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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Environmental Services will host its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. During the event, the department will accept hazardous waste not accepted in regular garbage and trash collection. Computers and electronics will be accepted as well as paper documents for secure, on-site shredding. Residents may bring up to 20 pounds…
October 14, 2020

Water Webinar

Join Auburn University Water Resources Center and Dr. Ming-Kou Lee for a Water Webinar. The Webinar is about the investigation in groundwater and cancer occurrence in Fruithurst, Alabama. The Webinar will be hosted via zoom. To register, visit:
October 8, 2020
Director's Corner

Director’s Corner: Eating as if Food is the Point

“What we discovered in Italy was that if an establishment serves food, then food is the point.” (original italicized). Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle In her marvelous book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver describes her food experiences during a trip to Italy.  She was amazed that wherever she and her…
Mike Kensler
March 4, 2020

Purchasing for Your Health & Our Planet

You may have heard the phrase “your vote is your dollar”- where you choose to spend your money speaks to the products and services that you value and support. By purchasing products that minimize negative environmental impacts by using safe ingredients and ethical, energy-efficient manufacturing or from companies that demonstrate…
October 4, 2019
Guest PostsUpdates

Investing in the Health of our Soils & the Health of our Communities

Post contributed by Alice Evans, Executive Director of the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) Agriculturally, economically, and socially, Alabama has a problem retaining resources – be they nutrients, dollars, or talent and expertise.  Economically, Alabama farmers spend dramatically more on inputs sourced outside the state, than they bring into the…
September 5, 2018