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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.

Emory Environmental Alliance
Emory Environmental Alliance (EEA) is a student led undergraduate environmental organization that works closely with Emory and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives to affect institutional change. Club members initiate projects, organize events and legislative education days, educate fellow students, and attend student conferences all over the country. Projects aim to encompass both social and environmental issues. For more information, email EEA Executive Board Member Nicholas Ramallo.

Slow Food Emory
Slow Food Emory is part of an international movement to promote good, clean, and fair food. These three simple words represent multiple dimensions of food, including sustainable agriculture, preserving biodiversity, producing 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, and other activities that reconnect us with the pleasure of eating and the unquantifiable value of food. For more information, contact 2014-2015 Slow Food President Cameron Wheeler.

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 Gloria Sclar .

Graduate Sustainability Group
The Graduate Sustainability Group (GSG) group 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 greater Atlanta area. GSG recognizes that engaging graduate students in sustainability on both the academic and practical levels opens up important opportunities for scholarship and for incubating the next generation of leaders in social and environmental sustainability. In an effort to foster engagement with sustainability, with all of its challenges and opportunities in a spirit of commitment, rigor, and community, GSG provides opportunities for Emory University students, faculty, and staff to meet and discuss sustainability issues and topics and their relation to issues of both theory and practice on and off the Emory campus. 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, please contact Ioulia Fenton.

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 http://www.globalheedemory.weebly.com or contact emoryglobalheed@gmail.com .

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 2014-2015 RHA Executive Sustainability Chair Sarah Queen.

2014-2015 RHA Chairs:
Clairmont - Yasmine Alkhalid

Dobbs - Lokita Rajan and Shannon Hill

Alabama - Michelle Skelton

Hamilton Holmes - Andy Dong

Raoul - Anisha Verma

Turman - Emme (Emmeline) Luck

Fevans - Sue Estes

Complex - Panya (Panyachote) Ketyungyoenwong

Harris - Niraj Shah

Woodruff - Ali Punjani

LSM - Margaret Beker

McTyeire - Tessa Cafritz

Sustainability in Residence Life: Living Green 1st Year at Emory. Few & Evans Hall.
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 http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/LLC/green.html.

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 whatís 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 http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/LLC/sye_green.html.

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.

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 Patrick O'Leary.

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 Holly Bok or Aubrey Tingler.

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 Mark Davies or Levi Lyman Barner.



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 Will Hardaway.

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 and around campus. For more information please contact Jordan Kolpas.

Students Implementing Nourishment in Communities (SINC)
SINC aims to eradicate poverty by engaging students and empowering communities. Through innovative social entrepreneurship, SINC works alongside international developing communities to implement sustainable development projects. SINC is not the leader or manager of the projects, but rather resource and catalyst for communities to uproot themselves out of the cycle of poverty. To get involved or for more information, please contact Melissa Mair.

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 us at www.students.emory.edu/eugho

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.

Environmental Law Society
The Environmental Law Society seeks to provide information and to take an active role in the legal dimensions of environmental interests. The group participates in hikes, hosts a Sustainability Week and occasionally invites speakers. For more information please contact please email Julie Reynolds-Engle.

Good Samaritan Clinic Outreach
The Good Samaritan Health Center is a medical clinic in downtown Atlanta that provides comprehensive health care for Atlanta's working poor and homeless. On one Saturday each month, medical and physician assistant students and faculty members from Emory host a free clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center. For more information, please email the clinic at info@goodsamatlanta.org.

Oxford College Sustainability Club
Oxford Collegeís Sustainability Club is the campusí 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 Pari Majd.

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. Emoryís 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.

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 .

Global Development Student Council (GDSC)
The GDSC is a graduate student organization started by students in the Masterís 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. ​

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