American University has pledged to become a carbon-neutral campus within the next 10 years.
School officials announced the initiative Friday and said their plan is one of the most ambitious in the nation for a large urban campus without an engineering or agriculture school.
"We have used the geographical limitations of our urban 84-acre campus in the nation’s capital to our advantage to more aggressively pursue renewable energy and carbon offsets," Chris O’Brien, director of sustainability, said in a written statement.
- Reduce consumption
- Produce renewable energy
- Buy green power
- Buy/develop carbon offsets