Earth Month 2019

March 27 - April 30

At Arizona State University, every day is Earth Day. Although April 22 has long been celebrated around the world as Earth Day, at ASU we know that a single day isn’t enough. Join us in celebrating our university’s commitment to a desirable, sustainable future for everyone.


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Make a pledge for Earth Month

This Carbon Free Day, join ASU’s University Sustainability Practices and your fellow Sun Devils and pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. Sign up for your pledge below!


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The dry, arid climate of the Sonoran Desert has created harsh living conditions for several millennia. This forces local dwellers to use traditional knowledge about the environment and sustainability in order to help their vibrant communities flourish. Even with today’s advances, the low availability of water in the region continually leads to the necessity for new technological innovations that yield more efficient use of more diverse sources of water.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

Sarah Phillips, a student at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, knew Arizona State University was home from the minute she stepped on campus. The criminal justice major graduated this May with a job offer already on the table, and she will continue to call Arizona home.