At AU we are committed to promoting sustainable development through our research, degree programmes and operations.

Video: Meet local enthusiasts

Hear AU employees talk about the green initiatives they have been involved in launching around the university.

Carpooling club at AU

AU has created a carpooling club in the Ta’Med app, which makes it easier for you to arrange lifts with other AU employees.

Firing up for vegetarian dishes at meetings and conferences

AU’s cafeterias are developing more and more vegetarian dishes, and this greener food is gradually finding its way onto people’s plates at AU’s meetings and conferences. Vegetarian catering is one of 34 new initiatives that aim to help create a greener university. Read more about the new initiatives.

Energy consumption: Thanks to a joint effort, impressive reductions have been achieved

Thanks to the AU community’s joint efforts and the enthusiastic support of staff, AU has achieved significant reductions in energy consumption in the past few months.

GHG emissions report 2021

AU’s just-released 2021 GHG emissions report shows virtually no change in the university’s carbon emissions in 2021 over 2020.

Learn more.

Consider the climate when you travel

If you need to travel for work, the university encourages you to choose the most climate-friendly form of travel – and to think twice about whether the trip is really necessary. AU’s revised travel policy will contribute to reducing the university’s carbon footprint. Learn more.

AU Garden 

At the intersection of Nordre Ringgade and Trøjborgvej you will find the AU Garden where there’s room for gardening, socialising, and encouraging biodiversity. A project group of students and employees who are passionate about plants and biodiversity is behind the project. Would you like to join? Find out more.

Green News in your mailbox?

If you would like to receive information about green events, news and similar in your mailbox, please send an email to with the topic "Yes, thank you to emails".

Contact information

If you have any questions please send an email to or contact AU's Green Team.

Sustainability network

Aarhus University have established a network (#AUGreen) for students and employees at the university. Read more and join the network.