Throw away doesn't mean go away, so we're on our way to Zero Waste. In 2010, AU adopted a Zero Waste Policy mandating the creation of a team to develop a plan for reducing and diverting 100% of the university's waste stream.
American University is a leader in sustainability. And as leaders, it is our collective duty to solve the current contamination issue together. Waste diversion is just one of the many sustainable initiatives at AU. Our pioneering sustainability peer education program has hosted the only environmental educators' conference of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic.