the strategic plan for sustainability practices & operations
Arizona State University is taking action to discover new pathways for a thriving economic system, a healthy ecosphere, and a more just society. Our intention is to conduct our day-to-day operations in ways that help maximize the university’s positive impacts and provide optimal living, working, and learning environments, while minimizing ASU’s negative impact on the planet.
Download the plan »
Download the Strategic Sustainability Plan »
Goal 1: Carbon Neutrality
Carbon neutral for Scope 1, 2 and non-transportation Scope 3 emissions by 2025; Scope 3 transportation emissions by 2035.
Goal 2: Zero Waste
Eliminate 90 percent of campus solid waste from the landfill by 2015; reduce water consumption by 50 percent or eliminate 100 percent of campus water effluent by 2020.
Goal 3: Active Engagement
Achieve 60 percent documented engagement by members of the campus community by 2015.
Goal 4: Principled Practice
Integrate sustainability practice principles in 80 percent of campus operations and functions.