Fresh Ideas on Sustainability

Although the Office of Sustainability and numerous student groups have made progress in improving the sustainable practices of the university, there is clear, tangible room for growth in terms of implementing more sustainable practices on campus and improving environmental education and awareness. We plan to build upon the work of the current GUSA administration, environmentally-minded student groups, and the university’s Office of Sustainability to improve Georgetown’s stewardship of its resources.

Initiatives

 

  • Advocate for an Environmental Studies Major: We will work to expand the academic opportunities to study the environment and related subjects by supporting the installation of an Environmental Studies major.
  • Highlight Sustainable Campus Practices: We will increase awareness of Georgetown’s commitment to sustainability by working with the Admissions Office and Blue and Gray Tour Guides in admissions presentations and tours.
  • Promote Facilities Awareness: We will publicize the importance of contacting Facilities regarding water leakages in residential or academic restrooms that contribute to significant water waste.
  • Encourage Composting and Food Waste Reduction Practices: We will work with the new dining vendor and staff to implement increased composting and food waste reduction practices at Leo’s.
  • Support a Carbon-Neutral Georgetown: We will explore options for replacing the solar panels on the ICC and other local renewable energy opportunities.