September 30, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO and WUXI, China, Sept. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP – News), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photovoltaic cells and modules, today announced it has been selected to supply 1.6 megawatt (MW) of solar panels to Sun Devil Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrys Energy Services, for its project with Arizona State University (ASU). The project will be installed on top of two elevated parking structures in the middle of the ASU’s main campus using an innovating tracking system. The solar installations are to be completed by the end of 2008.
September 29, 2008
The folks at Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability really rolled out the red green carpet for Sarah and me when we met them on a hot Friday afternoon. Through conversations with the school’s key players and highly personalized tours of their facilities and features, they walked us through every step the university has taken to join the ranks of the world’s leading environmental pioneers and thinkers.
September 12, 2008
When Pinal County sought advice on managing its growth, students from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability reviewed the landscape from a helicopter and offered scenarios to guide planning.
September 11, 2008
According to Arizona State University President Michael Crow, education on sustainability is stuck in the Stone Age.
September 8, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State University researchers will help create a framework for re-engineering the nation’s power grid to make it adaptable to renewable electric-energy technologies such as solar and wind power.
September 8, 2008
Arizona State University has often stood out for its efforts to be ecofriendly. Since launching the country’s first school of sustainability in 2007, the large college—about 60,000 students—has been praised by environmental groups as one of America’s greenest universities. This week, the school will announce a partnership with Grist.org, an eccentric online magazine that critically and humorously covers environmental news, to deliver a biweekly e-mail newsletter to the campus with local and national reporting on sustainability. ASU president Michael Crow, who also heads a union of university presidents to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions, spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Daniel Stone about the school’s efforts.
Read more at NEWSWEEK
September 8, 2008
The School of Sustainability was honored at the Valley Forward’s 28th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. The School won first prize in the “Environmental Education and Communication” category and received the President’s Award for the most important overall contribution to environmental excellence for 2008.
Read more about the awards and other winners
September 5, 2008
Jay Hakes, author of the new book, A Declaration of Energy Independence, will talk about how America got into its current energy predicament and how to get out of it at a series of lectures on Sept. 11 and 12 at Arizona State University.
September 2, 2008
They say big ideas come from light-bulb moments.
Chris Samila’s big idea began with a real light bulb.
Vacationing in Costa Rica early last year with a classmate from Arizona State University, Samila noticed homes and businesses using energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
Read more at Arizona Republic
August 30, 2008
by Chris Samila
For the Arizona Republic
When we organized the first GreenSummit on ASU’s Tempe campus last year, we never imagined that anyone but students and a few local residents would show up. We were astounded when we attracted the support of major corporate donors and 4,000 people and 55 exhibitors attended.
August 28, 2008
onEarth, independent publication of the National Resources Defense Council
When I traded New York City for Tempe, Arizona, in August 2001, I thought I was moving to a quiet desert town for graduate school. But Arizona State University, sitting in this suburb of Phoenix, was exploding in a maze of shimmering, freshly paved highways, heavily watered lawns struggling to stay green under the hot sun, and new buildings annexing desert land at a pace and on a scale I couldn’t have imagined.
To read the rest of the article go to onEarth
August 27, 2008
More people and businesses want to find ways to conserve energy and help make our natural resources last longer. As the new school year begins, a groundbreaking new degree program at the W. P. Carey School of Business will make it easier for business students to help their future companies utilize sustainability practices.
August 5, 2008
Today’s students are going green and the move towards a sustainable future is impacting many of their decisions, including college and career choices. In recognition of this movement, Kaplan, a provider of education services for more than 70 years, has focused its new Kaplan College Guide 2009 for the first time on environmentally responsible schools and green careers.
July 8, 2008
Discovery Channel: Tech
Dr. Eric Williams, Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, writes about issues concerning recycling your computer.
July 6, 2008
Professors and students are engaging in potentially groundbreaking work in environmental technology and research, including a clean-energy bus powered by hydrogen fuel cells, solar panels…
June 30, 2008
The Arizona Republic is having a six-part series on sustainability running, June 22-28, 2008. A list of the articles can be found below.
6/22 – What are you willing to do?
6/23 – Leading the way to cleaner air?
6/24 – Pushing for cleaner energy
6/25 – Making the most of our water
6/26 – Building on sustainability
6/27 – Living a sustainable life, ways to minimize damage
June 17, 2008
The Arizona Republic
If Arizona is to lead in the research and use of solar and other alternative sources of energy, a regional approach is needed, says an expert on sustainability.
June 16, 2008
In a world abuzz with the green movement, ASU is taking a step to do its part.
June 2, 2008
Chronicle of Higher Education
One convert at a time is a noble goal for any altruistic endeavor, especially sustainability, which has long laid low in the grass roots of society. Partly because of this, and because of the consumer-driven society in which we live, converting people to sustainability has been slow.
May 13, 2008
The new home of the Global Institute of Sustainability is one of the most eco-friendly buildings on ASU’s Tempe campus. Equally important, it is also a pleasant environment.