Carbon Project

Launched in June 2018, the ASU Carbon Project purchases and generates offsets for difficult to mitigate ASU carbon emissions. The ASU Carbon Project is funded, in part, by the price on carbon for all ASU-sponsored air travel.

The project objectives are:

  • Reduce ASU’s greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Reduce the need to purchase offsets in the future. 
  • Tell ASU’s story and connect to local communities while supporting academics and research.

ASU Carbon Project Solutions

Carbon Sink at ASU West

The Carbon Sink and Learning Forest mitigates ASU’s carbon emissions while providing a living laboratory for ASU faculty and students. The forest consists of 1,000 trees on 10.5 acres at ASU West. As a living laboratory, faculty and staff have access to investigate a wide range of research questions while the trees mature and sequester carbon.

For more information about the ASU Carbon Project, email University Sustainability Practices.

Urban Forestry

ASU has worked with the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe to plant trees with the help of many volunteers.  As they grow, the trees will sequester carbon to reduce ASU’s carbon emissions. During their life, the trees reduce the heat island effect, beautify the community, and provide shade.

Submit your ideas

University Sustainability Practices seeks input on potential carbon mitigation projects. Projects must meet the purpose and guidelines detailed in the submission form but do not need to be implementation-ready.