Sustainability

Sustainability

Building a More Sustainable Campus 

Auburn University at Montgomery is committed to becoming a more responsible corporate citizen by integrating sustainability initiatives into all aspects of university activity. To reduce our negative impact on the environment, we created the Campus Sustainability Initiative Committee in 2008 and assigned it the task of developing long-term and short-term goals, as well as action plans that would lead to a more sustainable AUM campus.

The Sustainability Committee continues to develop new green projects and educational programming for the campus.  

Educational Programs

Green Tip of the Week: Each week, AUM Warhawk Weekly publishes an easy-to-follow green tip. These green tips will provide you with meaningful insights on small changes you can make in your lifestyle that will help you reduce your environmental footprint on and off campus.​

Brown Bag Lunch Series: The purpose of this monthly series is to educate and promote sustainable living across the campus community. 

Green Spotlight: Series of tabling events that promote sustainable education aimed at making AUM student’s responsible corporate citizens.

Fall Sustainability Recognition: Annual recognition of individuals and/or departments that, through their actions and initiatives, demonstrate leadership in campus sustainability.

Earth Week and Arbor Day Programs: Week long activities designed to raise awareness and enhance knowledge on environmental health and well being of the campus and community we live in.

Bloom with AUM: Series of planting events sponsored in collaboration with the AUM Learning Center where students can come out and fill their hands with soil and pot their favorite flower for planting or sharing.

Refill and Refresh: Send a picture of yourself using any campus hydration station to Student Affairs and enter for a chance to win a refillable and sustainable cup. 

Connect to the Mission- Join the Green Team

The Green Team is a student-governed organization that encourages, educates, and effects sustainability activism in and around our campus. We encourage ownership of both collective and individual ecological responsibility through structural and cultural change. We are idea people who get our hands dirty. Green Team imprints a vital and lasting consciousness upon AUM’s ever-growing and forward-thinking pursuit of environmental stewardship as a lifestyle. Cooperation with the university and other student groups is essential to achieving Green Team’s goals.

We encourage any students and faculty members who are interested in promoting a sustainable lifestyle to join Green Team. This is a great way to meet people who will support you and nourish individual as well as population growth. Green Team is not limited to AUM faculty and students, we encourage people from the surrounding communities to become members and advocate for positive change and upkeep within and around the area.