The vision - to find and share knowledge that addresses the major challenges we face and achieve change in our world.
A legacy of purpose
With his sights set on a New American University, one trailblazer has led the largest public university to the front lines of combating global climate change to ensure a more sustainable future.
"While college and university campuses across the country are, in aggregate, responsible for only about 3% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted by the U.S., we are educating 100% of our future political, business, and social leaders. This fact alone places significant accountability on higher education and its leaders to take action."
- Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
Campus life to the real world
After a baseline emissions inventory in 2007, ASU's "business as usual" would mean¹:
Solar power is a game changer
The state's abundance of sunshine provided a renewable energy source, and NRG provided customized, innovative solar installations to transform 31 sites across four ASU campuses. Students witnessed real-time carbon footprint reduction at locations all across campus - sport complexes, parking structures, academic buildings, administration offices, maintenance facilities, and the list goes on.
Tomorrow's forecast: sunny and bright
ASU is on its way to becoming completely carbon neutral by 2025.
"I came to ASU because I knew that I wanted to be involved in business, and I wanted to make a difference. And what better way to make a difference in the business world than to help the planet and to help everyone involved."
- Chelsi Tyron, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University