International Sustainability Campus Network=
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. Georgetown University is an ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Signatory Institution (new window).
Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
Georgetown University and its Office of Sustainability are partnered with 13 of the most prominent academic institutions in the country with a collective commitment to share solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Ivy Plus consortium is faced with the opportunity and responsibility to develop cutting edge model operations, engage top scholars, and educate the future leaders on issues of sustainable development and climate change. To discover more about our partner institutions’ sustainability programs, please explore the below links.
- Brown University (new window)
- Columbia University (new window)
- Cornell University (new window)
- Dartmouth College (new window)
- Duke University (new window)
- Georgetown University (new window)
- Harvard University (new window)
- Johns Hopkins University (new window)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (new window)
- Princeton University
- Stanford University (new window)
- The University of Chicago (new window)
- University of Pennsylvania (new window)
- Yale University (new window)
DC College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP)
Georgetown is a signatory to the District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP) (new window). This initiative invites colleges and universities in the District to commit to participate in advancing the Mayor’s ambitious goal of making the District of Columbia the most sustainable city in America. The CUSP recognizes the critical leadership role of the District’s colleges and universities in advancing sustainability on campus and in the community. The pledge (new window)is an agreement by the schools to pursue a range of sustainability measures related to energy use and buildings, green education, transportation, waste reduction, grounds maintenance, purchasing, and the monitoring and reporting of progress.
U.S. Green Building Council
Georgetown University has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (new window) since 2007, and is committed to designing and constructing all new buildings and major renovations to the USGBC’s LEED standards at the silver level or higher. The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings, and works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Georgetown is a member institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE works to advance sustainability among its community of students, faculty, and staff of colleges and universities and the businesses which serve them. Georgetown University currently uses the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) framework as a benchmark to assess our campus sustainability performance and help inform future plans and initiatives.