By Nithya Narayanaswamy, rising junior at Emory College and Co-Founder of Plastic Free Emory. “Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag, Drifting through the wind, Wanting to start again?” If you sang those Katy Perry lyrics in your head, congratulations. While you most certainly are a firework, baby, you are probably also an … Continue Reading →
Give (and give back to) the Places you Love! By Julia Danko, First Year at Oxford College of Emory, majoring in Biology on the pre-environmental engineering track. During the holiday season, it can feel like life is on fast-forward and you can barely keep up. The month of December is traditionally a busy time, but … Continue Reading →
Wear Your Values – An Insight into Fast Fashion By: Emily Kim, Second Year in Emory College, Chemistry and NBB major I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “use code ____ for 15% off”. Even if you haven’t, we’ve all seen great bargains for the cheapest, trending clothing option on the internet, and to no one’s … Continue Reading →
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 →
December 12, 2019 By: Franzene Minott Published Originally in Georgia Social Impact In 2015, Emory solidified its position as a sustainability pioneer after their Strategic Vision outlined the ambitious goal that 75% of food served in the university—and 25% in the hospitals—would be locally or sustainably sourced by 2025. Reaching this target would require an ambitious and innovative … Continue Reading →
Todd Doyle | July 18, 2018 Author’s note: This is a follow up to http://news.emory.edu/stories/2016/09/er_duc_interim_dining_facility/campus.html. Opening in summer of 2017, the DUC-ling staff has served a year’s worth of meals to members of the Emory community. The interim dining hall project enters its second and final academic term with Emory, as construction of the CLC … Continue Reading →
Emory University has been recognized by the City of Atlanta for its commitment to energy and water conservation through the 2016-2017 Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge.
Emory’s 2025 Sustainability Vision identified four main action arenas, including utilizing Emory’s landscape, buildings, and operations to model best practices. This past year, campus departments made important strides toward realizing Emory’s Sustainability Vision goals