Sustainability at Emerson

Our vision: Build and operate a stronger, healthier and more sustainable campus community.

Emerson College is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and reaching climate neutrality by 2030, promoting local and global environmental education and awareness, and institutionalizing sustainability into the fabric of the College community.  

With the support of the College, the Office of Sustainability continuously works to:

Improve the sustainability of new and existing operations

Measure Emerson’s progress toward commitments

Integrate sustainability awareness into coursework and student life

Enhance Emerson's reputation as a local and national sustainability leader

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Veolia's plant along the Charles River

How Hidden Labyrinths Under Cities Are Becoming Clean Energy Powerhouses 
by National Geographic
Check out this article on Veolia, the company that provides green steam to heat Emerson's buildings. In fact, Veolia's Boston project removes 475,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the air, which is the equivalent of taking 80,000 cars off the road.