Take a closer look at our sustainability efforts

Emory is committed to serving as a catalyst for sustainability in our immediate community, the region and beyond. Through our sustainability initiatives on campus, we hope to set an example for an ethical approach to creating healthy and productive places to live, learn and work. Learn more about Emory's sustainability efforts.

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Title Initiative Type Audience Description
“Going Into a Place of Beauty:” Forest Preservation and Restoration at Emory by Whitney EastonDocuments & ReportsRead about the history of forest preservation and restoration on the Emory campus from its founding until 2008. Measures include commitments to forest protection in campus strategic planning/the campus master plan, as well as the university's no net loss of forest canopy policy. This report also describes the roles of the Committee on the Environment, Lullwater Task Force, and Friends of Emory Forests in campus forest preservation. [Keywords: greenspace, forest protection, no net loss policy]
2019 Annual Energy & Utilities Report, Documents & ReportsUniversity VisitorsIn 2019, Emory continued to make progress on its 2025 Sustainability Vision goals to reduce energy use per square foot (EUI) by 50 percent and overall energy consumption by 25 percent by 2025.
2019 GHG Emissions Inventory Executive Summary, , Documents & Reports
2020 Annual Energy & Utilities Report, , Documents & ReportsUniversity Faculty and StaffA report on Emory's utilities and energy usage for 2020. Note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had impacts on energy and utilities usage.
2021 Annual Energy & Utilities ReportA report on Emory's utilities and energy usage for 2021. Note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had impacts on energy and utilities usage.
2022-2023 OSI Combined Incentives Funds ApplicationCurrent or Prospective Students, Healthcare Staff, University Faculty and StaffThis year, all Incentives Funds applicants should use this application to apply for General Sustainability & Social Justice, Green Labs, and Green Offices Incentives Fund small grants. These three Funds are intended to support supports research, project implementation, and the development of new rituals to promote sustainability and social justice on Emory’s campuses and healthcare spaces. All faculty, staff, and students at Emory – including Emory Healthcare and Oxford College – are eligible to apply for funding. Team applications are encouraged. All student applications must include approval from a faculty advisor. Applications are open and well close Monday, September 26, 2022, at 8 am.
A Report on the Status of Forested Land of Emory University, , Documents & ReportsThe forests of Emory University include unique, near-pristine hardwood forests with rare and diverse species, mature hardwood forests affected by some degree of human alteration, and relatively common second-growth pine stands. The objective of this report is to provide information about the location and status of natural forests on Emory University property.
Atlanta Better Building Challenge (ABBC) Participants, Documents & ReportsThe Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge aims to support the Department of Energy’s goal of helping businesses save money while investing in green energy. See Emory's list of participants of the Better Building Challenge
Biohazard Decontamination form, FormsWithout this certification as proof of decontamination, the Department of Transportation can fine you (the customer), the transportation company, as well as Thermo Fisher Scientific for transporting medical waste without proper documentation.
Campus Pollinator Protection Campaign, Documents & ReportsEmory's campaign and commitment to protecting pollinators.
Candler School of Theology Climate Action PlanDocuments & ReportsThe Candler Climate Action Plan includes some of the ways in which the Candler community has committed to strive for ecological justice. Many of these measures are already in place, and others are new initiatives that we will work toward in the coming year and in the long term.
Carbon, Climate, and Co-Generation: A History of Emory University’s Energy and Climate Commitments by Katelyn BoisvertDocuments & ReportsRead about Emory’s efforts to conserve energy use, from its founding to 2017. This report specifically details energy efficiency, renewable energy, and behavior change efforts, including the Climate Action Plan, greenhouse gas inventory & goals, Climate@Emory, and ECAST. [Keywords: climate change policy, energy history, energy policy, greenhouse gas emissions]
Catering Guidelines for Sustainable Food, , GuidesTwo-page summary providing suggestions for more sustainable catering options.
Cherry Street Solar Installation Phase IIn August 2020, solar installations on 1599 Clifton Rd., Gambrell School of Law, and HSRB were completed as phase 1 of the 5.5 MW SEPA installation with Cherry Street Energy.
Climate Action Plan for Emory College of Arts and Sciences, , , , , Documents & ReportsAt the request of the Office of the Provost, Emory College convened a committee of faculty, staff, and students to create a Climate Action Plan for the College, in order to ensure that the College plays its role in supporting the University’s bold goal of reducing total carbon emissions by 20% by 2020, and by 50% by 2050.
Climate Action Plan for Emory School of LawDocuments & ReportsDean Robert Schapiro of Emory Law School convened a Climate Action Plan Committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff) to develop a Climate Action Plan for the law school and law library, setting forth specific steps to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and enhance curricular and co-curricular education around issues related to climate change and environmental protection.
Climate Action Plan for Emory University Rollins School of Public HealthDocuments & ReportsThrough coursework for degree credit, student organizations focused on the environment, special events, and continued efforts to operate the School with sustainability goals in mind, the RSPH demonstrates that commitment to sustainability can be an integral part of our overall strategic plan.
Climate Action Plan for Goizueta Business School, , , , , Documents & ReportsGoizueta's plans for a more sustainable campus through education, construction, and reduction.
Climate Action Plan for Laney Graduate School, , , , Documents & ReportsThe LGS has identified four main areas to encourage and support sustainability efforts: Event Policies, Education and Awareness, Transportation-Related Energy Use; and Building Efforts.
Climate Action Plan for Oxford College of Emory UniversityDocuments & ReportsAs one of nine academic units of Emory University, Oxford College has been tasked with identifying specific strategies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in the categories of sustainable building and construction, energy, water, transportation, waste management, food, procurement, academic programs, and individual action.
Climate Action Plan for School of MedicineDocuments & ReportsThe School of Medicine drafted a plan with specific actions to assist in implementation of the University Climate Action Plan (CAP), which sets forth the following goals from a 2005 baseline: By 2020: 20% reduction in total emissions, 35% reduction per square foot By 2036: 36% reduction in total emissions, 50% reduction per square foot By 2050: 50% reduction in total emissions, 85% reduction per square foot
Climate Action Plan for the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of NursingDocuments & ReportsOur mandate to improve global health obliges us to address global climate change and the concomitant threats to human health. It is incumbent upon us to encourage and indeed demand green practices and energy efficiency in all clinics and hospitals, school buildings and labs.
Constructing a Movement, One Building at a Time: The History of Green Buildings at Emory University by Micah HahnDocuments & ReportsLearn about the history of Emory’s adoption of Green Building (LEED) standards during the redesigning of the Whitehead Building, and how this evolved into Emory's current policy to achieve LEED silver standard in all new buildings. [Keywords: green building, sustainable building, LEED certification]
Dedication of the WaterHub, , Documents & ReportsThis is the transcript of the poem delivered by Bobbi Patterson at the dedication of the WaterHub at Emory University.
Eating Sustainably, , Documents & ReportsBooklet with 16 short summaries of the key issues of eating healthy, local, & sustainable food, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Electronic Waste RecyclingDocuments & ReportsLearn how to properly recycle electronics at the Emory Library rather than throwing them into the landfill.
Emory Climate Action Task Force Member ChargeCharge for the 2022-2023 Emory Climate Action Task Force members.
Emory Climate Coalition Press Release – October 13, 2021, , , , , , Documents & ReportsUniversity Faculty and StaffOn October 13, 2021, student leaders of the Emory Climate Coalition (ECC) met with President Fenves to articulate their demand for greater University action to address the global climate emergency. The meeting resulted in President Fenves signing onto the Race to Zero and the Climate Leadership Network, two networks of higher education institutions committed to climate action. ECC is currently working with Emory decision-makers to move forward from baseline commitments to tangible action.
Emory Green Networking Climate Action & Environmental Protection Panelists’ Bios
Emory Green Networking Environmental Justice & Social Equity Panelists’ Bios, , Documents & Reports
Emory Green Networking Public Health & Conservation Panelists’ BiosDocuments & Reports
Emory Greenhouse Gas Emissions InventoryDocuments & ReportsTo maintain biannual reporting of Emory’s GHG emissions, this summary analyzes an inventory for the Fiscal Year 2014. Calculations for the inventory data are completed using regional fuel mix emissions factors rather than the national factors.
Emory Healthcare Sustainability Council Mission & GoalsDocuments & ReportsHealthcare Staff, Hospital VisitorsThe Emory Healthcare Sustainability Council was established in September 2009 (formerly the Sustainability in Health Sciences Task Force) to develop a set of recommendations to guide senior administrators in setting goals and year-to-year strategies that will improve current practices or implement new best practices in sustainability for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
Emory Investment Management ESG Policy, , Emory Investment Management (EIM) is responsible for the management of the assets of Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and The Carter Center. EIM incorporates and continues to evolve in the practice of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) investing, a term that is often used synonymously with sustainable investing, socially responsible investing (“SRI”), mission‐related investing, or screening. EIM reflects the mission and vision of the institutions it represents.  EIM believes the consideration of these factors to be fundamental to the investment process and the culture of Emory University and The Carter Center. This document explains EIM's consideration of ESG factors in its investments.
Emory Sustainability Vision and Strategic Plan for 2015-2025Documents & ReportsOur vision for Emory is to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices at every level. From the copy room to the operating room, from the class room to the residence hall—among academic units, healthcare units, and operational units—Emory will more deeply engage the challenges of sustainability and expand our leadership in higher education.
Emory University 2022 Land Classification Plan2022 update to Emory's land classifications with comparisons to the 2017 plan that delineates preserved, conserved, managed and developable land.
Emory University Climate Action PlanDocuments & ReportsClimate change is perhaps the greatest challenge to confront humanity in our lifetime, with the well-being of billions of people at risk. Emory University created a climate action plan adopted in 2011 to guide the University toward carbon reduction goals.
Emory University STARS ReportDocuments & ReportsHealthcare Staff, University VisitorsThe Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.
Emory University Waste Management PolicyDocuments & ReportsUniversity VisitorsEmory’s vision is to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices at every level. Given Emory University’s 2025 Sustainability Vision and commitment to divert 95% of its waste from municipal landfills, this University-wide policy establishes those infrastructure and behavioral changes necessary to achieve this goal.
Emory’s Coalition for a Living Wage by Dr. Peggy BarlettDocuments & ReportsThis report traces the emergence of the student-led Emory Coalition for a Living Wage from its origins in the Ethics and Servant Leadership program to its successful establishment of a higher minimum pay rate for all regular, subcontracted, and auxiliary employees (based on data from the cost of living in Atlanta). [Keywords: living wage, wage policy, minimum rate of pay, EASL]
Emory’s History of Waste Diversion and Recycling by Amelia HowellDocuments & ReportsLearn about the history of waste diversion and recycling efforts on Emory's campus from its beginnings in the late 1980s to 2017. This report provides insight into Emory Recycles and the Recycling Center, the emergence of composting on campus, and the adoption of Emory's goal to divert 95% of its waste from landfills by 2025. [Keywords: recycling, zero waste initiative, waste reduction, composting]
Emory’s Student Employee of the Year 2018: Kryn Dykema, Documents & ReportsKryn Dykema, an OSI Climate & Energy Intern, was selected as the 2018 Student Employee of the Year.
Emory’s Student Employee of the Year: Congratulations to Kristen KaufmanDocuments & ReportsKristen Kaufman, OSI Zero Waste Intern, was selected as the 2019 Student Employee of the Year.
Emory’s Sustainable Food Initiative by Dr. Peggy Barlett, Documents & ReportsLearn about the history of the Sustainable Food Committee at Emory from 2006 to 2018. This includes the development of purchasing guidelines & tracking methods, the Emory Farmers Market, Sustainable Food Fair, Educational Garden Project, Oxford Organic Farm, Emory Healthcare sustainable food initiatives, the Green Bean coffee cart, and other projects. [Keywords: sustainable food, food committee, Emory Farmers Market, Sustainable Food Fair, Educational Garden Project]
Executive Summary for FY 21 Greenhouse Gas Emissions InventoryEmory regularly evaluates its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or carbon footprint, in order to monitor its efforts to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 through strategies that entail targeted mitigation, behavior change, clean and renewable energy sources, and new innovations. GHG emissions reporting began in FY10, with 2005 as the original baseline year, and subsequent inventories have been conducted in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, and 2021.
Food as Medicine_The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition_Dr. Sharon BergquistDocuments & ReportsDr. Sharon Bergquist presented at the 2020 Sustainable Events Showcase on the power of plant-based medicine and the benefit of healthy diets for both people and the planet.
FY2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Full Report, , , , , Documents & ReportsCurrent or Prospective Students, Healthcare Staff, University Faculty and StaffEmory regularly evaluates its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or carbon footprint, in order to monitor its efforts to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 through strategies that entail targeted mitigation, behavior change, clean and renewable energy sources, and new innovations. GHG emissions reporting began in FY10, with 2005 as the original baseline year, and subsequent inventories have been conducted in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, and 2021.
Graduate and Professional Student Sustainability Guide 2022Current or Prospective Students
Green Labs at Emory One-Pager, , , , , , , , , Documents & ReportsOpen and save or print this one-page information sheet about how to participate in the Green Labs at Emory program.
Green Labs Certification Checklist, , , , , , FormsHealthcare Staff, University Faculty and StaffLearn what sustainable actions your lab can adopt, and tell us what you’re already doing, by filling out the Green Labs at Emory Checklist and consulting the companion Green Labs at Emory Guidance Document.
Green Labs Certification Guidance Document, , , , , , GuidesHealthcare Staff, University Faculty and StaffConsulting this companion Green Labs at Emory Guidance Document when filling out your Green Labs Checklist for certification. This Guidance Document provides instruction for how to implement each action and justification for why each action is important.
Green Offices at Emory Certification Checklist, , , , , , , , FormsHealthcare Staff, University Faculty and StaffThis document is only for your reference. Please fill out the Green Office checklist on Microsoft Forms.
Green Offices at Emory Certification Guidance Document, , , , , , , , , , GuidesUse this Guidance document as a resource when filling out your Green Offices at Emory checklist. It provides information on how to achieve each action and justification for why each action is important.
Green Offices at Emory Fact SheetDocuments & ReportsFind out exactly what Green Offices at Emory are and why you should get involved!
Green Offices At Emory Guidance DocumentFormsThe main topics covered in the Green Office checklist are: Energy Efficiency, Conservation, Waste, Purchasing, Meetings & Events, Safe & Healthy Office Environments, Communications & Participation. Find out exactly what each of these involves.
Greenspace at Emory: Finding the Balance by Orli HendlerDocuments & ReportsThis report reviews the history of greenspace protection at Emory, following the research by Whitney Easton which is presented in the report, "Going Into a Place of Beauty: Forest Preservation and Restoration at Emory." Building off of this previous research, Orli Hendler describes forest preservation policies, campus mapping, invasive species, and land use controversies. [Keywords: greenspace, forest protection, no net loss policy, invasive species]
Healthcare Greenhouse Gas Report, Documents & ReportsHealthcare StaffIf the global healthcare sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, a new international report shows. This is one of the major findings from the 48-page report by the nongovernmental organization Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with technical advisor Arup.
Healthcare Sustainability: Why We CareDocuments & ReportsHealthcare Staff, Hospital VisitorsEmory University values sustainability in our Healthcare. Use this document to see our goals, accomplishments, and rationals.
History of Sustainability at Emory-Alternative Transportation by Andrew M FooteDocuments & ReportsThis report reviews Emory University’s alternative transportation program up to 2008, including the Emory shuttle, carpool & vanpool incentives, pedestrian-friendly campus policies, and the use of parking subsidies. [Keywords: alternative transportation, shuttle system]
How to Plan a Sustainable Event_OSI 2020, Documents & Reports, GuidesUniversity Faculty and StaffThe Office of Sustainability Initiatives presented this at the 2020 Sustainable Events Symposium as a guide to planning sustainable events with plant-based catering.
Idling Reduction Policy, Documents & ReportsUniversity VisitorsAs part of Emory's Sustainability Initiatives, we have developed an idling reduction policy for Emory University that provides operating guidelines for Emory University vehicles and all service and delivery vehicles and freight carriers operating on Emory University property.
Impact Report Community SectionDocuments & ReportsEvery year, Emory evaluates its role and influence in the region, considering overall impact on the Emory and greater Atlanta community. In the most recent Impact Report, several of Emory's sustainability programs were highlighted, including zero landfill waste goals and the Piedmont Project.
Info Sheet: Animal Welfare, , , Documents & ReportsFive-page summary of animal welfare concerns in conventional agriculture (including poultry, veal, swine, and cattle) and the alternatives, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Choosing Local Food, , , Documents & Reports, GuidesTwo-page guide to what it means to eat local food, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Defining Sustainability and Sustainable Seafood, , Documents & ReportsIntroduction to the Eating Sustainably booklet of briefing papers on key issues; defines sustainable food and the goals of a local food system, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Energy and Food Production, , , Documents & ReportsThree-page review of the energy embedded in food, including production, processing, storage, packaging, and transportation—and the fossil fuel dependence of industrial farming, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Fair Trade, Documents & ReportsTwo-page briefing on the meaning of Fair Trade, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Food Choices and Environmental Impact, Documents & ReportsTwo-page briefing on the environmental impact of food choices with recommendations for how to lower those harms, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Food Impact on Farm Workers, , Documents & ReportsTwo-page briefing on farm working conditions and health challenges experienced by farm workers, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Food, Foodshed, Soil, and Place, , Documents & ReportsThis two-page review, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee, defines "foodshed" and outlines the power of food to strengthen a sense of place and provide an alternative to industrial food that travels long distances. The report also explores various grassroot efforts to bolster local food systems.
Info Sheet: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), , , Documents & ReportsTwo-page review of what are considered to be genetically-modified organisms and the current science & controversies around biotechnology, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Grass-fed Livestock, , , Documents & ReportsTwo-page review of the benefits, costs, and human health issues around grass-fed meats, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Health Benefits of Eating Sustainably, Documents & ReportsTwo-page review of changing portion sizes, the “toxic environment,” human health consequences of obesity, and general healthy eating guidelines, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Nutrient Content and Sustainable Food, , Documents & ReportsThree-page review of various impacts on food nutritional content, in both plants and animals, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Pesticides and Organic Foods, , Documents & ReportsThree-page review of the meaning of organic certification for pesticide use on food and subsequent impact in human health, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Info Sheet: Sustainable Food Purchasing and the Georgia Economy, , , , Documents & ReportsTwo-page review of the ways sustainable food purchases can affect the existing Georgia agricultural economy, including the role of institutional purchasing, prepared by the Emory Sustainable Food Committee.
Institutionalization of Change: A History of Emory University’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives by Kristen Kaufman, Documents & ReportsUniversity VisitorsRead about the founding of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives in 2006, both the logistical aspects— OSI's staffing and governance structures— and programmatic aspects— creation of the Sustainability Incentives Fund, website, campus policies on transportation & water, strategic plans, and other efforts up to 2017. [Keywords: history, policy, staffing]
Lab Recycling EquipmentDocuments & ReportsAttached is a placeholder document to outline how lab waste station equipment will be assigned to individual labs.
Lab Recycling Process MapDocuments & ReportsPlease consult the Lab Recycling Process Map for detailed information on how to sort laboratory waste. The attached Lab Recycling Process Map relays information on sorting waste for hazardous and regulated materials as well as for recyclable materials.
Lab Recycling SOP_RSPH_5.16.19Documents & ReportsAttached is the final Lab Recycling SOP for Rollins School of Public Health, updated 5/16/19.
Lab Waste Policy Presentation – Lab Personnel, , GuidesLabratory recycling presentation given in May 2019.
Lab Waste Policy Training – Service StaffGuidesLaboratory recycling and composting training given to BRS staff by Rollins School of Public Health in Spring, 2019
Land Classification Plan 2017Documents & ReportsEmory's 2017 Land Classification Plan that delineates preserved, conserved, managed and developable land.
Lullwater Comprehensive Management Plan, Documents & ReportsThe Lullwater preserve is a priceless resource for the Emory community. Emory has developed this management plan to ensure it can still be loved and enjoyed for future generations.
New Garden Application Guide, GuidesHelpful guide to applying for a new Educational Garden Project as part of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives at Emory University.
Oxford Student Sustainability Guide 2022Current or Prospective Students
Pollinator Month Word SearchTo celebrate Pollinator Month, try out our pollinator-themed word search! Click to be taken to an editable document where you can complete the puzzle and then send it to our email (emorysustainability@gmail.com) by June 24th! We will then select two people to receive an OSI swag bag!
Pollinator Protection Policy & Contract Language, Documents & ReportsConcerned about the plight of bees and other pollinators, essential for two-thirds of the food crops we eat every day, Emory University developed a comprehensive pollinator protection campaign including the ban of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids on its campus grounds. In August 2014, Emory University adopted a pollinator protection commitment to ensure neonicotinoids would not be used on university grounds and any plants pre-treated with these pesticides would not be planted. In addition, Emory committed to plant pollinator-friendly habitats on campus and conduct campus outreach and education.
Producer Guidelines for Food Suppliers, Documents & ReportsAs part of Emory University’s commitment to sustainability, it has established a goal that 75% of food served on campus be locally or sustainably grown by 2015. The Emory Sustainable Food Committee has clarified purchasing guidelines for local and sustainable definitions and goals. Here is a summary of the desired criteria.
Recycling and Composting at Emory UniversityGuidesCurrent or Prospective Students, University VisitorsLandfills have negative social, economic, and environmental impacts on neighboring lower-income, historically disadvantaged communities. Landfills contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and can leak harmful toxins into the surrounding environment. Learn about recycling and composting at Emory with this helpful brochure!
Resilience Framework for Emory from Task Force, , , , Documents & ReportsApplying the resilience framework to Emory by the Climate Action and Resilience Task Force.
Rose Library Climate Action Plan, , , , , , Documents & ReportsThe staff of the Rose Library created a Climate Action Plan to outline how the library can change internal practices to align with the University’s sustainability goals. The action plan targets the reduction of emissions and waste, promotes climate resilience as part of workplace operations, and integrates sustainability as a factor in planning and decision making.
Sparks of Sustainable Energy by Mona PatelDocuments & ReportsThis report reports on the early efforts of the Emory College Energy Conservation Project, lighting and temperature policies, and behavior change efforts such as building competitions to reduce energy use. [Keywords: energy history, Energy Conservation Project]
State of Sustainability in Emory HealthcareDocuments & ReportsHealthcare Staff, Hospital VisitorsEmory Healthcare sustainability goals and accomplishments as of January 2018
Stormwater Management and Water Conservation at Emory University by Kelly EndresDocuments & ReportsThis report reviews Emory's emerging stormwater management policies and campus stream preservation efforts. Emory's water conservation efforts include include water conservation in green buildings, water use reduction campaigns, and the construction of the WaterHub, which processes 40% of campus wastewater for reuse. [Keywords: water conservation, stormwater management, WaterHub, stream preservation]
Student Sustainability Showcase Virtual Guide 2022GuidesCurrent or Prospective StudentsUse this virtual guide to explore opportunities to get involved with sustainability at Emory, then pursue those which most interest you. Take part in our campus culture of sustainability by participating in an OSI program, joining a sustainability-related student organization, and/or exploring Emory's academic offerings in the disciplines of the environment and sustainability!
Sustainability Courses_2016 to 2019Documents & Reports
Sustainability in Campus Life: The Changing of Behavior by Jamie NadlerDocuments & ReportsThis report reviews the sustainability programming and policies in Emory’s student life, including the “living green” hall, recycling in residential life, staff training and culture change in residence life, the student sustainability forum, and additional student activities. [Keywords: sustainability campus life, sustainability and student life]
Sustainability RepresentativesDocuments & ReportsSustainability Representatives have been named for each of Emory's major buildings. Reach out to this person for questions, feedback, and ideas for sustainability innovations in your building.
Sustainability Vision for Emory 2006Documents & ReportsA sustainable Emory will be part of a healthy ecosystem; we seek to reduce the University’s harmful impacts on the environment and contribute to regeneration of the ecosystem. A thriving economic sector will provide equitable opportunities for satisfying livelihoods and study through a safe, healthy, high quality of life for current and future generations.
Sustainable Food Purchasing Guidelines, Documents & Reports, GuidesEmory University’s strategic planning efforts include commitment to a more sustainable food system for our campuses and hospitals. Food service staff and companies working at Emory utilize these purchasing guidelines in order to buy and serve more local and sustainable food.
Sustainable Healthcare at Emory University by Lauren BalotinDocuments & ReportsHealthcare Staff, Hospital Visitors, University Faculty and Staff, University VisitorsLearn about initiatives within Emory Healthcare to address sustainability concerns, including waste reduction, energy & water conservation, sustainable hospital food, and the Sustainability in Health Sciences Task Force. [Keywords: sustainable healthcare at Emory, hospital recycling, hospital food]
Teaching the Future: Academic Infusion of Sustainability at Emory by Meggie StewartDocuments & ReportsUniversity VisitorsThis report reviews the emergence of courses and research around sustainability at Emory, namely the evolution of the Human and Natural Ecology Program into the Environmental Studies Department, then the Environmental Sciences Department. The histories of the Piedmont Project & Piedmont TATTO program, sustainability minors, and the Sustainability Faculty Advisory Council are outlined as well. [Keywords: Emory history academics, sustainability history academics, Piedmont project]
This Rose is Green: Embracing Environmental Sustainability in the Rose Library Report and Recommendations, , , , , Documents & ReportsFrom April to September 2019, the Rose Library Environmental Sustainability Task Force drafted the report “This Rose is Green”. The task force used social, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainability to inform their recommendations to the library. They suggested that the Rose Library should create a culture of sustainability, develop green habits, and build resiliency. The committee continues to review and revise This Rose is Green; the last update was in 2021.
Undergraduate Student Sustainability Guide 2022Current or Prospective Students
WaterHub at Emory Award List, , Documents & ReportsThis list includes a complete list of awards given to the WaterHub at Emory from 2015-2020
WaterHub Awards List (2015-2018)Documents & ReportsA comprehensive list of all Water Hub awards and achievements from 2015 to 2018.
Zero Waste Ambassadors Charge Fall 2022- Spring 2023Documents & ReportsCurrent or Prospective Students, Healthcare Staff, University Faculty and Staff, University VisitorsThe ZWAs are a group of student, faculty, and staff volunteers, who are actively willing to champion waste management and reduction in all areas of the Emory experience. They strive to promote a culture at Emory that prioritizes reducing and diverting waste in all decisions that we make as individuals and as a community. You can read more about specific goals of the program this year in the charge.