We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.
Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
ECO executive board members Jennie Sun and Emily Li pose in front of a sign at COP22 (Photo credit: Tyler Stern)
We’re Emory students joining together to fight climate change. The Emory Climate Organization (ECO) is a student-led organization dedicated to increasing climate literacy and collaborating with others towards climate action, both at Emory University and abroad. We’re committed to educating our communities on various aspects of climate change science, policy, advocacy and action.
Because Emory is one of few universities approved as an official observer by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), we are in a unique position to participate in annual negotiating sessions at the forefront of international climate policy. We also hold sustainability-based public events in Atlanta, collaborate with campus organizations and other universities in Georgia, and engage individuals in climate news and developments through a robust social media and blog presence. Every March, we host the university’s official Climate Week. The seven-day on-campus exposition of climate change features diverse programs, from Ted-style lectures, to climate art shows, to documentary screenings and forest restoration volunteering events, in a testament to the interdisciplinary nature of climate change.
Use the bar at the top of the page to navigate our website. Check out our blog for our latest posts about the twenty-second COP to the UNFCC (COP22) held in Marrakesh, Morocco in November 2016, or ‘Humans of COP’ to hear the stories of the diverse climate activists we met there. Read our ‘About’ page to meet our executive board team, or ‘What Can I Do?’ to learn about tangible, concrete ways to mitigate climate change.