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Campus Changemaker: ONE Campaign at Auburn

By Grace Reilein. Colleges and universities are often the breeding grounds for change. Students and faculty alike come up with innovative solutions to global issues that many individuals face. Students of institutions across the United States are presented with unique opportunities to make a difference, and Auburn University is one such institution. One of these…
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October 28, 2021
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Campus Changemaker: Tony Moss

By Grace Reilein. It is hard to imagine that the beautiful planet that we call home is 71% water. As humans, we occupy the land that only takes up around 20%. It can be easy to disregard the ocean and only focus on our stretch of land, but that would…
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October 5, 2021
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All-Gender Restroom Map Created by Sustainability Capstone Class

By Grace Reilein. This past spring, 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 because they foster inclusivity and allow all students and faculty on campus to feel comfortable. Providing…
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October 1, 2021
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Campus Changemaker: Service Programs in the Office of Student Involvement

By Chloe McMahon In the Office of Student Involvement, the Service Programs branch has established itself as a vital part of student life. With their commitment to learning by doing, Service Programs at Auburn allows students to engage in meaningful service that can have an impact on their local, national, and even international community.   There are several different programs…
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August 9, 2021
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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
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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
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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