Ciannat Howett

Director of Sustainability Initiatives

Howett became Emory's first Director of Sustainability Initiatives in 2006, managing a University-wide effort to ensure that Emory's actions and policies support environmental, social, and economic systems that provide a healthy, productive, and meaningful life for current and future generations. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.

Howett leverages internal and external resources to achieve the goals of Emory OSI. She leads the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainability initiatives across the University while also building partnerships with surrounding communities and key Atlanta institutions.

Howett attended Emory University as an undergraduate, receiving her B.A. in 1987. She then worked in fundraising at Emory until 1989, and then earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. She practiced environmental law with Kilpatrick Stockton and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served as Director of the Southern Environmental Law Center's Georgia and Alabama office. She is a frequent regional and national speaker on sustainability issues and serves on many community leadership boards.

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Ciannat Howett
Director of Sustainability Initiatives


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