District considers styrofoam container ban

Mayor Vincent Gray has 11 pieces of environmental legislation on his plate, but the one receiving the most attention is a proposed ban on styrofoam food and drink containers. A ban on styrofoam, proponents claim, would reduce pollution in… Read More

EPA policy chief to resign, return to Georgetown Law

Lisa Heinzerling, the Environmental Protection Agency’s associate policy administrator, will step down at the end of the year and return her teaching position at Georgetown Law. As one of the EPA’s strongest supporters of greenhouse gas regulation, Heinzerling… Read More

Sweetgreen founders make Food & Wine’s 40 under 40 list

The three Georgetown grads who founded Sweetgreen, Nicolas Jammet (MSB ’07), Nathaniel Ru (MSB ’07), and Jonathan Neman (MSB ’07), have been named three of the “40 Big Thinkers 40 & Under” in the November issue of Food… Read More

Rafik B. Hariri Building receives LEED certification

As expected, the Rafik B. Hariri Building has been awarded LEED certification for its environmentally-friendly features. Georgetown applied for LEED Certification, which is awarded to buildings that are sustainable, and water, energy, resource, and material efficient, during the… Read More

Sustainability survey looks at how students conserve, and where Georgetown can improve

Get the flash player here: In January, Project Hilltop and the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board conducted a ‘sustainability survey’ among students that looked to quantify what Georgetown students think and do about conservation on campus. Vox has… Read More

GUTS Bus goes green with biodiesel fuel

As part of Georgetown’s effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2020, the University has begun using bio diesel to fuel the GUTS buses and other university vehicles. In a University press release, Vice President… Read More

Georgetown alum helps you get eco-friendly this holiday season

The holidays never come too soon for Georgetown alum Julie Littell. In December of 2007, Littell realized that her passion for decorating gifts unnecessarily conflicted with her love of the environment. So, she began Earth Presents—a company that… Read More

MSB ranked 35th most socially responsible business school by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute recently released its biannual “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” ranking of business schools that do the best job of integrating social and environmental issues into their curriculum, and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business came in a very… Read More

Switch It Off competition shows which dorms are energy hogs

Dear LXR, this actually shouldn’t be your energy use model You may not be aware of it since, as the Voice‘s Editorial Board pointed out in this week’s issue, the University hasn’t done a great job of publicizing… Read More

Georgetown is gradually getting greener, the College Sustainability Report Card finds

The Sustainable Endowments Institute just released its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, and while Georgetown is still in the B range, we’re making some improvements.  This year we received an overall grade of B, up from the B-… Read More