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Mike Kensler

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Director’s Corner: Innovate, Or Else

"The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones. It ended because it was time for a re-think about how we live." ~William McDonough Photo credit: Haiku Deck This month in our exploration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created by 193 countries under the auspices of…
Mike Kensler
January 5, 2021
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Director’s Corner: Hunger – There is No Excuse

The international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created by the nations of the world under the auspices of the United Nations. Tapping experts across the globe on a range of disciplines, seventeen goals were established with a deadline of 2030 for achieving each goal. The seventeen goal topics were identified…
Mike Kensler
September 10, 2020
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Remembering Our Friend & Colleague Nanette Chadwick

Dr. Nanette Chadwick in her lab On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Office of Sustainability, Auburn University, and the sustainability movement lost a passionate and dedicated friend, educator, and advocate. Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Mathematics and Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, died as…
Mike Kensler
April 30, 2020
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Director’s Corner: Eating as if Food is the Point

“What we discovered in Italy was that if an establishment serves food, then food is the point.” (original italicized). Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle In her marvelous book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver describes her food experiences during a trip to Italy.  She was amazed that wherever she and her…
Mike Kensler
March 4, 2020