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Tim Doud with his Art at Amtrak mural “A Great Public Work”

Research ·

College Faculty Receive 80 Awards Totaling Over $11 Million in 2023

Faculty awards making impacts on issues at local, national, and global levels
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Energy and water use on campus during winter 2023-24 closure

Environment ·

Winter Energy Curtailment Efforts Result in Significant Energy and Water Cost Savings

The measurements all have been collected and analyzed and the findings make apparent that American University’s annual Winter Energy Curtailment efforts were again an overwhelming success.
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Seventy-five percent of campus waste filters into large containers near AU’s Sports Center Annex.

Environment ·

Trace Your Waste

Leave fewer (environmental) footprints behind by following Facility Management’s trash-sorting guidelines.
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This year’s Campus Race to Zero Waste competition, running now through March 23, will tip off on February 7 at Bender Arena with the 10th Annual Sustainability-themed Men’s Basketball game.

Athletics ·

AU Men's Basketball 10th Annual Sustainability Awareness Game, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Tip-off to eight-week national competition to reduce waste produced on campus
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Food spills out of a trash can. Photo from Getty.

Environment ·

Two Facts and a Fiction: Waste Not

CAS professorial lecturer and RECIPES fellow Kristine Beran on wasted food, which reaches a peak during the holiday season.
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Teagan Odders in the Reeves Aquatic Center lifeguard stand. Photo by Jeff Watts.

Athletics ·

Is There a Lifeguard on Board?

AU lifeguard Teagan Odders, CAS/BS ’27, put her CPR training to work, helping a flight attendant having a seizure while traveling back to campus after Thanksgiving.
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Mark Freedman of Facilities Management explains how the heating plant operates.

Environment ·

Facilities Management Marks ENERGY STAR Day with a Heating Plant Tour

Facilities Management partners with Office of Sustainability to show staff and faculty AU's energy-saving heating plant
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Professor Casey Cook conducting AU Chorus during rehearsal. Photo: Olivia Bloch

Environment ·

Intertwining Roots: Collaborative, Antiracist Scholarship and the Environment

Two-day event promotes antiracist approaches to environmental work.
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Some of the reused light fittings that were diverted from waste.

Environment ·

A Bright Idea: Reducing Energy Through Material Reuse

AU reduces waste by reusing materials from demolition during recent tunnel renovation.
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From left: AU undergraduate Maxwell Downing, Dana Fisher, two Columbia University researchers and AU graduate student Caitlin Wiley take a photo at the March to End Fossil Fuels.

Environment ·

Taking the Temperature of Global Warming

SIS professor Dana Fisher and a team of researchers polled participants about climate change at the March to End Fossil Fuels.
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