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Students signing a pledge to not use single-use plastics

Environment ·

Sustainability and Zero Waste Teams Spearhead Single-Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

University community signs pledge to use reusable utensils to help reduce waste.
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Environment ·

AU Facilities Management Gets Ready for Curtailment

Each winter break for the past seven years, AU Facilities Management ensures lights are turned off, non-essential cords are unplugged, and thermostats are turned down, all in a process to save energy while students and staff are away.
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Hands holding soil with plants growing.

Environment ·

Environmental leaders explore path forward on sustainable policies

Attendees gathered at a recent conference hosted by the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) discussed what it will take to move the agenda forward to adequately combat the many environmental and energy challenges facing the nation and the world.
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Scenic view of river and forest.

Environment ·

Charting a Course for Net Zero Carbon by 2050

Experts gathered for an event at AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) say the transformation to net zero carbon is technologically possible, if there is the will to make it happen.
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Workers clean plastics out of a river

Science ·

Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay

More than 40 percent of the plastics used today are single-use. Large volumes end up as litter or in unintended places, such as our waterways
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New LED lights in Campus Bookstore

Environment ·

Bright Lights, Big Savings: LED Lights Installed in Fitness Center and Campus Store

New lighting fixtures will help reduce energy consumption on campus.
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Research ·

Get to Know Them: Jessica Gephart

This profile on CAS’s newest environmental science professor is part of a series on recently hired faculty.
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Grass cutout of world continents

Environment ·

Book Focused on Environmental Policy and Sustainability Receives International Political Science Prize

AU School of Public Affairs' Distinguished Executive-in-Residence Daniel Fiorino’s book, "A Good Life on a Finite Earth: The Political Economy of Green Growth," has been awarded the Charles Levine Prize of the International Political Science Association.
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Environment ·

British Embassy Calls On AU Students’ Expertise To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

AU students present research and recommendations to embassy staff, including the deputy head of mission
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Literature ·

Extinctions and Catastrophes: First-Year Students Start with the Tough Questions

The Writer as Witness book selection, The Sixth Extinction, confronts climate change.
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