Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

Hilltoss to Re-start Composting Initiative

October 7, 2016 at 7:21 am 0 comments

Students of Georgetown, Inc. is partnering with EnviRelation, Washington, D.C.’s first composting company, to resume its composting initiative at The Hilltoss this year. Set to launch on Monday, the composting program continues from a trial version from last spring. According to Hilltoss Director John Dodderidge (COL ’17), the restaurant refinedRead More


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

Earth Day Every Day

April 26, 2016 at 3:03 am 0 comments

On Earth Day, April 22, Students for Georgetown, Inc. announced both its plans to compost all waste from food preparation at the Hilltoss and the launch of The Corp Sustainability Committee to further engage with environmental issues and increase sustainability within the organization. As one of the largest student organizationsRead More

DC Recognized for Clean Energy Reform

November 6, 2015 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions presented Washington, D.C., a Green Power Leadership Award for its use of renewable energy resources. The district was honored at the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference on Oct. 19, recognizing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration for implementing a 20-year PowerRead More

Panel Targets Gender, Climate Connection

October 20, 2015 at 12:04 am 0 comments

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted a panel discussion on the lack of female involvement in climate change mitigation and the effect climate change has on women in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Friday. The event, titled “Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights,Read More

Georgetown scored first place out of universities in the D.C. region in the annual Car Free Day challenge on Sept. 22, in which 500 members of the community opted out of driving to campus.

GU Wins Car Free Challenge

October 6, 2015 at 12:12 am 0 comments

With the participation of more than 500 members of the community, Georgetown won the Car Free Day College Campus Challenge, a competition between five universities in the Washington, D.C. region designed to encourage students, faculty and administrators to reduce their automobile use. In its seventh year, the Car Free DayRead More

A joint effort between multiple university offices, including the Office of Sustainability, HoyaCycle launched Sept. 25 and provides 10 bikes for rental to students

Bicycle Rental Program HoyaCycle Launches

October 6, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The Center for Student Engagement, Outdoor Education and the Office of Sustainability collaborated to create HoyaCycle, a bicycle rental pilot program, that launched Sept. 25. The program will enter a trial period from now until the end of the fall semester. Students will be granted access to 10 bikes, whichRead More

Greener Campus Needed

September 25, 2015 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Pope Francis addressed a crowd of nearly 15,000 people in a White House speech on sustainability Wednesday. The speech was a call to action to combat climate change and protect the planet. As a Jesuit university that prioritizes compassion and ethical leadership, Georgetown has a particular responsibility to heed thisRead More

Sustainability, Expanded

Sustainability, Expanded

September 22, 2015 at 12:02 am 0 comments

With Pope Francis due to address a joint session of Congress Sept. 24 on the worldwide impact of climate change, it is vital that the Georgetown community look introspectively to further the promotion of environmental justice on campus. Plastic, nonbiodegradable utensils are still excessively used in on-campus food locations likeRead More

Sustainability Forum Solicits Student Input

September 15, 2015 at 3:00 am 0 comments

The Georgetown Office of Sustainability, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation and Georgetown University Student Association held a daylong Sustainability Visioning Workshop Friday to discuss university-wide sustainability goals. With approximately 20 students and multiple administrators in attendance, the workshop solicited student input about the university’s environmental efforts. Students wereRead More