What You Can Do at ASU

Sustainability Literacy Program

What is sustainability? Educate yourself on how you can contribute to ASU’s sustainability efforts. Learn sustainability basics in less than an hour. There are five units. At the end you will receive a certificate of completion to accompany your evaluation.

Sustainability Employee Tips

Sustainability Literacy Program


Green Certification Programs

The following programs have been designed to provide the university community with practical ways they can contribute to ASU’s carbon neutral and zero waste goals.

Green Office Program

Green Office Program

The Green Office Program recognizes offices across ASU for their sustainable practices

Green Office Program


Green Events Program

Green Events Program

The Green Events Program focuses on lessening the negative environmental impact of campus events.

Green Events Program


Green Labs Program

Green Labs Program

The Green Labs Program focuses on waste reduction, proper chemical disposal, as well as energy and resource conservation across campus.

Green Labs Program


Green Shop Program

Green Shop Program

The Green Shop Program is designed for Facilities maintenance shops, research fabrication shops and service unit professionals are in a unique position to be environmental stewards of the physical workplace.

Green Shop Program


Green Housing Program

Green Housing Program

The Green Housing Program recognizes students living on campus for their efforts to incorporate sustainability practices and behaviors into their everyday lives.

Green Housing Program


Green Classroom Program

Green Classroom Program

The Green Classroom Program recognizes teachers for their efforts to incorporate sustainability practices and curriculum into the classroom.

Green Classroom Program


Sustainability Literacy Program

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund

The Arizona State University Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) was established in fiscal year 2012 to invest in projects that foster and enable sustainability efforts and provide an economic return on investment.

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund

Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster gives students a way to recycle, reuse, or repurpose their leftovers during the year-end rush to move out of residence halls. The annual event benefits local charities.

Ditch the Dumpster

Sustainability Tour

Sustainability Tour

Discover and explore some of ASU’s exciting sustainability initiatives and projects by following this 1.2-mile walking tour of the Tempe campus.

Sustainability Tour

Post recycling signs

Post recycling signs

Download and post signs to improve our recycling rates and decrease contamination.

Post recycling signs

Become part of the solution

Become part of the solution

Join your fellow students and co-workers across the university in making a positive impact. Conserve energy, reduce waste, take advantage of transportation alternatives, and see what people can do when they do it together.

What ASU is Doing

Join a student group

Join a student group

Find a student group that matches your sustainability interest. From recycling initiatives to project cars to political action and beyond, you’ll find it here.

Join a student group

Send a SUN award

Send a SUN award

Recognize small actions, major achievements, or eco-minded events and exhibits by sending a SUN award with sustainability checked as an area of individual excellence.

Send a SUN award

Submit your sustainability story

Submit your sustainability story

Tell us what you’re doing to be more sustainable or to advance sustainability at ASU and beyond.

Submit your story