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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

GU Ranked Nation’s Top Renewable Energy Campus in New Environmental Nonprofit Report

GU Ranked Nation’s Top Renewable Energy Campus in New Environmental Nonprofit Report

By Grace Buono September 2, 2020

Georgetown University ranks first among the nation’s colleges and universities in renewable electricity use, according to an Aug. 19 report published by the national environmental advocacy group Environment...

LEO MKT Introduces Reusable Tableware

LEO MKT Introduces Reusable Tableware

By Giulia Testa January 17, 2020

LEO MKT transitioned to reusable dishes and cutlery this semester as part of a broader campus pivot toward more sustainable dining practices.  Previously, the food stalls on the main floor of...

Student Projects Awarded GU Sustainability Grants

By Sana Rahman May 14, 2019

Eleven projects, including at least two Georgetown student-led initiatives, will receive a total of $300,000 in university grants to aid their work addressing local and global sustainability problems for...

FILE PHOTO: DAN KREYTAK/THE HOYA | Hoya Hospitality and the Office of Sustainability introduced student volunteers to monitor compost bins in ODonovan Hall during peak meal times after high levels of contamination forced the closure of the bins for most of the semester.

Student Monitors Reduce Contamination in Leo’s Compost Bins

By Erika Gebhardt March 13, 2019

Because of high levels of contamination, student volunteers have begun monitoring a composting pilot program in O’Donovan Hall. Beginning this past fall, post-consumer composting, an initiative led...

EDITORIAL: Dispel Recycling Rumors

By Editorial Board February 22, 2019

Recycling at Georgetown University is needlessly confusing. The university’s failure to explain recycling procedures has muddled student understanding of what should be a simple process, leaving a vacuum...

GEORGETOWN | Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability will give grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 for six to 10 projects that pursue research, provide education about sustainability issues or aim to fight environmental degradation.

GU Establishes $300,000 Fund for Sustainability Initiatives

By Charlie Goetzman February 15, 2019

A new university fund will provide $300,000 in grants to student, faculty and staff-proposed projects that seek to combat local and global sustainability challenges, Georgetown announced Jan. 29. The...

VIEWPOINT: Collaborate on Campus Recycling

By Caroline Flibbert, Nareg Kuyumjian, and Ava Rosato November 14, 2018

For years, Georgetown University was among the leading universities for recycling in the nation. Recently, however, recycling at Georgetown has been marred by rumors and clouded by widespread confusion...

Georgetown scored first place out of universities in the D.C. region in the annual Car Free Day challenge on Sept. 22, in which 500 members of the community opted out of driving to campus.

GU Wins Car Free Challenge

By Gaia Mattiace October 6, 2015

With the participation of more than 500 members of the community, Georgetown won the Car Free Day College Campus Challenge, a competition between five universities in the Washington, D.C. region designed...

A joint effort between multiple university offices, including the Office of Sustainability, HoyaCycle launched Sept. 25 and provides 10 bikes for rental to students

Bicycle Rental Program HoyaCycle Launches

By Susannah Price October 6, 2015

The Center for Student Engagement, Outdoor Education and the Office of Sustainability collaborated to create HoyaCycle, a bicycle rental pilot program, that launched Sept. 25. The program will enter...

TerraCycle bins, which were originally only located outside Vital Vittles, have now expanded their reach to all four freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center.

Advanced Recycling Program Grows

By Patricja Okuniewska March 24, 2015

TerraCycle, a collection program that recycles complex materials, has expanded its presence to all freshman dorms and the Healey Family Student Center since it was established by the Georgetown University...

Harbin Hall was awarded for winning the Switch It Off pledge.

Harbin Residents Win Energy Conservation Challenge

By Anna Riley February 3, 2015

The Switch It Off Challenge, a five-week-long competition between the four freshman dorms to increase sustainability efforts, announced Harbin Hall as its winner on Thursday at an award ceremony in...

A Choice to Conserve Beyond Water Week

By Olivia Hinerfeld, Meredith Cheney, and Makaiah Mohler March 21, 2014

Several years ago, Georgetown University administrators started considering the necessity of ensuring the sustainability of new buildings on campus. Just this past year, Georgetown opted to institutionalize...

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