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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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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
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International Justice Mission & the Fight Against Violence

There are an estimated 40 million people that are trapped in different forms of slavery around the world. That is more people in slavery than ever before in history. Human trafficking itself is a $150 billion industry – and it’s growing rapidly. International Justice Mission is a global organization fighting…
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November 16, 2020
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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