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New gas turbine installed on campus that generates onsite electricity.

Environment ·

New Gas Turbines Now Generating Onsite Electricity

Installation of turbines reduces AU’s off-site electrical energy generation, purchasing, and delivery.
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Children's drawing that says

Environment ·

American University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day done online, amid stay-at-home-orders.
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An AU facilities employee monitoring energy use

Environment ·

2019 Winter Break Curtailment Saves Energy

Annual winter curtailment effort yields significant energy savings
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Announcement ·

American University Eliminates All Public Fossil Fuel Investments from Its Endowment

As part of its comprehensive commitment to sustainability, American University has divested all of its public fossil fuel investments from its endowment.
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Students outside East Campus

Environment ·

East Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification

East Campus is the latest AU facility to be receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
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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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KSB Alumni Jeremy Jensen

Business ·

Go with the Flow

Kogod alum Jeremy Jensen believes flow states are the key to a productive, motivating, and happy career.
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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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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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