Dream is Green

Energy & Climate

  • Climate Plan
  • Conservation and Efficiency
  • On-Site Renewables
  • Large-Scale Renewables
  • Carbon Offsets
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Climate Commitment

On April 21, 2008, President Neil Kerwin signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) pledging that AU would work to achieve carbon neutrality. American University's goal is to be carbon neutral by the year 2020 using the following four strategies.

Reduce Emissions at the Source

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Produce Renewable Energy On-Site

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Purchase Renewable Energy

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Offset Unavoidable Emissions

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"I am confident that we can meet the expectation to educate our students and the entire university community on global warming, create institutional responses, and embrace the commitment that AU continue its leadership role as a socially responsible university with strong values and actionable ideals."

American University President Neil Kerwin