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AU EcoPledge program

Environment ·

New Sustainability Initiatives Engage Hundreds of AU Students

As part of American University’s continued efforts to promote a culture of sustainability, this fall the Office of Sustainability launched the EcoRep and EcoPledge programs.
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Filbert Street Garden

Environment ·

A RECIPE for Changing the Food System

Network of researchers led by AU to help solve wasted food problem.
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AU’s Yazaki absorption chillers

Environment ·

AU utilizes “trigeneration” to cool campus efficiently during summer months

University engineers take advantage of the new Low-Temperature Hot Water system and the electrical generation cogeneration plant to capture waste heat and use it to cool campus buildings.
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Roper Pocket Park

Environment ·

New Sustainability Plan Pushes AU Forward for Next Five Years

The action plan helps prepare for climate change impacts.
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Campus Beautification Day sign on the main quad

On Campus ·

Bringing Campus Back to Life on Earth Day

On Monday, AU kicked off Campus Beautification Day, a university tradition each April around Earth Day.
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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

Environment ·

AU Professor’s Film Inspires Environmental Action

Unbreathable is a centerpiece of green film festivals.
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Ober 2015

Environment ·

AU Alumna Advocates for Climate Refugees

Ober found her calling through an SIS course.
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Sustainability at AU

Environment ·

Leading the Charge for a Healthier Planet

AU is the nation's first carbon neutral university.
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The AU maintenance team is working to ensure ventilation systems keep the campus safe.

Campus Safety ·

Here's How AU's Maintenance Staff is Keeping Campus Safe During COVID-19

The 160-member Facilities Management Team is taking additional measures to protect the AU community.
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Claudio Grossman Hall

Achievements ·

American University Wins Awards for Outstanding Events and Catering Venue

AU won two awards for outstanding event venues and finished second in a different category.
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