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.


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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