Recycling just got better: TerraCycle at Georgetown

If you’ve ever stood at your recycling receptacle, perplexed, with a questionably recyclable object in your hand, good news has arrived. Last year, the GUSA Senate Sustainability Subcommittee started Georgetown’s extension of the initiative, Terracycle, on our campus…. Read More

GUSA Audit reveals problems with recycling procedures in dorms

The Georgetown University Student Association, with help from EcoAction and Georgetown Sustainability Initiative, investigated recycling at Darnall Hall and Reynolds Hall last Saturday in order to create a “Roadmap to Improve Recycling in Georgetown Residences,” according to a… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Map the recycling facilities at Georgetown!

View Recycling Bins on Georgetown’s Campus in a larger map In the sustainability survey Vox ran last week, many students reported being underwhelmed by Georgetown’s recycling capabilities. Students also said that a few items in particular—batteries, ink cartridges,… Read More

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

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer 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

Georgetown to enforce new, stricter trash and recycling policies for townhouses

A few months after neighbors got so fed up with off-campus students’ trash that they started clandestinely taking photos of violations and submitting them to D.C. trash inspectors (and after the issue was raised in meetings about Georgetown’s… Read More

Renewable Energy Turns Me On surveys campus recycling bins, finds them lacking

Over on the greener side of the Georgetown blogosphere, EcoAction’s Renewable Energy Turns Me On just conducted an informal survey of recycling bins on campus, and the findings aren’t pretty. Renewable Energy Turns Me On visited Walsh, Healy,… Read More

Recyclemania 2009: Georgetown’s on the up-and-up

Well, getting closer… Just in time for Earth Day, the results of this year’s Recyclemania—a national recycling contest for colleges and universities—are out and they show some improvement for Georgetown. Although Recyclemania has been around since 2001, we… Read More

How’s your recycling, Georgetown?

St. Patrick isn’t the patron saint of recycling, but maybe he should be You may not know it, but Georgetown is in the midst of Recyclemania, an annual competition in which over 200 colleges and universities compete for… Read More