Post Tagged with: "environment"

University Sponsors Energy Innovation

The Georgetown University Energy Prize has selected 53 communities to advance to the quarterfinals of its $5 million, privately funded energy prize, which will award one community for its energy efficiency. Among the quarterfinalists are a range of small and medium-sized cities, towns and counties from across the United States,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LEVINSON: New Climate Change Plan A Missed Opportunity

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency publicized its proposed regulation, the Clean Power Plan, which would cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. Now, the clock is ticking; the public has until Oct. 16 to comment, after which the agency will finalize the regulation next spring. The EPA calls the plan the[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
A Fractured Approach to Natural Gas

A Fractured Approach to Natural Gas

Ever fill up your water bottle from the stations in Lau,Leavey or Yates? We can all appreciate that crisp, clean water. Now imagine the water smells like benzene, and when you hold a lighter to it, the water bursts into flames. While my hypothetical may sound like science fiction, in areas[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Don’t Let Act Go to Waste

Egg shells, coffee grinds, old newspapers, unpaid bills. These are just a few items that go into the trash cans of Georgetown apartments every morning. This waste could continue to go fill a landfill somewhere, or, as GUSA has rightfully realized, it could be put to a better use. This week, the[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Alumni Square to Test Composting in Spring

The GUSA senate unanimously passed a bill Sunday to create a pilot program for voluntary composting for residents of Alumni Square. The program, set to debut in spring 2013, will provide a sealed composting bin to apartments that volunteer to participate. Students will then be able to empty their bins in a[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Environmentalist Discusses Preservation of Amazon

Ecuadorean environmentalist Ivonne Baki discussed her country’s efforts to preserve the Amazon Rainforest in Intercultural Center Friday afternoon. Baki, whose presentation was sponsored by the School of Foreign Service’s Center for Latin American Studies, is a former ambassador to the United States and the Secretary of State for Ecuador’s Yasuni-ITT[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Recycling at GU Stands to Grow

Although the university’s recycling program has made significant gains since the implementation of a series of initiatives in 2008, key areas for improvement remain. At January’s monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, Councilmember Jeff Jones estimated that residents of ANC 2E, the district that includes Georgetown University, recycle only 25 percent[Read More…]

by February 7, 2012 0 comments News

Student Coalition Pushes Sustainability

As a recent university composting initiative grows, campus environmental groups are looking ahead to implement more ambitious sustainability initiatives. The collaborative effort between the Georgetown University Student Association, Eco-Action and Georgetown Energy is looking to begin the process of weatherizing university townhouses. Weatherization upgrades a house’s energy consumption and efficiency[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Focus on Resident’s Life

For many on-campus residents, it often feels as though Big Brother is watching. As reported in The Hoya today, a number of residents are voicing complaints regarding overzealous resident assistants and disproportionate sanctions for minor infractions relating to alcohol and noise. To make matters worse, the student-run Residential Judicial Council[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Appalachia Rising Visits GU

Members of the Appalachia Rising movement convened in the Leavey Center for their first annual “Voices From the Mountains” summit, gathering professors, doctors, environmentalists, NASA climate scientists, students, and miners for the three-day event. The largest national movement of its kind, Appalachia Rising advocates for an end to Mountaintop Removal[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News