Collaborative action

To derive the full benefits that sustainability offers, it must be embedded into the fabric of what our organization does on a daily basis. ASU continues to embed sustainability into the goals, policies, procedures, decisions and daily activities of departments across the institution.


  • Annually increase integration of sustainability practices into campus operations and functions.
  • Earn and retain at least 70 percent of operations-related points in the AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Rating System by fiscal year 2019.
  • Increase ASU campus community participation in cultural competency, diversity and inclusion training and events to 50 percent by fiscal year 2020.

The net zero energy Student Pavilion is one example of this interdisciplinary commitment. Collaborative action is about walking the talk, together. Other examples include:

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费Campus bookstores working with University Sustainability Practices to use behavior marketing to reduce the number of customers taking plastic bags with their purchases.

  • Mail Services offering to gather hard-to-recycle items from offices across campus because Mail Services already has couriers stopping in each office twice a day.

  • 日本一本道a不卡免费The paint shop developing their own paint recycling program to retint unused paint so that it can be reused.

Do you have an idea to improve practices to achieve sustainability? ASU provides a number of tools and programs to assist. In addition to the , here are some additional resources:

Facilities Development project guidelines

日本一本道a不卡免费The project guidelines integrate green building recommendations and requirements through the Sustainable Design Guidelines and the Technical Guidelines for new and renovation construction projects.

Greeks Go Green contest

日本一本道a不卡免费ASU sororities are invited to compete in two challenges that make up the Greeks Go Green competition. The challenges include taking Seeds of Sustainability, certifying an event or housing as sustainable or completing a SIRF grant. 

LEED Certifications

ASU personnel and industry architects, engineers and contractors have worked as collaborative teams through the integrated design process to produce 47 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified projects to date on ASU campuses. The LEED rating system encourages and recognizes high-performance building practices in the categories of Integrative Process, Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation.

New Employee Orientation

New employee orientation includes sustainability education in order to ensure that all new employees understand that sustainability is a key element of our culture and helps define what it means to be a Sun Devil.

Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund

The Sustainability Initiatives Revolving Fund was established in fiscal year 2010 to invest in projects that foster and enable sustainability efforts and provide an economic return on investment. SIRF funds are available to all ASU community members. Tier 2 is specifically geared toward departments, schools and colleges to provide cost-share for capital improvements that reduce utility expenditures and then share those savings with the department, school or college.