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Stratis Giannakouros

Stratis Giannakouros

Project Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives


Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Arizona State University
PO Box 878009
Tempe, AZ 85287-8009


  • Project Manager, Global Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives


Stratis began working for the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives in 2015 as program manager for the Global Sustainability Studies. He has since transitioned to the role of project manager with the Global Sustainability Solutions Service, where he works on both domestic and international proposals.

In collaboration with the city of Phoenix, Stratis has partnered with the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU to co-develop a project to incorporate reclaimed asphalt into future city street renovations. He has also led the development of a community-based Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the city of Phoenix. He is currently involved in a research project to estimate volatile organic compounds emissions rates from composting for the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, contributes to the development of World Bank funded Climate Planner training curriculum and acts as advisor to the St. Vincent DePaul Urban Garden Initiative.

As program manager for the Global Sustainability Studies program, Stratis developed faculty-led sustainability research programs in Cuba, Ecuador, Morocco, Nepal, Denmark, Hong Kong, South Africa, France and the UK. More than 100 ASU students participated in these research programs in 2017 and 536 students have participated across all courses since 2013. Stratis co-led a research program to Costa Rica to study the effects of climate change on coffee growers and is currently planning a program in Southern Greece looking at community resilience in rural coastal communities for summer 2018.


  • MA, Environmental Politics and Policy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Journal Articles


Giannakouros, S. 2014. Colorado’s New Energy Economy: Ecological Modernization American-Style?. Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism & Climate Change



Hooton, K., S. Giannakouros, W. Campbell, M. Hulley Friedman, J. Groeneveld, L. Steger and S. J. Hall. 2018. Ozone precursor, particulate matter and particulate matter precursor emissions from composting operations: A Literature review and estimates. RISN Network. Prepared for Maricopa County Air Quality Department (link )