February 17, 2009
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TEAMS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND ARIZONA WATER INSTITUTE TO HOST THINK TANK FOR NATIONAL CLIMATE LEADERS
“Listening Session” is Part of a Nationwide Series by the Climate Change Science Program to Garner Stakeholder Input on Climate Change Information; Long-Range Strategic Planning
February 5, 2009
The State Press (asuwebdevil.com)
Through various events across the Tempe campus on Thursday, thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members will gather to discuss ways to curtail global-warming.
The events are part of a national teach-in on global warming solutions that is sponsored by the Global Institute of Sustainability and the Undergraduate Student Government for students on the Tempe campus.
Nationally, the teach-in will connect more than a million Americans in a solutions-driven global-warming dialogue during the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s presidency.
Lauren Kuby, manager of events and community engagement at the Global Institute of Sustainability, said she expects thousands of students to participate in Thursday’s various events.
January 29, 2009
It is still a long way from its zero-waste goal, but Arizona State University is reducing the size of its refuse piles and turning the Tempe campus greener in the process.
ASU is sending its landscaping waste to nearby Singh Farms, which composts the material and returns the nutrient-rich material to nurture the campus’ landscaping and grow vegetables in organic gardens.
January 29, 2009
A delegation led by Anthony “Bud” Rock, vice president for global engagement, and Stephen Feinson, director of ASU’s Policy and Strategic Partnerships Office, traveled to the United Arab Emirates the week of Jan. 12 for a series of meetings to follow-up on last summer’s visit to ASU by Sultan Saeed Nasser AlMansoori, minister of economy for the UAE, and President Michael Crow and Rock’s subsequent visits to the UAE.
January 27, 2009
Arizona State University engineering professor Brad Allenby will help lead a major international effort to broaden public awareness and understanding of sustainability and the technological and social evolution it is sparking.
Allenby has been named chair of the newly founded Presidential Sustainability Initiative of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
January 13, 2009
Celebration/Ribbon-Cutting of New Clean-Tech Venture Features Dignitaries from Business, Government, University, and Solar Industry; More Events to Follow in Cologne and Shanghai
PHOENIX/TEMPE, Ariz.; NEWTOWN, Conn.; YOKOHAMA, Japan; COLOGNE, Germany; SHANGHAI, China – TUV Rheinland Group and Arizona State University (ASU) today celebrate the much anticipated launch of TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, the world’s most comprehensive and sophisticated facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment.
December 18, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University (ASU) awarded the first-ever Master of Arts degree in Sustainability at its fall 2008 commencement ceremonies today. The new graduate, Brigitte Bavousett, received her diploma from the university’s pioneering School of Sustainability, the first degree-granting institution of its kind in the nation.
December 15, 2008
ASU’s School of Sustainability (SOS) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) are about to jointly take the next step in their planned evolution with the creation of a single position, dean and director, to manage both organizations.
This new position, for which there will be an international search, is a further commitment to sustainability, putting sustainability at ASU on an equal footing with liberal arts and sciences, and engineering.
December 12, 2008
Researchers from Arizona State University are developing a Web tool that promises to revolutionize the way that park rangers, grade school teachers and members of the public access information about the living world, with support from the National Science Foundation.
December 8, 2008
By Jessica Lagreid
Undergraduate, W.P. Carey School of Business
Student Worker, Global Institute Of Sustainability
Ever feel like you are competing in the Tour de France as you just try to make your way to class? That’s because more than 15,000 ASU students pedal their bikes to campus every day. These greenies save commuting time, gas money, and tons of dirty carbon emissions. But bicycles cost money and they occasionally need repairs that can flummox cash-strapped commuters. That’s why the student-run ASU Bike Co-Op was founded. Located in the back of the Student Recreation Complex, the Bike Co-Op offers ASU students low- or no-cost bike repairs and free bike rentals. And now, with new funding from USG, it’s ready to expand. Hear more about what the Bike Co-Op can do for you by clicking on the audio file below, and then find the BikeCo-Op on Facebook.
November 25, 2008
by Ginger D. Richardson
The Phoenix region knows that all too well and, it seems, is constantly reminded of its shortcomings.
The Valley is lashed in national surveys for its poor air quality, derided for its urban sprawl and mocked for its searing temperatures and growing heat island.
November 25, 2008
East Valley Tribune
by Mike Branom
Arizona has plenty of sunshine, but that has yet to translate into an equal amount of solar energy production.
November 18, 2008
Why has Arizona State University installed six parapet wind turbines on the roof of the recently remodeled Global Institute of Sustainability building?
Wind turbines generate electricity from a free and clean renewable resource. They don’t add to global warming. And unlike solar power, the wind is often available both day and night.
November 10, 2008
The Arbor Day Foundation is recognizing ASU for its best practices in campus community forestry through the Tree Campus USA program.
The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota held a tree-planting event on the ASU Tempe campus to officially kick off Tree Campus USA. Eight other college campuses across the U.S. are also being recognized this fall for their efforts.
To celebrate this achievement, more than 100 students, faculty, and staff at ASU’s Tempe Campus participated in a tree planting celebration hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota.
November 4, 2008
Interview by Sean Briggs and Kari Utley
Kari Utley: Welcome to a special edition of iPopping Podcasts from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at the campus of Arizona State University, I’m Kari Utley.
For thousands of years the human species has called planet earth home. Within the past few decades, the health and vitality of our planet has been threatened. Perhaps now more than ever the term sustainability is being explored. Our very own Sean Briggs sits down with Bonny Bentzin, Manager of Arizona State’s Sustainability Business Practices, to find out more.
November 3, 2008
Do you have a great idea for a sustainable product, business or service? If so, the Global Institute of Sustainability is hosting an internal Arizona State University competition to select a representative to compete in the 2009 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge and the chance to win up to 20,000.
October 30, 2008
The ASU Sun team, composed of MBA students from the W.P. Carey School of Business and PhD candidates from the School of Sustainability, has been chosen as one of the 10 finalists from a total of 138 teams that entered the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Sustainable Innovation Summit Challenge. Sun team members include Kushal Chawda and Andrew Harbut from the School of Business and Laurence Rosenberg and Wayne Porter from the School of Sustainability.
The Summit’s mission is “To foster learning environments that enable creation of sustainable (economic, social, and environmental) value through innovative solutions to real-world business challenges.”
The Sun team members, along with the other finalists, will present their innovation challenge responses during the Challenge’s Final Round to be held November 13-15, 2008 at the Thunderbird School campus in Glendale, Arizona. For more information go to http://www.thunderbird.edu/sites/tsis/index.htm.
October 28, 2008
The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) has been tapped as one of a handful of institutions worldwide to receive this year’s Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. DCDC will split the $133,000 (SR 500,000) award with one other institution.
October 22, 2008
By Michelle Schwartz
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Global Institute of Sustainability
It’s a bright idea. Monitor a building’s energy use, put the information under the noses of the building’s occupants, and use it to persuade them to reduce their energy consumption. Brilliant!
ASU research engineer Joby Carlson thought so, too. But the lab manager for ASU’s National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations wanted to take it one step further. Or really several steps. He wanted to incorporate water and waste with energy data, he wanted to compare multiple buildings on campus, and he wanted to teach people exactly how they could reduce their resource use. Oh, and he wanted to use ASU talent to put it all into a web-based tool that anyone could understand.
October 13, 2008
PHOENIX/TEMPE, Ariz.; NEWTOWN, Conn.; YOKOHAMA, Japan; COLOGNE, Germany; SHANGHAI, China – TUV Rheinland Group has joined forces with Arizona State University (ASU) to create TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, the most comprehensive, sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment in the world.