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’

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

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Georgetown named a 2023 Green Ribbon School by the US Department of Education

Award celebrates Georgetown’s efforts on sustainability – Learn more about the prestigious designation here.

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Move Out 2023

Learn how to donate clothing, furniture, non-perishable food, and other household goods through the 2023 Move Out Drive May 8 – May 22.

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Sustainability Planning

We are developing a new sustainability plan for Georgetown. Learn how you can get involved to shape the future of sustainability for the university.


Green Office Program

Learn more how to make your office more sustainable through the relaunched Green Office program



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