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Health101Feb08 - Building a Sustainable Emory...

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Building a Sustainable Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives Ciannat Howett, Director Peggy Barlett, Anthropology, Faculty Liaison
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Healthy Emory…healthy planet? How do find a rhythm of life that is healthy for us —and for the living systems on which we  depend? How do we find patterns of work and play that  shift from creative to menial, stimulating to the  restorative? How do we resist the frantic, efficiency-obsessed,  multi-tasking ethos? 
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Sustainable Emory… And sustaining ourselves
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Emory’s Sustainability Vision Sustainability is related to the quality of life in a community—whether the economic, social, and environmental systems are providing a healthy, productive, and meaningful life for community residents, present and future.
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Emory’s Sustainability Vision Benefits : Reputation Recruitment Retention Risk Management Research Opportunities Return on Investment SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC
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Sustainability: Intersecting Domains How do we impact the future? The community? The globe?
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Metro-Atlanta’s Footprint Growth 150% national rate-- 5 million now, 7 million by 2030 Average commute: 35 mins one-way 64% of commuters drive alone Energy from coal-fired power plants Violate EPA health-based standards for ozone and particulate matter
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PE 101 taught by Professor Adame during the Fall '07 term at Emory.

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