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Roper Pocket Park

Environment ·

New Sustainability Plan Pushes AU Forward for Next Five Years

The action plan helps prepare for climate change impacts.
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Campus Beautification Day sign on the main quad

On Campus ·

Bringing Campus Back to Life on Earth Day

On Monday, AU kicked off Campus Beautification Day, a university tradition each April around Earth Day.
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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

Environment ·

AU Professor’s Film Inspires Environmental Action

Unbreathable is a centerpiece of green film festivals.
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Ober 2015

Environment ·

AU Alumna Advocates for Climate Refugees

Ober found her calling through an SIS course.
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Sustainability at AU

Environment ·

Leading the Charge for a Healthier Planet

AU is the nation's first carbon neutral university.
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The AU maintenance team is working to ensure ventilation systems keep the campus safe.

Campus Safety ·

Here's How AU's Maintenance Staff is Keeping Campus Safe During COVID-19

The 160-member Facilities Management Team is taking additional measures to protect the AU community.
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Claudio Grossman Hall

Achievements ·

American University Wins Awards for Outstanding Events and Catering Venue

AU won two awards for outstanding event venues and finished second in a different category.
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Heat and Power circuit diagram

Environment ·

AU Combined Heat and Power System Reuses Waste Heat, Saves Campus Energy and Money

Natural gas-fired microturbines generate electricity locally on-campus
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Photo of a gas turbine

Environment ·

New Gas Turbines Now Generating Onsite Electricity 2020

Installation of turbines reduces AU’s off-site electrical energy generation, purchasing, and delivery.
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Tree Campus, Higher Education. An Arbor Day Foundation Program

Environment ·

AU Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for 10th Year in a Row

This summer, American University received the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 10th year in a row.
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