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Colin Tetreault

Colin Tetreault

Instructional Professional and Undergraduate Recruiter, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Instructional Professional and Undergraduate Recruiter, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


Colin Tetreault is an accomplished sustainability business, policy, and senior scholar practitioner.

Colin serves as a recruiter and faculty member for ASU’s School of Sustainability.

As a recruiter, Colin uses a personalized approach to cultivate, engage, and develop pathways for future high school aged “Change Agents.” By working across many avenues, Colin seeks to work with students, teachers, administrators, and community organizations to spark a future cadre of young sustainability leaders. He speaks regularly to schools and hosts students & parents on campus to share the power of a sustainability degree to create lasting and meaningful impact for our shared future.

As a proponent of education at all levels, Colin leverages his background, work ethic, and personal experiences to advance the education of future “change agents.” Colin currently serves as Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Sports Scholar– focusing on: business & sustainability strategy; national energy & environmental policy; entrepreneurship & smart cities; “resource” & circular economies; sports and sustainability – at ASU’s School of Sustainability. He has a passion for linking real-world outcomes to cutting edge knowledge creation to create value for his students and associated partners.

Colin holds a Master of Arts from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, the first program of its kind in the United States. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has studied international business and development at the Baltic Business School while living and consulting for international companies, in Sweden.

Colin has served as the Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Stanton of Phoenix, Arizona; the highest appointed sustainability position in the state of Arizona. Colin oversaw the development and recommendation of business solutions and policy germane to sustainability over the 520 mile2, 1.5 million person population of the City of Phoenix.

Colin actively advances sustainability via guest writing for numerous publications. He is a featured dynamic speaker at numerous business conventions, board meetings, professional conferences, academic forums, and community engagement meetings. Notably, Colin has presented or participated at: The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions, Green Biz’s Annual Meeting, VergeCon, and VerdeExchange.

Colin is based in Phoenix, Arizona where he is the significant beneficiary of his wife’s poor taste in men, enjoys the well-crafted Scottish-style ale, and has found his true calling in life…being a father to his young son, Connor Tennyson and his young daughter Madeline Millay. Colin is recognized as a “40 under 40” by the Phoenix Business Journal, an Earth Day Awardee by Keep Phoenix Beautiful, TED Speaker, and recently served as the Chairman of the Final Four 2017 Sustainability Committee.



  • MA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2010
  • BS, Marketing (minor in sociology), Arizona State University, 2005




Johnson, E., J. Harlow, B. Kay, C. Tetreault, R. Hendrix, L. Pelligrino and B. Richards. 2009. Sustainability in action: Movement methods. Presentation at the Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities, 14-16 May 2009, Portland State University, Portland, OR.