Oxford College’s Green Pioneers, Steve Baker and Eloise Carter, Retiring

By: Rachel Musetti, General Sustainability Intern When OSI became aware of the impending retirement of Dr. Baker and Dr. Carter, we found it impossible not to reflect on their impressive sustainability legacies. Dr. Baker and Dr. Carter led both Oxford College and Emory University to champion sustainability efforts in the southeastern United States, largely due … Continue Reading →

Emory Sustainability Virtual Celebration Recap & Video Segments

As a part of Emory’s Earth Month, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives hosted the Emory Sustainability Virtual Celebration on Friday, April 23. Over 70 of you joined to celebrate major accomplishments from the past 15 years, Lifetime Achievement Award and Sustainability Innovator Award winners, work of student sustainability leaders and much more. Couldn’t make it? … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: My Changed Perceptions on Waste

My Changed Perceptions on Waste By: Layth Mattar, Senior in Emory College, Arabic and Biology double-major  Emory, and its community, has been an extremely impactful part of the last four years of my life. It has changed my understanding on a variety of subjects ranging from science to society. I feel like something all undergraduates … Continue Reading →

Emory Student Groups Promote On-Campus Climate Awareness & Action

By: Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives During this Climate Awareness Month, OSI highlighted inspiring women and young activists across the globe who have made invaluable contributions to sustainability and climate action movements, as well as Emory faculty and alumni who are engaged in important climate-related work. We are finishing our Climate … Continue Reading →

Youth Advocates for Climate Activism Leading Resistance Movements

By: Kelly Li, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives   In the final week of Climate Awareness Month, OSI recognizes youth climate activists that are serving our society and the environment in critical ways. In this article, six amazing global climate activists are highlighted for their transformational work in their respective realms. Coming from … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: Eco-Ableism in the Zero Waste Movement

Eco-Ableism in the Zero Waste Movement By: Alexandra Aladham, First Year at Oxford College, Environmental Sciences Major Since the early 2000’s, the world has seen a push toward zero waste lifestyles and policies in an effort to curb irresponsible production, waste, and consumption. The Zero Waste Movement has aligned itself with these efforts, aiming to … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: Small Zero Waste Habits to Implement at Home

Small Zero Waste Habits to Implement at Home By: Michelle Ly, Senior in Emory College, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Major Recently, I’ve been reflecting on how I got interested in practicing a zero waste lifestyle. When did this passion for reducing waste start and how did it start? Looking back to my childhood, I’ve realized … Continue Reading →

Emory Alumni in Climate Action

By Aaron Klingensmith, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives This Climate Awareness and Women’s History Month, OSI is highlighting the contributions of some seasoned professionals and recent Emory graduates to local, national and global climate action work. These leaders are dedicated to working toward a more sustainable and environmentally just society, and they are … Continue Reading →

Emory Sustainability Faculty Fellows Applying Climate Research and Engaging Students in Climate Solutions

By: Rachel Musetti, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Each year, Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) recognizes March as Climate Awareness Month, in addition to recognizing Women’s History Month. While we work to honor women around the world for their contributions, we are so inspired by our own leaders here at Emory as … Continue Reading →