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 →

Drifting Through the Plastics Crisis: Plastics and Environmental Justice

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 →

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 →

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 →

Remembering Mayor Carl B. Stokes for Bringing National Attention to Water Quality and Environmental Justice

By: Rachel Musetti, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives The Cuyahoga River begins in northeastern Geauga County, Ohio and continues into Akron, running both south and west, before turning back north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. In the middle of the twentieth century, the Cuyahoga River was notoriously one of the most polluted rivers … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: 5 Wellness Tips for Making the Most of the Holidays During COVID-19

5 Wellness Tips for Making the Most of the Holidays During COVID-19 By: Charisma “Charisma Ci’er” Thomas, Staff, Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, and Founder of Sustainable Love When the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) first spread, I thought it would be a thing to come and go. Little did I know that one COVID-19 case … Continue Reading →

Resilience and Sustainability Collaboratory’s First Year of Accomplishments Projects a Promising Future

By: Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives The Resilience and Sustainability Collaboratory (RSC) is a newly established, Emory-based “think and do tank” that unites the expertise of thought leaders from corporate, governmental, non-governmental, community, and academic groups from Emory and beyond in order to address complex challenges at the nexus of the environment … Continue Reading →

Emory University Hospital Eliminates the Use of Plastic Bags in its Retail Cafes to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste 

By: Kristin Kuwada, Communications & Marketing Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives As of September 28th, Emory University Hospital (EUH) no longer offers single-use plastic bags in its retail spaces, including Clifton Café, Asbury Café and the gift shop. According to Sabrina Bauggue, the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at EUH, this initiative will save … Continue Reading →