Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Tips for Reducing Food Waste By: Elizabeth Beling, Senior in Emory College, Sociology major and Sustainability minor In the United States, 80 billion pounds of food are thrown away each year. That’s 219 pounds of food waste per person. Why is this a problem? One core issue is that this food could be going to … Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Ambassador Blog: How Zero Waste Can Save You Money

How Zero Waste Can Save You Money By Candace Allison, MPH Candidate in Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences Since beginning my low waste journey two years ago, I’ve encountered a common misconception: it costs a lot of money to go zero/low waste. Upon first glance, it certainly seems that way, with “supply lists,” including … Continue Reading →

Zero Wast Ambassador Blog: Why I’m a ZWA – The Impacts of Waste Reduction

Why I’m a ZWA – The Impacts of Waste Reduction By: Jack Miklaucic, Sophomore in Emory College, Environmental Science and PPL double-major Modern life, particularly in industrialized and wealthy countries, is vastly different than it was just a century ago. The development and popularization of single-use plastics and industrial farming techniques has led to staggering … Continue Reading →

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 →