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The Office of Sustainability produces a digest each month during the fall and spring semesters covering topics and events related to sustainability around Auburn.  You can receive our digest directly in your inbox by completing our sign-up form.

NOVEMBER 2022

Academic Curriculum Edition

  • Director’s Corner: What Should College Graduates Know About Sustainability? ~ Mike Kensler
  • Campus Changemaker: Chris Wyckoff ~ Camille Colter
  • Academic Curriculum Assessment: Auburn University’s STARS Report ~ Randy Martin
  • Meet Our Staff: Camille Colter
  • Meet Our Staff: Randy Martin
  • Sustainability in the Core Curriculum ~ Becki Retzlaff

OCTOBER 2022

On-Campus Engagement Edition

  • Director’s Corner: Less Bad Isn’t Good Enough ~ Mike Kensler
  • Campus Changemaker: Kathrine-Ann Davis ~ Camille Colter
  • On-Campus Engagement Assessment: Auburn University’s STARS Report ~ Randy Martin
  • Meet Our Staff: Kaylee Dimock
  • Meet Our Staff: Erin Miller
  • Employees Welcomed & Encouraged to Engage with Office of Sustainability ~ Jen Morse
  • A Comeback Story: Sustainability Picnic 2022 ~ Camille Colter
  • Driving Into the Future: Auburn’s Electric Vehicle Showcase Event ~ Kaylee Dimock

SEPTEMBER 2022

Transportation Edition

  • Director’s Corner: A Bicycle Friendly University ~ Mike Kensler
  • Transportation Assessment: Auburn University’s STARS Report ~ By Randy Martin
  • Campus Changemakers: Vicky L. Van Santen ~ By Camille Colter
  • Office of Sustainability’s Annual Picnic Back After Two-Year Hiatus ~ By Tyler Schmidt | The Auburn Plainsmen
  • Transit-Oriented Development: Moving Southerns Around ~ By Max Garcia
  • Walking the Walk & Biking the Bike ~ Becki Retzlaff

AUGUST 2022

Welcome Back & Auburn’s Sustainability Assessment

  • Director’s Corner: Sustainability & the Goal of Human Wellbeing ~ Mike Kensler
  • Campus Changemaker: Becki Retzlaff ~ Grace Reilein
  • Students & Alumni Build Community in the Sustainability Auburn Alumni Affiliate ~ Kaitlin Robb Price
  • Auburn’s Leadership in Sustainability in Academics: Evidence from the STARS Rating System ~ Becki Retzlaff
  • Level Up: A Better U ~ Patrick Johnston

APRIL 2022

SDG #15: Protect, restore & promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, & halt & reverse land degradation & halt biodiversity loss.

  • Director’s Corner: A Land Ethic, an Ecological Conscience, & Biophilia
  • Alumni Feature: Travys Harper
  • Campus Changemaker: Sarah Lessard ~ Grace Reilein
  • Salt Marshes are Beautiful, Stinky, & Uncomfortable Places to Work ~ Sam Bickley
  • Sustainable for Who? Decisions, Development, & Destruction ~ Ryan Thomson
  • Hazardous Waste Sites at Auburn University ~ Mason Pitre

MARCH 2022

SDG #11: Make cities & human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, & sustainable.

  • Director’s Corner: Regeneration: Reversing Global Degeneration
  • Campus Changemaker: Max Garcia ~ Grace Reilein
  • Alumni Feature: Travys Harper

FEBRUARY 2022

SDG #6: Ensure availability & sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

  • Director’s Corner: Clean Water, Sanitation, and Human Rights: What Do We Owe Our Neighbors
  • Campus Changemaker: Students for Clean Water ~ Grace Reilein
  • Water Quality: Lessons from a Crayfish ~ Molly Kilpatrick

JANUARY 2022

SDG #5: Achieve gender equality & empower all women & girls.

  • Director’s Corner: Addressing “the Greatest Human Rights Challenge in the World”
  • Campus Changemaker: Women’s Initiatives & Gender Equity ~ Grace Reilein
  • All Gender Restroom Map Created by Sustainability Capstone Class ~ Grace Reilein
  • To Men Becoming Gender Justice Allies at Auburn ~ Tal Peretz
  • Alabama, Eradicate the Tampon Tax ~ Regan Moss
  • Gender Equality Requires Parity in Leadership ~ Steph Shepherd
  • Community Garden Water Sustainability Initiative ~ Marley Halter

NOVEMBER 2021

SDG #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • Director’s Corner: Is the Response to Climate Change a War? Yes. And No.
  • Campus Changemaker: One Campaign at Auburn ~ Grace Reilein

OCTOBER 2021

SDG #14: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • Director’s Corner: Spaceship Earth & the “Ultimate Life Support System”
  • Campus Changemaker: Tony Moss ~ Grace Reilein
  • All-Gender Restroom Map Created By Sustainability Capstone Class ~ Grace Reilein
  • Meet Our Student Staff: Molly Kilpatrick & Grace Reilein
  • Cooperation for Conservation: How Communities That Depend On Coral Reefs Are Responding To The Climate Crisis ~ Dr. Kelly Dunning

SEPTEMBER 2021

SDG #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • Director’s Corner: Climate Change 2021 & A “Quality Education”
  • Campus Changemaker: Miriam Wyman ~ Grace Reilein
  • When It Rains, It Pours: Sustainability Picnic 2021 ~ Molly Kilpatrick
  • Where, How, and Why We Learn: Promises of Whole School Sustainability ~ Dr. Lisa Kensler
  • Orange & Blue Goes Green with Gameday Waste & Recycling Program ~ Joan Hicken
  • How Auburn University & Higher Education Can Adress Quality Education ~ Miriam Wyman

AUGUST 2021

SDG #17 Strengthen the means of implementation & revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

  • Director’s Corner: We are Partners in the Business of Preserving Life
  • Campus Changemaker: Service Programs in the Office of Student Involvement ~ By Chloe McMahon
  • Sustainability Resources for Students
  • Community-University Partnerships: Lessons From the Field ~ Sean Forbes
  • Once is Not Enough. Recycle. ~ Joan Hicken
  • You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat… ~ Dr. Eve Brantley
  • The Power of Partnerships to Promote Global Sustainability: The Story of One Alabama Community ~ Hollie Cost