Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

EverGREEN Gifts for This Holiday Season (12/6/2017) - Post contributed by Grace Harkin, Office of Sustainability Intern With the holidays right around the corner everybody is beginning to shop for the perfect gifts. As thoughtful and pleasant as gifts are, holiday shopping can be extremely wasteful, which contradicts the sentiment of the season. In order to reconcile this, you can plan gifts that
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Director’s Corner: The Winter Solstice (12/5/2017) - “The winter solstice celebrates the return of hope to our land as our planet experiences the first slow turn toward greater daylight…. Pause now to sit in silence in the darkness of this space. Let this space be a safe enclosure of creative gestation for you.” From The Circle of Life by Joyce Rupp and
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Who Cares About Personal Care Products? (11/30/2017) - Post contributed by Hallie Nelson, Office of Sustainability Intern Actually, no one does. No government agency cares for or regulates personal care products sold in the United States. When you get ready tomorrow morning, flip over the bottle of shampoo you use everyday and look at the ingredients listed on the back. Chances are, the
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Making Small Changes (11/28/2017) - Post contributed by Maiben Beard, Outreach Associate, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities Since opening the doors of our new building, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill has hosted over 200 events. From book talks and symposia to concerts and exhibitions, we engage the public in
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A Peek Inside Gameday Recycling (11/14/2017) - Post contributed by Max Garcia, Office of Sustainability Intern This Saturday is Auburn University’s annual Green Game, a day to celebrate sustainability initiatives in Athletics. The university also uses this day as an opportunity to educate fans on sustainable Gameday initiatives they can adopt that help reduce waste and keep campus clean. Although the Green
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Plan to Power Down Pre-Break! (11/7/2017) - The holiday break for Auburn University is just around the corner, so there’s no doubt people’s thoughts are filled with travel plans to see family and friends. Much of campus is vacant during the winter weeks of December and January, as most students go home and many faculty and staff aren’t in their offices for
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Why Planning for Accessibility Helps Everyone (11/2/2017) - Post contributed by Trace Donald, Director, Office of Accessibility While getting my undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems in the early 90s, many of my senior level courses required group projects.  In two of my classes, I had a team member that was a quadriplegic.  In the early 90s, many of the buildings on campus
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