Post Tagged with: "green"

Time to Make the Hilltop Go Green

This Friday, Red Square will go green. In conjunction with other Georgetown environmental groups, the Georgetown University Center for the Environment will host the Green Square Fair, an event aimed at highlighting the impact of students, faculty, administrators and local businesses who work together to make our campus and community[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending multimillion-dollar construction on its tunnel systems project while it explores the implementation of more environmentally friendly options. The original project proposal, announced in 2003, called for the construction of three large tunnels to prevent sewage overflow during heavy rainstorms.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

GU Re-Energized in Green Efforts

After years of wearing gray and bleeding blue, Georgetown is implementing new efforts to think green. Last Thursday, University President John J. DeGioiaannounced that a $20 million anonymous donation to the Georgetown’s capital campaign will be used to formally launch the Georgetown Environmental Initiative. The initiative, which will facilitate interdisciplinary environmental[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Recyclemania Fever Sweeps Campus, Bins Included

The 2011 Recyclemania competition, which kicked off last Sunday, pits 630 colleges and universities against each other in a competition to see who can recycle the most. William Del Vecchio, manager of solid waste and recycling at the university, is optimistic that Georgetown will fare well in it’s fifth go-round[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

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

Bleed Blue, Print Green

Last spring Lauinger Library made a little publicized, but welcome change by offering double-sided printing. For all its progressiveness, though, the library is missing a valuable opportunity to jump on the go-green train. The new feature is readily available to informed students who take the time to choose the option[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Hybrids to Accelerate GU Toward Green Goals

With its selection as the only testing site in D.C. for Toyota’s first-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles, the university will now offer faculty members a spin in one of the two eco-friendly cars. The vehicles, which use a combination of electric and hybrid technologies, will be on loan to the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

China Outpaces U.S. in Green Energy

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is eloquent and charming, and his professorial manner resonated well with the many students who heard him speak in Gaston Hall on March 29. His presentation was informative and it highlighted the challenges that developed countries like the United States are facing today in the[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Time for U.S. to Take Lead on Environment, Says Secretary of Energy

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu called for a cap on carbon emissions in this country and said that the United States should be the leader of a new industrial revolution on Monday evening in Gaston Hall. Noting that the United States historically has been the world’s leader in technological[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

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