Sustainability and Georgetown

Georgetown is committed to addressing critical sustainability challenges in our local and global communities. Through approaches that reflect our Jesuit heritage, our core mission of creating knowledge and our commitment to justice and common good, we seek to foster a deeper understanding and spur action on the issues. The university pursues broad-based, practical approaches to sustainability in its daily operations, including an ambitious commitment to cut our carbon footprint in half by 2020. On campus, we implement real-world sustainability solutions by using the campus as a living laboratory and developing a long-term sustainability strategy to guide our work.

‘Stubborn Trust’ Led to Paris Agreement, U.N. Climate Change Leader Says

U.N. global climate change leader Christiana Figueres receives an honorary degree from Georgetown and reflects on her role in last December’s Paris Agreement among 195 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more.