April 10, 2014
In recognition of the achievements of ASU faculty and staff, ASU President Michael M. Crow presented awards at an April 2 ceremony in the areas of innovation, social embeddedness and sustainability. The President's Award for Sustainability recognizes ASU teams that have demonstrated excellence in fostering the successful development, implementation and promotion of sustainability principles, solutions, programs and services in the teaching, learning, research and business missions of the university.
Of the four teams recognized in the area of sustainability, two featured members of the Wrigley Sustainability Institute. ASU Green Labs, a program implemented by Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), promotes enhanced awareness of sustainability in university laboratories in an effort to decrease ASU’s overall carbon footprint. The Salt River Waste Diversion Program, a partnership between Salt River Project (SRP) and Sustainability Solutions Services (S3) of the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, seeks to maximize SRP's waste diversion potential while increasing the amount of materials recycled and reducing the environmental impact caused by its landfill.