GreenLight’s mission is to educate and empower both students and business leaders to create positive social, environmental, and economic change through student-led projects.

We envision a world where purpose-driven leaders create a resilient and equitable future for people and planet.

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GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that creates experiential learning opportunities through student-led projects. We recruit purpose-driven students and connect them with businesses to design, plan, and execute a sustainability project using our GreenLight GuideLines project process. Our students become Solutioneers by engineering solutions for organizations during their time spent in GreenLight university chapters. Solutioneers graduate with the relevant hands-on experience necessary to catalyze meaningful change throughout their professional careers.  Our founding chapter started at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability in 2013, and our alumni-led nonprofit organization was incorporated in 2015.

 Our team is comprised of university students, alumni, faculty, and professionals passionate about sustainability.

Board of Directors

Student Solutioneers

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Keleher
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Kevin graduated from ASU's School of Sustainability and W.P. Carey School of Business with honors in Economics of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. He lives and works at Arcosanti, a unique urban laboratory of arcology which fuses architecture with ecology. Kevin likes cats and all things green.

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Nathan Gassmann
Co-Founder & Senior Director

Fatherhood laid the foundation for Nate's interest in sustainability, and he is now a practicing sustainability professional. Professionally, Nate is the Manager of Global Sustainability for Subway restaurants and he has held prior roles with PepsiCo's Global Office of Sustainability. Nate is also passionate about the nexus of sports and sustainability, with experience working on and leading projects at sporting events such as the College Football Playoff Championship, the Super Bowl, and the NFL Draft. Nate is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of ASU's School of Sustainability and he maintains a Total Resource Use Efficiency (TRUE) certificate.

 

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Ryan Mores
Co-Founder & Operations Director

Ryan serves as Vice Chair on the Tempe Sustainability Commission, is a member of the Maricopa County Food System Coalition, and is an active leader in his community. He is an alum of ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, receiving concurrent degrees in Business Sustainability & Supply Chain Management, as well as an International Business Certificate. 

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Michael Schoon
ASU Faculty Advisor

Michael Schoon is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.  His research focus is on environmental governance and how to make collaborations work better in the resolution of environmental dilemmas.  Prior to his return to academia, Mike worked as a strategy consultant at Kurt Salmon Associates where he worked with retail and apparel firms on corporate strategy.  His current work focuses on conservation projects in southern Africa, South America, and Arizona.

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Ashley Weisman
Program Development Director
Ashley Weisman earned her Masters of Sustainability Solutions at Arizona State University and was a Solutioneer as a student. At University Sustainability Practices, she works with staff and students to support and recognize sustainability transitions at ASU as the Sustainability Certification Program Coordinator. Ashley is passionate about sustainability consulting and curriculum for professionals and K-12 students.
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Favian Horta
Network Engagement Director
Favian is an alum of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and was a student Solutioneer during the first few semesters that GreenLight Solutions was active. He works as a Production Scheduler with Abbott in Casa Grande where he oversees site capacity, production schedule, and planning metrics.
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Open Board Positions

GreenLight is seeking new board members with a passion for sustainability, desire to help students succeed, and with specialties in nonprofit development, fundraising, legal, finance, chapter growth, mentoring, & more. Reach out to discuss opportunities.

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What is sustainability, anyways?

Sustainability is one of those buzz words we hear often nowadays, but what does it really mean?  The truth is, sustainability can mean many different things, to many different people, in many different contexts, at many different times.  In short – it’s complex.

When GreenLight was first getting started back in 2013, our core founders collaborated to come up with three general statements to guide our own “sustainability” work…

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How does GreenLight define sustainability?

Sustainability is contextual and must be considered by each person or organization within the context of purpose.

Sustainability is broadly about promoting the healthy coexistence of all species on Earth, managing our utilization of natural resources, and mitigating potential detriments to current and future generations.

Sustainability is individually about becoming aware of how people economically exchange value, interact with the environment and resources, and respect and appreciate one another. 

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 Because sustainability cannot simply be put in a box, GreenLight Solutions Foundation also recognizes and supports the following related definitions & statements:

  • Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 

    Brundtland Report, 1987

  • “Sustainability is improving human well being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems.” 

    -Chris Boone, Dean, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University

  • “Sustainability is a concept with as much transformative potential as justice, liberty, and equality.” 

    -Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

  • “Promoting human prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting and enhancing the earth’s life support systems.” 

    -Board of Directors, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU

  • “Sustainability is an awareness of the connectivity of the world and the implications of our actions. It is finding solutions through innovative approaches, expanding future options by practicing environmental stewardship, building governance institutions that continually learn, and instilling values that promote justice..”

    Charles L. Redman, Founding Director and Professor, School of Sustainability at ASU

  • “Living in harmony with our social and natural environment, based on a sense of justice and equity.”

    -Sander van der Leeuw, Foundation Professor, School of Sustainability at ASU

  • “A capacity of ecosystems to maintain their essential functions and processes, and retain their biodiversity in full measure over the long-term.”

    -Businessdictionary.com

What does sustainability mean to you?

WE ARE SOLUTIONEERS!

A Solutioneer is an individual passionate about improving our community and our planet. Through hands-on projects, student Solutioneers learn how to create sustainable solutions to the myriad of challenges we face in today’s ever-evolving world.  By collaborating with local organizations, Solutioneers obtain relevant, applied experience which complements their studies.  GreenLight Solutioneers gain project management skills, professional development, and the knowledge and confidence to effect positive change throughout their careers and beyond.

 

Apply to become a Solutioneer today!

 

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