Georgetown plays a leading role in addressing critical sustainability challenges through its academic mission, physical footprint and financial operations. The university takes an integrated and holistic approach to sustainability, placing value on a "quadruple" bottom line: people, planet, prosperity, and purpose, guided by our Catholic and Jesuit values and our commitment to the common good.

“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenges we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”

– Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

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The 2019 Laudato Si Fund Recipients

Georgetown University is honored to announce the recipients of the 2019 Laudato Si Fund.


Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

Check out the new campus sustainability tour – including guided tours this summer!


Sustainability Leader, Faculty and Students Urge Focus on Reducing Plastics

The Georgetown community heard from a sustainability thought leader, a faculty member, a student and the university president earlier this week on our global plastics crisis, alternatives to plastics and other measures to…


City Honors Georgetown with Peoples Choice Sustainability Award

The District of Columbia has honored Georgetown with its Sustainability People’s Choice Award.



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