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.

The Georgetown Environment Initiative and Office of Sustainability are collaborating to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day virtually, sharing resources to help foster connectedness and care — for each other and for our planet — during these unprecedented times. We invite you to visit our Earth Day 2020 webpage to stay connected to our community and recognize this important anniversary in the ways that we can.

“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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Experts Ponder Effect of COVID-19 on Future of Sustainability and the Environment

Georgetown’s experts in science, history, international affairs and health say COVID-19 has not only deeply impacted our physical and financial well-being, but also the world’s carbon footprint.

2019 Sustainability Year in Review

2019 Sustainability Year in Review

The 2019 Sustainability Year In Review infographic highlights the successes of students, faculty and staff who are driving sustainability solutions across the University.


Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

Check out the new Campus Sustainability Walking Tour! You can take a virtual tour from the comfort and safety of your home.


Longtime Activist Jane Fonda Finds Inspiration in Young Climate Change Champions

Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks about inspiration for fighting climate change during a talk at Georgetown.



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