Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Director’s Corner: Education and Action: In, About, and FOR Sustainability (4/4/2018) - In graduate school at the School of Natural Resources and Environment (now the School for Environment and Sustainability) at the University of Michigan, I had the privilege of learning environmental education concepts from one of the truly great environmental educators, Dr. Bill Stapp. One of our class exercises was to debate a variety of definitions
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Growing Opportunities at the Dudley Rain Garden (4/4/2018) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern In the spring of 2013, Professor Charlene LeBleu worked with students from the Landscape Architecture and Building Science programs to design and implement a rain garden outside of Dudley Hall, a project funded by AU Facilities Management and a grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental
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An ‘A’ for Alabama Kids Means Moms are Getting Active (4/4/2018) - Community and Civic Engagement, Post contributed by Jill Medina Elizalde, Mothers Out Front In 2016, shortly before the election, my family and I moved here from Amherst, MA. I am a mother of a five-year-old, and there are many issues that concern me in today’s world but the one that stands out, above all, is my
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Rethinking Activism (4/4/2018) - Post contributed by Cindy Lowry, Executive Director, Alabama Rivers Alliance When I was 12 years old, I campaigned door to door for my father who was running for Oneonta City Council. This was one of those experiences as a child that made a lasting impression on me, partly because I was bitten by a dog,
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Campus Changemaker: Priscella Goodson (4/4/2018) - Post contributed by Hallie Nelson, Office of Sustainability Intern Priscella Goodson began working at Auburn University in 2011 as an Administrative Associate for the Physics Department. Prissy now works in the Aerospace Engineering Department as an Administrative Associate, a position she has held since 2014. Before coming to Auburn University, she owned a retail dance
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My Experience in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department (4/2/2018) - Post contributed by Gabriel Harrison, Student Employee, Waste Reduction and Recycling Department When I first started at Auburn University, my focus was on going to class, studying and socializing. I didn’t spend much time thinking about recycling. We didn’t have a recycling program at my house when I was growing up, so I wasn’t accustomed
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Don’t Just Vote, Volunteer (4/2/2018) - Post contributed by Bridgett A. King, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Sciences During every election year, citizens are encouraged to participate by casting a ballot and voting. In addition to exercising their right to vote, citizens can also participate politically by serving as poll workers. According to the Election Administration and Voting Survey in
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Get Ready, Get Set, Vote! (4/2/2018) - Post contributed by David Newton, Faculty of AU Pharmacy (retired), OLLI at AU Volunteer, Environmentalist, Charter Member (48 years and counting) of Common Cause*, and Voter This year you (citizens) have the opportunity and responsibility to participate in the hiring of many fellow citizens to do the public’s business, i.e., operate the several levels of our
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Are You Registered to Vote? (4/2/2018) - Post contributed by Cory Unruh, Co-President, League of Women Voters of East Alabama “Are you registered to vote?” Says a smiling lady holding a clipboard and standing outside the grocery store, or the community center, or at CityFest. Chances are, that friendly face belongs to a member of the League of Women Voters of East
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Largest Selection of Sustainability Courses to Date (4/2/2018) - Post contributed by Nanette Chadwick, Director of Academic Sustainability Programs For fall semester, Academic Sustainability Programs is offering the largest-ever selection of approved sustainability courses at Auburn. Several new courses have been added this year, including selections related to community planning, food systems, and biosystems engineering. The total number of approved courses in sustainability is
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