Winter 2011: Sustainable Efforts
Emory Photo Video
Office of Sustainability finds friends on Facebook
Want to figure out the closest bike rack to the Carlos Museum? Find out where Emory’s eight educational gardens are? Take a self-guided specimen tree tour? Map a MARTA route to get to an Emory event?
Look no further than the new interactive sustainability map on the Emory Sustainability Facebook page.
Friends of a greener Emory can also take the personalized sustainability pledge (have you disabled your screensaver yet?), find out about green events, find healthy cooking demonstrations with seasonal foods, and view or download photos of environmental efforts on campus and by alumni.
The page is just one of the recent efforts of the Office of Sustainability, directed by Ciannatt Howett 87C. “We can’t just build, design, or engineer our way out of climate change,” she says. “We must tackle the mindset that created it. Universities have a critical role to play here through education.”
And taking the virtual “scavenger hunt” is a quick way to learn about the University’s most well-known LEED-certified buildings. (Which building has an innovative energy recovery system made of enthalpy wheels on the roof that paid for itself in approximately four years?)
The page links to other helpful online resources such as Cliff shuttle schedules, Map My Ride (a site where bikers can post their favorite urban or mountain biking paths in Georgia), and Zipcar locations.