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Student Projects Awarded GU Sustainability Grants

Student Projects Awarded GU Sustainability Grants

Eleven projects, including at least two Georgetown student-led initiatives, will receive a total of $300,000 in university grants to aid their work addressing local and global sustainability problems for the upcoming school year. The grants, which are funded by donations, were awarded to the projects in the Georgetown community in[Read More…]

by May 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA | Residential organizations and environmental groups informed students about campus sustainability initiatives and provided free vegan food on Harbin patio.

Clubs Celebrate Earth Day With New Sustainability Initiatives

Student advocacy groups and residential organizations partnered to promote environmental awareness and the importance of sustainability at Earth Day events across campus April 23. Georgetown’s celebrations occurred the day after the annual Earth Day, a global movement featuring political action and advocacy that began in 1970. This year’s on-campus programming[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Take Individual Responsibility in Recycling

Hanging from a tree above Red Square earlier this month, aluminum cans, water bottles and plastic containers clashed sharply with Georgetown University’s manicured landscape of and drew people’s attention to the problem of recycling that has long plagued Georgetown’s campus. Members of the Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, led[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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New Environmental Initiative Director Appointed, Seeks to Translate Research into Action

Peter Marra, a leading researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, has been named director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the university announced in a news release April 3. Marra, who holds a doctorate in ecology from Dartmouth College, will also serve as the Laudato Si’ chair in biology and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU FOSSIL FREE/FACEBOOK | GU Fossil Free members Celia Buckman (SFS '21), bottom center, and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS '19), bottom right, urged Georgetown to divest from companies who do not meet select energy standards.

GUFF Alters Full Divestment Proposal After CISR Meeting

GU Fossil Free released a memo detailing its five-year plan for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies March 28 following a meeting with the university’s investment committee last week. The memo resulted from a meeting between GUFF and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, a group of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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
FILE PHOTO: ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA | Georgetown is contracting a third party to evaluate a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land. Students pushed the university to release further information on the evaluation at a Feb. 10 forum.

Students Push Administrators for Details on Solar Panel Initiative

Students urged Georgetown University to disclose the details of the timeline on a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land but provide half of the university’s electricity needs at a Feb. 10 forum. The university is contracting a third party to review the project, a decision supported[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT | A new law that took effect Jan. 1 prevents D.C. businesses from distributing single-use straws.

DC Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws Takes Effect

New requirements banning businesses or organizations in Washington, D.C., from providing single-use plastic straws and stirrers when selling food or beverages took effect Jan. 1. The Department of Energy and Environment began reviewing businesses for compliance and issuing unofficial warnings at the start of the month. After July 1, businesses[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATION Italian Architect Carlo Ratti said at  an event that urban spaces will adapt to the ways technology changes human behavior.

Technology Reshapes Urban Spaces, Architect Says

Technology that reduces energy consumption and informs consumers about sustainable products should be used to make improvements to urban infrastructure, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of urban planning Carlo Ratti said at an event Nov. 30. Cities cover 2 percent of Earth’s surface but contain over 50 percent of the[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 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