Further bolstering its commitment to sustainability operations and practice, ASU has achieved a Gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and ASU signed an agreement this week to develop a solar certification program for West Africa.
Students and researchers from ASU, NAU and the UA are collaborating to grow algae using wastewater. The algae can then be harvested to create fuel, feed and food products.
ASU and the Netherlands' Municipality of Haarlemmermeer are collaborating to create the world's first regional sustainability plan based on the principles of a “circular economy.”
We've all heard of global climate change, but engineering professor Ben Ruddell, who studies microclimates, looks at climate on a much smaller level.
ASU's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders has won a national award for its project to help a community in rural Kenya develop sustainable water resources.
Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and form positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors.
The inaugural weeklong Sustainability Solutions Festival, a program of ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, celebrated how far we've come toward a more sustainable future.
Policy leaders, industry partners and energy experts gathered at ASU SkySong Feb. 20 to discuss the future of solar energy in Arizona at Arizona Solar Summit IV.
The Wildcats weren’t the only thing that met defeat at this past weekend’s men’s basketball game; the 10,754 attendees to the ASU vs. UA game at Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 14 also defeated waste, with a total waste diversion rate of 87 percent.
Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan discusses energy research at ASU in his latest column in The Arizona Republic.
University of Utah's Nalini Nadkarni will present a lecture on "Our Intimate Connection to Trees," Feb. 21.
Building a more functional conversation among researchers, policymakers, citizens and industrial leaders is critical to address the global challenge of climate change, argued panelists at the "Rescuing Climate Policy" panel at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability on Feb. 5.
ASU scientists report advances toward perfecting the design of a functional artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen.
What role does pre-existing vulnerability play for people who experience a climate shock? Does it amplify the effect of the climate shock, or is the effect negligible?
A double major in sustainability and urban planning, Isabelle Lishewski says she is fascinated by cities and wants to plan more sustainable ones.
A fossil deposit discovery on Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas is helping to shed light on animal and plant life at the time of first human presence.
The firm ASU alumnus John Houseal founded has been recognized nationally for its creative and innovative work.
The recently released 2013 Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) annual report chronicles $5.6 million in investments that support Arizona State University.
The Health Services Building is the second ASU building to receive a platinum certification, and the 38th ASU building to be LEED certified.
ASU's largest and most successful open-house event of the year – Night of the Open Door – expands to four campuses, with even more to experience, beginning Feb. 21.
Two national research projects to develop technologies that expand the capabilities of solar power systems will be led by engineers at ASU.
A team of researchers from ASU and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun exploring the relative effectiveness of some of the most common adaptation technologies aimed at reducing warming from urban expansion.
According to a new report by ASU's Decision Center for Desert City, effluent reuse in the Phoenix Active Management Area may be as high as 82 percent.
The ASU community is invited to learn current sustainability business trends at the GreenBiz U 2014 event, Feb. 18-20.
For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence and severity of two distinct parasites in wild house finches.
Over the next several years, algae researchers on the ASU Polytechnic campus will leverage the Helix photobioreactor to propel the understanding of algae production technology.
ASU's Emerge 2014 will unite scientists, artists, engineers and futurists through a spectacular, interactive carnival of the future.
Students from ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presented their design ideas for an "iconic plaza" to members of the City Council of Mesa.
An upcoming panel discussion brings together high-level representatives from the Chinese and European climate policy communities, along with leading scientists at ASU, to question existing wisdom in cutting carbon emissions.
Classroom walls have come down throughout ASU, as biology students discuss sustainability with classmates in Germany, art students share artworks with peers in Taiwan and a genetics class gets front-row seats in a laboratory across campus.
ASU professor Steve Pyne is featured in a documentary by The Weather Channel, as it investigates the larger problem of U.S. wildfires.
Scientists in ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability are studying past civilizations to infer equal and just access to urban spots like markets, places of worship and community gatherings.
Recent ASU graduate Karen Kao is helping universities make positive change through sustainability.
The City of Phoenix has approved a four-year agreement to work with ASU to establish a ground-breaking public/private sustainability incubator focused on converting waste and other resources into economic value.
Corey Hawkey, an expert in sustainability operations at institutions of higher education, has been appointed manager of the Zero Waste at ASU initiative.
In anticipation of its 10-year anniversary, ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City has released a major new report that summarizes the center’s major achievements in research, education and community and institutional outreach.
News reports that a new temperature breaks the coldest record are inncorrect, says ASU President's Professor Randy Cerveny.
In a TV interview, ASU engineer Stuart Bowden describes a new research project aimed at making a big advance in solar-energy technology.
With a shared goal of advancing global renewable energy solutions, ASU has partnered with An-Najah National University in the West Bank to offer the Renewable Energy Leadership Training Program.
An ASU engineering research team's project shows promise for advancing technologies to improve text and image displays on electronic devices.
More than 80 representatives from laboratories, industries and research institutions attended the Department of Energy Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop Nov. 19-20 at ASU's Polytechnic campus.
ASU faculty and staff are encouraged to complete an application for the ASU President's Award for Sustainability.
To achieve its goal of climate neutrality by 2025, ASU has announced a strategic partnership with Ameresco, Inc. and Rocky Mountain Institute.
A new event series at every farmers market will showcase sustainability community leaders and garden experts.
The ASU Global Sustainability Solutions Center at Haarlemmermeer announced its first project agreement in the Netherlands that will conduct research and analysis for the Netherlands’ first cradle-to-cradle working environment.