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Director’s Corner: What we can learn from “Earthrise”

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The Gift of Perspective Created on December 24, 1968  “To see the Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.” Archibald MacLeish,…

Purchasing Assessment: Auburn University’s STARs Report

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by Randy Martin, Office of Sustainability With this “Purchasing” criteria, STARS is drawing attention to the purchasing power of universities. Collectively universities spend billions of dollars on essential items. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the total revenue for degree-granting, postsecondary institutions in the United States was $695…

Meet Our Staff – Meleah Montgomery

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Presenting Meleah Montgomery! Meleah is a junior majoring in Materials Enginnering and minoring in Sustainability Studies. As our office’s Outreach/Event Coordinator, she helps lead, promote, and execute our events. She also communicates with organizations and academics on campus to inform them of the work we are doing. Thank you, Meleah!…

Campus Changemaker: Beau Brodbeck

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by Camille Colter, Office of Sustainability When you drink your cup of coffee in the morning, how often do you think about the process and labor involved? If the answer is not a lot or never, Beau Brodbeck wants you to rethink that. Beau has worked for Auburn University since…

I never stopped thinking green…

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by Jerald Crook Jerald as an Auburn Freshman, holding his teddy bear (Jay). Jay today. “Should I show them my sustainability-themed bear from when I worked at Build-a-Bear?” The three dots from my fellow Auburn band alum Becca’s (‘11) end of the iMessage chat popped up immediately. *bwoop* “Probably not.”…