What You Can Do at ASU
Seeds of Sustainability
What is sustainability? Take this training to learn the basics in less than an hour and educate yourself on how you can contribute to ASU’s sustainability efforts. After you complete this training and a short assessment, you will receive your “Seedling” certification.
Sustainability Recognition Programs
ASU’s Sustainability Recognition program offers a variety of ways for the university community to contribute to ASU’s sustainability goals. Participants are guided through a variety of sustainability tasks centered around lifestyle, office, student organizations, and events. You, your team, or your department can receive a certification.
The program is on Canvas and participants can self-enroll. Once in Canvas, participants can review the criteria for the credits or take the test to receive their certification automatically. Participation can count towards the sustainability core expectation on annual performance evaluations.
Sustainable Office Recognition
The Sustainable Office Recognition recognizes offices across ASU for their sustainable practices
Sustainable Event Recognition
The Sustainable Event Recognition focuses on lessening the negative environmental impact of campus events.
Green Labs Program
The Green Labs Program focuses on waste reduction, proper chemical disposal, as well as energy and resource conservation across campus.
Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund
The Arizona State University Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund (SIRF) was established in fiscal year 2012 to invest in projects that foster and enable sustainability efforts and provide an economic return on investment.
Ditch the Dumpster
Ditch the Dumpster gives students a way to recycle, reuse, or repurpose their leftovers during the year-end rush to move out of residence halls. The annual event benefits local charities.
Discover and explore some of ASU’s exciting sustainability initiatives and projects by following this 1.2-mile walking tour of the Tempe campus.
Post recycling signs
Download and post signs to improve our recycling rates and decrease contamination.
Become part of the solution
Join your fellow students and co-workers across the university in making a positive impact. Conserve energy, reduce waste, take advantage of transportation alternatives, and see what people can do when they do it together.
Join a student group
Find a student group that matches your sustainability interest. From recycling initiatives to project cars to political action and beyond, you’ll find it here.
Send a SUN award
Recognize small actions, major achievements, or eco-minded events and exhibits by sending a SUN award with sustainability checked as an area of individual excellence.