Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Watch Your Waste (2/7/2019)-  We wanted to start off the new year by watching our waste, so we partnered with Facilities Management Waste Reduction & Recycling Department (WRRD) to conduct an audit of trash generated in RBD Library.  WRRD collected 23 bags of trash from RBD Library within a 4-hour period during the week of January 25th.  Then on Thursday,
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Application Deadline Extended for Faculty Training Workshop (2/6/2019)- Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Academic Sustainability Programs, Director Faculty: Is this the year for you to enhance the sustainability content in the courses you teach? Or to explore new perspectives on how to incorporate aspects of sustainability studies into your teaching? It is possible to include various dimensions of sustainability, including social justice, economic frameworks, and/or environmental
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Transforming Farming Practices in Alabama & Beyond (2/6/2019)- Post contributed by Courtney Edwards, Auburn Global Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi Kenya, Nelson Muthanji fell in love with nature and farm life at a young age. With a sparkle in his eyes, he described his childhood home where chicken coops lined the property, cows grazed, corn grew, and plants
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Director’s Corner: The Sustainability Movement is a Social Justice Movement (2/6/2019)- “[T]he environmental movement can be seen as humanity’s response to contagious policies killing the earth, while the social justice movement addresses economic and legislated pathogens that destroy families, bodies, cultures, and communities.  They are two sides of the same coin, because when you harm one you harm the other.” -Paul Hawken, Blessed Unrest One of
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Understanding Poverty (2/6/2019)- Post contributed by Sarah Castaneda, Public Relations Communications, and Marketing Major, Honors College Intern As The Honors College k(no)w poverty? Week of Service nears its sixth year, it’s important to consider the impact it has made on both Auburn’s campus, and the state of Alabama alike. The program, exclusively available to incoming freshmen of the Honors College
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Campus Changemaker: Amber Denham (2/6/2019)- Post contributed by Taylor Kraabel, Office of Sustainability Intern Amber Denham is a true Auburn Tiger. Before becoming a member of the Auburn staff, Amber joined the Auburn family as a student employee. For the past three years, however, she has been working as an administrative associate in the Department of Biosystems Engineering.   Getting Involved with
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Call for Applications: Full-time Sustainability Instructor  (2/6/2019)- Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Academic Sustainability Programs, Director Academic Sustainability Programs is hiring a full-time Instructor in Sustainability Studies, to participate in teaching both SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability, and SUST 5000 Senior Capstone in Sustainability, beginning Fall Semester 2019. The introductory course has grown rapidly in size over the past several years, reaching up to 150
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Get Paid to Make a Difference (1/30/2019)- We’re seeking 6 students to join our team for the 2019-20 academic year! All student staff will be involved in a variety of individual & team projects, & are expected to work 10 hours per week when classes are in session. In applying specific knowledge, skills, & talents, student staff will: be part of a
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