The Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
The George Washington University, Chatham University and Cascadia College tied for the top spot for sustainable grounds. In the last year GW has [Insert 2-3 examples of progress made on improving the grounds. It is fine to reuse the information actually provided to AASHE in the STARS report].
STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework developed by AASHE for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. With over 1,000 participating institutions, STARS is the leading tool for measuring higher education sustainability performance. All reports are publicly accessible on the STARS website.
This latest ranking is another step in the university’s progress towards being a carbon neutral school by 2030 and then neutralize all historic emissions since the university’s founding in 1821 and follows the university’s June pledge to not make any new investments in businesses that derive the majority of their revenue from the extraction of fossil fuels and agreed to eliminate 100 percent of all such investments from its endowment over the next five years.
Geography department faculty launched a Bachelor of Science degree program in environmental and sustainability science this fall in response to growing interest from students in the area over the past few years.
The Office of Sustainability has developed a list of suggested steps to take that address health and sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic based on GW’
For over ten years, GW has made steady progress toward its vision for a sustainable university, striving to make a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants, while equipping students with t
In light of the disruptions we are all facing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we at Sustainable GW encourage you to stay engaged over the course of this changing situation.
One year after debuting three new sustainability-focused student committees, student leaders are working to boost involvement in District-wide environmental projects.
Ever wondered why biologists work the field? Come learn about Gianna Haro's motivation to study biology, starting with her childhood on the Galápagos Islands.
GW President Thomas LeBlanc joins Chef Jose Andres’ course on food and culture during a visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Workers’ rights activist Dolores Huerta joined chef José Andrés at the George Washington University Tuesday to discuss the ways food and immigration intertwine in the United States and how to fix the problems at the heart of both systems.
On September 9, 2019 Fox 5 News featured the partnership between GroW Community Garden and Miriam's Kitchen. GroW provides all their produce to Miriam's K
How Do We Find the Best Solutions for Climate Change Both Locally and Globally, and What Challenges Persist?
There are many conflicting perspectives on the best ways to address climate change in the United States as well as some media sources that attempt to depreciate its harmful effects. This article attempts to provide some clarity on how climate change should be addressed and the importance of global participation for the United States
The annual Earth Day Fair, hosted by Sustainable GW, featured fun and educational opportunities to promote sustainable lifestyles.
At the recent Planet Forward Summit at The George Washington University, Planet Forward brought together experts and more than 250 students from 40 colleges and universities around the world to to learn, share, network, and commit to telling stories with impact that can move the planet forward.
The Office of Sustainability teamed up with student organizations Monday to host an Earth Day fair in Kogan Plaza.
Tara Scully, the director of the sustainability minor and the co-director of student sustainability initiatives, said the living and learning community will provide a space on the Vern for students to practice sustainable living together.
Who’s Leading the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy on Campus? A report by Environment America.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
January was full of excitement for the Living Threads Co. team and our partners! Our partner artisan from Guatemala, Ana Mesia, and founder of La Puerta Abierta, Amanda Flayer, joined us for a series of events in partnership with both The National Museum for Women in the Arts and Sustainable GW at The George Washington University.
George Washington University made significant progress toward its sustainability goals during fiscal year 2017, a new report from Sustainable GW states, especially in waste dive
A senior is localizing a national campaign to promote the use of tap water and encourage sustainable practices on campus.
A recent audit of GW’s recycling showed that food scraps are the most prevalent trash incorrectly placed in recycling bins.
GW’s sustainability office is one of nine universities and organizations that crafted a set of guidelines this summer about cutting carbon use at colleges and universities.