A group of Oxford faculty, staff, and alumni with the assistance of outside experts have developed a Sustainability Action Plan for our campus. This plan was developed within the context of the Sustainability Vision for Emory and represents significant progress in implementing strategic initiative "Prioritize environmental stewardship and healthful living by integrating them into the planning and implementation of programs and facilities by 2010.
East Village, an Oxford College student residential complex, has been awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating. East Village is Emory University's first newly constructed building to achieve the gold level of certification; in 2005 the Goizueta Business School received a gold-level LEED-EB, which is awarded to existing buildings. This is an emblem of the value that Emory University and Oxford College place upon sustainable practices.
Oxford Adopts More Sustainable Stance on Printing by embarking on the Green Printing Initiative, a college-wide effort that consists of three parts: a purchasing program focused on printing technology that maximizes the efficiency of materials and energy; an educational program that will inform users about the energy, material and financial costs of alternative printing strategies; and a program to replace a larger number of low-performance, stand-alone machines with fewer, more capable and more efficient machines that are available in network arrangements. The goals of this initiative, which come straight out of the Oxford College strategic plan, are expected to provide enhanced service, and they will reduce expenses.