American University is proud to be a sustainability leader. Through our innovative approach to reducing emissions, using green power, and purchasing strategic carbon offsets, we achieved carbon neutrality two years ahead of schedule.
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the most important step AU takes toward carbon neutrality. AU has programs to engage the whole community in practicing sustainable habits.
Using emissions-free electricity drives down AU's carbon footprint and contributes to sustainable practices.
Some sources of GHG emissions can't be completely eliminated, but strategic and innovative offset initiatives allow AU to offset those GHG emissions our community produces.