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Cox Hall wins 2016 Building Recycling Competition

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Cox Hall recently won the campus-wide Building Recycling Competition, according to the reigning sustainability employee of the year, Dawn Francis-Chewning. The award was $3,000 that can be put toward sustainable initiatives in the building. Following a successful collaboration to do composting at the Woodruff Library, where Dawn worked with Marc Hardison and Marty Ike to launch the composting […]

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Two significant sustainable projects go live

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The WaterHub In the works since 2012, the WaterHub is now open and running at capacity. This unique, on-site, bioengineered water recycling system is more than innovative; it captivates the imagination and shows how determination, collaboration and passion can come together for tremendous success. The building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 17 with Ciannat […]

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The Riders of 1762

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If you happen to be driving to Emory in the early morning, you might see a pink glow among the tail lights of your fellow commuters. If so, you are probably catching a glimpse of Sandra Harrison (Business and Administration), as she rides the most tricked-out scooter imaginable to work. Sandra’s scooter is a 2009 Vespa […]

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Sustainable decorations

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Something about the holidays brings out the craftiness in all sorts of people. Garrett Southwell, the sustainability representative for the 1599 Building, used coffee holders to create a unique Holiday Tree. He was aiming for the strength of a honeycomb structure. As it turned out, paperclips were what was needed. The snow-capped effect is made […]

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Recycling, composting and e-waste

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True confession…I’m a trash diver…and have been ever since I was signed up to be a charter member of the Sustainability Building Rep Committee (okay, probably before that). I promised to be a loyal supporter of all things recycled and composted both here, at home and at events I organize, support or attend. Yes, I’m […]

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Yes, you too can compost!

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June has arrived and so has the bright summer sun, bringing hot temps to help heat up your compost bin! Interestingly, I realized that I’ll have to move my bin this year because a neighboring tree has now leafed out a branch that shades it. Shade cools your compost and slows the process of breaking […]

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Green IT for May!

Greetings Green ITers! April’s last week continues to celebrate Earth Day, Earth Week and yes Earth Month! Here’s the latest: Recycling for electronics and document shredding services that were offered by Emory Recycles throughout the month of April were a huge success. Go to BriarcliffRecycling for more info! Don’t Dump It – DONATE IT! Emory Recycles said […]

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