Board of Directors Approves New Socially Responsible Investing Policy
June 8, 2017
Georgetown’s board of directors approved a Socially Responsible Investing Policy (SRI Policy) today that further aligns the university’s investment strategy with its commitment to social justice, protection of human life and dignity, stewardship for the planet and promotion of the common good.
Georgetown Reaffirms Sustainability Commitment Consistent With Paris Agreement
June 5, 2017
Georgetown joins a group of leading universities across the country to reaffirm its commitment in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change – continuing its work toward slowing the rise in the global average temperature and transitioning to a clean energy economy.
New Solar Panels to Produce Clean Energy, Help Low-Income D.C. Residents
April 21, 2017
A major solar panel project to be installed on six buildings at Georgetown this summer will increase the university’s sustainability efforts, reduce costs and serve low-income residents in the city.
New Master’s Degree Melds Environmental Measurements Science and Policy
April 21, 2017
Georgetown offers a new interdisciplinary master’s program designed to give students the skills to conduct rigorous scientific measurement and analysis of toxins, hazardous substances and other materials in the earth’s atmosphere and surface.
Sustainable Oceans Summit Hopes to Make Oceans ‘Famous’
April 20, 2017
The global Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) created by Georgetown student Daniela Fernandez (C’17) is celebrating Earth Day by hosting its third annual Sustainable Oceans Summit.
McCourt School Announces Baker Innovation Grant Winners
March 9, 2017
The Baker Center for Leadership & Governance at the McCourt School of Public Policy announces its recipients of the Baker Innovation Grant supporting the development of ideas to solve pressing global policy challenges.
U.N. Climate Chief Says Other Countries Not Swayed by U.S. Pullback
March 1, 2017
Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate chief, speaks at Georgetown about the United States’ pullback from its positions on climate change.
U.N. Honors Georgetown Senior's Sustainable Oceans Alliance in Report
February 15, 2017
The Sustainable Oceans Alliance, founded by Daniela Fernandez (C’17), earns a spot among top youth-led projects in the United Nations Youth Solutions Report.
Alumnus Promotes Sustainability in Haiti Through Heineken Company Program
January 3, 2017
Alumnus Eugene Ubalijoro (B'86) works with Heineken's Brewing a Better World program to promote sustainability and to create links between the company and local communities and farmers in Haiti.
Interior Secretary: Climate Change Always a Priority in Obama Administration
November 30, 2016
U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and senior White House advisor Brian Deese reflect on how climate change remained a consistent priority throughout the Obama Administration during Georgetown’s sixth installment of “The Exit Interview."