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Understanding where we are today in terms of sustainability informs the steps we take tomorrow to move closer to the future we want to create. While many units on campus measure progress toward sustainability in terms of their specific responsibilities, the Office of Sustainability takes a broad view and synthesizes this information to create reports about where we are, where we want to go, and what we are achieving at any given moment in time.

You can check out these reports below.  Of course, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Hazardous Waste Sites at Auburn University

Student Mason Pitre created a report documenting the history of environmental policy change on hazardous waste management at Auburn University and the impact these changes have had. Learn more in the Hazardous Waste Sites at Auburn University report.

Auburn University Internationalization Report

A two-year strategic planning process undertaken by the Committee for Strategic Internationalization resulted in tangible goals for internationalization at Auburn University. Explore the goals in detail in the Auburn University Internationalization Report.

2020 Executive Summary of Sustainability at Auburn

The 2020 Executive Summary gives a sense of the history and progress of sustainability at Auburn University in the areas of operations, outreach, administration, teaching, and research. We share a bit of our story, highlight recent accomplishments from our 2019 STARS sustainability assessment in addition to a few projects underway.

Auburn University and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The College of Human Sciences published a report titled Auburn University and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to describe Auburn University’s engagement with the United Nations SDGs through metrics of teaching, research, and outreach from 2016 to 2018. Highlights from these areas, in addition to student involvement, are shared for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS) Reports

In 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2022 Auburn University received Silver STARS ratings for our efforts toward sustainability.  Check out the details behind this distinction by visiting the full reports for 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2022 on the STARS reporting system.

Climate Commitment Progress Reports

In 2008, President Gogue signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, now known as the Climate Leadership Network’s Carbon Commitment.  As a result, the university has outlined a plan to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Auburn produced biannual progress reports until 2014, after which our reports became annual, on our efforts toward reaching this goal.

Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Since 2008, Auburn University has reported the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from activities on Auburn’s main campus.  You can view the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014-2018 GHG Reports online, or contact our office for information on the 2009, 2011, and 2013 inventories. 

Auburn University’s Sustainability Story – 2014

In 2014, we released our Sustainability Story, which highlighted our journey toward sustainability.  Meet the people and find out what was happening with sustainability in administration, academics, operations, and engagement.  If you’re short on time or have a particular area of interest, you can view our story in academics, engagement, operations, and planning & administration for quick look at what we’re doing in each respective area.