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by Jesse Teel I started as the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department Coordinator for Auburn University in August. The learning curve is steep when you begin two weeks before the first football game. Gameday operations are a major focus for our department as we add hundreds of trash cans and…
November 14, 2022
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Orange & Blue Goes Green with Gameday Waste & Recycling Program

By Joan Hicken. Student volunteers pass out bags to tailgaters to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans for recycling. College sports are making a commitment to greener practices as part of the growing sports sustainability movement. They support campus-wide environmental goals, provide a platform for environmental education, and signal Auburn…
August 27, 2021

POSTPONED to NEXT WEEK: August 25th: Sustainability Picnic 2021

The picnic has been POSTPONED to the rain date: August 25th at the same time and location.  Discover the breadth of sustainability at Auburn while you enjoy free local food samples, fun, door prizes, and music!  Connect with student groups, programs, and opportunities that make a difference. Visit with the…
Jen Morse
May 13, 2021
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Are You Recycling Correctly? Maybe.

By David Knowles. There are intricacies to waste sorting that we think we understand but we really really do not. Your local recycling program might not accept all recyclable items and putting things in the recycling bin that cannot be recycled will contaminate the recycling stream. This can be confusing,…
March 24, 2021
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Campus Race To Zero Waste Encourages Us To Waste Less & Recycle More

By Joan Hicken. Campus Race to Zero Waste Logo Auburn University is participating in the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly known as RecycleMania), a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and recycling to their campus communities, that runs through March 27. During the eight-week tournament,…
February 26, 2021
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Recycling In An Imperfect World

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 12 is to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” “Consumption and production drive the global economy, but also wreak havoc on planetary health through the unsustainable use of natural resources. The global material footprint is increasing faster than population growth and economic output.” –…
November 2, 2020
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Campus Changemaker: Dr. Hayford Nsiah

Having started out as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Dr. Hayford Nsiah chose to extend his time at Auburn by becoming a lecturer for the department. Currently, he is in the middle of his second year in this position. Wishing to get more involved on…
January 28, 2020
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Recycling: It’s a Team Effort

Walmart founder, Sam Walton, said, “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” Let me tell you about our little secret! At Auburn, we are making a difference in waste reduction at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) by working together. The CVM has partnered with AU Waste Reduction…
August 30, 2019
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Recycling Drop-Off Center Now Available On Campus

Post contributed by Lindsay Souders, Student Employee, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department One of the ways the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department is working to promote sustainability on campus is by recycling – diverting useful materials from the waste stream in an effort to reduce our dependence on landfills. To…
February 26, 2018