On February 17, dozens of people gathered to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. The evening was kicked off with a song by Arizona State University Mr. Indian First Attendant Gabriel Garcia. Afterward, ASU President Michael Crow took the stage, walking the audience through the history of the institute and its accomplishments. Next was a recorded presentation by Johan Rockström and a panel discussion with professors Kris Mayes and Bryan Brayboy, led by Global Futures Laboratory Vice President Peter Schlosser.
The highlight of the evening was a proclamation by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, declaring February 18, 2020 to be Julie Ann Wrigley Day. Thank you Julie for your 15 years of commitment to sustainability at Arizona State University and creating a better future for all!
After the public event, the evening was capped off with a reception for founders and leaders of the institute and esteemed guests, including current School of Sustainability students. It was a beautiful evening, and we thank everyone who celebrated with us.