Kermit is right: Being green is hard work

It’s not easy being green, but for students at American University it’s becoming easier. American University is working on being carbon neutral by the year 2020 by building solar panels and green roofs. American University is committed to acting on our values through social responsibility, service and active pursuit of sustainability-mission statement,” said Joshua Kaplan…

AU tops DC in green roofs

American University’s commitment to sustainability has initiated 10 on-campus green roof projects and a solar panel installation that will make it the largest in DC. American University’s Sustainability Outreach Associate, Joshua Kaplan, 22 says 30% of American University’s campus buildings are able to sustain green roofs—5% in which that area is covered. Included are both…

American is red, white, blue and green

American University is one of the leading universities taking environmentally friendly initiatives. The goal of the Sustainability Office at AU is to provide for the current generations needs without compromising future ones.  They have installed 10 green roofs and plan on installing 2,300 solar panels throughout campus in order to become carbon neutral by 2020.…

Students’ dream is green

Graduating is not the only dream at American University anymore, there is a new dream, going green. Recycling cans in every dorm was just the start at American now the second most environmentally friendly school according to LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design)has 20,000 square feet of green roofs, improving air quality and restoring…

Sustainability is ‘meeting needs without change’

American University is sharpening its focus on sustainability by installing solar panels and greenroofs througout campus. Meeting needs without change to benefit oneself is how Au defines sustainability.  Their mission statement said, “American University is committed to action on our values through social responsibility,” showing that the faculty, staff, and student body feels that acting…

Sustainability is a big word at AU

Sustainability is a big word with an even bigger meaning at American University. By 2020 AU will be using energy generated by extensive green roofs, solar panels, and a wind turbine according to Josh Kaplan, outreach associate at AU’s office of sustainability. “Sustainability is development that meets needs of the present without compromising the ability…

The American Dream turns green

 American University is leading the way in going green with its sustainability initiative, which includes D.C.’s largest solar panel network, green roofs and the purchasing of local produce. The network of solar panels, to be finished by the end of this month, will include over 2,300 panels, some solar thermal and some solar voltaic. The…

AU green initiatives take root

American University’s green dream of full sustainability by 2020 is taking root with extensive green roofs, a new solar panel system, and planned platinum-rated green buildings. Boasting 2,300 solar panels, the largest number in D.C., and 20,000 square feet of green roofs, AU is leading the way to a green future with the second highest…