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Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools

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Sustainable Schools teams up faculty and graduate-student researchers from ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability with high-school teachers, students and administrators in a project designed to address the challenge of becoming a “sustainable" school.

Sustainable Schools teams up faculty and graduate-student researchers from ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability with high-school teachers, students and administrators in a project designed to address the challenge of becoming a “sustainable" school.

Fellows, guided by faculty members, help teachers and students use scientific methods and interdisciplinary-inquiry tools to collect data on school-sustainability indicators on food, energy, water, waste, landscaping and quality of life. Students will collect, analyze and graphically represent scientific data and then communicate their findings and solutions at community forums and science fairs. The theme – sustainability science – combines biogeophysical and socioeconomic sciences with engineering to solve complex, real-world problems.

 Funding Source:
National Science Foundation

Charles Redman, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Harvey Bryan, Arizona State University Design School
Monica Elser, Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability
Matthew Fraser, Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Susan Ledlow, Arizona State University School of Sustainability
Joshua Abbott, Arizona State University School of Sustainability
Hallie Eakin, Arizona State University School of Sustainability
Jonathan Fink, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration
Aaron Golub, Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University School of Life Sciences
Sharon Harlan, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Chris Martin, Arizona State University School of Letters and Science
James Middleton, Arizona State University School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Margaret Nelson, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Ed Sadalla, Arizona State University Department of Psychology
Eric WIlliams, Arizona State University