The Auburn community includes many passionate and committed sustainability practitioners. The Auburn University Spirit of Sustainability Awards program exists to recognize individuals or groups of Auburn University students, faculty, staff, and alumni that exemplify the Auburn spirit by making significant contributions toward sustainability on campus or in a community at any point along the Sustainability Compass: Nature, Economy, Society, Wellbeing.

During the inaugural year of 2013, we were privileged to honor eleven recipients who represent the larger passion and commitment to sustainability that exists within the Auburn community. We also created a special named award, the William Olson Student Achievement Award.


The Office of Sustainability would like to share the first version of the Auburn University Climate Action Plan located on the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment website. Auburn President Jay Gogue signed the climate commitment in the Fall of 2008 demonstrating Auburn University’s dedication to significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

 
Auburn achieves STARS Silver Rating for sustainability performance!
 

The Office of Sustainability together with Academic Sustainability Programs recently completed a comprehensive, year-long investigation to determine Auburn’s sustainability performance, using STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

The campus has been taking steps toward sustainability for several years, and we wanted to evaluate what we are doing, and how we compare to our peers. How does Auburn University rate?….

Auburn achieved a STARS Silver Rating!

In our recently released special STARS Auburn Sustainability Newsletter we highlight some areas where the campus community is showing success, others where we have opportunities for progress, and how the STARS assessment can help us shape the future of sustainability at Auburn. If you’d like to read all the details with information on how the campus is performing in ~140 different credit areas, Auburn’s complete STARS report can be viewed on the STARS website.


The Office of Sustainability puts out a monthly electronic newsletter that you can sign up for online. March’s newsletter focuses on economics. In addition, we are sharing our economics poster. 

 
Campus Conversations:

Climate Change is Real, Dangerous, and Deadly: If the Deniers Win, We All Lose

Wednesday, April 23rd

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Langdon Hall

by Mike Mullen

Choctawhatchee RiverKeeper

This timely presentation will address the causes of climate change, evidence of man-made climate change, recent and future impacts of climate change, and what we can do to mitigate and adapt to climate change at every level of society.

This event is open to the public.

 

Students: Minor in Sustainability

Auburn’s Minor in Sustainability is open to all undergraduate students in any major.


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