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Sustainability Team - 2011

Sustainability Project Team

The Sustainability Project Team consists of students, faculty, and staff from diverse departments all over campus

The Strategic Plan states that “life at AU will be marked by…an active pursuit of sustainability…” In order to fulfill this goal, AU is a Charter Participant in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), developed a Climate Action Plan, and has adopted several sustainability policies.

The Sustainability Team, made up of students, faculty, and staff, will guide development and implementation of an overarching Sustainability Plan that integrates education and research, facilities and operations, and planning, administration and engagement.

The term of this Team begins in fall 2011 and extends through the end of FY 2014, concluding April 30, 2014, to be reconvened thereafter if/as may be deemed necessary.

To view AU's current set of sustainability policies, our existing Climate Action Plan, and a Project Team meeting schedule with meeting minutes, notes, and presentations, please use the links on the right sidebar.


Peter Starr, College of Arts and Sciences

Jorge Abud, Facilities Development & Real Estate

Additional Members:


Simon Nicholson, School of International Service

Leeanne Dunsmore, School of International Service

Amanda Leiter, Washington College of Law

Kiho Kim, College of Arts and Sciences

Dan Fiorino, School of Public Affairs

Dan Jacobs, Kogod School of Business

Anna Olsson,Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning


John Danner, Procurement and Contracts

David Osborne, Facilities Management

Willy Suter, Facilities Management

Dan Hanlon, Facilities Management

Chris O’Brien, Office of Sustainability

Emily Curley, Office of Sustainability

Joshua Kaplan, Office of Sustainability

Ann Jointer, Human Resources

University Communications & Marketing

Sarah Leiberman, University Marketing

Development and Alumni Relations

Lee Holsopple, University-Wide Initiatives

Campus Life

Sophia Benedicktus, Housing & Dining Programs

Scott Jones, University Center


Scott Berman, Eco-Sense

Jennifer Jones, Student Government/Eco-Sense

Chelsea Silber, Eco-Sense

Josephine Chu, Green Eagle

Silvia Fejka, Washington College of Law


Brian Keene, President, SmartPower, BA 1989


Strategic Plan Transformational Goal #7:

Act On Our Values Through Social Responsibility and Service

"...Life at the university will be marked by rich opportunities for service, an active pursuit of sustainability, a steadfast sense of ethics, and a vigorous commitment to the city and people of Washington, D.C."