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Stay in touch with the Academic Sustainability Program

By Sarah Hamilton. The Academic Sustainability Program has had a busy year. We’ve added dozens of courses to the redesigned minor in Sustainability Studies, toward which a record-shattering 128 students are currently working. Students in the Capstone course this spring produced outstanding student work that drew on their expertise in…
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April 29, 2021
Sustainability in Action

Campus Changemaker: Dr. Sweta Byahut

By Chloe McMahon. Dr. Sweta Byahut serves as an Associate Professor and current Director at Auburn’s Community Planning graduate program. She has been teaching at Auburn for nearly nine years. A seasoned urban planner, her passion for sustainable urban development is evident both in her teaching and research. Since she…
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April 5, 2021
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Are You Recycling Correctly? Maybe.

By David Knowles. There are intricacies to waste sorting that we think we understand but we really really do not. Your local recycling program might not accept all recyclable items and putting things in the recycling bin that cannot be recycled will contaminate the recycling stream. This can be confusing,…
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March 24, 2021
Sustainability in Action

Campus Changemakers Rob Engle & Scott McClure on energy engineering & designing a more sustainable campus

By Chloe McMahon. Rob Engle and Scott McClure both work as energy engineers for the Department of Facilities Management. The central concern of their work is to ensure that the university is using energy as efficiently as possible. Though this task may seem straightforward enough, they have found that maximizing energy efficiency means having a holistic knowledge about all…
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March 2, 2021
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The Key To An Inclusive Workplace Is Being Intentional

By Mike Stover.   As I considered this month’s Sustainable Development Goal #8, “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, I felt the need to step back from my normal work at Auburn and evaluate the goal from a different perspective. This…
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January 28, 2021