Food Archives - Office of Sustainability

Comets // COSAM Campfire

COSAM is hosting STEM activity for the family. It will be a physically distanced event presented by Auburn University faculty. These campfires will be a series of mini-talks about different science, technology, and other topics. For November 12th this COSAM campfire will be featuring comets. A snack and a family…
November 12, 2020

Chipotle Benefit Night

Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, will host several events in the coming weeks in honor of October’s status as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October 28, 2020
Director's Corner

Director’s Corner: Eating as if Food is the Point

“What we discovered in Italy was that if an establishment serves food, then food is the point.” (original italicized). Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle In her marvelous book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver describes her food experiences during a trip to Italy.  She was amazed that wherever she and her…
Mike Kensler
March 4, 2020
Guest PostsSustainability in ActionUpdates

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…
March 2, 2020
Guest PostsSustainability in Action

A Taste of Sustainability

It’s a spring day, the sun is warm, and the flowers and plants outside are displaying the most vibrant hues.  You stroll to the garden and pluck a perfectly ripe tomato from the vine.  The aroma is irresistible, and you take a bite; enjoying the firm texture and fresh taste…
March 2, 2020
Sustainability in ActionUpdates

Campus Changemaker: Mike Stover

Post Contributed by Taylor Kraabel, Office of Sustainability Employee Engagement Coordinator For the past five and a half years, Mike Stover has worked as the Assistant Director for Employer Relations in the Office of Professional and Career Development in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business. In other words, Mike…
October 26, 2019
Guest Posts

Considerations of Sustainability in Agriculture

Sustainability is something that has received an increasing amount of attention. Any idea/product/business/practice can be great but if it cannot sustain over time, its ability to survive and make an impact is small. Production agriculture as a whole has to be sustainable otherwise, at some point, we as humans would…
September 30, 2019
Guest PostsUpdates

Dining Goes Greener

Post contributed by Gwen Ward, Campus Dining “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is the first thing we’re taught about creating and maintaining a sustainable world.  In our very earliest years, we’re taught that we are responsible for the impact we make. At Campus Dining, we’re diligently working to minimize the impact we…
August 29, 2019