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The Office of Sustainability exists to create an ethic, culture, & practice of sustainability at Auburn in service to improving lives, communities, and natural systems in Alabama and beyond.
Everyone has a role to play in creating a sustainable tomorrow, and our office contributes by serving as a:
In these roles, we work with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators to develop a culture and practice of sustainability. On campus we seek to embed sustainability into the university’s operations, instruction, research, and outreach functions. In the spirit of extension, we also offer sustainability trainings and workshops for business, government, and civic organizations.
Recognizing our opportunities and responsibilities as an institution of higher learning, we work to create a community culture where together we realize our collective ability and power to be co-creators of a future we all desire. As a result, our work is aspirational in nature with hope and expectation of progress remaining essential to our work. By engaging with others in specific, relevant efforts, we seek to connect with the human desire to contribute to something larger than ourselves – something meaningful and lasting
His previous experience includes environmental and sustainability policy, advocacy, education, and outreach work for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Mike also worked with the National Wildlife Federation and its affiliates across the country focusing on environmental policy and education, organizational development, and movement building initiatives.
Mike has experience in and a passion for leadership development, organizational transformation, the creation of democratic learning communities, civic engagement, and individual and group empowerment. Mike believes that at the core of our efforts to create a sustainable society live both an ethic of responsibility toward the future, and a faith in people and their inherent aspiration, power, and ability to work together to create an ecologically, economically, and socially flourishing world.
Jen received her BS in Recreation Management from the University of Montana, and her MS from the University of Idaho in the Conservation Social Sciences Department. Her thesis was an evaluation of a wilderness therapy program for adjudicated youth.
Amy holds a Master in Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental policy from Missouri State University. Her research focused on sustainability as it relates to organizational development, policy implementation, and change agent strategies. Amy has also served as a Professor of Practice at Drury University, where she taught courses on sustainability management and the science of sustainability.
Senior | Software Engineering | Graphic Design Processes
Senior | Biosystems Engineering | Sustainability
Senior | Marketing | Business Analytics | Asian Studies
Junior | Global Studies | Sustainability
Our office works in close conjunction with the Auburn Academic Sustainability Programs. The Academic Sustainability Programs focus on:
Questions about the Academic Programs may be directed to Sarah Hamilton or by calling 334.844.4360.
200 Langdon Annex
Auburn, Alabama 36849