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Peter Byck

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Professor of Practice (FSC)
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Biography: 

PETER BYCK | Director + Producer + Writer + Public Speaker + Professor

Peter Byck is the director, producer and writer of carbon nation. Byck recently joined the faculty at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism. During the filming and editing of carbon nation, Byck has met and collaborated with the leading minds from the world of climate, clean energy, military applications and land use. Byck’s contacts span the globe – keeping him up-to-date on the fast moving frontier of the clean energy revolution. Byck is currently in production for carbon nation 2.0 - an on-going series of short films promoting a low carbon economy, produced in affiliation with ASU.

PUBLIC SPEAKING AGENDA - INSIGHTS

Byck’s public speaking engagements highlight his most unique discovery during the 3 year promotion of carbon nation: liberals and conservatives in the U.S. are not polarized, as the popular press presents. Through Byck’s humor, curious mind and respectful approach, he gets to the core of peoples’ beliefs – listening carefully for common ground. And in the realm of energy, he’s realized that if the subject of climate change is tabled, there is vast agreement on how the country should approach our use of energy: people are chomping at the bit for clean energy and energy efficiency. And, a large portion of Americans are willing to make sacrifices to get us to a low carbon economy – they’re just waiting for someone to lead.

PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

TV & Radio: Byck has recently appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher (episode 255) and NPR’s Science Friday. As a public speaker, Byck has presented carbon nation at Google, Facebook, McDonald’s, Boeing, Nike, Microsoft, TetraPak, Shell, Walmart.com, SC Johnson, St. Gobain; House of Commons & U.S. Embassies in London, Berlin and Vienna, various U.S. Consulates in Scotland, Ireland and Germany; Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, White House CEQ, NetImpact, Urban Land Institute, SXSW ECO, BSR, EcoAmerica Prince Charles’ B.E.P. program @ Cambridge University, Yale, Duke, Arizona State University (many events), Conservation International, & many other universities, companies and conferences across the country and internationally.

FILMMAKING EXPERIENCE

Byck has over 20 years experience as a director and editor. His first documentary, “Garbage,” won the South by Southwest Film Festival, screened in scores of festivals and played at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center. Byck has directed shows for MTV starring Will Smith, John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow & David Duchovny. In addition, he has edited documentaries for Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “King Kong.” Byck has edited documentaries and promotional shorts for Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MTV, Vh1, BBC, Disney and MGM, including “The West Wing,” “The Matrix,” “Scrubs,” “er” and many  more.

Byck has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts.  He is married with 2 young sons.

 

 

Research Activity: 
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 592Research
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
JMC 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
MCO 598Special Topics