Sustainability Solutions Festival
The Sustainability Solutions Festival, an initiative of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives , convenes the planet’s top sustainability events and organizations for one week every year to discover and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet.
During the festival, Arizona becomes the epicenter of the sustainability universe as business leaders, students, families and creative thinkers gather to celebrate and honor solutions to the world’s toughest issues. The festival includes conferences that convene leaders in sustainability theory and practice, community gatherings for all ages at locations around Phoenix and Tempe, and a variety of related events.
The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability.
Decision Theater Network
A world-class research facility and decision lab for exploring and understanding decision-making in uncertain systems, the Decision Theater uses state-of-the-art visualization, simulation, and collaboration tools to address emerging global sustainability challenges facing arid urban regions.
Urbanization and Global Environmental Change
This collaborative project is building greater knowledge and understanding of the bidirectional interactions between global environmental change and cities, present at local, regional, and global scales, and integrating the work of decision makers, practitioners, and academic researchers.
Sustainability in Science Museums
Science museums are a perfect venue for sustainability engagement and help teach the world’s citizens about solutions to global challenges. Educational programs, exhibits, demonstrations and interpretive tools can help millions of museum visitors understand the social, environmental and economic impact of human behavior on the planet’s future.
In addition to bringing world renowned thinkers from academia, business, and government to ASU, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability regularly presents its own research through public engagement with community dialogues that address sustainability challenges.
ASU Stardust Center
The Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family advances educational initiatives, outreach efforts, and intellectual aspects of housing affordability and sustainable building to empower families and achieve economic and social sustainability.
Sustainable Cities Network
With a goal of advancing and implementing sustainability as a core value throughout planning, development, policy and operations, the Sustainable Cities Network brings together cities, towns, tribal nations and county governments.
The network then shares and tracks best practices in sustainability, provides training and information, and creates a bridge between ASU’s research and front-line challenges of sustainability.
Office of University Initiatives
The Office of University Initiatives helps ASU be creative with its resources and its programming in order to maximize its potential impact on Arizona and the world at large. Through intense collaboration with other offices and departments across the university, we help to shape and then make manifest ASU’s goals.
Creative City Certificate
The Creative City Certificate prepares students to engage effectively in revitalizing cities and communities by tapping their inherent potential for cultural innovation, placemaking, and social/economic entrepreneurship.