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Leading the way to a sustainable future

Leading the way to a sustainable future

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.


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

Sustainability professor gives GreenBiz the inside view

Sustainability professor gives GreenBiz the inside view

Saying that sustainability is a field written in pencil – at best, School of Sustainability Professor of Practice George Basile spends 10 minutes with GreenBiz and explains why practitioners in this pioneering field need to be keen learners.

Meet Our Alumni: Chris Chappell

Meet Our Alumni: Chris Chappell

Chris Chappell graduated from the School of Sustainability in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science, focusing on Sustainable Ecosystems. Chappell is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company in Gilbert, Arizona, where he acts as both a communications hub and resident photographer for the brewery. Chappell educates the public, as well as his...

Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Agriculture in Arizona faces a warmer future

Arizona's agricultural production is headed for a decline, say two ASU sustainability scientists who found – after studying the food-energy-water nexus that governs agriculture in the state – that its yields could drop more than 12 percent per 1 degree Celsius.