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Staff Sustainability at AU

Staff members play a critical role in sustainability progress and there are a number of ways you can get involved with campus sustiainability at American University. Our Green Office Program promotes sustainable practices in offices around campus. Explore the links below to learn how you can become a sustainability champion.

Stay in the Know

Subscribe to the sustainability newsletter to receive notifications about upcoming events and opportunities. 

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Green Office Participants

Green Office Program

The Green Office Program promotes sustainable practices in offices across the university.

Become a green office

Green Home Office Guide

Green Home Guide

Working from home? We have some tips for greening your space and your day.

Green your home office

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The Office of Sustainability hosts, supports, and promotes events throughout the year.

See Events

Waste Sorting on Quad

Green Event Guidelines

Hosting an event? Consider the following guidelines to make your event sustainable and zero-waste.

Green Your Event

sustainability tour

Sustainability Tours

Join Office of Sustainability staff on a guided campus tour or virtually explore sustainable features on campus.

Take a Tour

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Sustainability Fund

The sustainablility fund provides financial and administrative support to implement environmental projects on AU's campus.

Fund your Idea

Additional Resources

Accessing Education Materials from the U.S. Green Building Council
All staff members have access to American University’s institutional subscription to the U.S. Green Building Council. This subscription provides many resources, presentations, and case studies related to green buildings and sustainability. It also includes continuing education resources for those with LEED credentials. To access these resources, please follow these instructions: