Post Tagged with: "environment"

COURTESY BENJAMIN VON WONG
A promotional poster for the student startup Fiber Filters, which seeks to keep microplastics out of the world's oceans.

Georgetown Student Startup Addresses Microplastic Pollution

Student-run startup Fiber Filter is promoting its new fiber-catching laundry bag prototype in a promotional video that aims to pressure washing machine companies to take social responsibility for microplastic pollution. Fiber Filter startup founders Lola Bushnell (COL ’18), Carter Cortazzi (COL ’19), and Jaime Farrell (COL ’19) released the video[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Students Advocate Progress On and Off Campus

In a year marked by protests in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trump’s election and his new policies, Georgetown students advocated for progress in areas ranging from workers’ rights to protections for LGBTQ individuals. Workers’ Rights Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee staged a 35-hour sit-in at University President[Read More…]

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DataRefuge launched an effort to save government climate research data on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Feb. 18.

University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event

Students, faculty, librarians and scientists gathered at Lauinger Library and the Reiss Science Building Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 to partake in datarescueDC, an attempt to preserve federal environmental data in the event that President Donald Trump’s administration deletes it. The two-day event was organized by DataRefuge, a project aiming[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
SISODIYA: The Origin of Our Religious Systems

SISODIYA: The Origin of Our Religious Systems

Regardless of one’s political and social views, it is safe to say that religion still plays a large role in today’s world. With numerous religious student organizations, chaplains and the Office of Campus Ministry, religious and spiritual life at Georgetown is certainly thriving. What is particularly interesting about religion is[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

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

SCRIMENTI: Acts of Mercy in Conservation

Earlier this month Pope Francis renewed a vision of environmental justice and mercy as the theme of this jubilee year, also named as the Year of Mercy in the Catholic tradition. The Pope recommended that caring for the environment be added to the seven traditional spiritual works of mercy. Caring[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Georgetown Signs Campus Climate Pledge

The university joined over 217 institutions in signing President Barack Obama’s American Campus Act on Climate pledge in support of the ongoing 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on Nov. 19. Other universities that signed the pledge include Brown University, Dartmouth College,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Hold the Door Open

Hold the Door Open

Last Friday, hundreds of students donned their orange “I am” T-shirts for Coming Out Day in a celebration of gender and sexual identity. With Coming Out Day and a number of other events sponsored by GUPride and the LGBTQ Resource Center, OUTober serves to recognize both the triumphs and continued[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 4 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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

O’Brien, Giordano Talk Environmental Encyclical

Around 30 students gathered at a roundtable discussion on faith and environmental sustainability led by Director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program Mark Giordano and Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., in McShain Lounge on Monday in light of the papal visit. The discussion,[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top