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Director’s Corner: Innovate, Or Else

"The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones. It ended because it was time for a re-think about how we live." ~William McDonough Photo credit: Haiku Deck This month in our exploration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created by 193 countries under the auspices of…
Mike Kensler
January 5, 2021
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Plan to Power Down for Break

Post originally published in 2016 and contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern  The holiday break for Auburn University has begun, so there’s no doubt people’s thoughts are filled with travel plans to see family and friends. Much of campus is vacant during the winter weeks of December and…
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December 9, 2020
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Sustainability in a Human Ecosystem

The world in which we live is out of balance. Climate scientists assert that the ferocity of storms and forest fires is intensified due to global warming, leading to great destruction. Societally, we have deep social and political divisions. Our human ecosystem is riven. As a backdrop, we have a…
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September 30, 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
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Director’s Corner: Humanity’s growing ecological footprint: “the only measure which tracks how much nature we have – and how much nature we use.”

“If we did to our bank account what we have been doing to the Earth’s natural capital we would have been bankrupt long ago.” ~Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Frameworks Convention on Climate Change Planet Earth has over eons generated a vast endowment of natural capital, which the…
Mike Kensler
January 9, 2020
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Counting Carbon

As we watch the calendar flip to a new year, we often find ourselves looking back in reflection while simultaneously making resolutions for how we might make our lives in the new year better.  We take personal stock so we can make concrete plans to build a better tomorrow for…
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January 7, 2020
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New AU Course on Personal Resilience & Sustainability

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~Mary Oliver, A Summer's Day Academic Sustainability Programs is offering this semester a new 1-credit course, SUST 4900 Personal Resilience and Sustainability. This course arose out of an understanding among our sustainability instructors that…
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December 19, 2019