June 9, 2008
Earthquake victims get Yerkes help
Employees at Yerkes Primate Center raised $4,136 to help earthquake victims in China’s Sichuan province.
Culinary fundraisers were held at the main center and at the Lawrenceville field station to help those impacted by the massive quake that struck May 12. Funds raised were sent to the American Red Cross Sichuan Province Earthquake Relief Fund.
University Vice President Gary Hauk has listed a number of avenues through which the Emory community can help the quake victims:
• Sichuan Medical University by way of the China Medical Board, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, www.chinamedicalboard.org
• Canadian Red Cross, www.paypaq.com/redcross/new/index.php
• American Red Cross, http://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2
• Hong Kong Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org.hk
• Red Cross Society of China, http://188.8.131.52/english/
• United Methodist Committee on Relief, http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/.
Farmers’ market comes to campus
June 10 is opening day for a weekly farmers’ market that will be held on campus every Tuesday through Thanksgiving.
The market will take place on the Cox Hall Bridge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine, said Christa Essig, market manager.
Georgia farmers will sell local, organic fruits and vegetables. There will be a vendor selling artisanal cheeses. Essig said a local vendor of jams and jellies has also signed on and there will be organic bread.
Hall wins building energy competition
Turning off lights and unplugging electrical devices when not in use helped McTyeire Hall win Emory’s first all-building energy competition. The conservation tips given by the sustainability representatives hit home for residents in McTyeire Hall, who consumed 43 percent less energy compared to March 2007.
The Office of Sustainability Initiatives awarded $1,000 to the residents of McTyeire Hall to use on a sustainable-related prize.
Collectively, Emory’s building occupants saved 144,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity when looking at March 2007 and March 2008 data. That’s roughly equivalent to powering Goizueta Business School for one month.