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The University has set ambitious goals for achieving various sustainability objectives. We track our progress to demonstrate how much we have achieved and how far we still have to go.
Emory’s Atlanta campuses are about six miles from the downtown, Midtown and Buckhead areas. The Oxford Campus, the original site of Emory College when it was founded in 1836, is located about 40 miles east of Atlanta in Oxford, Georgia.
History & Awards
The Office of Sustainability was created in 2006 to guide Emory’s transformative practices and sustainable choices, but the University has followed a long path to becoming a recognized sustainability leader in higher education.
Internships and Sustainability Careers
No matter your major or role in the sustainability community, educational opportunities do not end in the classroom. Internships and alumni engagements connect you with industry leaders, new innovations and professional development opportunities.
Campus Engagement Opportunities
When you volunteer, you get to know others who are passionate about the environment and help make your community stronger. Join an advisory group to help inform Emory’s approach to sustainability, volunteer at upcoming events, and find other ways to get involved.
Sometimes a high-impact project or idea just needs a little push to get off the ground. The Office of Sustainability Initiatives provides financial incentives and resources that can help make your vision a reality.
Annual Awards and Competitions
It takes our entire community to realize Emory’s sustainability vision. Discover how you can nominate a sustainability leader, and find details on competitions designed to motivate greater action towards sustainability.
We invite you to pledge your efforts to address energy, sustainable food, water conservation, green space, commuting, recycling, and other sustainability issues when at Emory and at home.
With your support, Emory can continue innovating its sustainable practices in teaching, research, facilities, and operations. Thank you for your involvement in this vitally important endeavor!
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I will replace my incandescent bulbs with Energy Star certified compact fluorescent or LED bulbs.
I will turn off the lights when I leave any room, bathroom, or meeting room for more than a few minutes (at least three lights switched off for at least two hours each day).
When I work or study late in my room, I will use only a single lamp with an LED bulb for lighting rather than using overhead lights.
If I use a laptop, I will disable my screensaver and let my computer go into ‘sleep’ mode. If I use a desktop computer, I will turn off my monitor whenever I step away from my work.
If able, I will take the stairs instead of using elevators.
I will unplug everyday items that consume energy even when not in use, such as cell phone chargers and laptops. I will also unplug other electronics such as televisions and stereos when I plan to be away for a long time, such as going away for vacation or heading home during break.
If I work in a research building, I will lower the sash on my fume hood when not in use.