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How to Start Your Semester Sustainably

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

A bright start awaits you as you arrive on campus for the new semester, refreshed from the holidays. AUS Sustainability warmly welcomes you, providing you with a few simple ways to make your semester enjoyable, productive and sustainable.

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Topics: AUS, Sustainability, Sustainable World, Recycling

AUS’ food for thought on the hidden carbon footprint of your food

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

Did you know that the food you choose to eat determines the level of impact you have on climate change?

The agricultural industry is notably the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. As global climate change effects are increasing, there is an urgent need for a change in food habits. You can play a crucial role in making informed and environmentally friendly food choices and encouraging others to do the same.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Sustainability, Carbon Footprints, Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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

AUS strives to help create a more sustainable world

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Reem Deeb

As human beings, there are many things that we take for granted. Things that we don’t think much about. Things that we assume that no matter what, they will always be there for us. We get up in the morning, go about our daily businesses and come back at the end of the day, wrap the day and go to sleep just to wake up and start all over again. We live days, weeks, months and even years without paying attention for these things that we take for granted, thinks like the air we breathe, the environment around us and the energy we consume to mention a few.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, America, Sustainability, Sustainable World, Energy Saving

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

600 AUS students honored for their extracurricular activities

Posted by AUS blog on May 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

While American University of Sharjah is well-known for its intense academics, another key focus of the university is extracurricular activities. AUS has a huge variety of extracurricular activities, including student clubs and organizations, community service opportunities, leadership programs, and athletics program’s sports teams that get to compete in international tournaments. Additionally, there is the Student Council for those interested in representing the student body and voicing their concerns to the administration.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Students, American University, Student Council, Global Day, student clubs, cultural clubs, extracurricular activities, Community Service, Clubs, Organizations, Recreation, Sustainability, Awards, Leadership, Leadership Programs, Athletics, Appreciation, Sports

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