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.
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
The Green Office Program recognizes offices across ASU for their sustainable practices
Green Events Program
The Green Events Program focuses on lessening the negative environmental impact of campus events.
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
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
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
The Green Classroom Program recognizes teachers for their efforts to incorporate sustainability practices and curriculum into the classroom.
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.
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.
Discover and explore some of ASU’s exciting sustainability initiatives and projects by following this 1.2-mile walking tour of the Tempe campus.
Post recycling signs
Download and post signs to improve our recycling rates and decrease contamination.
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.
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.
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.
Submit your sustainability story
Tell us what you’re doing to be more sustainable or to advance sustainability at ASU and beyond.