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New Solar-Powered Phone Chargers Come to Light

May 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm 2 comments

Georgetown University’s main campus saw the installation of the first of four public, solar-powered cell phone charging stations late last month at the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle turnaround in front of McDonough Arena as part of a new collaborative sustainability initiative.   The Office of Sustainability houses the project inRead More


Building a Safer Education

October 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm 0 comments

Every night Georgetown students sit down; pull out their textbooks on a desk illuminated by a light on their dorm room desk or the ceiling in Lau. We feel safe working into the wee hours of morning until all the information we want to learn has finally stuck in ourRead More

GU Earns EPA Green Award

October 1, 2013 at 2:26 am 0 comments

For its commitment to renewable energy, Georgetown was named a Green Power Partner of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency last week. The distinction was given to the university for its commitment to purchasing approximately 113 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy, moving to 100 percent green power andRead More

White House Applauds Solar Panel Initiative

White House Applauds Solar Panel Initiative

April 12, 2013 at 2:04 am 0 comments

Three months after the installation and activation of solar panels on six university-owned townhouses, Gary Guzy, deputy director and general counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Equality, lauded the university’s innovative approach at the project’s ceremonial launch Thursday. The project, SolarStreet, aligns with University President John J. DeGioia’s pledge to cut Georgetown’sRead More

Solar Panels Installed on Townhouses

Solar Panels Installed on Townhouses

January 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

SolarCity will finish installing solar panels on seven university-owned townhouses by Jan. 7, completing a months-long collaboration between the Social Innovation Public Service Fund, Georgetown Energy and the university. In addition to installing solar panels, the project also involved upgrading electrical systems of these townhouses to handle higher voltage and installingRead More

Popular Proposals Vie for Endowment Commission Funds

April 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

On heard the top three proposals for spending the $3.4 million left behind by SAFE Reform at Tuesday’s meeting, and according to the commission’s chairperson, each is a contender for a slice of the pie. The proposals presented at the meeting include installing solar panels on university townhouses, funding aRead More