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Advancing Sustainability

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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.

Recent Recognitions

NameAchievement
Georgia Recycling CoalitionSpirit of Green Award for 2019 Outstanding Institutional Recycling Program
ALL IN Campus Democracy ChallengeALL IN Challenge gold and bronze seals
U.S. Green Building CouncilEmory University Hospital Tower Awarded LEED Silver Certification for Healthy, Green Building Design
U.S. Green Building CouncilEmory University Student Center Project Receives LEED Platinum
The World University RankingsTop universities for climate action (#60)
Princeton ReviewTop 25 for 15 categories in the “The Best 385 Colleges” guide (and #38 for the Top 50 Green Colleges)
Atlanta Better Buildings ChallengeThe following buildings at Emory University were Top Performers
International District Energy Association (IDEA)2018 IDEA Innovation Award for Emory's WaterHub
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)Emory earns rating for its leadership and innovation in university sustainability
2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award for Emory's WaterHub & Student Docents Program
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)Officially acknowledged the RCE (Regional Centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development) of Greater Atlanta led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Spelman College
International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)Recognition for sustainability in laboratory procurement

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