Sustainability Activities

Sustainability | Presentation

ASU Common Read: A Virtual Visit with Jonathan Safran Foer

In this presentation, best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer discussed his work and answered questions from Arizona State University students and faculty about food, climate change and the writer's life. Foer's most recent book, "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast," was selected as the 2020-2021 ASU Common Read and The College hosted him for a virtual visit on October 1, 2020. Known primarily for his fiction, which includes the novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"—both adapted for film—Foer is also an internationally acclaimed writer of nonfiction.

Sustainability | Presentation

Dinner for 9.6 Billion

As our world population continues to growth exponentially, what happens when our resources finite? Join us for discussion of what sustainable solutions we can do while we live through this peril and be introduced to one of our new Food Systems program within the Arizona State University School of Sustainability.

Sustainability | Presentation

Sustainability Storytelling: Student-produced Short Documentaries

Relax at home with your favorite movie snack and watch two 2020 documentary shorts produced in Professor Peter Byck’s class. “Plant the Rain” shows how a renegade rainwater harvester and a band of elementary school kids maximize the desert’s water. “Holding on to the Corn” explores the multi-generational effort to create a healthier community through Hopi knowledge and traditions.

Sustainability | Demonstration

Watch and Create! Creativity for Sustainability

In this activity, children and adults work together to explore their relationship with technology and examine ways to make sustainable media consumption choices. Participants watch a short clip of a cartoon, then try a creative challenge to turn time spent watching videos into an interactive and imaginative experience at home.

Sustainability | Presentation

Sports & Sustainability

How does a big business industry like sports take into consideration sustainability? Join us for a worthwhile discussion with ASU College of Global Futures School of Sustainability alum Garrett Wong as he shares how the sport industry can be a beacon for communities as social, economic, and environmental components are taken into consideration when working towards sustainable solutions.