Post Tagged with: "sustainability"

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

University Signs Sustainability Pledge

President John J. DeGioia and other D.C. area university presidents signed on to Mayor Vincent Gray’s College and University Sustainability Pledge Wednesday. The pledge, a voluntary public agreement between the D.C. government and its institutions of higher education to support a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable District, was publicly[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Coalition Pushes Sustainability

As a recent university composting initiative grows, campus environmental groups are looking ahead to implement more ambitious sustainability initiatives. The collaborative effort between the Georgetown University Student Association, Eco-Action and Georgetown Energy is looking to begin the process of weatherizing university townhouses. Weatherization upgrades a house’s energy consumption and efficiency[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Discounted Double-Sided Printing Debuts in UIS Labs

Most university printing facilities will now allow users to print double-sided for a reduced rate of five cents per page, marking the culmination of a long campaign by students, faculty and campus environmental groups. As of this weekend, University Information Services labs and print stations in the Intercultural Center, St.[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Eco-Cycling Week Brings The Green to Georgetown

Georgetown kicked off its first Eco-Cycling Week in efforts to make campus a little greener. The event was conceived by EcoAction board member Emily McGinnis (SFS ’11) and sponsored by the Off Campus Student Life Stewardship Council, EcoAction and Georgetown Energy. Students are encouraged to get involved by bringing recyclables[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Georgetown Earns B in Sustainability

Georgetown’s eco-friendly practices deserve a B grade, according to the nonprofit Sustainable Endowments Institute, which evaluates colleges and universities every year on their environmental efforts in its College Sustainability Report Card. The grade from the 2011 edition of the ratings remains the same as last year’s, but it is a[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

University Revels in 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Environmental awareness has spiked on the Georgetown campus with this year’s Earth Week, as the buildup to the 40th Earth Day on Thursday comes with new highs in on-campus involvement. Events began April 10 with the Green to Gold: Growing the Green Energy Economy symposium and run until April 26,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

GU Signs Sustainability Pact

University President John J. DeGioia reaffirmed Georgetown’s commitment to sustainable development and operations last week by signing the Sustainable Campus Charter at the 2010 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. By signing the charter, Georgetown joins a group of 25 universities worldwide, including Brown University and University[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

GUTS Seeks to Reduce Carbon Footprint With New Biodiesel Blend

Georgetown students may have seen the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle buses’ new paint job, but what students may not know is that the buses are now reducing the university’s carbon footprint by using an environmentally friendly biodiesel blend fuel. “Georgetown continues to look for ways to become more sustainable, and[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News