SusTech Talks – SusTech 2021 is hosting web talks on Sustainability leading up to the conference in April 2021.

The first talk in this online series is

The Reality of Our Changing Climate and How It Affects Our Planet and Wildlife

with Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Date: 25 Aug 2020
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Hotter summers, drier grasslands, more frequent and more intense fires. We are experiencing a change in our climate that is threatening our homes, our lifestyles, and importantly our wildlife and wildlands. Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, will detail these changes but will also share reasons why we should be hopeful. We can combat climate change—if we work together!

After the talk, Allen Monroe will be available to answer questions.


Allen Monroe received his BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

After college, he started working for zoos and public aquariums around the country including the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Indianapolis Zoo and the North Carolina Aquarium. He currently is the President/CEO of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, CA. In addition, he has worked as a research scientist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he studied the effects of climate change on endangered species.

To register see