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Connect  Problem Solvers to Sustainability Issues

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Student helps expand bike share program, LEED certification in Phoenix neighborhood

Student helps expand bike share program, LEED certification in Phoenix neighborhood

During a 4 month internship, Ethan McCloskey, a Bachelor’s of Science student at the School of Sustainability, used his drive and work ethic to participate in the Stardust Affordable Housing Internship with the City of Phoenix. The department was so impressed with his work that now, after graduation, he is employed with his former supervisor...

Graduate student rides the solar curve to a Master of Sustainability Solutions

Graduate student rides the solar curve to a Master of Sustainability Solutions

Devon Rood completed her Solar Duck Curve and Sustainable Storage Options project in April 2018 as the culminating project for her Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS) degree. Working with Arizona Public Services (APS), Rood’s goal was to evaluate the most sustainable energy storage option out of the three potential options APS was considering. These included pumped...

Meet the Disruptors: Disrupt/Create/Sustain

Meet the Disruptors: Disrupt/Create/Sustain

As the largest university in the country Arizona State University inevitably makes quite a bit of waste. Sure we have a Zero Waste initiative, and we recycle and compost, but there are often items, large and small, that get overlooked. Students are helping to fill the gaps. In spring 2018 a one-credit course was created as...

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Real-World Learning Experiences site helps professors teach hands-on sustainability

Real-World Learning Experiences site helps professors teach hands-on sustainability

As a professor, it can be hard to implement real-world projects and activities into lesson plans. That’s why a team of Arizona State University sustainability researchers, staff and students created a website, “Real-World Learning Experiences for Sustainability,” to help instructors design different kinds of applied projects and implement them into coursework. “We wanted this to be...

GREEN Program offers short-term, experiential opportunities abroad

GREEN Program offers short-term, experiential opportunities abroad

The GREEN program offers interested students short-term, experiential learning opportunities in Iceland, Peru, Japan, and Hawai'i. Each program is designed around the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals with an emphasis on hands-on learning in real-world scenarios while being immersed in new cultural contexts. Students can explore sustainability issues in: Renewable energy Water resource management...

Green Living Magazine Presents Simple Solutions Summit

Green Living Magazine Presents Simple Solutions Summit

Join Green Living magazine for their first annual Simple Solutions Summit in partnership with the VerdeXChange Arizona conference on six pillars of sustainability: Air, Education, Energy, Food, Water and Waste. "Whether you’re passionate about sustainable education, purchasing local food and goods, growing groundwater concerns, saving energy, reducing the amount of waste you produce, living healthier,...

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