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How can Alabama help Solve Climate?

By Meredith Lynch. It has been a long Covid-19 year for all of us. Meanwhile, the planet kept getting hotter, with 2020 tying for the hottest year that humans have ever experienced. What can we do here in Alabama to create climate solutions, while also driving an economic recovery from Covid?  …
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April 14, 2021
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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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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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Campus Changemaker: Benjamin Burmester

Campus Planner, Benjamin Burmester Benjamin Burmester has a long history with Auburn University. A former student, Burmester, has worked with the University since 2013, where he was originally hired to be a Campus Planner. Last year, Burmester’s position was reclassified, and he now works as a University and Transportation Site…
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December 13, 2020
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Campus Changemaker: Scott Dirksen

Auburn Outdoors, a program area of Campus Recreation, provides the unique opportunity to learn new skills and connect with nature. Whether it's attending a student-led trip, renting equipment, visiting the free education bike shop, or just acquiring resources for trip planning, Auburn Outdoors and its dedicated employees are one of…
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July 23, 2020
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What is the Connection Between Climate Change & Our Food System? Does What We Eat Really Make a Difference?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set up by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment concluded in its Fifth Assessment Report: “climate change is real and human activities are the main cause.” Dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, average global temperatures increasing, oceans warming, and sea-level rise; represent…
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March 2, 2020