AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has been named one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”
The education services company selected Auburn University for inclusion in the recently released fifth annual edition of its book created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Schools were chosen for the guide based on a survey conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure each school’s commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The survey included questions on schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructures, activities and career preparation.
The Auburn University Office of Sustainability held its second annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards program on Earth Day, April 22, to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni who “exemplify the Auburn spirit by promoting sustainability on campus and in the community.”
“Sustainability is a high priority for Auburn University, and there are a lot of people affiliated with Auburn who are doing impressive things. We want to make sure those folks are recognized and their work is celebrated,” said Mike Kensler, director of the Office of Sustainability.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper Mike Mullen will present a free, public lecture titled “Climate Change is Real, Dangerous, and Deadly: If the Deniers Win, We All Lose!” in Langdon Hall at Auburn University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.
Mullen has more than 30 years of professional experience in environmental fields related to water quality, aquatic ecology and watershed management. He also has participated in environmental consulting, research and education.