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Participants at the annual Sustainability Awareness Basketball game

Athletics ·

Men’s Basketball Hosting 7th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game

Cheer on AU men’s basketball and celebrate university’s environmental accomplishments.
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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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Light switch with a sticker that reads,

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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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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Woman in front of backdrop with fish

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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The British royal coat of arms of a lion and a unicorn, with the words, British Embassy Washington

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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Book cover of

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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Members of the Energy and Engineering team, with Clawed

Buildings ·

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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