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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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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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Members of the Energy and Engineering team, with Clawed

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How American University’s Energy & Engineering Team Spent Its Summer

Team members found opportunities throughout the season to engage staff and students about their on-campus energy-savings efforts.
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A mural of famous people of Black culture at the East River Park Shopping Center.

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From Urban Resilience to Abolitionist Climate Justice in Washington, DC

SIS professor Malini Ranganathan and Eve Bratman, a professor at Franklin and Marshall College, recently published an article which investigates the history of environmental racism and opportunities for climate justice in the District.
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Environmental Protection Experts Analyze Challenges and Opportunities for EPA

Participants in two-day conference at AU on the future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underscored the need for the agency to leverage scientific expertise and share its story widely to gain support and funding needed to do its work.
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Forest stream

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New Survey Suggests Future Directions for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) at SPA surveyed 1,550 former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the EPA Alumni Association about the top challenges and future direction of the agency.
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Underground heating and cooling pipes

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AU Energy Savings To Be Maximized With New Underground Heating System

Installation of hot-water heating system expected to improve energy efficiency and produce carbon savings.
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Reilly Awardees

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Environment Leaders Honored With Annual Reilly Awards

The seventh annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Governance and Leadership, given by AU SPA and its Center for Environmental Policy, recognized two career environmental champions — Kevin Fay and Linda Fisher.
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An Energy and Engineering staff member shows students the energy efficiency measures in the Katzen mechanical room

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LEED Students Study Real-World Energy Challenges Presented by Katzen Arts Center

Energy & Engineering team partners with SIS professor for class tour of building’s mechanical room
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Carbon Commitment Climate Leadership

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AU Recognized By Climate Action Organization For Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Second Nature highlights AU for being first urban campus to achieve green milestone
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