To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the George Washington University signed the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment in 2009 and the District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge in 2012. In 2017, GW reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change and joined the We Are Still In coalition.
We are pleased to have been recognized for the university’s sustainability efforts by a number of organizations that evaluate the performance of colleges and universities.
Since 2014, GW has held a Gold STARS Rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Student energy and passion have always been key drivers of sustainability progress at GW. Each spring, Sustainable GW recognizes a student or team of students who have made a significant impact on the University's institutional commitment to sustainability. Nominations for this award may be submitted to [email protected] by April 1st each year. Winners are announced on Earth Day.
In 2019, the Sustainable GW Award was awarded to Sage Wylie and Izzy Moody, for their efforts on the Food Experience Task Force.