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Sustainable decorations

Photo of holiday decorations

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

The green "swish"

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!

Photo of hands holding compost

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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It’s all about the Earth!

Image of earth with lights on in major population areas

Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives has much planned for April, but it starts in March with Earth Hour, 3/29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. What’s Earth Hour? Go to earthhour.org for details, but to summarize, it’s Lights Out all over the world for one hour! Millions of people, multiple countries, whole continents are getting […]

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Know our QEP…SACS is coming!

Lullwater waterfall photo

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is coming March 17-19, beginning that Monday at the Oxford Campus. SACS tours the southeast providing ongoing assessment of educational improvement via accreditation; more info here – http://www.sacs.org/ On Tuesday and Wednesday they will be on the Emory Campus, conducting spontaneous ‘walk up’ interviews with students, faculty and staff all around the campus. […]

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It’s Easy Being Green at Emory!

The Emory logo in a green color

You know that Blue and Gold make Green…read on to see how Emory continues to go the distance in true colors! Give yourselves and each other a hand for we have much to celebrate for 2013! In the first few years of our 21st century, Emory began making plans to reduce energy; in 2006 we […]

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