Winners of the 2nd annual Auburn University Spirit of Sustainability Awards have been announced. Please visit the Spirit of Sustainability Awards website to see who the 11 winners of the 2014 awards are!

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.

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. April’s newsletter focuses on nature. In addition, we are now sharing our nature poster. 


We, at the Office of Sustainability, are in the process of updating our website! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be one of the first to see our new website when it launches.



Students: Minor in Sustainability

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

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