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This Algae Could Help Cut Wastewater Sewage Farms’ Costs By 60%
This Algae Could Help Cut Wastewater Sewage Farms’ Costs By 60%

5 years ago - Arizona State University Professor Peter Lammers and researchers at New Mexico State University are developing an energy-positive wastewater treatment method using a special kind of algae, The Guardian reports.The researchers believe that algal systems ultimately could eliminate sewage farms’ electricity bills, which can account for up to 60 percent of operating costs today, or even generate a surplus.

Trending: ASU Sun Devils, ESPN Launch Full-Court Press on Waste at Sporting Events
Trending: ASU Sun Devils, ESPN Launch Full-Court Press on Waste at Sporting Events

5 years ago - Arizona State University (ASU) athletics and ESPN recently continued bold efforts to reduce waste and carbon emissions at their high-profile sporting events.ASU’s Sun Devil Athletics was recognized for its participation in the 2014 Game Day Zero Waste Challenge as part of the Pac-12 Conference. The team scored first in the Challenge’s recycling and organics-reduction categories, recycling an average of 1 pound of waste per person. It also placed second in the conference diversion rate category and third in GHG reduction.

ASU Leads Pac-12 In Game Day Zero Waste Challenge
ASU Leads Pac-12 In Game Day Zero Waste Challenge

5 years ago - TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University and Sun Devil Athletics were recognized for its sustainability efforts by participating in the 2014 Game Day Zero Waste Challenge as the Pac-12 Conference announced its membership in the  Green Sports Alliance. Among the five categories by which schools are ranked, ASU:• Ranked first within the Pac-12 for the challenge’s recycling and organics reduction categories. • ASU recycled an average of over one pound of waste per person.  • Ranked second in the conference for conference diversion rate category• Placed third for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction• Placed fifth for waste minimization

ASU report details green schools roadmap for Albania
ASU report details green schools roadmap for Albania

5 years ago - TIRANA, Albania – A new Arizona State University study outlining a national plan for energy-efficient schools throughout Albania determined that the nation's education system could be transformed through a series of innovative sustainable repairs and improvements to its 3,300 schools. The study was presented on June 4 by ASU sustainability scientists at a special event in Tirana with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Education and Sports Lindita Nikolla.

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Philips, Dell, ASU Discuss How to Fill Existing Gaps in Shift Toward Circular Business Models
Philips, Dell, ASU Discuss How to Fill Existing Gaps in Shift Toward Circular Business Models

5 years ago - This #SB15sd Wednesday afternoon session on the circular economy convened a frank and open discussion about what is working, and what isn’t, when it comes to tweaking existing business ecosystems to accommodate circular models. Panelists compared notes on attempts to create new models, highlighted existing gaps, and discussed their visions for potential solutions.

ASU to imagine water war scenarios with best selling author Paolo Bacigalupi
ASU to imagine water war scenarios with best selling author Paolo Bacigalupi

5 years ago - TEMPE, Ariz – In Paolo Bacigalupi’s most recent science fiction novel, “The Water Knife,” Phoenix is dried up and California and Nevada are not too far behind. The millions of people who rely on the Colorado River to survive are not only thirsty, but fighting for their lives. It’s a compelling story that captures a not-so-distant future. Will Phoenix eventually collapse? Will the river dry up?

#SolutionADay Campaign Aims to Celebrate Sustainability Progress
#SolutionADay Campaign Aims to Celebrate Sustainability Progress

5 years ago - Effectively communicating sustainability must go beyond a dire series of predictions — it's about sharing real-world evidence of the economic, social and environmental challenges faced daily on our planet and the solutions for those challenges.In honor of Earth Day and the remarkable progress being made toward a myriad sustainability solutions, the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University has launched a "Solution A Day" social media campaign, in the spirit of the Initiatives’ mission to engage a broad audience to celebrate those solutions.

ASU Study Shows Online Education Can Be Key Driver in University Sustainability Strategies
ASU Study Shows Online Education Can Be Key Driver in University Sustainability Strategies

5 years ago - A new report released today from Arizona State University indicates that the development of online education programs can be a significant component of an institution’s sustainability strategy, based on greater socioeconomic impact for a smaller environmental footprint per degree.

Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond
Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond

5 years ago - In Fall of 2013, Dell launched what it called its Legacy of Good plan — a set of 21 ambitious sustainability goals covering everything from its packaging and production materials to reducing the energy intensity of its entire product portfolio by 80 percent.

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New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline
New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline

5 years ago - A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Since Janine Benyus first observed and named the field in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, designers, engineers, businesses and other innovators have increasingly turned to nature in search of inspired ideas.

ASU's Sustainability Solutions Festival challenges audiences to (re)imagine the world
ASU's Sustainability Solutions Festival challenges audiences to (re)imagine the world

5 years ago - TEMPE, Ariz – Dec. 3, 2014 – The eyes, ideas and imagination of the sustainability world will turn to Arizona in February as Arizona State University (ASU) hosts the second annual Sustainability Solutions Festival at venues across the greater Phoenix area. 

Cooper Tire & Rubber Testing Tires Made with Guayule
Cooper Tire & Rubber Testing Tires Made with Guayule

6 years ago - Cooper Tire & Rubber Company — the Ohio-based parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car and light truck tires — has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. The company says the tires are being evaluated by Cooper’s technical team using rigorous wheel, road and track tests, which are ongoing, but to date suggest tire performance that is at least equal to tires made of components derived from traditional rubber, derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Sustainability Alumni Proving Valuable Assets for Public, Private Sector Alike
Sustainability Alumni Proving Valuable Assets for Public, Private Sector Alike

6 years ago - As the sustainability field continues to grow, job applicants with a relevant degree are proving to be ever more valuable assets, according to a recent Arizona State University School of Sustainability (ASU SOS) report. Since the inception of ASU’s School of Sustainability in fall 2008, the University says alumni have gone on to pioneer new sustainability positions and lead change at local, national and global organizations.

Margaret Atwood Coming to ASU to Discuss Importance of Creativity in Advancing Sustainability
Margaret Atwood Coming to ASU to Discuss Importance of Creativity in Advancing Sustainability

6 years ago - Internationally renowned novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will visit Arizona State University this November to discuss the relationship between art and science and the importance of creative writing and imagination for addressing social and environmental challenges.

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Starbucks Partnering with ASU to Offer Employees Free College Tuition
Starbucks Partnering with ASU to Offer Employees Free College Tuition

6 years ago - Starbucks has announced the Starbucks College Achievement Plan — an opportunity for eligible part-time and full-time employees to complete a Bachelor’s degree with full tuition reimbursement through a collaboration with Arizona State University's online degree program.

Winston, Desso, Coke Explore Ways to Reimagine Business on #SB14sd Day Two
Winston, Desso, Coke Explore Ways to Reimagine Business on #SB14sd Day Two

6 years ago - The second day of SB '14 San Diego kicked off with a morning full of inspirational plenary presentations examining how we can reimagine business to become a positive global force.Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer at City of Palo Alto, gave the opening remarks, reminding attendees of how the US transformed itself during the Second World War to respond to problems that would not wait. Friend suggested that the several social and environmental issues currently afflicting our planet represent a call to action to transform our economy just like our forebears did.

Sarda Helping Equip Dell, Master's Students to Continue to Lead for Sustainability
Sarda Helping Equip Dell, Master's Students to Continue to Lead for Sustainability

6 years ago - Bruno Sarda is Director of Sustainability Operations at Dell, where he oversees business integration, information strategy, measurement and reporting, as well as supporting advocacy, policy and objective-setting. He also manages Dell’s groundbreaking partnership with TGEN (Translational Genomics Research Institute) and leads the Global Context thread at Arizona State University’s Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) program.

Strategic Sustainability: Turning an Insurmountable Issue Into a 'Decision Challenge'
Strategic Sustainability: Turning an Insurmountable Issue Into a 'Decision Challenge'

6 years ago - George Basile is a professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), a Senior Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and affiliate professor in the School of Public Affairs. He co-developed ASU’s new Executive Masters in Sustainability Leadership, where he serves as faculty lead in strategic sustainability. We spoke with him about his work across various sectors and reframing sustainability as a “decision challenge."

ASU, Mayo Clinic, City of Phoenix Assisting Local School District with Waste Diversion
ASU, Mayo Clinic, City of Phoenix Assisting Local School District with Waste Diversion

6 years ago - As one of the largest school districts in Arizona, Paradise Valley Unified School District (PV Schools) generates nearly 1,500 tons of waste per year.

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Howell Urging Future Sustainability Leaders to Nurture Their Inner Storyteller
Howell Urging Future Sustainability Leaders to Nurture Their Inner Storyteller

6 years ago - Park Howell, president of Phoenix-based brand strategy and marketing firm Park&Co, also heads the Communications thread of the Arizona State University School of Sustainability’s Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) program. Under Howell’s direction, the program replaces communications theory with “communications commandos.”

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