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Going 'Green': ASU Gives Sustainability Mass Roots

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June 2, 2008

Chronicle of Higher Education

One convert at a time is a noble goal for any altruistic endeavor, especially sustainability, which has long laid low in the grass roots of society. Partly because of this, and because of the consumer-driven society in which we live, converting people to sustainability has been slow.

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Institute puts University on 'Green' Path

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May 13, 2008

ASUNews

The new home of the Global Institute of Sustainability is one of the most eco-friendly buildings on ASU's Tempe campus. Equally important, it is also a pleasant environment.

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Arizona Must Think Like a Nation for it to Fulfill Promise of the Sun Corridor

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May 4, 2008

As published in Arizona Republic: Viewpoints by Michael M. Crow, Arizona State University President

Twenty "megapolitan" areas with potential equivalent to the richest foreign countries are emerging in our nation. Arizona, with its natural assets, spirit of free enterprise and open culture is home to one of these, the Sun Corridor. These vast regions' competitiveness will drive massive economic and social opportunities.

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Special on the Ramifications of the Urban Transformation

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February 8, 2008

Science Magazine

"News articles offer an on-the-ground look at how cities are tackling specific problems from poverty and sanitation to traffic jams. Reviews and Perspectives examine how cities take shape and the impacts of urbanization on the environment, human health, economic growth, and the demographics of the developing world."

Be sure to check out the video presentation including GIOS researcher Nancy Grimm.

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ASU Event to Open up Climate Talks

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January 28, 2008

Arizona Republic

From a young age, small environmental efforts like this were embedded in my thought process. I saw how being environmentally savvy was a social event because I got to do it with my favorite person; an environmental event because cans were not being put in the garbage; and an economic event, because I earned a small dividend! Although these realizations came much later, the founding principles were there.

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ASU to Join "Focus the Nation" Effort

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January 28, 2008

Arizona Republic

To help create solutions to global warming, more than 1,200 colleges, universities and high schools in Arizona and across the United States this week will participate in Focus the Nation, a teach-in to educate and energize about 1 million young adults.

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Professors See Solutions in Slime

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January 25, 2008

ASU News

You know algae. It’s the gunk that collects on the sides of a fish tank when you forget to clean it. It’s the slime that makes you slip on rocks while crossing a stream. You probably think of algae as a nuisance, if you even bother to think of it at all.

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ASU Powers Forward with Solar Plans

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January 19, 2008

East Valley Tribune

With its bright sunny location and hundreds of thousands of square feet of flat rooftops, Arizona State University wants to move into solar energy in a big way.


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A Threat So Big, Academics Try Collaboration: Disciplines Cross Lines to Fight Global Warming

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December 25, 2007

New York Times

The threat of Global Warming is sparking new collaboration between academic disciplines. "'We want all the departments to contribute without thinking they own the initiative themselves,' Dr. Fink said. Already, experts in biogeochemistry — the study of the scientific underpinnings of earth’s origins and existing biosystems — are working with social scientists to study the impact of rapid urbanization on plants and animals."

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ASU Mentor Kindles Student's Talents and Gets Research Assistance in the Process

Campus Sustainability School of Sustainability News

December 3, 2007

For the past two years, School of Life Sciences doctoral student, Kevin McCluney has participated as a graduate mentor in the Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment's (SCENE) Research Experiences for High School Students program. It's a relationship that is beneficial for both the students and the mentor. 

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Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age

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November 27, 2007

Morrison Institute and the Global Institute of Sustainability

The 6th edition of Morrison Institute's Arizona Policy Choices series, Sustainability for Arizona describes sustainability as a defining issue and organizing principle for the 21st century. Produced in partnership with Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability, the report provides real-life examples and policy choices for the state. It includes the advice and insights of more than 25 policy leaders and thinkers from the public and private sectors, including ASU President Michael Crow.

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