Our Sustainable Future

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woman and a windmill

With resources, knowledge, and engagement from across our community, AU has taken up the challenge of finding solutions to protect our planet. On campus, in the classroom, and around the world, AU is creating new ways to understand climate change, take bold steps for a sustainable future, and lead a new generation of climate action that is desperately needed in our changing world.


ѿý ranked #30 for Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023


Airlie Barn and Solar Panels

At Airlie, ѿý Grows a Sustainable Future

At Airlie farm and scenic retreat, the first carbon-neutral university in the US is feeding its community, developing the next generation of changemakers, and innovating for a sustainable future.
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Mollie Russell (left) and Natalie Oliver (right)

Keeping Compost Clean

AU Compost Crew designs innovative lids for bins in bid for Zero Waste.
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Filbert Street Garden

A RECIPE for Changing the Food System

Network of researchers led by AU to help solve wasted food problem.
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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

AU Professor’s Film Inspires Environmental Action

Unbreathable is a centerpiece of green film festivals.
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Ober 2015

AU Alumna Advocates for Climate Refugees

Ober found her calling through an SIS course.
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Sustainability at AU

Leading the Charge for a Healthier Planet

AU is the nation's first carbon neutral university.
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