American Public Media’s Marketplace and Gary Comer Global Agenda present Climate and Sustainability: Moving By Degrees – The Future Energy Abyss

CALENDAR/MEDIA ALERT: Global Institute of Sustainability hosts an intimate conversation between David Brancaccio and John Hofmeister

WHAT: American Public Media’s Marketplace in partnership with Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, hosts an evening event bringing one of the world’s foremost experts on energy and climate to the general public. The wide-ranging conversation will cover everything from climate change and energy independence to global energy leadership and the unrest currently remaking the Middle East.

WHY: As the Earth's resources become stretched, storytelling is a vital way to share what is happening around the world and how it affects people, business, politics and daily life. For the last five years, Marketplace has been reporting on sustainability through national programming that also includes Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Money, Krista Tippett on Being and American RadioWorks.

WHO: David Brancaccio, senior correspondent, Marketplace’s Economy 4.0, and John Hofmeister, distinguished sustainability scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and the Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Founder/CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy; and, retired President, Shell Oil Company will hold an intimate conversation.

WHEN: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., June 16, 2011, Reception to follow

WHERE: ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, First Amendment Forum Room, 2nd Floor, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85004

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Marketplace reports on business, the economy and money as they affect people every day. The portfolio reaches 9.3 million listeners each week on more than 500 public radio stations through its award-winning news shows: Marketplace Morning Report; Marketplace; and Marketplace Money. For more information on Marketplace, please visit

The Comer Education & Science Foundation is a private, family foundation (a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity) dedicated to supporting innovative programs making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities. The Foundation was incorporated on June 29, 1998. The Foundation provides funding for organizations in an array of fields including education, environment, health and social services as well as neighborhood rehabilitation. For more information on The Comer Education and Science Foundation, please visit

The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. For more information on The Global Institute of Sustainability, please visit

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