March 05, 2015



Award helps ASU advance urban, environmental solutions

Signaling a new chapter in its study of urban systems, the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project – hosted by Arizona State University's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability – has received a significant award from the Future Earth initiative.


Growing Phoenix's urban forest offers cooling potential

A partnership between ASU researchers and the City of Phoenix evaluated the city's urban heat island mitigation strategies and found that increasing tree cover could provide significant benefits in temperature reduction.


Sustainability | Sustainability @ ASU | News coverage:  Higher education in sustainability becoming more important

In an Environmental Leader article, ASU President Michael Crow encourages future business leaders to have experience and education in sustainability.


ASU sustainability alum overcomes challenges to climb to the top

Sustainability alum Christa Brelsford, newly-crowned world champion in leg-amputee paraclimbing, uses her experience to do good in the world.


Sustainability Solutions Festival aims to reimagine our world

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives welcome the GreenBiz Forum and The Sustainability Consortium as partners for a weeklong series of sustainability events in Phoenix.


Sustainability | News coverage:  ASU ecologist on vanishing rivers, vanishing species

Ecologist and water resources specialist John Sabo comments on new research that looks at drought, drying rivers and animal extinction in the face of climate change.


Secretary of Agriculture delivers talk on 'homegrown energy' and the need for innovation

Developing a deeper understanding of agriculture's role in the future of energy, innovation and economic growth will be key to addressing global sustainability, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.


ASU sustainability scientists study climate change impacts, disease with NSF support

Four members of the Sustainability Scientists and Scholars program have received substantial awards from the National Science Foundation.


Writing the story of a sustainable future

At ASU, students, researchers and well-known science fiction authors are working together to create inspiring narratives that will spark progress toward a better, more sustainable future.


ASU students join Hong Kong counterparts to analyze urban sustainability

ASU School of Sustainability students traveled abroad with the Global Sustainability Studies Program this summer to find solutions to urban sustainability challenges.

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