Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.

The Global Institute of Sustainability provides leadership and coordination for university sustainability initiatives. Our first-ever School of Sustainability trains the next generation of sustainability practitioners, entrepreneurs, and leaders. An emphasis on sustainability across the curriculum directs coursework, research, and outreach toward solving today’s most important problems. A university-wide commitment to sustainable operations encompasses all units at all four campuses.

With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, the key to global sustainability is making our cities sustainable. The Institute places special emphasis on urban environments in research and education, particularly focusing on Greater Phoenix as an urban laboratory where solutions to water, energy, transportation, and livability are largely applicable to other rapidly urbanizing areas around the world.