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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 »

Bachelors of Science Sustainability Degree

99% Bachelor’s degree alumni are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees.

Master’s & Doctoral Degrees »

Masters of Science Sustainability Degree

100% Master’s degree alumni are employed or pursuing graduate degrees.

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

Meeting emissions targets after Paris climate talks

Meeting emissions targets after Paris climate talks

Concerned about the effects climate change will have on its infrastructure projects, the World Bank asked ASU's School of Sustainability to design and deliver a "how-to" on inventorying carbon emissions, which was presented in Washington, D.C. to officials from around the world.

A big boost for bioenergy research at ASU

A big boost for bioenergy research at ASU

Two ASU biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative solutions in bioenergy. One project aims to improve algal biomass growth while reducing evaporation and eliminating the need for cooling. It has the potential to reach five times the current algal production rates, reducing the cost of enclosed algal...

Best-selling author takes a look at your next meal

Best-selling author takes a look at your next meal

Part of the School of Sustainability's 10th anniversary celebration, author and food activist Michael Pollan – named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine – described in his April 2016 Wrigley Lecture how we can fix our broken food system.