May 9, 2013
Community and business representatives from the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands visited ASU President Michael Crow and leaders of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS). The Dutch delegation met with partners from GIOS' Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives (WSSI) to learn more about sustainability in Arizona and to share their sustainability knowledge from the Netherlands.
The Municipality of Haarlemmermeer aims to become one of the most sustainable sites for businesses, communities, and organizations in the Netherlands. ASU Sustainability Scientists brainstormed with the Dutch representatives who included aldermen Arthur van Dijk and John Nederstigt, sustainability programs manager Debby de Rijk, and higher education programs manager Wendy van Vliet.
"The visit helped them better understand the ways in which ASU can contribute to Haarlemmermeer’s vision of becoming a regional model for sustainability," WSSI program manager Marta Hulley Friedman said.