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Our alumni are in high demand

The 2019 employment survey of School of Sustainability alumni
(2008-2018 graduates*) showed that most are working in sustainability careers.

There is a demand for employees and leaders who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, understand how to approach problems and solutions, and know how to work with and draw from different disciplines.

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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.


Meet sustainability online student Wes Fitch

Meet sustainability online student Wes Fitch

Growing up in North Texas, Wes Fitch never really had the opportunity to experience nature. So when he finally did in Boulder, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, it was life changing. "As someone from the suburbs in Texas, this was my first experience living among beautiful geography and a community which reinforces a healthy, active and...

The sustainability opportunity for business professionals

The sustainability opportunity for business professionals

Most people are experiencing the concept of sustainability in a gloom-and-doom context of seemingly insurmountable global challenges like plastic pollution in the ocean and climate change. Today, however, sustainability strategies are smart business: They reduce cost through efficiency, increase revenue, and help organizations come out on top in the talent war. The Sustainability Opportunity is an...

ASU students partner with City of Tempe on sustainable purchasing

ASU students partner with City of Tempe on sustainable purchasing

Led by Nicole Darnall, associate dean and professor of public policy and management in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, students in SOS/PAF 545: Organizations, Sustainability and Public Policy have partnered with the City of Tempe to assist the city as it considers implementing a sustainable purchasing policy (SPP) to help it achieve its ambitious...

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

about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.