Georgetown begins nationwide energy efficiency competition

Last week, Georgetown formally announced its first ever Georgetown University Energy Prize , a nationwide competition which offers a $5 million incentive for U.S. communities to finds new ways to implement greater energy efficiency. “The main objective is to… Read More

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

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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,… 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

“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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More