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Sustainability Picnic 2021

Discover the breadth of sustainability at Auburn while you enjoy free food, fun, door prizes, and music!  Connect with student groups, programs, and opportunities that make a difference. Visit with the local farmers and producers that provide food for campus. Meet representatives from the cosponsors: Tiger Dining, the Arboretum, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department, Academic…
Jen Morse
August 18, 2021
Guest Posts

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,…
Contributor
March 24, 2021
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.” –…
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November 2, 2020
Sustainability in Action

Campus Changemaker: Dr. Hayford Nsiah

Having started out as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Dr. Hayford Nsiah chose to extend his time at Auburn by becoming a lecturer for the department. Currently, he is in the middle of his second year in this position. Wishing to get more involved on…
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January 28, 2020
Guest Posts

Recycling: It’s a Team Effort

Walmart founder, Sam Walton, said, “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” Let me tell you about our little secret! At Auburn, we are making a difference in waste reduction at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) by working together. The CVM has partnered with AU Waste Reduction…
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August 30, 2019
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Recycling Drop-Off Center Now Available On Campus

Post contributed by Lindsay Souders, Student Employee, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department One of the ways the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department is working to promote sustainability on campus is by recycling – diverting useful materials from the waste stream in an effort to reduce our dependence on landfills. To…
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February 26, 2018
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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…
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November 14, 2017