Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

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 
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"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
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA The DC Circulator system will introduce 14 electric buses to its fleet, offering DC residents another sustainable transportation option.

DC Circulator System Adds 14 Electric Buses to Fleet

The District of Columbia Circulator system will deploy 14 battery-electric, zero-emission buses in Washington, D.C., starting May 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at the Downtown Business Improvement District’s annual State of Downtown Forum on April 20. The new Proterra E2 Catalyst electric buses are expected to reduce diesel consumption[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 1 comment City 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
AMBER GILLETTE FOR THE HOYA
A group of energy experts discussed the challenges facing Latin American countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Mexico, in combatting climate change, sustaining economic growth and pushing for sustainable energy Oct.

Latin America Faces Energy Infrastructure Hurdles, Experts Argue

Latin American countries must overcome significant infrastructure problems before transitioning to more sustainable forms of energy, according to a panel of energy experts Oct. 27. Hosted by Georgetown’s Latin American Policy Association, a student group that analyzes Latin American domestic policy, as a part of the Extractive Industries in Latin[Read More…]

Hilltoss to Re-start Composting Initiative

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 refined[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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New Solar-Powered Phone Chargers Come to Light

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 in[Read More…]

Earth Day Every Day

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 organizations[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Recognized for Clean Energy Reform

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 Power[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News

Panel Targets Gender, Climate Connection

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…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top