Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATION Italian Architect Carlo Ratti said at  an event that urban spaces will adapt to the ways technology changes human behavior.

Technology Reshapes Urban Spaces, Architect Says

Technology that reduces energy consumption and informs consumers about sustainable products should be used to make improvements to urban infrastructure, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of urban planning Carlo Ratti said at an event Nov. 30. Cities cover 2 percent of Earth’s surface but contain over 50 percent of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Collaborate on Campus Recycling

For years, Georgetown University was among the leading universities for recycling in the nation. Recently, however, recycling at Georgetown has been marred by rumors and clouded by widespread confusion over the state of recycling; it has, in effect, fallen off track because of unorganized policy. A sustained effort on the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: For Sustainability, Pledge Plastic-Free

Plastic pollution is a major threat to the world that requires immediate and substantial action. Georgetown University must lead by example by encouraging reduced consumption of single-use plastics. Student organizations should go plastic-free, marking a commitment to shift Georgetown toward a more eco-friendly campus culture. All Georgetown student organizations, clubs[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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
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…]