Sustainable Earth, a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Wells Fargo, aims to make expert-level sustainability news, research, and education relatable and accessible to consumers, small businesses and educators, with the goal of providing ways for them to take direct action toward creating a more sustainable future.
With content produced by ASU researchers and research students, and other sustainability experts, the platform delivers expert knowledge, innovative research, and science-backed curricula to empower ‘everyday’ sustainability through small changes. The content covers a broad range of topics across lifestyle, sustainable business and education and aims to break down the latest trends, research and reports, making the information more accessible and actionable.
“On the heels of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), it’s clear the public and private sectors must come together to take action,” said Sustainable Earth Program Manager Katelyn Armbruster, M.Ed. “Countries and global organizations are struggling to meet climate goals, and climate change is becoming a bigger threat to humankind and the world. Consumers and small businesses want to take action, but it can be a nebulous topic. Sustainable Earth is on a mission to change that.”
Sustainable Earth currently provides a series of free micro-courses for small businesses covering sustainability fundamentals, sustainable supply chains, CDP and ESG reporting, and the fundamentals of circular economy. For educators, there is a series of classroom learning activities.
As the environment and humanity face a number challenges, Sustainable Earth, with the support of Wells Fargo, is providing ways for small businesses and consumers to take small actions to build a more sustainable future and create more equitable communities.