Green Alliance ramping up efforts to go green at AUM
The AUM Green Alliance is boosting efforts this semester to help the university go green. Through campus projects and activities, the Green Alliance strives to heighten awareness of factors that impact the environment and increase participation in activities and behaviors that improve sustainability at Auburn Montgomery.
As one of the first projects of the year, the Green Alliance partnered with the AUM Sustainability Committee and AUM Facilities to launch a pilot recycling program for plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The partners strategically placed one recycling bin in each building around campus and three recycling bins in the Quad. Everyone in the campus community is encouraged to recycle their plastic bottles and aluminum cans while respecting the recycling rules - no plastic or aluminum containers with liquids still in them and no other trash in the recycling bins.
The Alliance is also launching a brown bag lunch series this semester. The purpose of this monthly series is to educate and promote sustainable living across the campus community. The first of these events will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Taylor Center 230. Dr. Rosine Hall, associate dean of the School of Sciences and professor in Biology, will talk about global environmental changes and what we can do as a community to prevent future damages to our planet. Food and drinks will be provided.
The Green Alliance is encouraging everyone at AUM to support endeavors for a sustainable campus and take the pledge for a sustainable life.
You can keep up with the Green Alliance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aumgreen. Have a green idea or want to be a part of the AUM Green Alliance? E-mail the Alliance at email@example.com.
Sept. 12, 2011