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RAISING THE BAR Sustainable Business Magazine speaks with Chris O’ Brien, Director of the Office of Sustainability at American University, about their ambitious sustainability targets. Written by Thomas Massey. Chris O’ Brien is Director of the Office of Sustainability at American University. The office, established five years ago, has always done its best to implement environmentally friendly initiatives, however this year they 68 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

are taking this commitment to a whole new level. 2014 marks the first publication of American University’s Sustainability Plan. This plan outlines the many targets and goals that American University will be

working towards, and details their efforts to become carbon neutral by 2020. “The Sustainability Plan outlines a number of goals,” explains Mr. O’Brien. “These include climate goals that were set out in our climate action

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