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Student Life ·

New Wellness Platform Launches for AU Students

AU students now have access to a new tool that can help: a personalized wellness platform, You@American, with self-checks and evaluations to help each student assess their challenges, set their own goals, and support their emotional wellbeing.
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Diagram illustrating AU's combined heat and power plant

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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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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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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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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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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Environment ·

2019 Winter Break Curtailment Saves Energy

Annual winter curtailment effort yields significant energy savings
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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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