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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.
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Man is planting trees.

Announcement ·

American University Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program in Washington, D.C.

AU has announced an innovative program that will offset the carbon emissions caused by students, faculty and staff members who commute to campus by planting trees throughout D.C.
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Student getting a haircut in barber chair.

On Campus ·

Exploring Masculinity

AU program challenges students by teaching the differences between healthy masculinity and toxic masculinity.
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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
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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
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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.
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Councilmember Mary Cheh presents resolution to Professor John C. Watson, declaring October 3 as

Communications ·

AU Commemorates National News Engagement Day

Day dedicated to highlight the importance of young people staying informed of current events
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American University staff stand in front of Batelle-Tompkins building with ENERGY STAR certification

Environment ·

American University Earns First ENERGY STAR Certification

Battelle-Tompkins Building recognized by EPA for “Superior Energy Efficiency”
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We Are Still In with the

Environment ·

Paris Climate Accord: AU Says “We Are Still In”

AU is among the universities that will maintain US commitment to addressing climate change.
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Kenyan woman holding a wood-burning stove

Environment ·

AU Invests in Project Offsetting Study Abroad-Related Travel Emissions

Investment in Paradigm Project will provide efficient wood-burning stoves to African women, helping communities and the environment.
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