Mick Dalrymple leads a high-performing team to help the 125,000+ member Arizona State University community reach its ambitious sustainability goals, including Climate Positive. He is a collaborative leader who has also reduced climate emissions in his own home by 70% through energy efficiency and solar. Dalrymple co-founded the Arizona chapter of the US Green Building Council in 2001, co-founded an environmental building materials business and has served on the national board of directors of the USGBC. In 2009, the Phoenix Business Journal named him a “Green Pioneer.” Aim high and implement.
Dr. Braden Kay is the Sustainability Director at the City of Tempe. Braden works with city departments on reaching sustainability targets in energy, transportation, waste, water, land use, local food, housing, and social issues. He was the Sustainability Project Manager for the City of Orlando, where he led sustainability implementation in waste diversion, urban forestry, and urban agriculture. He received a PhD from Arizona State's School of Sustainability for his dissertation work on stakeholder engagement and strategy building within the City of Phoenix. Previously, Braden managed community engagement, sustainability assessment and strategy building for the City of Phoenix's Reinvent Phoenix grant, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities program. Braden has experience consulting municipal governments, non-profits, and corporations. Braden's academic and professional experience in urban planning, municipal government and sustainability implementation make him an asset for innovative urban sustainability efforts.