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  • Home - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    the university with diverse communities locally nationally and globally to engage in critical solutions focused dialogue Educate Degree programs with a focus in sustainability studies continue to evolve across the university bridging disciplines and educating leaders Research Through a focus on use inspired transdisciplinary research our work has purpose and impact creating the trajectory toward a sustainable and prosperous future Sustainability News Scientist weighs in on future habitability of Persian Gulf In response to a study published in Nature Climate Change that predicts parts of the Persian Gulf will be uninhabitable by the end of this century sustainability scientist David Hondula points out that conditions in many cities including Phoenix already reach extremes that pose a threat to human health and lives Species adapt to natural climate change better than human activity After excavating the remains of 95 species from a Bahamanian sinkhole a team of researchers including distinguished sustainability scientist Janet Franklin discovered that of the species who were no longer found in the area more had disappeared in the last 1 000 years due to human activity than in the many thousands of years prior Arizona State University joins Climate Leadership Network One of the founding signatories of nonprofit Second Nature s American College and University President s Climate Commitment ASU recently signed a new set of commitments put forward by the organization making it a member of the Climate Leadership Network View All Sustainability News Events Dec 2 Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 Free Film Screening This Changes Everything Event Dec 3 Thursday 3rd of December 2015 Food Sustainability Events Dec 3 Thursday 3rd of December 2015 DCDC Water Climate Briefing Actors Institutions and Governance as Socioeconomic Drivers of and Constraints on Urban Water Systems Decision Making View All Events ASU Sustainability Scientists Scholars Fellows Our efforts

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  • People - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    Sustainability Scientists Scholars Sustainability Scientists Scholars are Arizona State University faculty members who have conducted important sustainability research or have garnered significant honors for their work in sustainability View all Sustainability Scientists Scholars Fellows Find an Expert Search by Sustainability Expertise Resources for Sustainability Scientists Scholars Become a Sustainability Scientist or Scholar Research Proposal Services Find a Sustainability Expert Working towards sustainability Administration Staff List of leadership directorate administration and staff of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Administration Staff Faculty Faculty in the School of Sustainability are leaders in building a transboundary sustainability curriculum in higher education Faculty School of Sustainability Board of Directors The Board of Directors for Sustainability is an advisory board of business government nonprofit and academic leaders Board of Directors Directorate Welcome We have set an ambitious agenda to become a world leader in sustainable solutions for a rapidly urbanizing planet Leadership Directorate Julie Ann Wrigley A pioneer in sustainability leadership and a driving force at the heart of ASU s sustainability efforts Julie Ann Wrigley Board of Directors Co Chairs Sustainability is a fundamental principle that underlies ASU s learning research and business operations Board of Directors Co Chairs Employment Opportunities See

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  • Solutions - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    sustainabilityconsortium org Center for Biodiversity Outcomes This center integrates research from many disciplines and brings together researchers policy makers and community members to identify viable solutions to biodiversity through resource management policy change and process change biodiversity asu edu Project HoneyBee The honeybee is nature s best collector and communicator of data and serves as an inspirational model for the collection and validation of data to sustain human health Project HoneyBee uses biosensors to continuously record physiological parameters using the collected data to pinpoint the transition from health to disease and intervene more effectively for improved health outcomes at a reduced cost Project HoneyBee Energy Policy Innovation Council Through policy briefs informative videos and custom reports and presentations to policymakers at the municipal county and state levels this group informs and educates policymakers on current complex issues in energy policy that impact Arizona and beyond energypolicy asu edu Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies By accelerating commercialization of solar energy technologies through industry partnerships and expanding opportunities for education in energy engineering QESST works to address one of society s greatest challenges sustainably transforming electricity generation to meet the growing demand for energy qesst asu edu Decision Theater Network The Decision Theater Network actively engages researchers and leaders to visualize solutions to complex problems By providing expertise in collaborative computing and display technologies for data visualization modeling and simulation this network addresses cross disciplinary local national and international issues dt asu edu GlobalResolve GlobalResolve is a social entrepreneurship program that helps communities around the world solve challenges through sustainable research and development Established in 2006 the program involves Arizona State University students in semester long projects that directly improve the lives of underprivileged people and people in under developed nations throughout the world Through GlobalResolve ASU students and faculty collaborate

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  • Engagement - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    Consortium The Sustainability Consortium TSC is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability The Sustainability Consortium Decision Theater Network A world class research facility and decision lab for exploring and understanding decision making in uncertain systems the Decision Theater uses state of the art visualization simulation and collaboration tools to address emerging global sustainability challenges facing arid urban regions Decision Theater Network Urbanization and Global Environmental Change This collaborative project is building greater knowledge and understanding of the bidirectional interactions between global environmental change and cities present at local regional and global scales and integrating the work of decision makers practitioners and academic researchers UGEC Sustainability in Science Museums Science museums are a perfect venue to engage the world s citizens to learn about solutions to global challenges Educational programs exhibits demonstrations and interpretive tools can help millions of museum visitors understand the social environmental and economic impact of human behavior on the planet s future Sustainability in Science Museums Sustainability Lectures In addition to bringing world renowned thinkers from academia business and government to ASU the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability regularly presents its own research to the public and engages the community in dialogues to address sustainability challenges Lectures and Presentations ASU Stardust Center The Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family advances educational initiatives outreach efforts and intellectual aspects of housing affordability and sustainable building to empower families and achieve economic and social sustainability ASU Stardust Center Sustainable Cities Network With a goal of advancing and implementing sustainability as a core value throughout planning development policy and operations the Sustainable Cities Network brings together cities towns tribal nations and county governments The network then shares and tracks best practices

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  • Education - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    and educating leaders Sustainability Education at ASU K 12 Education K 12 partnerships with educators and communities bring sustainability education to schools Students and teachers learn as they participate in real scientific research in cooperation with Arizona State University K 12 Education Hands On Student Experience The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability offers graduate and undergraduate research opportunities that integrate knowledge from a variety of academic disciplines and support faculty research Hands On Student Experience Professional Training and Custom Sustainability Education To meet the triple bottom line people planet and profit sustainability must be integrated into an organization s operations and culture Whether you need to educate a small core of executives in a multi day retreat or train hundreds of employees through an online course ASU s School of Sustainability has the ability to deliver a custom program for maximum impact Drawing upon our proven ability to work with business government nongovernmental organizations foundations and other universities throughout the world we can develop and deliver custom executive education programs that advance your organizational sustainability goals Programs range from hour long modules to multi day instruction on specific sustainability issues In person training can be delivered on any ASU campus in Washington D C or at your location Online training can be delivered through ASU s online learning platform or your own internal system Faculty from ASU s 350 Sustainability Scientists and Scholars leaders from your organization and outside experts can all be included in your agenda Each program includes expert assessment and instructional design on the front end as well as in depth evaluation after it has concluded so you can measure the sustainability advancements in your organization A Recent ASU Custom Education Success The World Bank Group International Finance Corporation In 2015 the School of Sustainability

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  • Research - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    and the large scale conversion of sunlight carbon dioxide and water into useful products lightworks asu edu lightworks asu edu Food Systems Transformation This initiative connects community partners to ASU and to each other and supports them through solutions focused transdisciplinary research The goal of the initiative is to create more equitable diverse and resilient food systems foodsystems asu edu Biomimicry Center at ASU This center brings together biologists designers engineers business professionals communicators material scientists chemists and others to address sustainability challenges using strategies inspired by nature This center s education and research programs create solutions by emulating biological forms and strategies biomimicry asu edu UREx Sustainability Resilience Network The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network UREx SRN focuses on integrating social ecological and technical systems to devise analyze and support urban infrastructure decisions in the face of climatic uncertainty to conceptualize and analyze infrastructure decisions urbanresilience asu edu Central Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research The Central Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research CAP LTER program advances research and education on urban ecology and urban socioecological systems Launched in 1997 it is one of two LTER sites funded by the National Science Foundation that specifically studies urban ecology In total there are 24 NSF sponsored LTER sites CAP LTER researchers investigate the urban socioecological system in a metropolitan area that includes the nation s sixth largest city Phoenix Biological physical engineering and social scientists conduct research to provide an understanding of sustainability in an arid rapidly growing metropolitan area Educating the next generation of urban ecologists is a core mission of CAP LTER The Ecology Explorers program engages K 12 students and teachers while undergraduate and graduate students are active researchers whose work is published in leading scientific publications caplter asu edu caplter asu edu National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations This center s research seeks to quantify complex climate energy system interactions throughout all phases of a product or technology s life cycle and to develop cost effective solutions to reduce any negative impacts to industries around the globe ncesmart asu edu Kyl Center for Water Policy A unit of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy led by Sarah Porter the Kyl Center promotes research analysis collaboration and open dialogue to identify opportunities for consensus to ensure sound water stewardship for Arizona and the Western region for generations to come morrisoninstitute asu edu Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology Researchers combine engineering with microbiology and chemistry to understand how microbial ecosystems work and can be optimized to generate new sources of clean renewable energy and improve public health and sustainability environmentalbiotechnology org Decision Center for a Desert City The Decision Center for a Desert City advances scientific understanding of environmental decision making under conditions of uncertainty Established in 2004 DCDC conducts climate water and decision research and develops innovative tools to bridge the boundary between scientists and decision makers With a focus on water sustainability and urban climate adaptation DCDC researchers work to develop and implement

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  • Operations - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    Our latest Sustainability Operations Annual Review reflects some of the high points we have achieved to date View the Annual Review and take a moment to read about what ASU is doing ASU 2014 Sustainability Operations Annual Review Our Sustainable Commitment Arizona State University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions ASU stimulates changes in individual institutional and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world ASU launched its sustainable operations plan with the signing of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment Four critical pillars focus the university s effort climate neutrality zero water solid waste active engagement and principled practice Four Critical Goals Climate Neutrality ASU commits to eliminating 100 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions from building energy and waste related sources by 2025 and 100 percent of its carbon emissions from transportation by 2035 The strategic blueprint that will guide and inform how we will meet these goals is ASU s Climate Action Plan Zero Solid Water Waste ASU commits to minimizing waste through diversion and aversion ASU reduces water waste by the use of more efficient fixtures better water management and distribution of effluent water for use by mechanical and irrigation systems Solid waste is diverted from the landfill through recycling repurposing reusing and composting Active Engagement ASU engages its community through education participation collaboration and recognition aimed at encouraging individual initiative Each campus serves as a living laboratory that provides hands on learning and the opportunity to develop knowledge and share resources Principled Practice ASU believes its value of sustainability should be expressed in the way the university operates and people engage with it Principled Practice addresses how the university community contributes to ASU s climate neutrality

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  • News - Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
    curriculum emphasizes real world learning by integrating knowledge with practice and capitalizing on the cutting edge research made available to the Teachers Academy by ASU Continue Reading ASU Wrigley Institute leaders define sustainability Board Letter ASU Wrigley Institute News October 20 2015 Most experts agree that sustainability s primary aim is to accommodate a growing number of people on a planet with finite resources The precise definition of sustainability however garners numerous interpretations In a recent ASU News article the members of the ASU Wrigley Institute s directorate provide their personal definitions It s looking after the Earth as a system people as a system and trying to find ways we can both survive and thrive in the future says School of Sustainability Dean Christopher Boone That s one definition I don t always use that definition I use something more formal According to Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Rob Melnick Both the Brundtland definition and Gifford Pinchot s encompass a rapidly growing relatively new expression of sustainability That is intergenerational well being This works for me Gary Dirks director of the ASU Wrigley Institute simply defines sustainability as universal intergenerational human well being Source CAP LTER partners to bring big data to high school girls Board Letter ASU Wrigley Institute News October 19 2015 ASU s Central Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research program was a partner on a recent week long workshop that presented big data to high school girls More than a dozen 11th and 12th graders spent their fall break learning a statistical computing program and gathering skills that will be valuable to them in future STEM science technology engineering and math careers The workshop was taught by Jessica Guo a graduate student in the School of Life Sciences Programs like this one are narrowing the gap in girls participation and success in math and science said Monica Elser education manager for the ASU Wrigley Institute The workshop capitalized on a broad range of data and ASU resources to create something really special for these students Source ASU Wrigley Institute launches climate change story video contest ASU Wrigley Institute News October 19 2015 In recognition of Global Climate Change Week during Campus Sustainability Month the ASU Wrigley Institute has launched the Climate Story Video Contest The contest invites ASU students to examine how the changing climate has affected their lives and how they feel about it in a video of three minutes or less Contest winners will be determined through both a popular vote or the number of likes a story gets on the ASU Wrigley Institute s YouTube Channel and a judges vote The winning videos will be featured on the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative websites in addition to the ASU Wrigley Institute s as well as shown during the Sustainability Festival in February 2016 Submissions are due by October 31 2015 For information on how to submit your climate story click here Arizona State University joins Climate Leadership Network Board Letter ASU Sustainability News October 15 2015 Second Nature a nonprofit organization based in Boston has created a network of more than 650 colleges and universities that are committed to neutralizing their greenhouse gas emissions as well as to accelerating research and educational efforts to raise awareness of the need for a more sustainable future on Earth It established the American College and University President s Climate Commitment AUCPCC of which Arizona State University was one of the founding signatories Recently Second Nature launched a new set of commitments for higher education institutions the Carbon Commitment formerly the AUCPCC the Resilience Commitment formerly the Alliance for Resilient Campuses and the Climate Leadership Commitment which is a combination of the Carbon and Resilience Commitments Together these commitments make signatories part of the Climate Leadership Network ASU President Michael Crow signed the full Climate Leadership Commitment in October Source Sustainability student poses climate question during CNN debate Board Letter School of Sustainability News ASU Wrigley Institute News October 14 2015 Anna Bettis a student in the School of Sustainability s Master of Sustainable Solutions program recorded a question for Democratic presidential candidates via a CNN video booth at ASU s Tempe campus As a young person I m very concerned about climate change and how it will affect my future As a presidential candidate what will you do to address climate change she asked Bettis says she did not expect her question to be aired during the Democratic presidential debate several weeks later and was thrilled when she saw her face appear on the big screen of downtown s Desoto Market where she was watching Bettis credits a high school marine biology lesson which exposed her to the natural resource challenges we face for her sustainability passion She received her bachelor s from the School of Sustainability in 2014 Source Climatologist recognized for fundamental contributions to field Board Letter ASU Sustainability News October 9 2015 In recognition of his fundamental research on urban heat islands and desert environments Senior Sustainability Scientist Tony Brazel has been named the 2015 winner of the International Association for Urban Climate s Luke Howard Award Brazel who retired in 2011 after 37 years at ASU is an expert on urban climatology specializing in arid environments like the greater Phoenix area He was awarded the American Meteorological Society s Helmut E Landsberg Award in 2013 and his research has an enduring influence on his field From the very beginning Tony Brazel had a tremendous impact on CAP LTER and DCDC two of our largest urban sustainability research grants of the past two decades says Charles Redman founding director of ASU s School of Sustainability He rightly pointed to the recent and huge impact humans were having on local climate He introduced us all to the concept of an urban heat island which has been a central focus of both projects from that day forward Source Nat Geo spotlights company co founded by sustainability grad School

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