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Green Teaching Program

How to Apply For a Green Teaching Certificate For Your Fall 2017 Courses

We are no longer accepting applications for a Green Teaching Certificate for Summer 2017 courses, and will begin accepting applications for Fall 2017 courses on August 10. Apply to help making American University greener and to earn a Green Teaching Certificate logo for your Blackboard course pages and syllabi. It only takes ten minutes.

2017 Green Teacher of the Year

Engel receiving Green Teacher of the Year Award

Photo credit: Jeff Watts, University Photographer

Congratulations to Professor Larry Engel (School of Communications), winner of the 2017 Green Teacher of the Year Award! Learn more about why Professor Engel was selected to win the award, and read about previous years' winners.

Green Teaching Program at 2013 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

The Green Teaching Program was represented with a poster presentation at this year's EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA on October 16, 2013. To download the PDF or PowerPoint version of the poster presentation, click on one of the links below.

Greening the Classroom Poster (PDF)

Greening the Classroom PowerPoint (PDF)

About the program

The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and Eco-Sense piloted a Green Teaching Certificate during the 2008-09 academic year. This is part of an attempt to reward faculty members who are green teachers, while giving green courses a familiar face among students. The Green Teaching Certificate is based on a system of self-reporting. Faculty members at American University can qualify for a Green Teaching Certificate by answering a number of questions about their efforts to make their courses more sustainable. Upon evaluation, qualified courses will be rewarded with a seal representing one of five different levels of the Green Teaching Certificate, which can be put on syllabi and Blackboard pages to market courses as green.

In the News

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Green Teaching Program in the news!

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The number of individual AU Faculty members who have been certified since the program started in 2008.

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Green Teacher of the Year

Photo: From left, Anna Olsson of CTRL, students Allie Dart, Matt Lehtonen, and Director of Sustainability Christopher O'Brien.

Read about the faculty who have been recognized, their classes and what makes them innovatively green!