Georgetown University is committed to addressing critical sustainability challenges in our local and global communities. Through approaches that reflect our Jesuit heritage, our core mission of creating knowledge and our commitment to justice and common good, we seek to foster a deeper understanding and spur action on the issues.
The University is pursuing broad-based, practical approaches to sustainability, including an ambitious commitment to cut our carbon footprint in half by 2020. On campus, we are implementing real-world sustainability solutions, using the campus as a living laboratory and developing a long-term sustainability strategy to guide our work.
The Office of Sustainability was established in 2013 as a resource and catalyst to advance the university’s sustainability mission and goals. This new office builds upon Georgetown’s Sustainability Initiative, an effort that coordinated various programs on campus to enhance sustainability at Georgetown, and builds further on President DeGioia’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social justice.