Guest Posts

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.” –…
November 2, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Auburn Green Game

Post contributed by Matthew Preisser, Former Office of Sustainability Intern The annual Green Game at Auburn University is set to kick off on September 29th as the Auburn Tigers prepare to face off against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The Green Game is an opportunity to celebrate the sustainability-related initiatives of the…
September 12, 2018

A Peek Inside Gameday Recycling

Post contributed by Max Garcia, Office of Sustainability Intern This Saturday is Auburn University’s annual Green Game, a day to celebrate sustainability initiatives in Athletics. The university also uses this day as an opportunity to educate fans on sustainable Gameday initiatives they can adopt that help reduce waste and keep…
November 14, 2017
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Green Events Reduce Waste and Encourage Sustainable Behavior

Post contributed by Joan Hicken, Coordinator, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department Auburn University’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Department is working to increase the university’s efforts to be more sustainable. We are committed to integrating sustainability into all aspects of campus life, including events. Sustainability is defined as meeting human needs…
October 24, 2017
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My Time in the Waste Reduction & Recycling Department

Post contributed by Lindsay Souders, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Design and Sustainability Studies Lindsay takes a break on the beach from her campus studies and work. From a very early age I was taught in school how important it is to take care of the environment. I have carried this discipline…
January 23, 2017
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Sustainability in Action: Joan Hicken

Joan Hicken works to provide the Auburn Family with recycling options while on campus. Joan Hicken, Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator at Auburn University, has found that traditionally people tend to recycle out of an inherent desire to do what is right. Joan says the Waste Reduction & Recycling Department…
April 1, 2016

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Green Game Button?

Lots of folks have the AU Goes Green Game button! This Saturday’s Green Game highlights sustainability initiatives in Athletics and gives fans a chance to help support Auburn as it aims to be the #1 Gameday recycler in the SEC. To show support of this year’s Green Game, collaborators from…
Jen Morse
October 2, 2015

$5 off Auburn Apparel Made from Recycled Plastics

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce a new partnership between Auburn University and Renew Merchandise to provide $5 gift cards that can be redeemed at Renew Merchandisefor Auburn-branded merchandise.   These products are made out of post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (rPET), and manufactured in accordance with fair labor practices…
September 30, 2015