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the first and best in the nation.
Discover how a sustainability degree prepares you for tomorrow’s work environment.
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.
In response to a study published in Nature Climate Change that predicts parts of the Persian Gulf will be uninhabitable by the end of this century, sustainability scientist David Hondula points out that conditions in many cities - including Phoenix - already reach extremes that pose a threat to human health and lives.
After excavating the remains of 95 species from a Bahamanian sinkhole, a team of researchers - including distinguished sustainability scientist Janet Franklin - discovered that, of the species who were no longer found in the area, more had disappeared in the last 1,000 years due to human activity than in the many thousands of years prior.
One of the founding signatories of nonprofit Second Nature's American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, ASU recently signed a new set of commitments put forward by the organization, making it a member of the Climate Leadership Network.
Senior Sustainability Scientist Tony Brazel has been named the 2015 winner of the International Association for Urban Climate’s Luke Howard Award, a testament to his influential research on urban heat islands and desert environments, as well as to his enduring impact on projects like ASU's DCDC and CAP LTER.
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.