Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.66
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

American University
IN-5: Carbon Mitigation Project Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

During the previous three years, the institution has::
Yes or No
Developed a peer reviewed carbon offsets project that follows an existing carbon reduction protocol No
Developed an innovative carbon offsets project that follows a new or modified project protocol Yes

A brief description of the institution’s carbon mitigation projects:

AU entered into an agreement with Urban Offsets to plant 650 trees locally to offset commuting emissions. Urban Offsets worked the Anacostia Watershed Society, who chose the planting locations and then planted 475 trees.

These plantings will be peer validated in 2021 by a peer institution following The Offset Network's Peer Verification Protocol.

Documentation of the institution’s carbon mitigation project:
Website URL where documentation of the carbon mitigation project is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Offset Network (Peer Verification Body) https://offsetnetwork.org/

*The previous report had said 650 trees were planted, clarifying information provided new information that only 475 trees were planted.

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