Green Office mugs

Education ·

Green Office Program Revamped

How environmentally friendly is your AU or home office?  Help expand the sustainability practices in your workplace by participating in the Green Office Program.
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Airlie includes a working farm, hotel, events space, and conference center.

On Campus ·

New Plan to Grow Airlie Is Built on Property’s History of Changemaking

As AU enters its sixth year of stewardship, university leaders have outlined an 18-month vision for Airlie, which lays the foundation for growth and sustainability into the future.
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Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert speaks to students as the 2022 Sine Institute Distinguished Lecturer.

Environment ·

Patagonia Founder Gives Away Company to Tackle Climate Crisis

Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert joined AU's Sine Institute to discuss Patagonia’s recent decision and discuss running a socially and environmentally conscious company.
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O2GO reusable takeout containers filled with lunch items.

Announcement ·

American University Introduces Reusable To-Go Containers in Campus Dining

Grant from D.C. area partners supports campus efforts to reduce waste
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Mollie Russell (left) and Natalie Oliver (right)

Achievements ·

Keeping Compost Clean

AU Compost Crew designs innovative lids for bins in bid for Zero Waste.
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Mollie Russell

On Campus ·

Students Lead the Way In Combatting Compost Contamination

Compost contamination is widespread on college campuses. Students are testing solutions as AU works to meet zero waste goals.
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Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In

Environment ·

AU To Co-Host and Participate in Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In: DC

AU is partnering with seven other DC-area colleges and universities to host the Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In. Featuring more than 30 speakers in 15 different panels, these student-focused events will highlight climate initiatives on each campus.
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Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022

Environment ·

AU Takes Part in Campus Race to Zero Waste National Competition

American University’s Office of Sustainability and Zero Waste Office encourage the campus community to participate in the annual Campus Race to Zero Waste national competition.
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Baehler and McGraw Lead Pipe Research News

Environment ·

Timely Study by SPA Researchers Provides Roadmap for Equitable Lead Pipe Replacement

Center for Environmental Policy Home, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC
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Men's Basketball Holds 8th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game on Feb. 16

Environment ·

Men's Basketball Holds 8th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game on Feb. 16

"Go Green," but wear red, white, and blue to Bender Arena to cheer on AU's men's basketball team at the 8th Annual Sustainability Awareness Game against Navy on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
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