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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.

“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.”

“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.”

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

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.

view from below of skyscrapers ascending toward clear skies among trees.

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.