Joshua Kaplan

Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability

  • Joshua became American University's Sustainability Outreach Specialist in July, 2011, and Sustainability Coordinator in January, 2014. Joshua conducts campus sustainability outreach and education for the Office of Sustainability, fostering extensive collaboration around a variety of projects with students, faculty, and staff. Programs under Josh's oversight include the Green Eagles peer educators, Green Office (GO!) program, and AU's annual Earth Month activities.

    Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability as a staff member, Joshua served as AU's Sustainability Intern, where he worked on a number of behind-the-scenes initiatives to promote sustainability on campus. He has also dabbled in paleobiology at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and worked in marketing and communications with the nonprofit organizations Smartpower and The Wellness Community.

    Joshua holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from AU, where he authored a senior capstone exploring the implementation of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) across higher education institutions, and an MS in Sustainability Management from the Kogod School of Business.
  • Degrees

    BA Environmental Studies, American University, 2011
    MS Sustainability Management, American University, 2014
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    Woods-Brown Amphitheatre

    Book Currently Reading:

    Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Intro to Community-Based Social Marketing, by Doug McKenzie-Mohr

  • Sustainability, Office of
  • New Mexico (3201) - 258

  • (202) 885-6262 (Office)
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Certifications

LEED Green Associate

Media Appearances

July 2012 - Interview with Abdul Aziz Khan and Amina Kamal Khan of VOA Pakistan's Paak Pakistan; applying recycling and waste diversion outreach techniques to a record-setting waste collection initiative in Pakistan. Watch video

Professional Presentations

"Applying Innovative Web-Based Tools to Enhance Behavior Change Programs." Presented at the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2014.

"STARS: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation." Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.