From creating a program to capture and re-use water to make the university more sustainable, to developing an online tutoring program to increase student success, to initiating and delivering an innovation and entrepreneurship program for tribal communities, ASU employees are helping their university and community in a big way.
In recognition of their efforts and achievement, ASU President Michael Crow hosted a reception to present the President’s Award for Innovation, the President’s Award for Sustainability, the President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness, and the Top Multiple Sun Award for Individual Excellence.
Below are the President's Award for Sustainability recipients. Please see ASU News to learn about the other awards.
Facilities Management Central Plant and Grounds Services teams received $5,000 seed money from University Sustainability Practices to design, fund, construct and then re-use Reverse Osmosis reject water from the Central Plant.
A research team of faculty and graduate students, in collaboration with the City’s Planning Department, has engaged in analyzing the current state of Phoenix to craft future visions and scenarios, and develop transformative sustainability strategies incorporated into long-range city planning.