Campus gardens feed, educate and nourish the Emory community

By Raven Crosby, General Sustainability & Gardens Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Tucked into different corners of Emory’s Atlanta campus are eight small communal gardens overflowing with produce, herbs and flowers. Operated by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI), these inconspicuous parcels are home to the Emory Educational Garden Project, an initiative that makes small-scale … Continue Reading →

Pollinator Protection Week 2021 – Ways to Help Pollinators!

In our last post, we focused on the different threats facing pollinators. Today, we’re featuring some easy ways for you to get involved in pollinator conservation at home or in your local green spaces. Reducing pesticide use Pesticides work to target and kill unwanted or invasive species, but the application of these chemicals can severely … Continue Reading →

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 →

Environmental Justice July Blog Series – Blog #4

Dispelling the Myth of the Emory Bubble: Connecting Calls to Action from the Environmental Justice Movement to Campus and Community Change Many who come to Emory, especially undergraduate students, may have heard the term “the Emory Bubble,” which is most often used to describe a feeling of geographic and social disconnect between Emory community members … Continue Reading →

Transformative solar power agreement will help Emory reduce greenhouse gas emissions

ATLANTA – Emory University will install more than 15,000 solar panels across 16 buildings on its Druid Hills campus, which will generate approximately 10 percent of Emory’s peak energy requirements and reduce Emory’s greenhouse gas emissions by about 4,300 metric tons. Emory has awarded Cherry Street Energy a 20-year agreement to install 5.5. megawatts (MW) … Continue Reading →

SMARTER WATER: In just five years, Emory’s WaterHub has reclaimed and recycled more than 300 million gallons of campus wastewater—and captured interest across the globe.

Every day, colonies of ravenous microorganisms—dwelling within the dense root systems of hydroponically grown plants—help clean and repurpose nearly 400,000 gallons of campus wastewater for non-potable uses. These colonies are just one of the complex biological processes that make up Emory’s cutting-edge WaterHub. Five years ago, the WaterHub became the first facility of its kind … Continue Reading →

Site preparations begin on new R. Randall Rollins Building

Emory Report | March 4, 2020 Construction will begin this month on the R. Randall Rollins Building, a 10-story facility that will significantly expand Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health complex, providing new space for state-of-the-art learning, training and conference opportunities for faculty, researchers and students. Plans for the new building were revealed last spring, … Continue Reading →

R. Randall Rollins Building Project Information

Tree removal and construction of the R. Randall Rollins building is slated to start on Friday, March 6th, and the ground breaking for the building is set for Thursday, March 26. Information about the building can be found in these slides and in this recording of the presentation from the Rollins School of Public Health, as well as … Continue Reading →

Learn About Campus Lighting: An Interview with Kevin Keefe, Electrical Engineer at Emory University

By Leanna Ehrlich, OSI Intern Emory University’s commitment to sustainability over the last decade includes updating one of the largest uses of energy on campus: lighting fixtures. OSI recently spoke to Kevin Keefe, an Electrical Engineer at the University, and he detailed the steps that Campus Services has taken to reduce lighting’s energy use, from … Continue Reading →

Connecting Adults with Autism and Pollinator Protection to the Educational Garden Project

By: Jamie Lutz, Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Emory students and staff have been growing food together for years through the Educational Gardens across campus, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. This past summer, Gardens Coordinator, Erik Edwards, introduced two new programs to engage a wider community with the campus gardens in new and … Continue Reading →