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January 4, 2016

asu-school-sustainability-anniversaryArizona State University’s School of Sustainability has been boldly leading the way to a sustainable future since its inception in 2006.

Now in 2016, the school – the first comprehensive, degree-granting program of its kind in the nation – reaches its 10th Anniversary. The milestone will be marked with a series of memorable events from April 14-16, including a Wrigley Lecture by renowned author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Michael Pollan.

The school has enjoyed numerous accomplishments over the past decade, including an expanding set of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, a minor in sustainability and multiple online offerings. It has also established training partnerships with organizations including the International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Starbucks, Walton Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, United States Agency for International Development and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Most importantly, the School of Sustainability prepares a new generation of practitioners to address the most pressing challenges of our time by transcending disciplines to develop impactful, scalable solutions.

In addition to the nearly 2,000 students currently enrolled in its major, minor, concentration and certificate programs, the school has graduated close to one thousand highly-skilled practitioners who enter the workforce in great demand. Alumni surveyed in 2015 revealed that 99 percent of those with a bachelor's in sustainability and 100 percent of those with a master's in sustainability are either employed or pursuing additional education. The employment rate of doctoral alumni is 93 percent, with the vast majority holding jobs directly related to sustainability.

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our successes and focus our attention on the continued advancement of sustainability education in the decades to come.

The school is a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability – the hub of sustainability at ASU and the world’s most innovative sustainability laboratory.

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