“We need to focus on the future of the planet…
not only fixing problems we have created but also using knowledge and innovation to secure its habitability. This is urgent, and this is how what we have built at ASU can have the biggest impact on the world.”
Michael M. Crow
Arizona State University
In 2004, Arizona State University made an unprecedented choice to commit to sustainability as a core value in teaching, research, operations and outreach. Since then, we have become a global leader in sustainability efforts—creating the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, launching the first School of Sustainability in the U.S., deploying the largest solar energy portfolio of any university in the U.S. and more.
Acknowledging there will be major environmental and societal crises in the years ahead, Arizona State University now proposes to establish a new kind of laboratory dedicated to the discovery and innovation of the planet’s sustainability.
The Global Futures Laboratory is the next step in our
The laboratory provides key engagement spaces for scientists, educators and leaders across ASU and around the world to address critical issues related to the future of planet Earth.
Rather than solving problems after they arise, we seek to design a future in which humanity not only survives, but thrives.