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Samira Sine, left, Jeff Sine, and AU president Sylvia M. Burwell.

Government & Politics ·

Three Years in, Sine Institute Continues to Grow

As it kicks off its fourth class of fellows, the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics has created a space for open dialogue and lived up to AU’s Challenge Accepted ethos.
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Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022

Environment ·

AU Takes Part in Campus Race to Zero Waste National Competition

American University’s Office of Sustainability and Zero Waste Office encourage the campus community to participate in the annual Campus Race to Zero Waste national competition.
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Baehler and McGraw Lead Pipe Research News

Environment ·

Timely Study by SPA Researchers Provides Roadmap for Equitable Lead Pipe Replacement

Center for Environmental Policy Home, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC
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Men's Basketball Holds 8th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game on Feb. 16

Environment ·

Men's Basketball Holds 8th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game on Feb. 16

"Go Green," but wear red, white, and blue to Bender Arena to cheer on AU's men's basketball team at the 8th Annual Sustainability Awareness Game against Navy on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
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The two 100-foot smokestacks behind Asbury Hall are coming down over winter break.

Environment ·

Relics of a Bygone Era Coming Down Over Winter Break

The removal of campus smokestacks furthers AU’s green initiatives.
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AU EcoPledge program

Environment ·

New Sustainability Initiatives Engage Hundreds of AU Students

As part of American University’s continued efforts to promote a culture of sustainability, this fall the Office of Sustainability launched the EcoRep and EcoPledge programs.
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Hands holding a sea star

Research ·

AU Environmental Science Research Booming

Discoveries and innovations in new Hall of Science
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Scientists at work in labs in AU's Hall of Science

Science ·

Scientific Research and Discovery at AU’s Hall of Science

Advanced equipment and collaborative opportunities for departments of neuroscience, biology, chemistry, and environmental science departments
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Forest restoration is one of many approaches to carbon removal.

Environment ·

6 Things to Know about Carbon Removal and Climate Change

We asked David Morrow, director of research at SIS’s Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, to share with us six things to know about carbon removal and climate change.
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Twilight view of China's Biggest coal-fired power plant in Shanghai, China.

Environment ·

5 Things to Know about China and Climate Change

SIS professor Judith Shapiro breaks down China's current environmental policies.
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