Announcements

Auburn University Receives STARS Silver Rating

Originally published by The Newsroom at Auburn University on April 22nd, 2022 On Earth Day 2022, Auburn University is celebrating the achievement of receiving a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or AASHE. Auburn earned a…
Mike Kensler
April 28, 2022
Director's Corner

Earth Day and the Overview Effect

“When we look down at the Earth from space we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet.  It looks like a living, breathing organism.  But it also at the same time looks extremely fragile.”  Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronaut Ron Garan, Jr.   Photo Credit: NASA   Perspective.  Our…
Mike Kensler
April 18, 2022
SDG11Sustainability Auburn Alumni Affiliate

Alumni Feature: Alicia Valenti

By Alicia Valenti. In today’s world, dire articles about the speed and effects of climate change seem inescapable, and global warming can feel like such an insurmountable challenge that any effort to mitigate it is futile. Our home communities–whether you’re in Alabama or Alaska, Birmingham or Boston–are a great place…
Contributor
April 6, 2022
SDG15Sustainability in Action

Campus Changemaker: Sarah Lessard

By Grace Reilein. When exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it is important to note that many distinct factors allow for a goal to be reached. There cannot solely be work in the oceans, or in agriculture, but there must be collaboration between policymakers, companies, organizations, and the citizens…
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April 6, 2022
SDG11Sustainability in Action

Campus Changemaker: Max Garcia

By Grace Reilein. “Auburn gave me a plethora of perspectives to build my knowledge on,” stated Max Garcia, Auburn University Alumnus, and former Office of Sustainability Intern. In 2018, Max graduated from Auburn to become a world changemaker, but credits his start down the changemaker pathway to his time at…
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March 2, 2022