The Nation’s First School of Sustainability
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.
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.
Our Students are Successfully Leading the Way
Undergraduate Degrees »
99% Bachelor’s degree alumni are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees.
Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »
100% Master’s degree alumni are employed or pursuing graduate degrees.
Professional & Custom Education »
93% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.
All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2015.
Concerned about the effects climate change will have on its infrastructure projects, the World Bank asked ASU's School of Sustainability to design and deliver a "how-to" on inventorying carbon emissions, which was presented in Washington, D.C. to officials from around the world.
Two ASU biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative solutions in bioenergy.
One project aims to improve algal biomass growth while reducing evaporation and eliminating the need for cooling. It has the potential to reach five times the current algal production rates, reducing the cost of enclosed algal...
Part of the School of Sustainability's 10th anniversary celebration, author and food activist Michael Pollan – named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine – described in his April 2016 Wrigley Lecture how we can fix our broken food system.