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Auburn University offers many opportunities to engage in sustainability-related activities. You can volunteer for a cause you are passionate about, join in on abundant learning opportunities, participate in health and wellness initiatives, and more. There is something for everyone!

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Auburn Gives Back 

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Campus Kitchens Projects

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Community Garden

  • Who Can Get a Plot: Students, Anyone in Auburn or Opelika
  • The Auburn University Community Garden is maintained as an educational and community service to Auburn University. Individual plots of varying size are available to rent for a nominal fee each year.
  • Visit the Community Garden website for plot sizes, garden history, volunteer opportunities, and how to get involved.
  • Facebook: The Community Garden at Auburn University Facebook
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Waste Reduction and Recycling Department

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Museum of Natural History

  • Who Can Volunteer: Students, Anyone
  • Conducts biodiversity research, preserves & documents biodiversity, & leads & promotes activities related to natural history education.
  • Opportunities to assist with maintenance and use of museum’s collections.
  • Visit their Museum of Natural History Facebook page to learn more about the museum and how to volunteer.
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Health Promotion & Wellness Services

Student Organizations

  • Who Can Join: Students
  • Visit our Student Groups page to learn about student organizations on campus exploring issues related to sustainability.
  • Search the Organizations Directory to find a complete listing of official student organizations at Auburn.

University Committees

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Green Labs at AU

  • Who Can Participate: Laboratory Employees at Auburn University
  • Participants can learn more about green labs and then implement strategies in their lab spaces.  Opportunities also exist to help with the Green Labs at AU program development.
  • Visit to learn more and sign-up for updates.
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Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve

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Recreation and Wellness Center

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Alabama Water Watch

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O Grows

  • Who Can Participate: Students, Employees, Anyone
  • As an effort in localism, Opelika Grows seeks to model an approach to civic engagement that relies on local capital and capacity to address local needs. School reform, hunger relief and city beautification are not specific to any one city but every city has the potential to leverage the learning potential of gardens in service of community need.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with all or part of the summer Farmer’s Market (Tuesdays between 1pm-7pm from mid-May to late-August), and can also be used in community/school gardens.
  • Visit the OpelikaGrows Facebook to learn more about the program and for additional contact information.

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Learning Communities

Sustainability Auburn Alumni Affiliate (S3A)

  • Who Can Participate: Auburn Alumni and Students
  • An inclusive community with a vision to connect and equip members of the Auburn University family and partners in support of their efforts to create a positive impact and to engage and empower a community that will catalyze and extend Auburn University’s commitments through all points of this compass.
  • Interested students and alumni can join by filling out the Membership Form.
  • Email:
  • Facebook: Sustainability AU Affiliates
  • LinkedIn: Sustainability Auburn Alumni Affiliate
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Spirit of Sustainability Awards