Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

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

Campus Sustainability Stifled by Red Tape

Though Georgetown may outperform its D.C. peer universities in academics, it lags far behind in campus sustainability initiatives. Looking at the progress that American University and The George Washington University have made recently, I can only hope Georgetown will match their dedication to sustainability. Given the various environmental student groups[Read More…]

by November 7, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Corp Sees Uptick in Reusable Mugs With ‘Kill the Cup’

In the two weeks since The Corp launched its “Kill the Cup” campaign, the number of students bringing reusable mugs to Corp storefronts has increased by 61 percent. The campaign, launched Oct. 15, uses a social media campaign and in-store promotions to incentivize the usage of reusable tumblers, including a[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Strides in Sustainability

This week, Mayor Vincent Gray proposed a District-wide ban on environmentally harmful Styrofoam. While Georgetown is commendably already a foam-free campus, the noise generated by this proposal brings focus to exciting new sustainability initiatives on campus. Specifically, Students of Georgetown Inc.’s “Kill the Cup” campaign presents the first major campus[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Office of Sustainability to Debut in July

Georgetown is set to launch a comprehensive Office of Sustainability on July 1 that will centralize student and administration sustainability initiatives, Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey announced at yesterday’s Hoya Roundtable. “We want to establish sustainability as a way of life here and meet President [John J.] DeGioia’ssustainability commitments[Read More…]

by April 24, 2013 0 comments News

SIPS Names First Grant Winners

The Social Innovation Public Service Fund will distribute $14,300 among four student winners announced last night in its first-ever round of grants. Kristin Trivelli (NHS ’14), Tommy Larson (SFS ’13), Tyler Eldridge (SFS ’13) and the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative will each receive grant money to fund four social justice projects. “We’ve seen about 25 [applications][Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Valuing Sustainability for Future Generations

Georgetown offers ample opportunity to study, reflect on and live by the Jesuit values that define our university. One of the pillars of our Jesuit heritage is learning to be not only bright men and women, but also men and women for others. It is important that we begin to[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 0 comments Opinion

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It may be that students are interested in sustainability, but initiatives like the Switch It Off Challenge have left us in the dark. The new Georgetown University Student Association executive team, Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13), has emphasized sustainability on campus But the challenge of making Georgetown more environmentally-friendly is[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Georgetown’s Budding Sustainability Efforts

We don’t have to wait for April showers to see flowers here at Georgetown. An attractive campus can create a positive impression on prospective students and boost morale for current ones. But Georgetown needs to continue eco-friendly efforts to provide the flowers that color campus and improve the sustainability of[Read More…]

by March 26, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Initiative Releases Study on Sustainability at Georgetown

The Visions for a Sustainable Georgetown Initiative has recognized that it is not easy being green on the Hilltop, but hopes to change that with a campus-wide sustainability action plan. A report presented by the group at last week’s Hoya Roundtable consists of a series of recommendations intended to increase[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 0 comments News