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 »

Bachelors of Science Sustainability Degree

99% Bachelor’s degree alumni are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees.

Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »

Masters of Science Sustainability Degree

100% Master’s degree alumni are employed or pursuing graduate degrees.

Professional & Custom Education »

Professional Education with a Sustainability Degree

93% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.

All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2015.

Upcoming Events

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Sustainability News

New tool helps corporations apply analytics to water use

New tool helps corporations apply analytics to water use

ASU's Center for Biodiversity Outcomes is behind a revolutionary tool unveiled at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, held in Paris in December 2015, and now piquing the interest of major corporations. The Green Infrastructure Support Tool was developed by Senior Sustainability Scientist John Sabo - affiliated faculty in the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes - and helps corporations apply...

Celebrating 10 years of leading the way

Celebrating 10 years of leading the way

Since its inception in 2006 under the stalwart leadership of President Michael Crow, ASU's School of Sustainability has been boldly leading the way to a sustainable future by preparing a new generation of practitioners to address the most pressing challenges of our time. Now in 2016, the school reaches its 10th Anniversary – a milestone that will be marked with a series of memorable events from April 14-16.

Food security a historic factor in climate resilience

Food security a historic factor in climate resilience

In a recent study, teams of researchers – including Distinguished Sustainability Scientist Margaret Nelson – working in both the American Southwest and North Atlantic islands of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes found that historic and prehistoric peoples who were vulnerable to food shortage were especially susceptible to climate challenges.