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Mike Kensler

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Remembering Our Friend & Colleague Nanette Chadwick

Dr. Nanette Chadwick in her lab On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Office of Sustainability, Auburn University, and the sustainability movement lost a passionate and dedicated friend, educator, and advocate. Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Mathematics and Director of Academic Sustainability Programs, died as…
Mike Kensler
April 30, 2020
Director's Corner

Director’s Corner: Eating as if Food is the Point

“What we discovered in Italy was that if an establishment serves food, then food is the point.” (original italicized). Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle In her marvelous book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver describes her food experiences during a trip to Italy.  She was amazed that wherever she and her…
Mike Kensler
March 4, 2020
Director's CornerUpdates

Director’s Corner: Humanity’s growing ecological footprint: “the only measure which tracks how much nature we have – and how much nature we use.”

“If we did to our bank account what we have been doing to the Earth’s natural capital we would have been bankrupt long ago.” ~Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Frameworks Convention on Climate Change Planet Earth has over eons generated a vast endowment of natural capital, which the…
Mike Kensler
January 9, 2020