Understanding where we are today in terms of sustainability informs the steps we take tomorrow to move closer to the future we want to create.

While many units on campus measure progress toward sustainability in terms of their specific responsibilities, the Office of Sustainability takes a broad view and synthesizes this information to create reports about where we are, where we want to go, and what we are achieving at any given moment in time.

You can check out these reports below.  Of course, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Auburn University’s Sustainability Story - 2014

Learn about Auburn University’s journey toward sustainability by watching our newly released Sustainability Story. Meet the people and find out what’s happening with sustainability in administration, academics, operations, and engagement.  If you’re short on time or have a particular area of interest, you can view our story in academics, engagement, operations, and planning & administration for quick look at what we’re doing in each respective area.

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) Report

In 2013 and 2016, Auburn University received Silver STARS ratings for our efforts toward sustainability.  Check out the details behind this distinction by visiting the full reports for 2013 and 2016 on the STARS reporting system.

Climate Commitment Progress Reports

In 2008, President Gogue signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, now known as the Climate Leadership Network’s Carbon Commitment.  As a result, the university has outlined a plan to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Auburn produces biannual progress reports on our efforts toward reaching this goal.

Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Since 2008, Auburn University has reported the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from activities on Auburn’s main campus.  While inventories are conducted yearly, we report the results on a biannual basis to the Climate Leadership Network’s Carbon Commitment reporting site.  You can view the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 GHG Reports online, or contact our office for information on the 2009, 2011, and 2013 inventories. 



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