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Sustainability Committee

Understanding issues impacting environmental sustainability

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The Sustainability Committee is responsible for:

  • Understanding issues impacting environmental sustainability.
  • Identifying programs and services available, and recommending changes, enhancements, or establishments of programs to address these issues.

Meetings are listed under the SC Events and Meetings Calendar. Members may attend in person or by video conference. Interested in becoming an advocate, joining a committee, or being added/removed from a communication channel (distribution lists, SLACK), please contact the committee chairs.

Committee Chairs 

Meeting Minutes
Access the 2021-2022 meeting minutes

New Resources
Ever think about the swag that you receive from various events and contests? How much of it do you still own and use? Make a difference by reviewing your department’s swag items so that they are more sustainable by checking out the Staff Council Sustainability Committee’s Purchasing Toolkit for Sustainable Promotional Materials! In the guide, you’ll discover ideas, vendors and popular sustainable item suggestions. Some highlights include:

  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Questions to ask vendors
  • Branding considerations
  • Best practices
  • New apparel vendors
  • Material swag ideas
  • Non-material swag ideas


ASU Sustainability goals and visionWhen it comes to a sustainable and resilient future, ASU is committed to leading the world by example with the following initiatives and their associated commitments.
Blue bag program The blue bag program complements the university’s widespread blue bin commingled recycling program.
Earth Month Learning seriesRecorded presentations from the 2020 Earth Month Learning series. Learn about Earth Month
Labels and signsRequest sustainable labels and signs for your office and events.
RecyclingASU has services to recycle specialty items. Search the content to find out how to recycle at ASU.
Seeds of Sustainability courseTake 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.
Staff Council Sustainability Committee CookbookTips and recipes for a greener and healthier lifestyle. 
Sustainability digestThe Sustainability Digest is sent each Friday; a weekly summary of select sustainability news, job opportunities, ASU events, and more.
Zero WasteAims to create and implement programs to reach the university's circular resources goal and strengthen overall institutional sustainability by designing lasting, universal models that support ASU as a global leader in sustainable solid-waste management.