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Town Hall Meeting May 6 & 7, 2013

Welcome Gary Dirks Director

Chris Boone

Dean, School of Sustainability

Rob Melnick

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer


Governance Board of Directors for Sustainability @ ASU

Executive Steering Group for Sustainability @ ASU



GIOS Directorate Deans Council



Executive Director, COO

Research Units and

School of Sustainability

Proposal Development

Chief of Staff

Finances/ HR

Communications & Marketing


Dean (SOS)

Public Events/ Outreach

Sustainability Solutions Initiatives


Sustainable Cities Network

Sustainability Scientists

Sustainable Business Practices

Vision for Sustainability @ ASU “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, we educate, discover solutions and implement practices that will help people drive the transition to a sustainable world.�

GIOS Mission Articulate and exemplify ASU’s university-wide commitment to sustainability Actively support and encourage ASU units and their partners in the teaching, learning, and discovery of sustainability Implement, extend, share and promote sustainable practices locally, nationally, globally Connect scientists, scholars, humanists, engineers, technologists, policymakers, business leaders, students and communities to enhance the capacity to address challenges of sustainability

What is a Sustainability Scientist/Scholar? A designated member of the professional ASU community (faculty, researcher, or staff) whose work (research, teaching, publications and/or public service) contributes to the attainment of ASU's vision for sustainability. Sustainability scientists and scholars help define, operationalize and advance sustainability science as a domain.

GIOS Ambassador Program Help Board members learn about ASU’s sustainability initiatives. Increase Board members direct involvement in GIOS and the university. Benefit individual ASU ambassadors by building relationships with leaders with similar interests.

Assessment Purpose Why Second Nature? Methodology

Accomplishments Visible national leader Impact on higher education Scope and commitment Number of students educated Innovations

Challenges Cultural impediments Communicating GIOS’ role University-wide sustainability education Governance structure Research focus

SOS Update SOS Focus Mission and Vision Statements 5 year review

Next Steps


Town Hall - May 2013  
Town Hall - May 2013  

Presentation from the Global Institute of Sustainability Town Hall meeting held May 2013