The Catholic University of America is committed to supporting a sustainable environment on campus in its landscaping, facilities maintenance, construction projects, energy use, and waste management. This commitment is demonstrated in campus operations and academic program offerings.

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    Alternative Transportation

    The University features multiple commuting options such as bicycles, campus shuttles, Metrorail, Metrobus, which reduces the University's carbon footprint.
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    Commitments and Accolades

    Take a look at our recent sustainability achievements and commitments.
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    Energy

    Sustainable energy powers Catholic University. With the largest solar installation in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and 100 percent of its electricity purchased with Green e-Certificates, the University has been recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.
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    Engagement

    Learn how the University community gets involved in sustainability.
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    Green Buildings

    Several buildings are certified under green or high-performance rating systems such as Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
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    Water

    Water is used for heat and cool buildings, take showers and wash dishes, and keep the campus grounds green. Over the years, the University has taken several steps to reduce water use on the campus. Read on to learn more.
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    Zero Waste

    Zero Waste is a community effort. Efforts are gaining momentum, with more eco-friendly measures planned for the future.
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    News and Stories

    Stay current on what's going on at Catholic University regarding sustainability. Browse the latest blog posts and learn more about the exciting environmental initiatives on campus.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here is an updated list of FAQs about sustainability initiatives on campus.