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The Pursuit of Equity: Understanding How to Reduce Inequality

To lack equality, to experience or have injustice or partiality; these are the descriptions that populate when you google the definition of inequality. The year is 2020, and society has not progressed in the same facet or to the same magnitude as technology or athleticism. This should draw a red…
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November 16, 2020
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When Advocating Locally, Think Globally

Think global act local: this has been my creed since my time as an intern in the Office of Sustainability, though back in 2007 it was known as the Auburn University Sustainability Initiative. This one phrase can be applied to every state, city, town, and situation. A move to Germany…
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November 16, 2020
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Establishing Leave Accrual Equity for AU Non-Exempt Employees

Auburn University has some great benefits for exempt (A&P) and non-exempt (Staff) employees, but have you ever wondered how those came to be? University Staff Council plays a crucial role in advocating for new and equitable benefits for non-exempt employees. Some of the benefits we know and love, like the…
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November 12, 2020
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Recycling In An Imperfect World

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 12 is to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” “Consumption and production drive the global economy, but also wreak havoc on planetary health through the unsustainable use of natural resources. The global material footprint is increasing faster than population growth and economic output.” –…
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November 2, 2020
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Purchasing for Your Health & Our Planet

You may have heard the phrase “your vote is your dollar”- where you choose to spend your money speaks to the products and services that you value and support. By purchasing products that minimize negative environmental impacts by using safe ingredients and ethical, energy-efficient manufacturing or from companies that demonstrate…
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October 28, 2020
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Sustainability in a Human Ecosystem

The world in which we live is out of balance. Climate scientists assert that the ferocity of storms and forest fires is intensified due to global warming, leading to great destruction. Societally, we have deep social and political divisions. Our human ecosystem is riven. As a backdrop, we have a…
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September 30, 2020