Board Letter

Earth Day 2020: the future for the past 50 years

Join Peter Schlosser, Christopher Boone, Kathleen Merrigan, Nina Berman and Manfred Laubichler for an online Earth Day discussion on Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closing remarks by Michael Crow.

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Silicon Kingdom Holdings funds ASU carbon-capture machines

A unique carbon-capture machine developed by ASU Professor Klaus Lackner has moved into the next stage of development with funding from SKH.

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What ASU is doing to combat COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, ASU has made major moves to protect its students, faculty and staff from COVID-19 as well as help the community at large combat the virus.


A message about COVID-19 from Peter Schlosser

In these trying times, Global Futures Laboratory Vice President Peter Schlosser shares ideas and resources to support each other and our community.

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Celebrating 15 years of sustainability at ASU

On February 17, dozens of people gathered to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Read a recap and view photos of the event.

Johan Rockstrom

Global transformation to prosperous and equitable future on Earth

For the 15-year anniversary celebration for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Johan Rockström discussed climate tipping points and what we must do to avoid them.

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COVID-19: The ultimate stress test for our global futures

The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate stress test: What does it show so far, and how can we better prepare for future shocks?

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Two sustainability scientists receive NSF CAREER award

Sustainability scientists Arianne Cease and Ariane Middel were identified as being among the nation’s most promising young faculty members and received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award.

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Christiana Figueres inspires action to cut carbon emissions in half this decade

At the Wrigley Lecture Jan. 30 at ASU, climate leader Christiana Figueres said extreme events like the Australian wildfires are foretelling of things to come if we continue to sleepwalk into the future. “That world is possible, but it is not inevitable,” she said.

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Celebrating 15 years of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

We’re looking forward to the board meeting on Feb. 17-18. While we celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, we quickly turn our focus to influencing the next 15 years. Meeting agenda is on the board website (password: board). Questions? Contact Emma Hopson ([email protected]).

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Meet sustainability junior Cameron Chavez Reed

“I love the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Sustainability because solving the ecological and climate crisis of today requires input from all fields of research,” said junior Cameron Chavez Reed. Read Reed’s Q&A to learn more about his ASU sustainability journey.

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Sunny day flooding in Norfolk, Virginia

“Sunny Day Flooding,” a 9-minute documentary produced by Stephen Beschloss for the Global Futures Laboratory, investigates the climate crisis in Norfolk, Virginia — site of the world’s largest Naval base. Norfolk is the first U.S. location where complications from sea level rise began in earnest.