Students are the driving force behind much of what happens at Emory & Henry to promote a sustainable environment. Much of their inspiration comes from the outdoor wonderland that surrounds the striking beauty of the E&H campus. See below for some examples of how our students are working to make E&H more sustainable.
The Outdoor Adventure Program is available to the entire E&H community. The goal of the Adventure Program is to responsibly introduce the E&H students, faculty, and staff to the wonders of silent sports: hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, caving, paddling, cross-country skiing and biking.
The Emory & Greens serve as a resource of all things “green” around the campus community. We hope to inform, gather, and strengthen the community around environmentally-oriented events. The Greens support local farmers by hosting an annual Organic Cookout with most foods directly purchased from the local farmers’ market. They also sponsor and organize environmental film sessions, usually pertaining to a specific cause focused on each semester.
Over the years, the Greens have created both Lyceum and non-Lyceum programs for Mountaintop Removal and energy awareness, such as talks by Emory community leader Reese Shearer and a “True Cost of Coal” poster presentation by the Beehive Design Collective. Other ongoing programs include recycling and advocating waste minimization, as well as building and installing bird, owl, and bat boxes around campus.
In April 2012, Emory & Henry completed its first annual energy behavior survey. A partnership with the college's energy manager and Dr. Shelley Koch's Sociology 101 class, the survey provided a window into campus conservation culture and will help inform future energy conservation initiatives. Click below to read more about the survey.