Community Sustainability Forums
Our communities face unprecedented challenges now and in the future. Fortunately, ASU scientists are dedicated to developing innovative solutions to pressing problems we encounter every day. Join us every Wednesday in February, as part of the ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival, for inspiring community forums that explore how we can all take action to make the world a better place.
Each one-hour forum will present the topic of the week, followed by facilitated discussions and activities designed for you to make new friends in your community, learn from your neighbors, and share your expertise.
February 3 - Can You Fight Climate Change With Your Food? Scientists estimate that food production accounts for as much as 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for consuming healthy, sustainably sourced foods in your community.
February 10 - Explore Your World Through Nature Journaling. It can be a challenge to connect with nature in our fast-paced, busy lives. But taking time to observe and reflect on the natural environment around us can be inspiring and rejuvenating. In this session, we’ll introduce a simple, but effective, practice for connecting with nature.
February 17 - How To Thrive in a Desert City. Life in the desert Southwest can be difficult. Limited rainfall, extreme summer temperatures, prickly plants, and animals all around. In this session, you’ll consider the challenges of life in a desert city and share strategies for living and thriving sustainably.
February 24 - Feeling Disconnected? Strategies for Staying With Friends and Family During a Pandemic. In the year since COVID-19 emerged, we’re all longing for contact with the important people in our lives. In this session, we will work together to uncover new ways to stay connected despite the pandemic.
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.