Student Groups

Several GW student organizations have missions related to sustainability.  The GW Center for Student Engagement has resources to help students join, form, and manage student organizations. Search for these organizations on GW Engage.

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The Environmental and Energy Law Association brings together law students to provide educational, career and networking opportunities.

Food Recovery Network aims to tackle both food waste and hunger by collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants and catered events.

Sunrise GW works to educate the community about the injustices posed by environmental degradation, racism and the global climate crisis, build student power, increase transparency and democracy within our University institutions, and pursue a moral strategy of sustainable investment.

Green GW works to make the university more eco-friendly and spread awareness of environmental issues to the student body.

The Humanitarian Mapping Society brings together those who seek to render aid and improve the world through humanitarian Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects.

Net Impact GW Chapter mobilizes next-generation leaders to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.

GroW Community offers students and community members a space to engage with sustainable agricultural practices, consider issues of food access and food sovereignty in Washington D.C., and cultivate community around food. The GroW Community also facilitates a CSA program you can sign up for using GWorld.

Take Back the Tap is an initiative to transition from using single use plastic water bottles to reusable, refillable bottles. 

Environmental Justice Action Network is dedicated to advancing and bringing awareness to the field of Environmental Justice.

GW TRAiLS stands for "Teaching Recreation and Adventure incorporating Leadership and Service." They are a group of students serving the GW community by planning and leading outdoor adventure trips throughout the year. As a departmental organization in the CSE, GW TRAiLS is a private, non-profit learning institution that is run by GW students.

Veg Out is a community of students interested in veganism and the issues that intersect with animal agriculture. We strive to make plant-based eating more accessible to the GW community and delve into issues such as animal ethics and sustainability.

OneWorld GW is a non-partisan environmental organization dedicated to combating climate change, building a sustainable future, and reconnecting students with the natural world. Through service and storytelling, OneWorld inspires students to Think Globally and Act Locally about our collective responsibility to care for the planet. 

Want to add your student group to our list?  Contact us at [email protected].