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Join the ASU Staff Council Sustainability Committee for an engaging and thought-provoking series of talks centered around sustainability topics voted on by fellow ASU faculty and staff. Learn how you can seamlessly incorporate sustainability initiatives into your everyday life.
Fire and Ice is a conceptual online exhibit bringing together two of Earth’s transformative elements. Originally designed as a physical display at ASU Library, this online exhibit explores climate change and sustainability through themes of fire and ice. Explore fiction and nonfiction ebooks, poetry, and multimedia activities.
Join us for a lunchtime discussion of Episode 9 of the Sierra Club’s Overstory podcast, in which we meet Jason Ward, creator of a bird identification game on Twitter called #TrickyBirdID and host of the 2019 TV documentary series, Birds of North America. Jason's enthusiasm for birds reaches a wide range of people, including youth, people of color and city dwellers. Monday, April 20, 2020
Find a comfortable space in your backyard, patio space, garden, or inside near an indoor plant and pull up a chair, comfy cushion or patch of ground for this online gathering. The event will open and close with meditative practices from our partners at ASU’s Mindfulness Center; we will discuss how this period of pause is positively impacting our Earth systems, potentially helping to reframe our assumptions about our ability to live in greater harmony with nature. Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In observations both personal and scientific, author and renowned scientist Rolf Halden reflects on how our daily lifestyle decisions are impacting the places we occupy, our health, and humanity’s prospect of survival. This reflection takes on added significance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, about which Halden will share his insights live via Zoom. Wednesday, April 22, 2020
ASU students, staff and faculty are invited to join the University of Washington and Cascadia College for a Netflix viewing party. Explore how our lives might be better with less while watching, "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things." Explore minimalism from all walks of life — such as, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, families, journalists and scientists — all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.Thursday, April 23, 2020
ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Wrigley Speaker Meg Lowman, live via Zoom. Referred to as "the real-life Lorax" by National Geographic, she has dedicated three decades to the exploration of tree canopies and is one of the first pioneers in the field of treetop science. Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Students at ASU can participate in activities hosted by a variety of organizations across campuses. Find out what your peers are passionate about changing, and join the movement to make our world better for everyone.
Learn about ASU’s sustainability goals and see what a top-performing sustainability university looks like while you take part in this interactive walking tour. This guided campus walking tour will highlight ASU's LEED buildings and sustainable practices on campus. Free T-shirt to attendees.
ASU calls to action the students, faculty and staff to join in and accelerate ASU’s Second Nature Climate Commitment by participating in Carbon Free Day. Individuals and departments will make pledges from options related to travel, food and energy to declare a carbon-saving strategy that they will use on Carbon Free Day. After making their pledge, participants may share their progress by posting on social media to join a greater community of carbon-conscious Sun Devils and win prizes. Surveys will be sent out before and after Carbon Free Day to track emissions reductions and encourage the development of sustainable new habits.
Celebrate our achievements. Earth Day is about celebrating the Earth and celebrating how we are collectively protecting it with our efforts on campus and in the broader community. Student organizations and community partners will gather near the Memorial Union to showcase their work and celebrate the collective efforts of every member of the Arizona State University community.