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Our alumni are in high demand

The 2019 employment survey of School of Sustainability alumni
(2008-2018 graduates*) showed that most are working in sustainability careers.

There is a demand for employees and leaders who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, understand how to approach problems and solutions, and know how to work with and draw from different disciplines.

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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.


Turning plastic waste into educational opportunity

Turning plastic waste into educational opportunity

Three Arizona State University students have won $6,000 in startup funds through the Microsoft Community Impact Pitch-Off for their new circular economy project. Brian Boyle, Matthew Burmeister and Andrew John De Los Santos — three master's students from the School of Sustainability — were awarded the funds for their project, "The Circular Classroom." The project aims...

Meet sustainability sophomore Jackson Schiefelbein

Meet sustainability sophomore Jackson Schiefelbein

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Arizona State University sophomore Jackson Schiefelbein has always been driven to help others. So when he discovered the School of sustainability and ASU invited him to visit, he jumped at the chance and the rest is history. "Upon learning of the School of Sustainability and the diversity of its offerings beyond...

Jennifer Vanos awarded 2019 Climate and Health Champion Award

Jennifer Vanos awarded 2019 Climate and Health Champion Award

School of Sustainability assistant professor Jennifer Vanos was recently awarded Maricopa County's 2019 Climate and Health Champion award in the research category for her outstanding work in understanding the hazards and health outcomes associated with children's playspaces. Her work, which is supported by the Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) initiative, evaluates how playspace design mediates exposure...

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

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