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the first and best in the nation.
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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 »
100% Doctoral degree alumni are employed.
All data from school alumni survey, updated Nov. 2014.
In recognition of substantial and sustained contributions to our understanding of the geography of energy, ASU professor Martin “Mike” Pasqualetti will be awarded the 2015 Alexander and Ilse Melamid Memorial Medal by the American Geographical Society at its annual fall symposium.
A six-year ASU study on the effects of climatic variability on desert grassland, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that though shrubs flourish in flood and drought conditions, grasses - commonly grazed on by cattle raised for consumption - diminish.
In recognition of its initiative to improve sustainability in Arizona, ASU was presented with two of the 17 first-place Crescordia awards and one of the 31 Awards of Merit at Arizona Forward's 35th Environmental Excellence Awards gala.
The International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology has given its top award, the David L. Hull Prize, to Jane Maienschein - ASU Regents' Professor and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist - for her contributions to scholarship, service and interdisciplinarity.
In his essay, "Seeing the full picture: save nature, live better," M. Sanjayan seals the perceived separation between humans and the natural world, demonstrating how conservation is actually in our own enlightened best-interest. Sanjayan's essay is accompanied by a condensed video of his Earth Month Wrigley Lecture.