Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

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
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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

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 Day[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DAN KREYTAK FOR THE HOYA
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

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, which[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Greener Campus Needed

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 this[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Sustainability, Expanded

Sustainability, Expanded

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 like[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Sustainability Forum Solicits Student Input

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 were[Read More…]

by September 15, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Sustainable Oceans Alliance To Host Inaugural Summit

The Georgetown University Sustainable Oceans Alliance will host its first summit, entitled “#ChangingTheTide,” this Saturday in Lohrfink Auditorium with the aim of educating students about the dire state of global ocean health. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Lecture Fund, will feature a[Read More…]

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

To Save the Earth, Save the Oceans

Few people are immune to the mesmerizing spell of the ocean. Its rhythmic ebbs and flows draw you in, and keep you enthralled with otherworldly landscapes. Coral reefs dot the seafloor like brushstrokes in impressionist paintings with millions of free-floating microorganisms building shells and limestone skeletons. The delicate ecological balance[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Making the Most of Move-Out

As students rush to leave campus at the end of the academic year, they are followed, at least in part, by a small but determined cohort of the District’s underprivileged, who take to dumpster diving to salvage what is left behind. This reality is a vivid and unfortunate depiction of[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

To Save, DC Water Plant Embraces Waste

In order to conserve energy and cleanly generate power, D.C. Water plans to get dirty this summer by embracing sewage. The water utility’s plant proposal involves converting all waste from the surrounding Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area into Class A biosolids and energy. The company hopes to use the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top