2011: Year in Review
The past 12 months were a banner year for sustainability at AU. After earning one of the nation's highest scores in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), AU continued to aspire to new heights, hosting a week of events celebrating Earth Day, piloting the new Green Office (GO!) program, and installing DC's largest solar energy system. While each of these accomplishments is noteworthy on its own, we turned to the AU community to help us decide which sustainability stories from the past year were their favorites by voting on our Facebook Page. We are pleased to present the Top 10 American University Sustainability Stories of 2011. There's so much to be proud of this year, and as we look toward 2012, the horizon becomes even brighter as our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends - all green wonks - work toward a more sustainable future for AU and the world.