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Cooperation for Conservation: How Communities that Depend on Coral Reefs are Responding to the Climate Crisis

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By Kelly Dunning. Coral reefs are the most colorful, lively, beautiful locations of life below the water, and yet they are the most threatened. Human burning of fossil fuel for heat, energy, and industry has led to a warming ocean, and with it, corals that turn a bright white color…

Campus Changemaker: Tony Moss

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By Grace Reilein. It is hard to imagine that the beautiful planet that we call home is 71% water. As humans, we occupy the land that only takes up around 20%. It can be easy to disregard the ocean and only focus on our stretch of land, but that would…

Spaceship Earth & the “Ultimate Life Support System”

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“I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth.” ~ Buckminster Fuller Imagine yourself on the International Space Station (ISS).  You’re up there captivated by views of our beautiful planet, doing experiments, completing assigned tasks, living, and floating weightless.  Hurtling around the world at over 17,000 miles per hour, there is…

All-Gender Restroom Map Created by Sustainability Capstone Class

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By Grace Reilein. This past spring, students in the Sustainability Capstone class worked on providing the locations of the all-gender restrooms on Auburn’s campus. The restrooms listed on the map include both handicap-accessible and non-accessible restrooms and provide the precise location of each restroom.   Providing this all-gender restroom database is important because they foster inclusivity and allow all students and faculty on campus to feel comfortable. Providing…

When It Rains, It Pours: Sustainability Picnic 2021

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By Molly Kilpatrick. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it just rains. The Sustainability Picnic was canceled this year due to heavy afternoon rain on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The annual Welcome Week picnic brings together Auburn students, employees, and community members for a gathering of all things sustainability with free food,…