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Sustainability Events

Earth Week:
The (In)Sufficiency of the Cool

This panel will explore the “cool” in two dimensions: First, the aesthetic idea of “cool” as a motivation for exploration and innovation; and second, the instrumental idea of “cool” as a motivation for specific climate interventions that might cool the planet.


  • Christi Jay Wells, Assistant Professor of Musicology at ASU School of Music and affiliate faculty with ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
  • Michael Bennett, Director of Student Experiential Immersion Programs at Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Heather Douglas, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University
  • Holly Buck, Assistant Professor; University at Buffalo Department of Environment and Sustainability and College of Arts and Sciences

    Moderated by Dave Guston, Foundation Professor in School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement and Outcomes.

    This hybrid event is part of the Global Future Laboratory’s Earth Week Celebration. Go HERE for more events.

    Monday, April 18, 2022
    10:15 - 11:30 a.m. AZ Time