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Green Notes

Happy July! Did you know there is a Staff Tour of the Emory Farmer’s Market coming soon?  On Tuesday, July 17 and 31, at 11:45am. Taylor Spicer, of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI), will be your tour guide.  She will highlight the benefits of eating food in season and ways to prepare seasonal dishes. […]

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Great green news

DeKalb County is conducting Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2018. The county is offering free residential curbside bulky item collection (like furniture, grills, water heaters) every Friday and Saturday through the month of June.  Consult the flier for more info. The Emory Farmers Market Dates for Summer (peaches are in!) are as follows:  June 5 and 19 (Peach […]

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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

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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