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Spotlight: Sustainability Planning

Torin Sadow, a BA alum in Sustainability and Urban Dynamics
and a BS in Planning, took on a challenging project as a Sustainability Intern with the City of Bisbee Public Works.

Sadow was responsible for helping the City of Bisbee create a municipal sustainability plan.

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Established in 2006, the School of Sustainability’s mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together leaders, stakeholders, and people from multiple disciplines to develop practical solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges.

The School offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in sustainability at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, as well as through ASU Online.


Sustainability news

Sustainability professors named 2017 AASHE award winners

Sustainability professors named 2017 AASHE award winners

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) announced Katja Brundiers and Arnim Wiek, both professors in ASU's School of Sustainability, as recipients of a Campus Sustainability Research award for their outstanding achievements and progress toward sustainability. AASHE bestows its prestigious awards on institutions and individuals that are helping to lead higher education to a sustainable...

Putting your values on your plate

Putting your values on your plate

What we put on our plates affects our overall health from our individual bodies to the planet as a whole. Christopher Wharton – director of the Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI) – along with other researchers from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability are studying the long-term effects of our diets on happiness, sustainability and...

New Carbon Economy Consortium: Building research programs to support 21st Century economic opportunity

New Carbon Economy Consortium: Building research programs to support 21st Century economic opportunity

Now is the time to map paths to the breakthrough research programs and forward-looking university-business partnerships that will serve as the hubs for this new carbon economy. This is an economy in which low-carbon industry and primary energy production are joined by industrial centers, agricultural regions and food-producing ecosystems that turn excess CO2 into consumer...

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is improving human well-being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems. -Dean of School of Sustainability, Chris Boone

Learn more about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.