Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Parkerson Mill Creek: An AU Treasure Worth Preserving (10/3/2017) - Post contributed by Tom McCauley, Manager, Risk Management and Safety As the warm weather considers giving way to Fall, as the trees begin to lose their leaves, as construction creates a new campus skyline and as students make their way down the Haley concourse, Parkerson Mill Creek which flows  through campus is often overlooked. Parkerson
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The Chattahoochee: More Than Just a River (10/3/2017) - Post contributed by Crystal Boutwell, Office of Sustainability Intern In the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of eastern Georgia, we begin our 430-mile long journey down the Chattahoochee River. We’ll travel westward through Atlanta and then south to straddle the Alabama/Georgia border until eventually we meet up with the Flint river and several other tributaries that
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Director’s Corner: Water: The Common Heritage of All Life on Earth (10/3/2017) -   “Basically, each of us is a blob of water with enough macromolecular thickening to give us some stiffness and to keep us from dribbling away.”  David Suzuki, geneticist and Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia Wow!  I never thought of myself as ‘a blob of water with enough macromolecular thickening to keep me from
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Sustainability In Action: Mona Dominguez (10/3/2017) - Post contributed by Ingrid Schnader, Office of Sustainability Intern When it comes to watershed issues, it can be difficult to get the surrounding community to care. Mona Dominguez takes a different approach with the Alabama Water Watch (AWW): this volunteer water-quality monitoring program gets people of all ages outside and into the water to collect
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Let the Students Vote! (10/3/2017) - Election season is once again upon us, so it’s a great time to make sure your voter registration is active and up-to-date.  Check out this post from last year that provides a wealth of information on voter registration requirements, but be mindful that election dates may be different this year.  Happy voting! Post contributed by
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What Can You Use Water For? (10/3/2017) - Post contributed by Matthew Preisser, Office of Sustainability Intern How would you describe the uses of water to someone? Your first thoughts might be of swimming to escape Alabama’s sweltering summer heat. Or perhaps having a water balloon fight as a child. Maybe it’s having a cool, refreshing drink after a long day worth of
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Alabama Water Resources Conference (9/28/2017) - Post contributed by Auburn University Water Resources Center Careers and research focused on water are vast. Whether you are interested in biology, engineering, or policy, there is a way to use your knowledge and skills to address water related issues. At Auburn University alone, there are nearly 20 different majors, a handful of minors, and
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