American University

Washington, D.C.

Achieved Carbon Neutrality in 2018.

American University Website

First Climate Action PlanSustainability Plan (2014)*Reporting Platform Profile

*AU is in the process of updating their Sustainability Plan. 

AU Neutrality Announcement Press Releases and Articles 
Red, Blue-And Green: American University Achieves Carbon NeutralityAU Communications & Marketing – News.  April 25, 2018.

Carbon Neutrality is Now Reality at American UniversityAU Media Relations – News.  April 25, 2018.

American University Achieves Carbon NeutralityAU Finance – News.  May 4, 2018.


AU Neutrality Announcement Social Media Posts
AU Twitter Post.  April 25, 2018. 

AU Related Twitter Post.  April 25, 2018.


Announcement Press Coverage
AU achieves carbon neutrality goal two years ahead of scheduleThe Eagle.  April 25, 2018.

American University’s Road to Carbon NeutralityCommercial Property Executive.  May 17, 2018.

Carbon Neutrality is Now Reality at American University.  PR Newswire.  April 25, 2018.

Washington, DC’s American University Graduates to Carbon Neutral.  The Energy Mix.  May 22, 2018.

American University just graduated to carbon neutral, thanks partly to energy efficiency.  Blog Post.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.  May 14, 2018.

Fifty-Percent Powered By Solar, American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality.  April 26, 2018.


Post Announcement Press Coverage, Updates, and More
AU’s Growing Number of Charging Stations For Plug-In Electric VehiclesAU Finance – News.  September 10, 2018.

AU Recognized By Climate Action Organization For Achieving Carbon NeutralityAU Finance – News.  March 5, 2019.

AU Energy Savings To Be Maximized With New Underground Heating SystemAU Finance – News.  April 22, 2019.

American University Aims to Create Sustainable FutureNBC Washington.  September 24, 2019.

First in class: how schools and universities are practising what they preach on carbon emissionsUN Environment Programme.  May 14, 2019.*

*AU is briefly mentioned in this article. 

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