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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 Sustainable 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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Recycling and Re-Use
I will bring my own cutlery and dishware to the office instead of using disposable tableware.
I will bring my own reusable bags whenever I shop.
I will carry a re-useable coffee mug or water bottle instead of using disposable cups or buying bottled water.
I will mend, sell, donate, or share clothing/items that I no longer use instead of throwing them away or buying brand new items.
I will reduce my paper use and avoid printing emails. When I must print, I will print on both sides of the paper or use the back side of old documents to print less important documents.
I will remove myself from junk mail and catalog lists by enrolling in Emory’s Catalog Choice program.
I will use the appropriate recycling stations to recycle my Hard to Recycle Materials, including glass, aerosol cans, lightbulbs, packaging styrofoam, batteries, ink & toner cartridges, and electronic waste.
I will use the blue bins to recycle my inorganic waste material, including plastic and foil to-go containers, snack wrappers, plastic film, plastic utensils, aluminum cans, plastic coffee cup lids, chip bags, and spoiled pens, markers, and other small office supplies.
I will use the green bins on campus to compost all organic waste, such as food, used napkins, tissues, and green utensils and paper to-go containers from Emory Dining locations.