New York Times columnist discusses sustainability as freedom

Tom-Friedman-HeadshotAddressing a crowd of nearly 2,000 people in ASU’s Gammage Auditorium, renowned journalist and author Thomas Friedman contended that maintaining our freedom is going to require a major value adjustment. The Pulitzer Prize winner, who visited ASU on Feb. 26, explained that society has been built on situational values, which have led to unhealthy interdependencies and our current climate concerns. Friedman went on to explain that our freedom now relies on building healthy interdependencies that mirror those found in nature, and are based on sustainable values. The impactful talk - titled "Sustainability as Freedom" - marked the first of this year’s Wrigley Lecture Series and was made possible with the generous support of sustainability visionary Julie Ann Wrigley.