From the copy room to the operating room, from the classroom to the residence hall, Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) guides Emory University, Oxford College, and Emory Healthcare to model transformative practices and sustainable choices at every level. Both on campus and in our community, OSI works to implement climate solutions and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Your gift to OSI includes, but is not limited to, support of two key programs: the OSI Student Intern Program and the General Sustainability & Social Justice Incentives Fund.
OSI Student Intern Program—OSI’s year-round undergraduate and graduate paid interns serve integral research, program implementation, communications, data collection, and outreach roles in all areas of sustainability. They learn about the place of Emory in a unique way as they employ practical skills for furthering Emory’s sustainability initiatives. OSI interns also connect with a network of sustainability professionals, who can help them find their next opportunity after graduation.
OSI’s General Sustainability & Social Justice Incentives Fund empowers students, faculty, and staff to enact their own research, programs, and community-building efforts. This year’s grants funded diverse projects, which include promoting research laboratory efficiency, examining racial bias in health care delivery, revitalizing a residence hall’s rooftop garden, and evaluating the effects of COVID-19 on local food systems.