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Leading the Fight: Georgetown Works Toward Sustainable Campus, World

At Georgetown, our community addresses critical sustainability challenges through research, education, activism and operations. Our mission for a clean and flourishing planet for all is rooted in our Catholic and Jesuit values and commitment to the common good.

Pete Marra sets up bird nets in front of mountains

Care for Our Common Home

Earth Commons director Peter P. Marra and business school alumna Anna Giaquinto (B’21) are working to advance environmental justice and sustainability and develop scalable solutions to address urgent challenges on our planet.

“I feel that beautiful spaces and empowering data will give people the power to approach the problem of earth’s resource management as a strong, educated collective.”

“It has become clear that even a slight reduction of cement carbon footprint will dramatically reduce the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions of the whole construction sector and that meeting emission-reduction targets for new constructions calls for deeper scientific understanding of cement properties and performance.”

“My research found out that what Southeast Asia’s sustainability priorities actually were should be things like marine conservation, air quality, water quality, mangrove preservation. But because those aren’t necessarily appropriate to European and North American contexts, they’re ignored in all these standards.”

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Art and the Environment

The Earth Commons’ art initiatives bridge the arts and sciences to help spark interdisciplinary dialogue about environmental issues and develop solutions for a greener planet.

Two students hold a hive filled with bees while wearing protective suits.

Biodiversity on Campus

Our faculty and students work together to counter threats to the Earth’s biodiversity by increasing pollinators on campus.

Girl holds solar panel in front of farm land

Gender and Climate Change

Women and girls disproportionately bear the brunt of climate-induced shocks, but are on the front lines of climate solutions, too.

Sustainability News

Environmental technology concept. Sustainable development goals. SDGs.

For those seeking to help organizations reduce their impact on the environment by harnessing the power of business, Georgetown is offering a new interdisciplinary M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management.

Miranda Rose Hall headshot

Miranda Rose Hall (C’11) is one of 10 finalists for her one-woman-show “A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction” about climate catastrophe and the crisis of morality.