Construction, construction as far as the eye can see: University hosts fifth master planning session

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On Wednesday night, when most students were boarding planes, trains, and automobiles to go home for Easter break, the University held Planning 203 in the ICC Auditorium. Planning 203 revealed new possibilities for future academic space, sustainability initiatives, construction project updates, and topics of future Vox posts. Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey and […]

Sweetgreen expands to New York City

Things DC had before NYC: the best salads in the world. Nonetheless, the D.C.-based salad company, Sweetgreen will open in the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan on July 15th sometime later this month. The six-year-old company, known for using sustainable, local products, and green business practices, also expanded to Boston earlier this summer. With the two […]

Sustainable Williamson promotes clean power in the heart of coal mining country

Yesterday, as a part of a nation-wide Integrated Education Series, representatives from Sustainable Williamson held an open forum at Georgetown about their recent efforts to bring sustainability to communities in the coalfields of West Virginia. Project developer, Eric Mathis, described the efforts of Sustainable Williamson as an attempt to bring the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of coal […]

On the Record with Luke Holden (MSB ’07), owner of Luke’s Lobster

This week, Vox had the opportunity to chat with Luke Holden (MSB ’07), owner of Luke’s Lobster which opened recently on Potomac Street in Georgetown. Holden talks about how he came to own and operate Luke’s Lobster, what it means to have opened in Georgetown, and a little rant on the difficulty of owning a socially […]

Visions for the future of sustainability on the Hilltop

Yesterday, Chief Operating Officer Chris Augostini held another Hoya Roundtable–this time focusing on sustainability. The roundtable was also the debut of the “Visions for a Sustainable Georgetown” report, which made a litany of recommendations in the short, medium, and long term for Georgetown to achieve its goal of cuttings its carbon footprint in half by […]

Think Green: Eco-friendly tips for a new semester

With the semester starting, we all have a lot on our minds, and sustainability might not be a top priority. But being eco-friendly at Georgetown can be easier than you think – and can save you some money, as well. Below are a few tips for a sustainable semester. Print double-sided. Lauinger and all UIS […]

“Visions for a Sustainable Georgetown” generates green thought on campus

Yesterday evening, a group of like-minded, eco-conscious students, faculty, and administrators gathered in McShain Lounge for the first-ever “Visions for a Sustainable Georgetown” event, a brainstorming workshop aimed at generating ideas to help Georgetown create “a concrete, measurable sustainability strategy.” Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J., of Campus Ministry opened the event, speaking about sustainability as part […]

University gets a B grade from Sustainable Endowments Institute

Georgetown earned a B in overall sustainability this year, according to the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s annual College Sustainability Report Card. The grade is the same that the University received last year. SEI grades are based on nine categories, including climate change and energy, student involvement, green building, investment priorities, administration, and shareholder engagement. According to […]

Georgetown teams up with Toyota to test new Prius

Beginning in early December, select Georgetown faculty members will pull onto campus in a new, high-tech ride—the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHV). Two of the plug-in hybrids will be loaned to the University as part of a global study conducted by Toyota and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, according to […]

Georgetown releases final draft of the 2010 Campus Plan—What’s new?

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Right? On Thursday, Georgetown University publicly released the final draft of its 2010 Campus Plan (PDF), which it will present to the community on Monday, April 26. Administrators have already presented most of the plan to Georgetown residents in a series of community meetings in November—Transportation, the […]

EcoAction will push SAC clubs to reduce flyering and other waste

Could Red Square, besides being a haven for condom-toting leprechauns and currently showered in purple glitter by Relay For Life, be the biggest center for wasting paper on campus? Maybe. In any event, EcoAction, the student group dedicated to making campus more sustainable, has noticed that clubs funded by the Student Activities Commission waste a […]