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.
|Georgia Recycling Coalition||2013||Spirit of Green Innovation Award for exemplifying unique programs or processes that increase recovery of recycled materials|
|Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation||2013||1st Place Waste Reduction Award recognizes efforts to minimize the impact of waste, promote recycling, and methods of responsible waste handling in the campus community|
|Sierra||2013||No. 16 among cool schools list of greenest U.S. colleges and universities|
|U.S. Green Building Council: Center for Green Schools||2013||Best 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 construction||2013||Gold: Yerkes Dual Function Facility, bringing the total number of LEED-certified buildings on Emory's campuses to 24|