The future of food: feeding the world while the Earth cooks


April 10, 2012

Editor's Note: This event is presented by Future Tense, a partnership between Arizona State University, the New America Foundation and Slate, that examines emerging technologies, public policy and society.

Arizona State University, the New America Foundation and Slate present Feeding the World While the Earth Cooks live from Washington, D.C., on April 12. Download Full Image

The program will air in it’s entirety on ASUtv.

The event considers the agricultural crisis that may ensue when today's toddlers are parents themselves – a time when the world population will reach 9 billion. "A growing global middle class will demand more food. And climate change will leave farmers holding seeds that won’t sprout. By 2050, will our global appetite outgrow our agricultural capacity?"

Tune in to find out how everyone – growers, technologists, governments, business leaders, and carbon-conscious consumers – will be part of the solution.

Speakers include Nina Fedoroff, special advisor on science and technology to the Secretary of State; Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and President of Stone Barnes Center; Debra Eschmeyer, founder and program director of FoodCorps; and Bill Hohenstein, director of the USDA Global Change Program Office.

Twitter users, join the conversation with @FutureTenseNow at #foodfuture.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library

Parking and Transit unveils benefactor program to offer exclusive parking spot for 2 Sun Devils


April 11, 2012

Parking and Transit Services (PTS) announces a new initiative that allows PTS to give back to the ASU community and lets two lucky Sun Devils bid for the chance to win reserved parking spaces in one of the most strategically located parking structures closest to the core of the Tempe campus.

Through the PTS Benefactor Program, an ASU organization will receive the entire monetary funds from the auction of two parking stalls on the Tempe campus plus the monthly revenue from two Tempe campus meters, beginning in September 2012 for the subsequent 11 months. Possible beneficiaries were identified by PTS with the guideline that the recipient be an ASU community organization that improves the lives of its students and contributes to the advancement of ASU. Moving forward, an official application process will be available for any interested ASU organization for 2013-2014 and beyond.  Download Full Image

PTS narrowed their list of organizations to four finalists. The four finalists were then given the opportunity to submit a proposal detailing what they would do with the awarded funds. After careful review of each proposal, the recipient for this inaugural year is ASU’s American Dream Academy.

All Sun Devils are invited to contribute to the program by participating in the parking space auction. For the first time ever, PTS is auctioning two permits that will provide exclusive access to reserved parking spaces for the 2012-2013 permit year. The two stalls up for auction are located in the LDS Institute parking structure on McAllister Avenue, just north of Terrace Road. All current Sun Devils – staff, faculty and students – are invited to place a bid. The minimum bid is $720, which is the price of a permit in comparable parking stalls.

The auction begins on April 11 and will close at noon, May 3. To submit a bid, please include your first and last name, and your ASU I.D. number, along with your bid to BenefactorProgram@asu.edu. The current highest bid can be found on the PTS Benefactor webpage at http://cfo.asu.edu/pts-about-benefit.

Media Contact:
Chelsea Chamberlain, Chelsea.Chamberlain@asu.edu
Communications – Parking Transit Services
Arizona State University
480.965.8777

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

480-965-9370