Georgetown University 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 is pursuing broad-based, practical approaches to sustainability, including an ambitious commitment to cut our carbon footprint in half by 2020. On campus, we are implementing real-world sustainability solutions, using the campus as a living laboratory and developing a long-term sustainability strategy to guide our work.
Explore the links on this page to learn more about what we are doing and how you can get involved.
Featured resources and initiatives
Think Global, Drink Local!
An effort is under way across campus to cut waste from disposable single-serve plastic water bottles. From new bottle filling stations to outreach for every new student this fall, find out what we're doing and how the campus community can get involved.
Learn more >>
Tips for New Students
Check out our Top Ten list of sustainability resources for new GU students.
Top 10 Sustainability Resources for New Students >>
Recycling Signage Makeover
New recycle signs to clarify the process will debut across campus this fall, thanks to the work of an ad-hoc Zero Waste working group of students and staff.
How to Recycle on Campus >>