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.
DegreesBA 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
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
LEED Green Associate
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
"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.