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Education and Research

Education and Research

HD- OOS - Student table sustainability

Sustainability, as a classroom and research topic, is naturally cross-disciplinary and provides an opportunity to connect students and faculty with varying academic interests to collaborate. Students can enroll in courses that include sustainability in every school at American University and many faculty members are engaged in research that contributes to the breadth and depth of knowledge in sustainability. More than 400 faculty members have been certified through the Green Teaching Program which focuses on recognizing teachers who use green practices in the classroom.


American University is home to a number of programs focused on sustainability:

American University Sustainability Fund

American University’s Sustainability Fund advances the university’s active pursuit of sustainability by providing financial and administrative support for campus sustainability projects developed and proposed by members of the university community.



Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

AU Faculty Research


All faculty members are invited to join the ECOllaborative to connect with other faculty who are interested in sustainability topics.