AUC Releases Second Sustainability Report, Highlighting Achievements amid Covid-19 Pandemic
The American University in Cairo (AUC) has published its biennial sustainability report and brochure. Compiled by the Office of Sustainability, this report highlights the University’s commitment to sustainability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite numerous challenges brought by the pandemic, AUC community members continued implementing sustainable practices within the University and raising awareness of how the community can help the environment.
Released every other year, this report alternates with AUC’s Carbon Footprint Report.
The sustainability report provides information about AUC’s economic, environmental and social performance in terms of sustainability. Following AUC’s inaugural report in 2020, the second edition is organized around the University’s different forms of engagement with sustainability, including education, research, campus operations, campus community and public engagement. Each chapter of the report presents a spotlight of specific achievements and projects that occurred from between January 2020 and December 2021.
“The report highlights AUC’s engagement with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” said Yasmine Mansour, AUC’s sustainability director. She added that all of the goals are linked to at least one of the chapters of the report showcasing AUC’s commitment to global sustainability efforts and highlighting the critical role of higher education in achieving and implementing the SDGs.
Finally, the report recognizes AUC’s commitment to sustainable practices and identifies areas in which the University can improve to become an international leader in sustainability and continue to guide other higher education institutions within the region.