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GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GU EVENTS
William McDonough, architect and environmental activist delivered the keynote speech at an event entitled 
GU EVENTS
"Rethinking Plastic: Answering a Global Call to Action." He discussed the impacts of sustainability at Georgetown with leaders of environmentally focused organizations on campus.

McDonough Proposes Sustainable Manufacturing Model

The survival of the global economy and the future health of the environment depend on manufacturing multi-use goods that produce less waste, argued architect and sustainable development leader Bill McDonough in an event Wednesday. The event, entitled “Rethinking Plastic: Answering a Global Call to Action,” was cosponsored by Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY AMANDA CUTLER Four students travel weekly to the University of the District of Columbia for beekeeping lessons.

Club Abuzz With Beekeeping Project

When Austin Hong (COL ’18), co-founder of Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, became a teaching assistant for the “Foundations in Biology II” course in the College last spring, he did not expect to meet someone as interested in beekeeping as he was. But Angela Bai (COL ’17), a fellow[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 0 comments Features
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

Solar Panels to Provide Half of Campus Energy

Georgetown University has partnered with Origis Energy USA to build a solar power system off campus that could provide nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electricity by the 2019-20 academic year. The agreement, announced Monday, aligns with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Origis will install 105,000 solar[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 9 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
SARAH LOBER FOR THE HOYA 
TerraCycle bins, which were originally only located outside Vital Vittles, have now expanded their reach to all four freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center.

Advanced Recycling Program Grows

TerraCycle, a collection program that recycles complex materials, has expanded its presence to all freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center since it was established by the Georgetown University Student Association Senate Sustainability Subcommittee last year. The project, which recycles items that cannot be processed by normal waste streams,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Forum Focuses on Sustainability

The newly created Office of Sustainability highlighted its goal to cut university greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent before 2020 during the inaugural Sustainable Planning Campus Workshop on Tuesday night. The workshop was held in the Intercultural Center in conjunction with the Office of Planning and Facilities Management. “This is a[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Time to Make the Hilltop Go Green

This Friday, Red Square will go green. In conjunction with other Georgetown environmental groups, the Georgetown University Center for the Environment will host the Green Square Fair, an event aimed at highlighting the impact of students, faculty, administrators and local businesses who work together to make our campus and community[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending multimillion-dollar construction on its tunnel systems project while it explores the implementation of more environmentally friendly options. The original project proposal, announced in 2003, called for the construction of three large tunnels to prevent sewage overflow during heavy rainstorms.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

GU Re-Energized in Green Efforts

After years of wearing gray and bleeding blue, Georgetown is implementing new efforts to think green. Last Thursday, University President John J. DeGioiaannounced that a $20 million anonymous donation to the Georgetown’s capital campaign will be used to formally launch the Georgetown Environmental Initiative. The initiative, which will facilitate interdisciplinary environmental[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Recyclemania Fever Sweeps Campus, Bins Included

The 2011 Recyclemania competition, which kicked off last Sunday, pits 630 colleges and universities against each other in a competition to see who can recycle the most. William Del Vecchio, manager of solid waste and recycling at the university, is optimistic that Georgetown will fare well in it’s fifth go-round[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News