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What You Can Do

What You Can Do at ASU

Seeds of Sustainability

What is sustainability? Take this training to learn the basics in less than an hour and educate yourself on how you can contribute to ASU’s sustainability efforts. After you complete this training and a short assessment, you will receive your “Seedling” certification.

Seeds Of Sustainability – Start Course


Sustainability Certification Programs

ASU’s Sustainability Certification program offers a variety of ways for the university community to contribute to ASU’s sustainability goals. Participants are guided through a variety of sustainability tasks centered around energy, waste, water. You, your team, or your department can receive a certification in the categories below.

The program is on Blackboard and participants can self-enroll. Once in Blackboard, participants can review the criteria for the credits or take the test to receive their certification automatically. Participation can count towards the sustainability core expectation on annual performance evaluations.


Green Office Program

Green Office Program

The Green Office Program recognizes offices across ASU for their sustainable practices


Green Events Program

Green Events Program

The Green Events Program focuses on lessening the negative environmental impact of campus events.


Green Labs Program

Green Labs Program

The Green Labs Program focuses on waste reduction, proper chemical disposal, as well as energy and resource conservation across campus.


Green Shop Program

Green Shop Program

The Green Shop Program is designed for Facilities maintenance shops, research fabrication shops and service unit professionals are in a unique position to be environmental stewards of the physical workplace.


Green Housing Program

Green Housing Program

The Green Housing Program recognizes students living on campus for their efforts to incorporate sustainability practices and behaviors into their everyday lives.


Green Classroom Program

Green Classroom Program

The Green Classroom Program recognizes teachers for their efforts to incorporate sustainability practices and curriculum into the classroom.


Sustainability Literacy Program

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund

The Arizona State University Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) was established in fiscal year 2012 to invest in projects that foster and enable sustainability efforts and provide an economic return on investment.

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund

Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster gives students a way to recycle, reuse, or repurpose their leftovers during the year-end rush to move out of residence halls. The annual event benefits local charities.

Ditch the Dumpster

Sustainability Tour

Sustainability Tour

Discover and explore some of ASU’s exciting sustainability initiatives and projects by following this 1.2-mile walking tour of the Tempe campus.

Sustainability Tour

Post recycling signs

Post recycling signs

Download and post signs to improve our recycling rates and decrease contamination.

Post recycling signs

Become part of the solution

Become part of the solution

Join your fellow students and co-workers across the university in making a positive impact. Conserve energy, reduce waste, take advantage of transportation alternatives, and see what people can do when they do it together.

What ASU is Doing

Join a student group

Join a student group

Find a student group that matches your sustainability interest. From recycling initiatives to project cars to political action and beyond, you’ll find it here.

Join a student group

Send a SUN award

Send a SUN award

Recognize small actions, major achievements, or eco-minded events and exhibits by sending a SUN award with sustainability checked as an area of individual excellence.

Send a SUN award

Submit your sustainability story

Submit your sustainability story

Tell us what you’re doing to be more sustainable or to advance sustainability at ASU and beyond.

Submit your story