Walton Sustainability Solutions Service delivers three new sustainability solutions


Plastic bottle and other trash on beach.

Walton Sustainability Solutions Service delivers three new sustainability solutions

Projects addressed technologies to extract ocean plastics, efforts to increase the baseline recycling rate in the U.S., and solutions to divert island research station waste and ocean debris for recycling or repurposing.

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Fri through Sun: Devils Invent: ASU / Devex Global Hackathon

The hackathon calls on students to create solutions to five real-world development challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). One winning team in each challenge category will showcase its solution at Devex World and receive opportunities to further develop their idea.

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Infrastructure and the Anthropocene 2020 Virtual Forum

Sign up for this free, three-day forum Dec. 7-9, with presentations on the future of infrastructure. Each day will consist of a live and unscripted conversation with a leading expert, followed by time for audience questions. Moderated by sustainability scientist Mikhail Chester.

Meagan Kramer

Nov 12: Systemic changes for Arizonans with disabilities

Meaghan K. Kramer, staff attorney with Arizona Center for Disability Law, will present this lecture as part of SST’s Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series. The talk will take place via Zoom, with livestream on YouTube, Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Decision Center for a Desert City is featured in OECD report

The examines how transdisciplinary research can be used to address complex societal challenges, and is based in large part on analysis of 28 case studies to identify the key obstacles to effectively implementing transdisciplinary research and make recommendations for best practices.

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Academic Personnel must complete ASU Vita profile by Dec. 31

The ASU Vita is an electronic curriculum vitae builder that supports the reporting of teaching research and service activities. ASU Vita maximizes the quality of personnel data, and streamlines the collection and reporting process.

Iveta Silova

Silova co-authors UNESCO backgrounder on futures of education

Sustainability scholar Iveta Silova, director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, has co-authored a background report for the UNESCO’s Futures of Education Initiative.

Elizabeth Hoover

Video: Environmental Humanities Initiative distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover

A recording of the Environmental Humanities Initiative’s 2020 distinguished lecture with Elizabeth Hoover is now available, along with a video of the lecture discussion, at the Institute for Humanities Research YouTube channel.


Ellis pens piece on women’s leadership through COVID times

Comprising only some 8% of political leaders globally, women have accounted for an estimated 40% of the most successful responses to COVID-19. Women-led countries have a six-times lower death rate than those led by male counterparts in similar countries.