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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.

APRIL 2022

SDG #16: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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