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

Press Release / 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. - 6 years ago

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

Press Release / 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? - 6 years ago

ASU providing limited scholarships for Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership degree
ASU providing limited scholarships for Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership degree

Press Release / TEMPE, Ariz. – May 13, 2015 – Through generous funding provided by the Rob and Melani Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation, Arizona State University will award a limited number of scholarships of up to $15,000 to mid-career professionals applying to the Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership program. The admissions application deadline for those who wish to be considered for this scholarship is September 30. - 6 years ago

City of Phoenix calls for partners through Call for Innovators and RFP
City of Phoenix calls for partners through Call for Innovators and RFP

Press Release / The city of Phoenix, through its Reimagine Phoenix initiative, is seeking additional partners to achieve the city’s goal of diverting 40 percent of waste from the city’s landfill by 2020. Interested parties will be able to submit proposals through two engagement opportunities: Reimagine Phoenix Call for Innovators; and Transforming Trash into Resources Pilot Program Request for Proposals. - 6 years ago

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Phoenix's Mayor Stanton Proclaims Sustainability Solutions Week
Phoenix's Mayor Stanton Proclaims Sustainability Solutions Week

Press Release / PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2015 -- Today, a Mayoral Proclamation kicked off the second annual Sustainability Solutions Festival, which will position the Valley of the Sun as the epicenter of the sustainability universe as business leaders, students, families and creative thinkers gather to celebrate and honor solutions to the world's toughest issues. The Mayoral Proclamation delivered by Councilwoman Kate Gallego and presented to Rob and Melani Walton, who represented the weeklong Festival's host, the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University.  - 6 years ago

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

Press Release / 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.  - 6 years ago

ASU awarding scholarships for Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership degree
ASU awarding scholarships for Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership degree

Press Release / TEMPE, Ariz. – July 31, 2014 – Through generous funding provided by the Rob and Melani Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation, Arizona State University will award a limited number of $15,000 Walton Sustainability Executive Scholarships to mid-career professionals applying to the Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership program. The deadline for scholarship applications is September 19. - 6 years ago

Arizona State University's RISN program partners with Mayo Clinic, city of Phoenix to assist local school district with waste diversion
Arizona State University's RISN program partners with Mayo Clinic, city of Phoenix to assist local school district with waste diversion

Press Release / TEMPE, Ariz. – 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. To aid the city of Phoenix’s 40 percent by 2020 waste diversion goal put forth by the Reimagine Phoenix initiative, the district is finding new uses for trash trough a partnership with the Mayo Clinic of Arizona, the city of Phoenix and the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) — a program operated by Arizona State University’s (ASU) Sustainability Solutions Services. - 7 years ago

Arizona State University and STAR Communities Announce Partnership
Arizona State University and STAR Communities Announce Partnership

Press Release / Washington, DC (April 10, 2014) – This week STAR Communities and Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions Services announced an official partnership to support local governments who are interested in benchmarking and tracking sustainability performance. - 7 years ago

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Study reveals economic benefits of forest thinning
Study reveals economic benefits of forest thinning

Press Release / From 2002 to 2011, Arizona lost a quarter of its forests to wildfires, drought and bark beetle infestation. Decreased public funding for forest thinning and the low economic value of small diameter wood has made the state’s forests especially vulnerable to devastating fires and drought. - 7 years ago

Arizona State University collaborates with Dutch partners on groundbreaking sustainable development plan
Arizona State University collaborates with Dutch partners on groundbreaking sustainable development plan

Press Release / The Netherlands’ Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, home to the Netherlands’ world famous Schiphol Airport, is working to become one of northern Europe’s centers for sustainability-driven commerce. Arizona State University (ASU) is home to the United States’ leader in sustainability education and research. Together, along with private partners in the Haarlemmermeer region, ASU and the municipality are collaborating to create the world’s first regional plan based on the principles of a “circular economy”. - 7 years ago

City of Phoenix partners with ASU for new regional resource innovation center
City of Phoenix partners with ASU for new regional resource innovation center

Press Release / PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix took another substantial leap forward as a global sustainability leader Tuesday afternoon as its city council gave policy approval of a four-year agreement to work with Arizona State University to establish a ground-breaking public/private sustainability incubator focused on converting waste and other resources into economic value. - 7 years ago

Arizona State University convenes sustainability leaders for inaugural Sustainability Solutions Festival
Arizona State University convenes sustainability leaders for inaugural Sustainability Solutions Festival

Press Release / TEMPE, Ariz -- Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, is partnering with global leaders in sustainable business, consumer innovation, renewable energy, science and the arts for a weeklong celebration of sustainability solutions. The variety of activities, events and audiences reflects the encompassing nature of opportunities in the sustainability arena. - 7 years ago

ASU report: City of Phoenix reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 percent
ASU report: City of Phoenix reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 percent

Press Release / The City of Phoenix is proving that it’s serious about going green, according to a recent greenhouse gas emissions report compiled by Arizona State University. In 2008 the city council adopted a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city operations to five percent below the 2005 levels by 2015. The city met and exceeded that objective within four years. - 7 years ago

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ASU Global Institute of Sustainability launches Walton Sustainability Executive Scholarship Program with $100,000 fund
ASU Global Institute of Sustainability launches Walton Sustainability Executive Scholarship Program with $100,000 fund

Press Release / TEMPE, Ariz., November 23, 2013 – To encourage and reward candidates for the Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership program, the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, will offer scholarships of up to $15,000 per student. This dedicated financial assistance was made possible due to a $100,000 fund established through the institute’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. The Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership program is designed for mid-career professionals working to advance sustainability initiatives. Recipients of the Walton Sustainability Executive Scholarships will be selected based on their leadership potential and previous achievements. - 7 years ago

Arizona State University partners with sustainable Dutch development for productivity assessment
Arizona State University partners with sustainable Dutch development for productivity assessment

Press Release / The Arizona State University Global Sustainability Solutions Center (GSSC) at Haarlemmermeer announced its first project agreement in the Netherlands on September 30th 2013. GSSC will conduct research and analysis for Park 20|20, the Netherlands’ first cradle-to-cradle working environment, in order to assess the links between employee and firm productivity and the built environment. Park 20|20, located in the town of Hoofddorp, is geared to energize and empower employees through a “human-centered design approach” via its architecture and landscape. The cradle-to-cradle design achieves sustainability by creating closed cycles for materials, energy, waste, and water. - 7 years ago

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