Post Tagged with: "office of sustainability"

FILE PHOTO: DAN KREYTAK/THE HOYA | Hoya Hospitality and the Office of Sustainability introduced student volunteers to monitor compost bins in O'Donovan Hall during peak meal times after high levels of contamination forced the closure of the bins for most of the semester.

Student Monitors Reduce Contamination in Leo’s Compost Bins

Because of high levels of contamination, student volunteers have begun monitoring a composting pilot program in O’Donovan Hall. Beginning this past fall, post-consumer composting, an initiative led by the Office of Sustainability, seeks to reduce landfill waste by collecting organic materials to be turned into soil by the decomposition process.[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Dispel Recycling Rumors

Recycling at Georgetown University is needlessly confusing. The university’s failure to explain recycling procedures has muddled student understanding of what should be a simple process, leaving a vacuum for detrimental rumors to fester. Georgetown vastly improved its waste management system with its hiring of a recycling manager in 1989. By[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
GEORGETOWN | Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability will give grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for six to 10 projects that pursue research, provide education about sustainability issues or aim to fight environmental degradation.

GU Establishes $300,000 Fund for Sustainability Initiatives

A new university fund will provide $300,000 in grants to student, faculty and staff-proposed projects that seek to combat local and global sustainability challenges, Georgetown announced Jan. 29. The Laudato Si’ Fund, named for Pope Francis’s 2015 letter on environmental justice sent to Roman Catholic bishops, will provide grants for[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Collaborate on Campus Recycling

For years, Georgetown University was among the leading universities for recycling in the nation. Recently, however, recycling at Georgetown has been marred by rumors and clouded by widespread confusion over the state of recycling; it has, in effect, fallen off track because of unorganized policy. A sustained effort on the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KATHLEEN GUAN/THE HOYA
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
SARAH LOBER FOR THE HOYA 
TerraCycle bins, which were originally only located outside Vital Vittles, have now expanded their reach to all four freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center.

Advanced Recycling Program Grows

TerraCycle, a collection program that recycles complex materials, has expanded its presence to all freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center since it was established by the Georgetown University Student Association Senate Sustainability Subcommittee last year. The project, which recycles items that cannot be processed by normal waste streams,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
STANLEY DAI/THE HOYA
Harbin Hall was awarded for winning the "Switch It Off" pledge.

Harbin Residents Win Energy Conservation Challenge

The Switch It Off Challenge, a five-week-long competition between the four freshman dorms to increase sustainability efforts, announced Harbin Hall as its winner on Thursday at an award ceremony in Gervase Hall. The winning dorm was determined by the amount of energy saved and student engagement. Harbin Hall saved 11,300[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Choice to Conserve Beyond Water Week

Several years ago, Georgetown University administrators started considering the necessity of ensuring the sustainability of new buildings on campus. Just this past year, Georgetown opted to institutionalize the Office of Sustainability, illustrating the importance of this establishment. With continued information coming forward about the dire state of the environment, establishing[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Water Refilling Stations Set for Freshman Dorms

Water Refilling Stations Set for Freshman Dorms

The Office of Sustainability and the Freshmen Sustainability Council have worked to introduce 10 water refilling stations next semester. The Freshmen Sustainability Council, an arm of the Georgetown University Student Association Freshmen Outreach Program, focused on water refilling stations to freshmen dorm lobbies. Darnall, Harbin and New South Halls will each receive a[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News