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Water Quality: Lessons from a Crayfish

By Molly Kilpatrick. What do crayfish and global water quality have to do with each other? As it turns out, a lot. In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda provides a framework for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, from now and…
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February 2, 2022
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All-Gender Restroom Map Created by Sustainability Capstone Class

By Grace Reilein. Spring semester 2021, 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…
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January 8, 2022
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Gender Equality Requires Parity in Leadership

By Steph Shepherd Image created by Roel Fleuren. In 2015 the UN adopted a resolution titled, “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Within the plan, 17 sustainable development goals to were identified, including Goal 5 to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. In the…
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January 7, 2022
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To Men Becoming Gender Justice Allies at Auburn

By Tal Peretz I had never heard the word feminism until my first semester of college. I signed up for a required GenED class with gender studies professor Marla Jaksch, and found that feminism made sense of my life in ways nothing else ever had. It didn’t just illuminate women…
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January 7, 2022
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Community Garden Water Sustainability Initiative

By Marley Halter. Early this year, the Community Garden at Auburn University (CGAU) Advisory Committee developed a 2021 Water Savings Program. As part of the program, irrigation timers were phased out of use, and garden staff planned to raise awareness of the problem of water waste, and to hold classes…
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December 7, 2021
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Alabama, Eradicate the Tampon Tax

By Regan Moss. Menstruation is a shared experience for many female-bodied individuals. Despite the normalcy of having a menstrual cycle, pervasive stigmas surrounding female bodies and their functions persist. One of the most notable outcomes of the stigmas associated with periods and menstruators is the economic burden of supporting one’s…
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December 7, 2021