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Campus Kitchens Emory
Campus Kitchens Emory is a student-run organization that repurposes and donates unused food to local kitchens and food pantries. Our group is a branch of the national Campus Kitchens organization which operates on multiple campuses across the nation. Our mission is to fight hunger in Atlanta through sustainable food waste management while simultaneously fostering an awareness of our consumption and our role in sustainable practices. Campus Kitchens Emory engages students from various groups and organizations in volunteer work that benefits the campus as a whole, fostering community development both at Emory and in Atlanta. We welcome anyone who is interested in hunger, homelessness, poverty, sustainability or simply social justice. For volunteer opportunities see here. For information on how to get involved contact Naomi Maisel .

Creation Keepers
Creation Keepers are a circle of the eco-minded folks of the Candler School of Theology. They live at the intersection of faith and environmentalism, ever-vigilant to ways they can encounter God through God's Creation. They have a little something for everyone--camping and gardening, ecojustice and exegesis, meditation and so forth. They have weekly community gardening at the Theology Garden located off of Dickey Drive as well as monthly hikes around the Atlanta area. In addition, they host "lunch & learns" with leaders who are doing faithful, eco-minded work. Contact them here or find them on their Facebook page.

Emory Climate Analysis and Solutions Team (ECAST)
ECAST is a group that seeks to create tangible climate solutions through dynamic, action-based projects. ECAST provides a forum for undergrads, graduate students, faculty and staff from across and outside of Emory University to conduct climate-related analysis and advance climate solutions. With over 7 projects and growing, ECAST has something to offer for everyone. Check out their website for more information.

Emory Climate Organization
The Emory Climate Organization is a student-led group that is dedicated to increasing climate literacy and action on campus and beyond. Our group is committed to educating and galvanizing the community on various aspects of climate justice issues and seeks to provide members with the science, policy, social and political background necessary to take actionable steps toward addressing the increasing threat of climate change. For more information, visit our Facebook page, or website.

Emory Global Health Organization
The Emory Global Health Organization is a student organization based at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). The group seeks to engage in issues of global health outside the classroom by organizing community service events, advocacy campaigns and networking opportunities. Membership is open to the entire Emory University student body, as well as faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, please email eghomail@gmail.com.

Emory Nourish International
Emory Nourish is a student-led, non-profit organization that strives to alleviate extreme global poverty through student leadership development and green social enterprise. We raise funds by operating socially responsible ventures that seek to produce sustainable wealth for both our Atlanta community and partnered organization abroad. The funds are then invested in an international project with the partnered organization for long-term, community-based solutions to poverty. Emory Nourish is always looking for student-leaders to get involved, so please contact emory@nourish.org or visit our Facebook Page for more information.

Emory Spokes Council
Emory Spokes Council is a grad student run organization dedicated to connecting, supporting and advocating for biking at Emory University and in Atlanta. We host social rides aiming to bring Emory cyclists together and to explore the city. We hold workshops to help students get to know their bikes better and bike safer throughout the city. We maintain an on-campus fixit shop where anyone can work on their bike by themselves or with the assistance of some of our more experienced members. We also are working to push for greater integration of the campus with the city’s bike path network. If you’d like to know more about what we have to offer, have a question or want to join our mailing list for upcoming events and workshops, you can email emory.spokes.council@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.

Emory Undergraduate Global Health Organization
EUGHO (Emory Undergraduate Global Health Organization) serves to provide information and opportunities for student action concerning international health issues. EUGHO tries to enlighten students on graduate opportunities in the field of global health that reach beyond the obvious public health school options. EUGHO participates in volunteer opportunities both on and off campus with EGHO, Emory's graduate school global health organization. These activities include Quilt on the Quad, World AIDS day, Medshare International, health walks, and educational trips to the CDC and the Carter Center. For more information, please contact EUglobalheath@gmail.com or visit EUGHO's website.

Emory University Sustainability Advisory Council
The EUSAC (Emory University Sustainability Advisory Council) is a board of 10-to-15 students and alumni, committed to serving as a united voice for students on Emory's sustainability initiatives. They are tasked with actualizing the 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision, facilitating outreach to the student body, and acting as liaisons to academic units and administration. Learn more about the council and its mission here.

The EUSAC is currently searching for its inaugural council members. Anyone in the Emory community may nominate a student they think would be suitable for the position. Students and alumni may also self-nominate. Submit a nomination here. For more information, please contact Taylor Spicer.

Emory Vegans and Vegetarians
Emory Vegans and Vegetarians seeks to promote conscious food choices, such as those for spiritual, political, environmental, and health reasons. In addition, the organization seeks to provide information in order to educate the campus at large about vegetarianism and veganism. It also wishes to support vegetarians and vegans at Emory University via interactions with Emory's food service provider. Emory Vegans and Vegetarians also strives to foster solidarity among the vegan and vegetarian community by having gatherings both on and off campus in which vegan and vegetarian food is present. For more information, please contact Lauren Levitt.

Environmental Law & Conservation Society
The Environmental Law & Conservation Society seeks to provide information and to take an active role in the legal dimensions of environmental interests. The group participates in hikes, volunteers around the city of Atlanta, and invites speakers from a broad range of environmental areas. For more information please contact Shelby Hancock.

Generation Response
Generation Response is officially "Emory's Environmental/Humanitarian magazine." Generation Response gives Emory students a voice on local, national, and international humanitarian and environmental issues. Writers shed light on the people and organizations at Emory and in the greater Atlanta area that are making a positive difference in response to issues. In doing so, the students hopes to connect Emory to Atlanta and act as a sort of mutualistic sustainable forum, in which we give sustainable Atlanta organizations publicity to the Emory community and in turn Emory students can seek out these organizations to get involved. The ultimate goal of Generation Response is to encourage Emory students to get involved in making a positive difference in the world. It's about reaching out, so that this generation can respond and take responsibility for our future. To get involved or for more information, please contact Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew, Timothy Peterson or Shachy Rivas.

Global Development Student Council (GDSC)
The GDSC is a graduate student organization started by students in the Master’s in Development Practice program. GDSC provides a platform to explore interdisciplinary approaches to international development and humanitarian aid, focusing on the challenges of achieving sustainable development within the context and intersections of global poverty, international conflict, resource degradation, and climate change, among other topics. Monthly group activities include service opportunities, social activities, speakers, panel discussions, and film screenings. GDSC welcomes graduate students from all programs and seeks collaboration with other programs in organizing campus events. For more information, please visit the website here. ​

Global HEED
Global HEED (Global Health, Education, and Economic Development) is the Emory chapter of the eponymous non-profit. Global HEED explores the intersection of economic development, social equality, and environmental protection by examining grassroots sustainable development initiatives in Atlanta and throughout the world. Through speaker events, service opportunities, site visits, and collaboration with similar campus organizations, Global HEED helps its members gain awareness of both local and global movements for sustainability, giving students the knowledge and tools to create change of their own. For more information, please visit Global Heed's website or contact emoryglobalheed@gmail.com .

Graduate Sustainability Group
The Graduate Sustainability Group (GSG) is a student-led response to the important social and environmental challenges facing the world as a whole and those specific to our local community, namely that of Emory University and the greater Atlanta area. GSG recognizes that engaging graduate students in sustainability on both academic and practical levels opens up important opportunities for scholarship and for incubating the next generation of leaders in social and environmental sustainability. The organization seeks to create an intellectual and, at times, physical space for support, reflection, critique and practical action with regards to our common social and environmental concerns. For more information about how to get involved visit GSG's website or email gsg@emory.edu" .

Goizueta Energy and Environment Group (GEEG)
GEEG recognizes that renewable energy organizations play an integral part in preserving our environment and promoting sustainable practices. The group aims to increase awareness of the work these companies do and inform others of the role that renewable energy plays in everyday lives. In addition, the group works with energy institutions to conduct financial research in the energy sector. Last year, the group worked with SolAmerica to provide research into solar financing.

Greeks Go Green
Greeks Go Green was founded by Emory alum Nicolai Lundy in the Fall of 2006. The organization helps promote sustainability initiatives within Fraternity and Sorority Life through focusing on cultural, structural, and procedural improvements. For more information please contact Todd Doyle, Vanessa Ishimwe, or check out Greeks Go Green's Facebook page!

Green Bean Coffee
The Green Bean is committed to nurturing the community and environment while maintaining a practical and profitable business. Student employees are involved in the evolution of business practices and provide a fuel of creativity. The Green Bean aims to be a long-lasting and community- friendly campus resource, both for great tasting coffee and tea and sustainability education. The Green Bean sells coffee from Cafe Campesino, a fair trade and organic coffee roaster in Americus, Georgia, in addition to fair trade and organic tea, hot cocoa, and pastries. The Green Bean Coffee Cart is located inside Cox Hall. For more information, including information about catering, please contact Kate Richardson.

Net Impact
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world. For more information please email Mitch Levine or Emily Pugatchenko.

Our Space Our Home (OSOH)
Our Space Our Home seeks to establish a community within Emory that is committed to protecting, restoring, and connecting with the surrounding wildlife areas of our campus through mindful and compassionate engagement with nature. OSOH promotes and encourages students to spend more conscientious time in nature. OSOH holds different activities each month such as going on nature walks and cleaning up trash through the trails by the lower fields. OSOH events qualify for Play Fusion credit and fall under the “Service Work” Category. For more information, please contact Elie Goldman or Jerry Yen .

Outdoor Emory Organization
With a membership of well over 400 students, Outdoor Emory Organization (OEO) is Emory University's largest student-run organization and one of the largest and most active outdoors organizations in the country. In addition to their successful Adventure Orientation program for incoming freshmen and weekend trips around the Southeast, OEO has explored North America, from the Grand Canyon to Baja Mexico, from the Boundary Waters to Lake Tahoe. OEO typically sends out one trip each weekend, ranging from backpacking to caving to skydiving to surfing to skiing to paddling. Over longer breaks, OEO sends trips across the country to places like the Grand Canyon, Lake Tahoe, Utah, Baja, and Wyoming. OEO meets during the academic year every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in Harland Cinema (at the Dobbs University Center). For more information, email Amber Merchant.

Oxford College Sustainability Club
Oxford College’s Sustainability Club is the campus’ primary source of environmentally friendly programming. The club combines service and education in a social setting to make sustainable concepts more accessible. Members and non-members alike apply the lessons from these events to their day-to-day lives. This helps promote a lasting culture of environmental responsibility at Oxford. For more information, contact Samantha Dunat.

Religion and Ecology Collaborative
The Religion and Ecology Collaborative is a group of scholars who craft innovative, transdisciplinary responses to environmental uncertainty. The REC meets three times a semester to host speakers, share papers, or go on field trips. Please contact Liz Whiting Pierce for more information.

RHA Sustainability Representatives
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) works to promote the goals and purposes of the University as related to residential living, as well as to serve as the student voice. RHA works to promote Emory's sustainability initiatives and programs. RHA Sustainability Chairs are appointed following an interview process by the RHA President and Vice President. RHA Sustainability Chairs promote sustainability through several mediums. The Executive Council Sustainability Chairs develop campus-wide efforts that are both interactive and informative. Each individual residence hall has its own RHA Sustainability Chair as well, whose job it is to develop his or her own green initiative and support the Executive Chairs. This structure allows RHA to reach all Emory Students in an efficient manner and spread sustainability efforts campus-wide. For more information, email 2016-2017 RHA Executive Sustainability Chair Jamie Nadler or OSI Intern Hannah Shultz.

2016-2017 RHA Chairs:

RHA Executive Board Sustainability Chair - Hannah Schultz

Clairmont - Luke Roberts

Dobbs - Claire Pomykala

Alabama - Karoline Lin

Woodruff - Juliana Rodgers

Raoul - Hannan Sylla, Brian Shan

Turmilton - Andy Shen

Few and Evans - Katelyn Boisvert

Complex - JT Jefferson

Harris - Karen Asher, Isa Martins

LSM - Vivian Zhou

FEER - Andy Dong

Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee (REHAC)
REHAC's mission is to encourage students to make environmentally friendly decisions in their daily lives and raise awareness about environmental justice issues in our community and around the world. REHAC provides free coffee every week to students who bring their own mug to school, hosts fundraisers for natural disaster relief efforts, encourages students to use alternative transportation, hosts socials to talk about environmental issues, and participate in art projects to decorate stairwells to encourage students, staff and faculty to take the stairs. REHAC also screens films on environmental issues and volunteers with alternative transit organizations and environmental justice organizations. For more information about how to get involved, please contact one of the members of the REHAC board Grete Wilt, Zelalem Adefris, Mary McGillicuddy, Precious Esie, and/or Jennifer Head.

Roots and Shoots
Roots and Shoots is an international organization founded by Jane Goodall whose primary aim is to encourage environmental citizenship and sustainable behaviors in young people. Emory’s chapter of Roots & Shoots, active since 2007, works towards this goal through bi-weekly educational activities implemented with 3rd graders at local elementary schools. Volunteer instructors come from across the university and include primarily post-doctoral researchers and graduate students. Outstanding undergraduate students may also be considered. Example classroom activities include owl pellet dissections, learning about the water cycle through music, and creating a guide-book to school-yard plants. Contact Rachel Diamond for more information.

Slow Food Emory
Slow Food Emory is part of an international movement to promote good, clean, and fair food. These three words represent the multiple dimensions of Slow Food's mission, which include promoting sustainable agriculture, preserving biodiversity, encouraging the production of food without the use of harmful chemicals, ensuring a fair wage for producers and laborers, and allowing equal access to this food that we cherish. Slow Food Emory works to promote these values on campus through eating and cooking together, discussing food access and production issues, educating peers to think critically about their food and its origins, food activism, and other activities that reconnect us with the pleasure of eating and the unquantifiable value of food. Slow Food Emory's mission is to promote "good, clean, and fair" food in a way that is adaptable and accessible to all Emory students. For more information, contact the 2016-2017 Slow Food President Claire Barnes.

Student Sustainability Forum
Emory's Student Sustainability Forum is a group of student leaders from sustainability-related organizations, student publications, and student governmental associations. Members of the Forum are from Emory College and the professional schools. The forum meets biweekly so student sustainability leaders can share experiences of their efforts in working towards a more sustainable Emory. Within these informal dialogues, students learn about the exciting work of fellow green groups. The Forum is also a chance for organizations to find intersections in missions where they can collaborate. All Emory students are welcome! To learn more about the Sustainability Forum, please email the Office of Sustainability here, or find them on their Facebook page.

Sustainability in Residence Life: Living Green 1st Year at Emory. Hamilton E. Holmes & Turman Halls
Environmental conservation. Sustainable communities. Social justice.
Educate yourself, the community, and the world about living with an awareness of the impact we have on our surroundings and our ability to ensure a high quality of life for future generations. Be a part of Living Green during your first year at Emory and examine what strategies we can employ at Emory to support the "three Es -- Environment, Economy, and Equity." For more information on Living Green visit the website.

Sustainability in Residence Life: Green Action 2nd Year at Emory
Green Action is a brand new Second Year at Emory living-learning community that builds upon the theme of LIVING GREEN into the second year. Become a member of the Green Action Living Learning Community and you will have an active voice in what’s included in the programming, events, and education of this sustainable community. Green Action staff will listen to your opinion and work to include all facets of sustainable education that are important to your peers and you. You will have an opportunity to sit on a Green Action leadership council to control programming and events that take place in Woodruff Residential Center, within the Second Year at Emory program, and among the greater Emory and Atlanta communities. This community will occupy one floor of the Woodruff Residential Center. Any current freshman is eligible to apply to live in the community for their sophomore year; all you need is a desire to learn more about sustainable living. For more information on Green Action, visit the website.

Undergraduate Sustainability Group
The Undergrad Sustainability Group aims to promote a more wholesome Emory population by offering environmental service opportunities and educational activities as well as providing a means for environmentally conscious peoples to exchange ideas and network. If you're interested in sustainability, visit their Facebook page or email Anisha Verma or Jamie Nadler.

Volunteer Emory (VE)
VE’s mission is to collaborate with agents of change for service projects and social justice work that promote learning about self and society. VE runs several weekly sustainability-related service trips in Atlanta, including to Trees Atlanta, local community gardens, and re:Loom, a local non-profit organization that employs recently homeless community members and trains them how to weave upcycled materials into beautiful rugs, scarves, and other products. VE also has large-scale service days in the fall semester (Emory Cares Day) and on Martin Luther King Day. Past trips have included tree plantings with Trees Atlanta and streambank restoration in Lullwater Preserve on Emory's campus, among others. Additionally, Volunteer Emory runs Alternative Fall & Spring Breaks which expose students to issues such as food production/consumption/security, community building/home security, homelessness, hunger, and poverty through service learning.

Zero-Waste Ambassadors
This group's mission is to empower students, faculty and staff with the knowledge and resources to actualize the Sustainability Vision waste goals. It is critical to foster a community that recognizes the value of waste management as it intersects with environmental justice, conservation, and social impacts. Zero Waste Ambassadors will serve as peer-to-peer educators in residence halls, in offices and labs and during events to educate about proper waste management at Emory and to facilitate the adoption and implementation of sustainable event planning throughout all major campus events. Let us know of your interest here.

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