Our History

Since our founding in 2013, Phoenix Sustainability Initiative has grown in members, project groups, and impact. 

The Beginnings

PSI's earliest logo in 2015 under the name "Phoenix Energy Initiative."

Phoenix Sustainability Initiative was founded in 2013 under the name "Phoenix Initiative." Our first president, Frederic Repond, sought to create a student initiative on campus that could unite various academic backgrounds under the flag of unique and sustainable community service. Our name shifted to "Phoenix Energy Initiative" in 2015. Check out our Archived Project Groups to learn about our first initiatives!

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The first group photo of "Phoenix Initiative" in 2014

"Phoenix Energy Initiative" in November 2014

"Phoenix Energy Initiative" in Spring 2015

In 2016, Phoenix Energy Initiative merged with the Green Campus Initiative to become Phoenix Sustainability Initiative

PSI's logo when under the new name, "Phoenix Sustainability Initiative," in 2017

The Becoming of PSI

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PSI members for the 2016-2017 academic year

PSI members for the 2017-2018 academic year

PSI Members for the 2018-2019 academic year

PSI Today

We redesigned our logo in 2019 to the one we still use today. 

In 2020, we reached another important milestone: receiving the 2020 RSO of the Year Award. 

PSI's current logo, designed

in 2019

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PSI members for the 2019-2020 academic year

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PSI Members for the 2020-2021 academic year

PSI members for the 2021-2022 academic year.