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Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

We are a dedicated team working to facilitate real-world sustainable change through partnerships that simultaneously augment traditional academic education with applied projects while providing pathways to sustainability outcomes for community partners. Our signature programs in experiential learning for sustainability problem-solving create high-quality applied projects and opportunities that:

  • Pursue a solution-oriented focus
  • Receive expert support for partnership development
  • Follow a method-driven approach

Through hands-on learning experiences, students learn about sustainability practices and challenges by working in the field with professionals from the community and the university. In these experiential settings, students can sharpen their understanding of classroom concepts and how they lend themselves for applied problem solving and actual change, while simultaneously starting to develop their professional skills in a professional setting. Such university-practice collaboration widens students’ perspectives and challenges them to explore new ways of knowing and producing knowledge. Classroom components to the project foster academic discussion with peers and professors to help students discover the significance of their projects in a broader picture. All projects in Sustainability Connect pose a unique opportunity to explore the world of sustainability careers. While students can use these projects to start networking and inquiring with their project partners about how they can realize their ideal careers, project partners get to know the new generation of sustainability experts first-hand.

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What are the benefits of participating in Sustainability Connect?

ASU Students

  • Engage in the application of sustainability to community projects
  • Get connected with people and projects in and out of the classroom
  • Find support and resources for initiating and succeeding in your own hands-on sustainability project or research
  • Gain the research skills and the applied sustainability experience that you are looking for
  • Have your project showcased in the Sustainability Connect archive and published news stories

Community Partners

  • Gain substantial research and analysis into your potential and ongoing sustainability projects by collaborating with ASU
  • Benefit from support in designing, developing and implementing successful sustainability projects and research in conjunction with ASU
  • Attract ASU students to work on your project and connect with faculty and staff who also want to engage
  • Have your project showcased in the Sustainability Connect archive and published news stories

ASU Faculty

  • Easily integrate hands-on sustainability experiences into your course
  • Design and implement successful, applied, sustainability projects and workshops
  • Gain the full support of dedicated staff and available resources
  • Have your project showcased in the Sustainability Connect archive and published news stories

ASU Staff

  • Gain research and analysis into your potential and ongoing sustainability projects
  • Benefit from support in designing and implementing successful sustainability projects and research
  • Attract students to work on your project and connect with faculty and partners who also want to engage
  • Have your project showcased in the Sustainability Connect archive and published news stories