Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Sustainability in Action: Alex Hedgepath (4/3/2017) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern Ask any Auburn fan about tradition and the answer will likely allude to the cultural importance of trees, as major victories are celebrated by rolling Toomer’s Corner. The famous Toomer’s Oaks have been deeply ingrained into the Auburn identity, one of many ways value is placed
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Director’s Corner: Sustainable Landscapes: An Expression of Ethics (4/3/2017) - “There is as yet no ethic dealing with man’s relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.  Land … is still property.  The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations.” — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949 Sustainable landscapes result when we apply ethical standards to
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Sustainability Courses in 8 Colleges Offered During Summer & Fall (3/31/2017) - Post contributed by Dr. Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs A wide variety of courses are being offered this summer and fall semesters on sustainability topics on campus. They cover issues ranging from water and food, to energy production and materials consumption, ethics and culture. As you prepare to register for classes this month,
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Tiger Dining Presents “Tigers on the Green” (3/30/2017) - Post contributed by Katie Peters, Intern with Tiger Dining Tiger Dining is proud to present, Tigers on The Green, an event celebrating food created on campus and in the Auburn community. This event will launch the Auburn Foods brand on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Green Space. Everyone is welcome
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Sustainability in the Landscape (3/30/2017) - Post contributed by Dr. Amy N. Wright, Interim Associate Dean for Instruction, College of Agriculture & Harry G. Ponder Professor, Department of Horticulture  We hear the phrase “sustainable landscape” used frequently but not often accompanied by a description of what makes a landscape in fact sustainable. So, what is a sustainable landscape?  Or for that
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That Springtime Buzz (3/30/2017) - Post contributed by Dr. Geoff Williams, Assistant Professor of Insect Pollination & Apiculture, College of Agriculture, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology Springtime in Alabama sees a flurry of activity by the state’s flora and fauna. Among one of the more prominent springtime activities is the buzzing of bees! Big bees or small bees, native
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Finding My Green Thumb (3/27/2017) - Post contributed by Diana Rowell, Office of Sustainability Intern Sustainability. That’s a big word. A word that carries the weight of worldwide change. A passionate word, a futuristic word, a word that makes people share their opinions. As an engineer, sometimes it is difficult to align myself with sustainability without my peers jumping to conclusions.
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