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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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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
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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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We Must, & Will, Do Better

This year has been a challenge for a plethora of reasons. 2020 has brought a global pandemic, a national racial reckoning, and a national financial crisis among so many other things. However, I am a believer that everything happens for a reason, and this year has brought many issues to…
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September 29, 2020
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Conflict in the World’s Most Important Wilderness Area: The Cameroon Anglophone Crisis & the Need for Community Participation in Conservation of the Congo

The Congo Basin Rainforest is the world’s second-largest rainforest at 500 million acres, it is larger than the U.S. state of Alaska. It has over 10,000 species of plants, and many charismatic species like my personal favorite, the world’s smallest elephant: the forest elephant. The forest elephant is small so…
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September 29, 2020