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Leading the way to a
sustainable future



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School of Sustainability
Leading the way to a
sustainable future


School of Sustainability
Leading the way to a
sustainable future


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.


In this season of gratitude…
we are thankful for YOU.

This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the nation’s first-ever School of Sustainability, a success that could not have been achieved without you – our staff, faculty, students and alumni. Your commitment to a sustainable future has enabled us to build and strengthen the world’s leading program in sustainability education, research and practice.

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.

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

Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »

Masters of Science Sustainability Degree

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

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

Professional & Custom Education »

Professional Education with a Sustainability Degree

93% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.

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

Sustainability News

US election results cause concern for international climate treaty

US election results cause concern for international climate treaty

School of Sustainability Assistant Professor Sonja Klinsky was among the scientists who presented research at November's COP 22 climate meeting in Morocco, where she described the results of the U.S. election as "devastating to all" and cited several key reasons why.

Sustainability student named among Outside's "30 Under 30"

Sustainability student named among Outside's "30 Under 30"

Featuring young adults tackling some of today's biggest challenges, this year's "30 Under 30" list by Outside magazine includes School of Sustainability PhD student Sarra Tekola, who uses effective and occasionally unconventional tactics to promote climate action.

New degree anticipates global energy transitions

New degree anticipates global energy transitions

Recognizing that today’s global energy transitions demand leaders who can navigate interwoven technical, societal and environmental challenges, ASU's School of Sustainability introduced a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Energy in November 2016.