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.

As we welcome new students to our University community this fall, we have compiled a list of resources to help students thrive sustainably wherever you may be this semester.

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“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’

Click the icons below to learn more about what Georgetown is doing and how you can get involved.


New Student Resources

As we welcome new students to our community this fall, we have compiled this list of resources to highlight Georgetown sustainability efforts and help Hoyas live more sustainably on the Hilltop and beyond.


Sustainable Remote Living Guide for Students

Check out our tips to help students live more sustainably during the remote learning period. Created with student group GREEN, the guide offers ideas on caring for ourselves, our communities, and our planet.


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.


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.



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