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Definitions and Strategies for Sustainability

October 1, 2014


Arizona State University (ASU) is a leader in the global movement to address the enduring challenges of sustainability: promoting human prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting and enhancing the earth’s life support systems. By extending the academic tradition to include all ASU units and working with external partners, ASU educates, discover solutions and implements practices that will help people drive the transition to a sustainable world.
During this on-demand recording, Dr. Gary Dirks, former president of BP Asia-Pacific and BP China until 2008, now Director of ASU Lightworks explains a wide spectrum of sustainability issues and gives overview of major trends they are undertaking.

What You Will Learn

  • Expand basic knowledge of sustainability on global perspective. 
  • Discover how ASU created a strategic framework regarding terawatt, energy education, bio-energy, grids and sustainable fuels and products. 
  • Evaluate ASU’s partners to cross walk your own campus for potential options. 
  • Investigate the policy engagement ASU did and translate any prospective polices for your campus; i.e. could you start an innovation council?

Meet the Presenters

  • Dr. Gary Dirks, director of Arizona University, Lightworks
  • Sally Grans-Korsh, director, facilities management and environmental policy

Who Should Participate

  • Chief business officers
  • Facilities managers
  • Planning managers
  • Institutional researchers
  • Sustainability directors
  • Budget directors
  • Vice presidents of finance
  • Any administrator or faculty member with an interest in learning about sustainability leadership


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