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.

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Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

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

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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…

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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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