Sun Devils noted for environmental performance

May 21, 2012

It's not often that you hear about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teaming up with the Boston Red Sox, but that is the goal of the Green Sports Alliance – a nonprofit with a "mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance." The alliance's mission is stated on their website, where the Arizona State Sun Devils are the featured team this month.

The Sun Devils were selected as the featured team for their commitment to offer "a better way to play," evident in their expansive solar installments and their public transportation partnerships. Wells Fargo Arena solar panels Download Full Image

"Sun Devil Power comes from 57 projects across Arizona State University's four campuses: Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West," the alliance writes. "Sun Devil Athletics facilities host more than 3.5 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic energy systems of ASU's total 15.3 MW. … And fans arrive at Sun Devil games on the METRO light rail."

The Green Sports Alliance works with sports teams and environmental experts to improve the fan experience and the way in which sports facilities operate in the United States. They write: "Professional sports has been supporting socially responsible causes for decades. Now our environment will benefit from that good work."

To see ASU featured on the website, and learn more about how the alliance is working to sustain our planet – and Fenway Park – visit

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library

This summer, get cool at the ASU Art Museum

May 21, 2012

For the 14th year, the ASU Art Museum in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents a refreshing summer exhibition.

Designed around appealing, educational themes and featuring hands-on activities for families, the summer exhibitions bring art to life in a place that’s very cool, in every sense: the ASU Art Museum. Download Full Image

This summer, the museum is proud to present Collecting Arizona, a tribute to our state in honor of its Centennial. The ASU Art Museum will showcase painters, photographers, ceramicists and sculptors from the region and artwork about Arizona from the museum’s rich and significant collection, including works by Susan Beiner, Bob Carey, Colin Chillag, Edward S. Curtis, Matthew Moore, Fritz Scholder, Kurt Weiser, Steven Yazzie, and many more.

Collecting Arizona: Selections from the ASU Art Museum will be on display June 9 through September 29.

The museum also will be highlighting its community partners, including Eight, Arizona PBS; Valley Metro; Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Tempe Arts Commission.

The summer also brings Family Fun Day, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, in conjunction with the exhibition. This event is a big art party for children, including a variety of theme-related hands-on art making projects, educational booths, free refreshments and entertainment in the form of performances by local musicians, dancers, magicians and puppeteers.

Thanks to generous community support and sponsorship, admission to the exhibition and Family Fun Day remains free.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library