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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,…
March 24, 2021
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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.” –…
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