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Spotlight: Sustainability Planning

Torin Sadow, a BA alum in Sustainability and Urban Dynamics
and a BS in Planning, took on a challenging project as a Sustainability Intern with the City of Bisbee Public Works.

Sadow was responsible for helping the City of Bisbee create a municipal sustainability plan.

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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.


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Meet Our Alumni: Joe Fullerton

Meet Our Alumni: Joe Fullerton

Joe Fullerton graduated from the School of Sustainability with an Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership in May 2017. Fullerton, already working as the Energy and Sustainability Manager at San Mateo County Community College District, decided the one year program was a perfect fit for a full-time sustainability professional like himself. In his current position, Fullerton improves sustainability...

ASU and TU Sign MOU to expand university partnership

ASU and TU Sign MOU to expand university partnership

This June, ASU signed its second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kathmandu, Nepal, furthering a five-year partnership. The partnership dates back to 2012, when ASU Senior Sustainability Scientists Netra Chhetri, Nalini Chhetri and Milan Shrestha first engaged with TU and were invited to the university as guest speakers. ASU signed its first MOU with TU’s...

ASU researchers awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

ASU researchers awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

In 2017, ASU researchers received $4.3 million in Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Awards for their work with photovoltaics, making ASU the largest recipient of SunShot funding in the Photovoltaics Research category for the year. The DOE's SunShot Intiative aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional methods, a goal that three senior sustainability scientists at the ASU...

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.