Following a 2017 resiliency workshop that AU hosted in partnership with DOEE, other DC universities, and the Nature Conservancy, consultants led an all-day workshop consisting of 21 faculty, staff, and students to identify opportunities for improved campus resiliency. Following the achievement of carbon neutrality in April 2018, the Office of Sustainability solicited input from the AU community for new sustainability goals through a faculty survey, during student and staff events, and online. In total, 251 ideas and thoughts were shared from students, faculty, and staff.
Sustainability staff reviewed prior STARS reports, the Sustainable DC goals, Resilient DC goals, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and AU’s Strategic Plan to find opportunities to support sustainability and broader goals on campus, across the region, and globally.
The Sustainability Advisory Committee met several times to review the plan while stakeholders across the university met one-on-one with sustainability staff to write goals and actions.
Office of Sustainability Staff:
Megan Litke, Director of Sustainability Programs
Tacy Lambiase, Outreach and Communications Manager
Courtney Stoner, Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability Advisory Committee:
David Dower, co-chair
Hannah Fisher-Forman, Class of 2020
Maia Hatchett, Class of 2020
Sabine Malik, Class of 2022
Peter Starr, co-chair
Thank you to contributors from offices across campus:
Hannah Debelius, ‘19
Campus contributors, cont'd:
Tyler Orton, ‘19
Ann Marie Powell
Joe Van Story
Everyone who contributed in the on-campus resiliency workshop and everyone on campus who provided input to this plan.