New paper: Modest water policy implementation could offset 30 percent of outdoor demand


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New paper: Modest water policy implementation could offset 30 percent of outdoor demand

A new paper in Sustainability Science finds that the use of alternative water supplies, such as rainwater harvesting and greywater use, could offset up to 30 percent of total outdoor water demand for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area under modest implantation of these policies.

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Peace Corps, ASU partner to provide digital libraries across the globe

Through this new agreement, Peace Corps Volunteers, including many recalled due to COVID-19, will curate hyper-local library content specific to the locations of their postings, to be disseminated via the SolarSPELL technology.

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With the help of ASU, city of Phoenix developing solutions to cool down

Sustainability scientist David Hondula was interviewed by the Washington Post. The article details the intersection between heat and health, and explains why low-income communities are hit particularly hard by extreme heat.

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More than words: Acknowledging Indigenous land

ASU Library has released a five-sentence acknowledgement about the Indigenous land that the library and university have inhabited for more than a century.

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Li, Salon, Kedron investigate COVID-19 societal impacts

From racial discrimination, to digital privacy, to the future of transport, three SGSUP researchers – including two sustainability scientists – have been awarded COVID-19-related research grants.

Global Futures Laboratory, Foreign Policy bring together global experts to discuss links between COVID-19 and climate

Recording now available. Speakers at the Global Lessons for a More Resilient Future virtual dialogue held June 30th presented a diverse range of perspectives and insights on the urgent challenges we face, as well as key steps to address them.

How ASU went to space and keeps pushing boundaries

Today’s School of Earth and Space Exploration is a model for interdisciplinarity. This is the inspiring story of how ASU’s tiny geology program grew to become one of only seven U.S. institutions that can build interplanetary spacecraft.

House Select Committee members release report

In November 2019, Arizona State University responded to a request for information from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, submitting a comprehensive, 70+ page response. The response incorporated input from nearly 50 faculty from across the university. On June 30, the members of the Select Committee released their report.

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Societies in conflict

Sustainability scientist Craig Calhoun draws parallels between recent racial justice protests in the United States and 1989 protests for democratic freedoms in Tiananmen Square, China.

Cheng, team win EPA award for green infrastructure project

The team won the Campus Rainworks Challenge for their work with the K-8 Paideia Academy in south Phoenix to address environmental justice and equity in health and education through green infrastructure interventions.