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American University of Sharjah celebrates Earth Day 2018 with campaign to 'End Plastic Pollution'

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 22, 2018 3:38:58 PM

By Ryan Highland

Over the past 100 years, plastic has been integrated into our daily lives to the point it’s inescapable.  It can be found in all products we use from morning to night—from the soaps we use to wash our face to the pillows we sleep on.  However, the properties that make plastics so popular are the same that lead to serious consequences for humans and the environment, mainly the inability for plastic to biodegrade.  According to the BBC, 9.1 billion US tons of non-recycled plastic has been produced to date with 79 percent (5.5 billion US tons) accumulating in the landfills and natural environment.  By 2050, 13.2 billion US tons of plastic waste will litter Earth if our current behavior does not change. 

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Topics: Earth Day, End Plastic Pollution, Sustainable World, Sustainability, Environmental Awareness, Environment

American University of Sharjah holds Environmental Day

Posted by AUS blog on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

To help create a world that is sustainable, American University of Sharjah (AUS) strives to promote sustainability on campus. Students are encouraged to recycle through the university’s recycling campaign, as well as to think about how they can help reduce energy use and conserve water. These initiatives reflect the university’s mission to educate and transform the AUS community by encouraging collaborative relationships among students, staff, faculty and community members to explore and implement the required changes to create a sustainable campus.

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Topics: Environment, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Sustainable World, Emirates Environment Group, American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Recycling, Environmental Day

Little hands building a sustainable future at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

—Benjamin Franklin

This quote was reflected during the recent Recycling Art Event that AUS Sustainability conducted for children in the American University of Sharjah community. Not only did the children use their creative talents in creating artwork from waste materials, they learned an important lesson in sustainability.

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Topics: Sustainability, Sustainable World, Environment, American University of Sharjah, American University, American

Recycling is Rewarding: AUS Plastic Bottles Recycling Campaign

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

American University of Sharjah (AUS)’s Sustainability division organized a “Recycling is Rewarding” campaign this month to raise awareness about the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles and to encourage the community to adopt more sustainable practices.

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Topics: American, American University, American University of Sharjah, AUS, Recycling, Sustainability, Energy Saving, Energy, Environment, Emirates Environment Group

AUS wins top prize in a recycling competition

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Vida Moradinasab

American University of Sharjah (AUS) won a top spot in the Toner Collection Campaign, Academic Institutions Category of the recent Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) One Root, One Communi-Tree Competition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the group’s effort of making the UAE a greener place.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Environment, Emirates Environment Group

AUS pursues international environmental certification

Posted by AUS blog on May 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Vida Moradinasab

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is aiming to get an international environmental certification, ISO14001, to endorse the environmental management system and the sustainability progress the university has achieved so far.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Sustainability, Environment, Green Building, ISO14001

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