The Office of Sustainability produces a digest each month during the Fall and Spring semesters covering topics and events related to sustainability around Auburn.  If you would like to receive our digest, please use the Subscribe to Our Mailing List box.


Graphic depicting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.


September 2020

SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security & improved nutrition & promote sustainable agriculture.

  • Director’s Corner: Hunger – There Is No Excuse
  • Campus Changemaker: Marley Halter’s Journey with Community Gardening
  • NEW Voting Page with Deadlines, Processes, & Tips for All Voters
  • Books & Ball Caps: Food Security, Nutrition, & Sustainability & the Montgomery Biscuits
  • The Pandemic, Food Insecurity, & Working Toward Zero Hunger
    Community Gardens: An Important Tool for Eliminating Food Insecurity
  • Introducing Home on the Plains, A One-Stop Center for Health & Wellness Support
  • An Active Player in the Fight against Food Insecurity: The Campus Kitchen at Auburn University: An Account from a Cherished Community Partner & General Operation Update
  • Food Insecurity Among College Students & the Need for Sustainable Transformation


Graphic depicting the united nations sustainable development goal 3- Good health and wellbeing


August 2020

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

  • The Wellbeing of Each is the Responsibility of All
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rendezvous
  • Campus Changemaker: Scott Dirksen
  • Register to Vote
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • News & Events

Picture of the Earth from the moon with quote from Senator Gaylord Nelson: “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality, and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”

April 2020

We must recognize and act upon our connectedness to all life through time and space.

  • Director’s Corner: At the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day it’s Lessons Have Yet to be Learned
  • Webinars, Documentaries, & Professional Development Opportunities Expanded
  • Solve Climate by 2030 National Power Dialog & Power Dialog for the State of Alabama
  • Sustainability in the Workplace (SU100) Course Offered for Employees through HRD
  • COVID-19 Updates from Auburn University
  • Books and Ballcaps
  • News & Events

Graphic showing all the food categories and shadows showing the lost percentage of each type of food to consumers. At the bottom is a line that reads "Food waste contributes to climate change. Visit & do your part."

March 2020

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. “-Michael Pollan

  • Director’s Corner: Eating as if Food is the Point
  • Campus Changemaker: Ana Plana
  • Did You Know That before the Grocery Store & the Food Truck, There are the Bees?
  • A Taste of Sustainability
  • Food & Climate Change: A Permaculture Perspective
  • What is the Connection Between Climate Change & Our Food System? Does What We Eat Really Make a Difference?
  • Are Controlled Environments the Future of Food Production?
  • Books and Ballcaps
  • News & Events

Graphic showing Voter Registration dates for the Primary, possible Runoff, and General Elections

February 2020

Our humanity determines our impact.

  • Taking the Measure of Our Humanity in the 21st Century
  • Campus Changemaker: Dr. Hayford Nsiah
  • Climate & Water Security: Vulnerable Communities in Per-Urban India
  • Lee County Remembrance Project: Reflecting on the Past to Build a Better Future
  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Faith, Climate Change, & Our Culture in the U.S.
  • Books and Ballcaps
  • News & Events

Image of the icons for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

January 2020

The only way we can thrive is by living within our ecological means.

  • Humanity’s Growing Ecological Footprint: “The only measure which tracks how much nature we have – & how much we use.”
  • Counting Carbon at Auburn University
  • Meetings Happen: Make a Difference at Yours
  • Dish it Out: Let SGA Know You Support Dish Reuse on Campus
  • Planting with Purpose: Plant Ahead Tree Project
  • New AU Course on Personal Resilience & Sustainability
  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Faith, Climate Change, & Our Culture in the U. S.
  • News & Events

Poster showing the Solar Report Card of Alabama for the 2018 year with an overall grade of an F.

December 2019

Carbon neutrality requires both conserving & cleaning our energy.

  • Solar Power & Climate Change – Closing the Emissions Gap
  • Powerdown Before Break
  • Campus Changemaker: Caroline Leonard
  • Faith, Climate, & Our Culture in the U. S.
  • Plant Ahead Tree Project
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • Constructing a Gold Standard on the Field & in the Future
  • News & Events


Transportation Board Game Poster Boar

November 2019

Your transportation choices impact your health, wealth, and the planet.

  • The Necessary & Inevitable Transportation Transformation
  • C0-Creating a Sustainable Economy — Our Conference Takeaways
  • Campus Changmaker: Mike Stover
  • Faith, Climate, & Our Culture in the U. S.
  • Tree Planting
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • Auburn Included in Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges
  • Auburn Earns Silver Bike Friendly Campus
  • News & Events



Poster showing the relationship between the idea of buyerarchy and the effects of Extraction, Processing, Manufacturing, Distribution, Pickup/ Delivery, and Disposal on a graphic of an iceberg melting.

October 2019

We can’t buy our way to happiness — or a stable climate.

  • Overconsumption, Climate Change, the Doughnut, & Wellbeing
  • Purchasing for Your Health & Our Planet
  • Meet Our Staff
  • Considerations of Sustainability in Agriculture
  • Spring Course Offerings
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • News & Events



Graphic Image Highlighting the connection between waste, climate, and global warming.

September 2019

You have options for what to do with your ‘waste’ & your choices directly impact climate change.

  • Waste: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone
  • Want to Help Improve Cycling on Campus?
  • Green Game Needs Trash Talkers
  • Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Laboratory Operations
  • Recycling: It’s a Team Effort
  • Protecting the Quarterback & Our Earth
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • News & Events



Graphic reading "Trees alone won't repair our climate. Want to help? Visit

August 2019

Trees improve our quality of life & provide opportunities for climate action.

  • Trees, Forests, & Reversing Global Warming
  • Peers Network Ambassador Applications
  • Sustainability Picnic
  • Insta Inspirations: Donald E. Davis Arboretum
  • The Beauty & Value of Trees
  • Need Help with Your Forestry, Wildlife, or Other Natural Resource-Related Questions
  • Books & Ball Caps
  • News & Events





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