Advancing Sustainability

teacher and students in woods

Emory identifies sustainability as a top campus priority, with a vision to help restore the global ecosystem, foster healthy living and reduce the university's environmental impact.

Recognition: 2014

NameAchievement
Metro Atlanta Chamber of CommercePartnerships with re:loom and the Atlanta Lettuce Project are recognized with the E3 Community Strong Award, honoring collaboration and community involvement in making metro Atlanta more sustainable

Recognition: 2013

NameAchievement
Georgia Recycling CoalitionSpirit of Green Innovation Award for exemplifying unique programs or processes that increase recovery of recycled materials
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation1st Place Waste Reduction Award recognizes efforts to minimize the impact of waste, promote recycling, and methods of responsible waste handling in the campus community
SierraNo. 16 among cool schools list of greenest U.S. colleges and universities
U.S. Green Building Council: Center for Green SchoolsBest Higher Education Institution in annual Best of Green Schools report, recognizing innovative approaches to school sustainability, environmental initiatives and a commitment to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
U.S. Green Building Council: LEED-certified constructionGold: Yerkes Dual Function Facility, bringing the total number of LEED-certified buildings on Emory's campuses to 24

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