Is your group looking for a service opportunity? Would you like an easy way to help keep Auburn “the Loveliest Village on the Plains”? Then consider signing up for the Adopt-A-Spot (AAS) program today.
The process of adopting a spot begins with an individual or group requesting one of the 38 designated spots on campus via the AAS website. All spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spots can be adopted by one group of any size and up to 10 individuals for a term of either one or two academic years. When the adoption is finalized, volunteers can begin maintaining their spot, and may obtain complementary trash and recycling bags and gloves from the Office of Sustainability at 200 Langdon Annex anytime during regular working hours.
While many people believe litter control is taken care of by Facilities Management, regular litter clean-up isn’t technically anyone ‘s assigned job. Landscaping Services staff takes care of clean-up between their regular duties of maintaining the campus landscape, and often has to allocate their time to litter control before they can complete their assigned work.
To help address the issue of litter on campus and to ease the burden on Landscaping Services, the Administrative & Professional Assembly’s Welfare Committee came up with the idea for the AAS program. After consultation with numerous campus offices and groups, the program was officially launched in October 2014. Since that time, over 26 groups and 8 individuals have adopted a spot on campus, and have collectively picked up 39 bags of recycling and 85 bags of litter.
By joining these groups and participating in AAS, your group can help contribute to making sure Auburn’s campus remains one of the loveliest in the South, all while helping to protect our local waterways, getting a bit of exercise, and enjoying sometime outside with friends. It’s a win-win-win!