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Sustainability Map & Tours

Sustainability Map & Tours

Join Office of Sustainability staff on a guided campus tour of AU's green buildings, vegetated roofs, green energy systems, and more. Tours begin inside the SIS Building. Tours are offered regularly during the academic year, and last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. 

SCHEDULE A GUIDED TOUR

Tours should be individually scheduled for classes, offices, clubs, and other groups, including those from outside the university. A trained student intern or professional staff member will lead you through AU's sustainable features. 

Schedule a Tour: E-mail sustainability@american.edu specifying your preferred tour date, time, and approximate number of attendees. Regular business hours, Monday - Friday, are preferred.

Presentation Option: Guided tours can also be paired with a PowerPoint presentation that delves more deeply into our behind-the-scenes work on campus. This option is popular with classes seeking a broad overview of the principles of sustainability.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR & CURRICULUM

Self-Guided Tour: Our Sustainability Story Map is mobile-friendly, and can be used as a self-guided tour. This option is suitable for individuals or small groups. You can also watch our sustainability tour video featuring Office of Sustainability staff and interns.

Sustainability Lesson Plan: We've created a lesson plan that instructors can use to incorporate campus sustainability into the classroom. To access the lesson plan, visit the Education and Research page, and click on the "Curriculum" tab. The activities and materials provided in the lesson plan are a great alternative to scheduling a guided tour.

Interested in campus sustainability features?

Explore the American University Sustainability Story Map.

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Interested in taking an Arboretum Tour?

Guided tours of AU's Arboretum can be requested by phone at 202-885-1145 or email.

Request a Tour