BioChar

Senior Sustainability Scientist Netra Chhetri's project in the Chitwan region of Nepal turns an agricultural problem into a multidimensional solution by turning an invasive vine into biochar - a kind of activated charcoal that burns more cleanly than wood, fertilizes soil, filters water, and provides a much needed alternative income stream.

Dinner 2040

Held in November, 2016, Dinner 2040 was a gathering of community members, professionals, and academics that worked to create a vision for Phoenix's food future.

GreenBiz 2017

From February 14-16, thousands of people gathered to attend GreenBiz 2017, an annual forum dedicated to discussing the current state and future possibilities of sustainable business. A few of our members attended this year - here is some of what they saw!

Podcast 2: Coal Episode

The coal episode. Discussion on current and future situation of coal, energy sources (renewable vs non renewable), coal mining, coal pollution, government regulations, coal and jobs, environmental justice, solidarity with indigenous groups, and the weekly relief.

Solar State

Here is a video detailing solar energy usage (and the lack thereof) in Arizona!
It was created by Annika Cline, Becky Rivera and LaDawn Haglund as a product of Peter Byck's video documentary class in Fall 2013 at Arizona State University.

Waste Expo: Part 2

In part 2 of the Waste Expo we examine food waste technologies as well as the coolest bin at the show! In June, tSR traveled to the largest waste convention in the USA, Waste Expo 2016 Las Vegas. CEO's, Public Works officials, consultants, data companies, etc. all converge once a year to discuss trends, showcase the newest products and technologies, and gain the latest knowledge in the industry. 

Waste Expo: Part 1

In June, tSR traveled to the largest waste convention in the USA, Waste Expo 2016 Las Vegas. CEO's, Public Works officials, consultants, data companies, etc. all converge once a year to discuss trends, showcase the newest products and technologies, and gain the latest knowledge in the industry. In part 1 of this series we talk to experts about data and technology trends as well as how research impacts the industry. 

Oak Flats

Can you imagine life without electricity? Electricity is just one service for which copper is an essential component. Yet mining copper from the earth comes at a cost, especially when it is in your own back yard. Watch a young San Carlos Apache woman and residents of Superior, AZ provide their thoughts about a proposed copper mine near their home in eastern Arizona.

In Memory of Curits Shaw. 

tSR Feature: Paris Climate Agreement [COP 21]

Climate change poses a great threat to the environment and human society. The stakes are higher than ever to make progress on this issue. In December 2015, 195 countries met in Paris, France to develop a new international agreement to combat climate change. In an effort to understand what this new agreement means, tSR sat down with three experts at Arizona State University to learn more. Manjana Milkoreit, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Arizona State University.