Sustainability Committee

Understanding issues impacting environmental sustainability

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Earth Month Learning Series

Sustainability Committee hosted a series of talks on sustainability topics during Earth Month.  

March 13: How and Where to Recycle X, Y, and Z - Kelsey Gaude 
March 19: Produce Rescue - A Deliciously Ugly Truth - Kendon Jung
March 26: The Amazing, All New ASU Arboretum Plants Tour - Deborah Thirkhill
March 31: Do I Really Have to Give up Cheese?? Sustainable Cooking and Eating to Fit Your Lifestyle - Lesley Michalegko
April 1: Backyard Gardening - 5 Steps to Growing Your Own Food - Maria Coca
April 8: Fair Trade at ASU: Making Every Day Ethical  - Jackson Schiefelbein
April 13: Sustainable Food Systems - Krista O-Brien
April 17: Dress, Eat, & Rest Sustainably - Marianna Milkis-Edwards
April 27/28: ASU Locust Project - Rick Overson
April 30: Environmental Policy in Your Backyard: A Snapshot of Maricopa County - Jacob Hahn

Read the ASU Now article about the Earth Month series.  Read the article.

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
Sheyenne Dodds, Co-chair
Siobhan Lyons, Co-chair

Meetings are scheduled on our SC Events and Meetings Calendar. Members may attend in person or remotely. Contact to be added to the distribution list.


Blue Bag Sort

View photos from our January, 2019 Blue Bag Sort on Tempe campus.


Favorite Recipe Cookbook

PDF icon ASU Staff Council Sustainability Committee Cookbook 2020



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PDF icon 2019_review.pdf

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PDF icon minutes_september_2019.pdf

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Previous meeting minutes



  • Another way to recycle your scrap paper – ASU Print Lab ( will make notepads! “…just send [your] old paper scraps to us via interoffice mail with contact info and the desired padding instructions (size, number of sheets per pad) and we can take care of it from there! We can apply a glue strip across the back of sheets (or cut down to your desired size) so they can be used as notepads.”

  • City of Phoenix Recycling Tour and Resources PDF icon city_of_phoenix_recycling_tour.pdf
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  • For student presentations, faculty and guest speakers, visit the School of Sustainability & The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability events page:

  •  The Sustainability Digest is sent each Friday; a weekly summary of select sustainability news, job opportunities, ASU events and more. View past issues and subscribe here: