The Global Institute of Sustainability headquarters building on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus was renamed in honor of Julie Ann Wrigley. ASU President Michael Crow, along with Rob Walton, chairman of the board of Walmart and co-chair of the Board of Trustees for Sustainability at ASU, a crowd of community and business leaders, and the ASU community, honored the Institute’s founding benefactor as the university celebrated the newly named Wrigley Hall.
The Global Institute of Sustainability was established in 2004 through the visionary leadership of Crow and the generous philanthropic support of Wrigley. The Institute serves as an administrative hub for the sustainability research, education, and business practices that take place every day across all four of ASU’s campuses and beyond.
Since 2008, the Global Institute of Sustainability has been headquartered in the building, now named for Wrigley. Formerly home to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the Global Institute of Sustainability building was renovated in 2007-08 to integrate sustainability features that reduce consumption and waste and enhance the quality of life for students, faculty, and staff.
The building has been an ideal headquarters and a model of sustainability for the university. By renaming it as Wrigley Hall, ASU honors a great philanthropist while also expanding the university community’s attention to the many sustainability initiatives that take place outside of the building’s walls.
Wrigley serves as president and chief executive officer of Wrigley Investments, president of the Julie A. Wrigley Foundation, co-founder of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at USC, and chairman of the board, emeritus, of The Peregrine Fund.
Check out details from the renaming ceremony below: