thompson. Thompson is a scholar of Shakespeare, race, and performance and is the author of many books including Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America and her most recent book, Blackface.

Why are there so many examples of...

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Understanding the Logic of Adaptive Collective Behavior

Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AZ Time

Bryan Daniels

  • Assistant Research Professor, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, College of Global Futures, ASU

This Making Sense of Complexity talk, hosted by the new School of Complex Adaptive Systems in the College of Global Futures, features Bryan Daniels with the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a joint venture between ASU and the Santa Fe...

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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

The American Lung Association is soon to release its 22nd Annual State of the Air Report that assesses air quality across the US. In the past, the Phoenix metro area has ranked 7th in the nation.

Join us for a virtual screening of Unbreathable, a 30-minute film that weaves historical...

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