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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    Academic Programs

    CUA offers several undergraduate and graduate programs related to sustainability.
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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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    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, CUA has been recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.
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    Learn how the CUA 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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    Recycling is a community effort. Efforts are gaining momentum, with more eco-friendly measures planned for the future.
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    Other Initiatives

    From the beautiful trees, flowers, and lawns of its park-like campus, to its green roofs and 49-acre woodland, the landscape of Catholic University is a virtual laboratory of sustainable environmental practices.