Sustainability at GW

The Office of Sustainability provides a strategic home for sustainability initiatives at the George Washington University that are implemented in partnership with stakeholders across the organization. George Washington University seeks to engage the world by exploring the important issues of our time including policy and governance for sustainability with a vision to create resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. Through efforts underway in operations, teaching, research, and outreach, the university is committed to being a model of sustainability.

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How do I get more involved with Eco Challenge?

Interested in getting more involved?

Why do we do Eco Challenge?

 Conserving electricity and water helps GW lower its carbon footprin

Who can participate in Eco Challenge?

All Residence Halls and townhouses must opt-in to participate!

How do we get points?

Point System for Eco Challenge


Roots and Shoots

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for people, for animals and for the

Green GW

Green GW is the "by the students, for the students" sustainability organization at The George Washington University.

Fossil Free GW

Fossil Free GW is the call for university divestment of the fossil fuel industry.

The GroW Community

The GroW Community seeks to educate, unite and mobilize students of The George Washington University and community members of Washington, DC

Environmental Law Association

ELA is a student-run organization that works to bring together law students interested in environmental protection and to provide educational, career


CampaignGW is an ongoing forum for students to share input and participate in the decision-making process on fut


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Big Belly Solar

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GW Eco Challenge


Energy | Water | Recycling

Win prizes! Have fun! Save the planet!

Sustainability Sit-Down with the Director of the Office of Sustainability

Meghan Chapple, Director of the Office of Sustainability, was interviewed for a 12 part series called Sustainability Sit Downs by Second Nature.

Capital Partner Solar Project

Capital Partners Solar Project is an innovative renewable energy project that will provide solar power to the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH).

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