From Table to Farm – Anaerobic Digestion Workshop: Keynote Address: Professor Carlton Waterhouse

Last year, Emory University received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an on-campus prototype for an anaerobic digester (AD). This technology can turn food waste into biogas (renewable energy) and soil amendments (agricultural use). Ultimately, Emory is interested in demonstrating how to design an anaerobic digester that reduces environmental justice concerns. To that end, Emory … Continue Reading →

From Table to Farm – Anaerobic Digestion Workshop: Environmental Justice and AD Speakers

Last year, Emory University received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an on-campus prototype for an anaerobic digester (AD). This technology can turn food waste into biogas (renewable energy) and soil amendments (agricultural use). Ultimately, Emory is interested in demonstrating how to design an anaerobic digester that reduces environmental justice concerns. To that end, Emory … 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 →

“Achieving Equitable Development for Communities” – EPA Environmental Justice Webinar

Members of the Emory community are invited to to attend the second in a series of five virtual environmental justice webinars on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST. The topic is, “Achieving Equitable Development for Communities.” This webinar is unique in that it will have presenters from community-based organizations, non-profits, academia, and private/public sectors who … Continue Reading →

Global and Local Women Leading Decades of Climate Action

By: Kristin Kuwada, Communications & Marketing Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives During Women’s History and Climate Awareness Month, we are humbly learning about the work of less often recognized, seasoned climate activists who have all transformed the hearts, minds and places of their communities. From writing influential books and critical reports to founding organizations that … Continue Reading →

Women at the Center of Pivotal Moments in Sustainability and Climate Action History

By Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives During this Climate Awareness and Women’s History Month, OSI is highlighting some of the many determined women who have made invaluable contributions during key moments in sustainability, environmental justice and climate action history. From delivering speeches to writing books, to founding organizations, each of the … Continue Reading →

Toxic Waste, Clean Water, and Race: Commemorating Foundational Black Leadership of the Environmental Justice Movement

By Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Throughout the majority of American history, environmental and racial issues have been perceived as existing in separate spheres. This understanding shifted irreversibly with the work of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a national church-based civil rights agency, and its Commission for Racial Justice. The … 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 →

Emory Climate Talk Presents Dr. Robert Bullard

Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice, joins Emory Climate Talks for a conversation on Tuesday, December 1, at 12 p.m. EST. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is an award-winning author, co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium, and a distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental … Continue Reading →