Georgetown offers students numerous opportunities to get involved in sustainability initiatives on campus. From Residential Life activities to student clubs, from gardening groups to clean energy advocates, the list below demonstrates the varied approaches to sustainability being taken - and offered! - by Georgetown students outside of class.
Undergraduate student groups:
- EcoAction - The SAC student environmental club. EcoAction raises environmental awareness by promoting on-campus recycling, participating in national environmental campaigns, bringing speakers to campus, discussing environmental issues, and organizing educational field trips.
- The Corp Green Initiative - Georgetown's independent, student-run, non-profit food and beverage service provider ("The Corp") has developed a new, green initiative with a mission of modeling sustainable practices within the University.
- Georgetown Energy - A team of Georgetown students that have developed a roadmap for Washington D.C. homeowners to implement rooftop solar technology.
- Visions for A Sustainable Georgetown Steering Committee - A group of students working to demonstrate student interest in creating a sustainability plan and climate action plan for the university. Click to read their 2012 study.
- The Georgetown Sustainable Garden project - A group of students received a grant from the Corp in 2009 to begin an organic garden on campus.
- Georgetown Unconventional Eaters - GUE facilitates the organic, vegetarian, vegan, local and healthy food choices of Georgetown students.
- Georgetown Conservation Corps - A group through Georgetown's Center for Social Justice that works with DC community organizations such as Casey Trees and Earth Conservation Corps to address issues of Environmental Justice.
McDonough School of Business student groups:
- Net Impact - The Georgetown Chapter of national group, Net Impact. As a new generation of business leaders, students are looking at ways to use the power of business to create a better world.
- MSB Energy and Clean Tech Club - Georgetown Energy and CleanTech Club brings together students from across the many schools of Georgetown University interested in issues of energy (traditional and renewable sources), climate change, cleantech, and sustainability.
Residential Life and other initiatives:
- Project Hilltop - A group of RAs, Hall Directors, and residents working together to promote community ownership of our physical space on campus.
- The Georgetown Green House on Magis Row - One of Georgetown's intentional communities in the Magis Row townhouses, where students share a particular interest and want to explore that interest with a faculty/staff member through the lens of academics and social justice. Georgetown Green House is a community of students who believe that sustainable living is easy when done in a smart and collaborative manner. Green House works to strengthen Georgetown's commitment to more ecologically responsible practices by leading through example.
- Outdoor Education - Through wilderness based endeavors, Georgetown University Outdoor Education seeks to teach, to inspire, and guide students, faculty, staff and the outlying public, creating a community where learning, personal challenge, reflection, and increased compassion for others and the environment are fostered and upheld as core values.
Know a group that should be added to this list? Contact the Sustainability Program Coordinator.