An automatic door on campus. Stickers on the door read, 'Automatic Door, Caution,' and 'Activate Switch to Operate.'

Buildings ·

American University Working To Make Campus More Accessible

Efforts under way currently to provide greater accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities.
Full Story

An electric vehicle charging station on campus

Environment ·

AU’s Growing Number of Charging Stations For Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Installation of charging stations intended to encourage driving electric vehicles
Full Story

Solar panels on roof

Environment ·

American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

American University achieves carbon neutrality in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, becoming the first university in the US to do so
Full Story

Solar panels on the roof of an AU building. As part of the carbon neutral plan, about 2,500 solar panels were installed on campus. AU also entered into a partnership to install solar panels in North Carolina.

Achievements ·

Red, Blue—And Green: American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

AU is the first US university to become completely carbon neutral.
Full Story

Fans in Bender Arena gather around recycling bins, with Clawed joining in

Environment ·

Men's Basketball Hosts Sustainability Game Night

Join fans on Monday night to celebrate basketball and sustainability
Full Story

McKinley Building Exterior

Environment ·

American University Uses Innovative Software To Boost Energy Savings

Data collected is used to bring about significant reduction in building’s energy costs and carbon footprint
Full Story

Flowers and cultivated plants next to a bench, right near the School of International Service building.

On Campus ·

How the Garden Grows: Graduate Student Plans Film on Arboretum

The short doc will celebrate the beauty of AU’s 84-acre campus.
Full Story