Following Emory’s Waste: Where Does It Go And Who Does It Affect?

Historically, waste has been a burden placed on vulnerable and marginalized communities, so our office wanted to follow Emory’s waste by using the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice tool to see which communities are being affected. We hope that contextualizing where our waste goes will remind us that there is no “away” when we throw … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: Stopping the Flow of Plastic at its Source

Stopping the Flow of Plastic at its Source By: CJ O’Brien, Second year Master’s in Development Practice Student with concentrations in environmental conservation & organization and management, Academic Fellow at Oceana As a Florida native, I have always been in love with the marine ecosystem. The first time I saw a coral reef in the … Continue Reading →

Emory compost streams temporarily diverted to landfills

By: Emory Report Emory Campus Services has announced that the university’s compost streams — including food waste from kitchens and green bins around campus, as well as animal bedding — are being temporarily sent to landfills. This short-term diversion was necessitated when the vendors that haul and process Emory’s compost either went out of business or … Continue Reading →

Emory Recycling Center Tour

Curious to learn more about the particulars of recycling at Emory? Sign-up to attend a tour of the Emory Recycling Center!

Emory Recycling Center Tour

Curious to learn more about the particulars of recycling at Emory? Sign-up to attend a tour of the Emory Recycling Center!

ZLW Volunteer: QTM Graduating Senior Reception

Please sign up to volunteer, join, and attend our events this semester. Spread the word about our new waste policy and help us make people better sustainable citizens! Volunteer: We’re looking for your help to educate the Emory Community about Zero Landfill Waste Initiatives Join: New to the Zero Waste Ambassador Program? This is a great event to … Continue Reading →

Emory community makes progress on ‘zero landfill waste’ goal

A year after its launch, Emory’s 2018 Waste Management Policy has already led to a measurable increase in the amount of campus waste that is diverted from area landfills. Emory seeks to divert 95 percent of campus waste from municipal landfills by 2025 through standardization of all indoor and outdoor waste bins, removal of desk-side waste service, … Continue Reading →

ZLW Volunteer: Wonderful Wednesday After Dark

Please sign up to volunteer, join, and attend our events this semester. Spread the word about our new waste policy and help us make people better sustainable citizens! Volunteer: We’re looking for your help to educate the Emory Community about Zero Landfill Waste Initiatives Join: New to the Zero Waste Ambassador Program? This is a great event to … Continue Reading →

ZLW Volunteer: Taste of Emory

Please sign up to volunteer, join, and attend our events this semester. Spread the word about our new waste policy and help us make people better sustainable citizens! Volunteer: We’re looking for your help to educate the Emory Community about Zero Landfill Waste Initiatives Join: New to the Zero Waste Ambassador Program? This is a great event to … Continue Reading →

Green Offices encourage sustainable work spaces

By: Madi Mainman Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Laura Hunt, the Program Coordinator for the department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC), and Terez Whatley, the Academic Department Administrator for German Studies, have teamed up to enhance sustainability in their offices at Emory’s Modern Languages Building. Whatley serves as the Sustainability chair for … Continue Reading →