School of Sustainability


Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability is the first comprehensive degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, with a focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges. You took the step in helping find these solutions and embarking on a journey to creating a better world, by earning a degree in sustainability.

2015 was a memorable year for ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Alumni employment was high, enrollment in sustainability-related programs grew and the School of Sustainability expanded its program offerings. Read about these accomplishments and more in the sustainability@ asu 2015 highlights magazine.

Our alumni, faculty, and students are doing great things, and we thank you for wanting to stay involved with our community of leaders, movers, and shakers!

Some of the involvement opportunities the School of Sustainability alumni chapter offers include:

  • Quarterly Networking Events in AZ
  • Out of state events in places like DC, Denver, Chicago, Portland
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunities at Escalante Community Garden
  • Exclusive School of Sustainability Alumni t-shirts
  • Career Advising from a SOS adviser
  • Workshops specific to jobs in sustainability
  • Job Shadowing
  • Mentorship

We hope you take advantage of these opportunities! Have suggestions on other resources we can offer? Email

Please keep your information updated and follow us on social media, so you don’t miss out and can stay connected! We are on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Share your story with us and be recognized in the 2016 magazine, in the newsletter, and on our social media pages. Submitting videos and images is highly encouraged!

May 2016 E-Newsletter

February 2016 E-Newsletter

Alumni Stories & News

Devon Edwards, Bachelor of Arts, 2014 is the Associate Director of the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), a membership organization comprised of 70 large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to sustainability as a business strategy issue. In this role, he helps build member-focused programs that create a neutral forum for senior executives to speak candidly with their peers on sustainability challenges, best practices, and innovation.

CEF and World Wildlife Fund just released a new report in which Devon served as a lead author. The report, “Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement: A Snapshot of Key Trends, Practices, and Strategies in 2016,” draws on insights from 37 large corporations, representing 9 sectors, with combined revenues exceeding $1 trillion.

Congrats on your accomplishments, Devon!

John Martinson is a 2016 graduate of the Executive Masters of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) program. He is the Co-Founder of China Mist Iced Tea Company and is currently a Managing Partner of Be the Tea, LLC, an innovative 21st Century state-of-the-art sustainable enterprise. John has earned various honors and awards for his community involvement. He also sponsors the Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant, awarded to a student in the School of Sustainability each year.


Did you miss John’s talk on Wednesday, October 26 at the ASU School of Sustainability? He made a big announcement! You can watch it here [link to:] and learn more on LinkedIn. [link to:]



Past Events

School of Sustainability 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you all for helping us celebrate the 10th Anniversary for the School of Sustainability. We had a fun few days and are looking forward to the next 10 years! If you could not attend or want to relive some of the excitement, you may view the opening remarks here or a recap of the entire day.

January Volunteer Day at the Garden

Chapter Leader & Contact

Lisa Murphy

2016-17 Leadership

  • President: Auriane Koster, PhD ’13
  • Past President: Leah Sunna, BA ‘12
  • President-Elect: John Martinson, EMSL ‘16
  • Secretary: Clayton Beyer, BS ‘15
  • Director-at-Large: Karen Kao, MSUS ’13
  • Director-at-Large: Amy Minowitz, MS ’13
  • Outreach Coordinator: Kendon Jung, BA ‘13
  • Communications Coordinator: Gina Conrow, BA ‘14
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator: Stephanie Petersen

Online Toolkit

Everything you need to know about starting or running an official ASU Alumni group!

Online Tool Kit