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When It Rains, It Pours: Sustainability Picnic 2021

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,…
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September 2, 2021
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Campus Changemaker: Miriam Wyman

By Grace Reilein. Dr. Miriam Wyman works within the Academic Sustainability Program at Auburn, working as the primary instructor of the Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainability Capstone classes. Dr. Wyman’s years of experience with sustainability studies both in an academic setting and in the field have equipped her to provide…
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August 31, 2021
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How Auburn University & Higher Education Can Address Quality Education

By Miriam Wyman. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Quality Education recognizes the need to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”  Quality Education is also highlighted under the U.S. Chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)’s vision for achieving the SDGs through “facilitating…
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August 27, 2021
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Orange & Blue Goes Green with Gameday Waste & Recycling Program

By Joan Hicken. Student volunteers pass out bags to tailgaters to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans for recycling. College sports are making a commitment to greener practices as part of the growing sports sustainability movement. They support campus-wide environmental goals, provide a platform for environmental education, and signal Auburn…
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August 27, 2021
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Where, How, & Why We Learn: Promises of Whole School Sustainability

By Lisa Kensler. Sustainable Development Goal 4 calls for ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The targets speak to addressing every aspect of education from equity and teacher quality to facilities and curricula. The systemic challenges facing education and those of us striving to improve it – whether…
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August 24, 2021
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You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat …

By Eve Brantley. Have you seen Jaws? I watched it as an 11-year-old, peeking through my fingers. The iconic line about needing a bigger boat describes the realization they are in a situation much bigger than originally anticipated. Each day we learn more about how our actions impact the world…
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August 9, 2021
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Community-University Partnerships: Lessons from the Field

By Sean A. Forbes and Carey E. Andrzejewski. Auburn University’s classification as a Carnegie Community Engaged university speaks to the institution’s recognition of the value of partnerships in fulfilling its land-grant mission of bettering the lives of those in Alabama and beyond. The Carnegie Foundation articulates that “the purpose of community…
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August 9, 2021
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Once is Not Enough. Recycle.

By Joan Hicken. Colorful illustration of the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle. Living sustainably is about making small changes. It is important to remember the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle. Practicing them will reduce the amount of waste you produce. Adopting these habits now will set…
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August 9, 2021