Purchasing Assessment: Auburn University’s STARs Report

by Randy Martin, Office of Sustainability With this “Purchasing” criteria, ¹STARS 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…
December 2, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation Comes to the Arb

by Dr. Marilyn Vogel, Lecturer in the Geosciences Department Dr. Marilyn Vogel, on a nature meditation retreat outside of Boulder, CO with Mt. Audubon and the Ancestral Rockies in the background. Any person involved with sustainability has likely encountered the emerging emphasis on personal ethics and well being as important…
September 6, 2022
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Suicide Prevention on Campus

by Chase Chaplin, Health Promotion and Wellness Services *Please note that this story contains mention of suicide in reference to prevention and intervention*   In 2021, over ¼ of college students surveyed nationally scored at risk of suicide (NCHA, 2021).  Therefore, it is not surprising that suicide is the second…
September 1, 2022