Working Toward a Sustainable Future
Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ environmental encyclical asks, “What need does the Earth have of us?” Georgetown answers that question by embracing sustainability on campus, through its business operations, individual choices, support of research, education and more.
“As the climate crisis increases in severity, it is more and more important to have scalable ways to regulate methane.”
“Empowered by data, we can assess the impact of lifestyle choices we make as individuals.”
“Surfing’s relevance as a kind of nature play engages the next generation who will face the most critical social-ecological challenges to humanity’s sustainable future.”
Biodiversity on Campus
Our faculty and students work together to counter threats to the Earth’s biodiversity by increasing pollinators on campus.
The Quest to Protect Natural Resources
Peter Marra researches declining bird populations and also unites students, faculty and staff at the university to help protect the Earth through the Georgetown Environment Initiative.
Exploration in Antarctica
Biology professor Sarah Johnson leads an expedition of undergraduate and graduate students and scientists to test a series of questions about the nature of long-term cell survival under cold and hyper-arid conditions in Antarctica.
Georgetown’s experts in science, history, international affairs and health say COVID-19 has not only deeply impacted our physical and financial well-being, but also the world’s carbon footprint. …
Alumna Mia Vanderwilt (SFS’19), who has studied snow hydrology in Alaska, fisheries in Iceland and soil microbiomes in Antarctic permafrost, is a 2020 Rhodes Scholarship finalist.