Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

FROM FIELD TO FUTURE | Wastewater Treatment and the Path to Water Security

FROM FIELD TO FUTURE | Wastewater Treatment and the Path to Water Security

By Shivali Vora February 16, 2024

It is an unfortunate reality that the nations contributing the most to climate change are not the nations feeling its effects most intensely. The unprecedented population growth of the Anthropocene, the...

Local zero-waste store owner Rini Saha spoke to members of Georgetown GREEN about sustainability and the dangers of plastic and related chemicals.

Georgetown GREEN Hosts Local Zero Waste Store Owner

By Caleigh Keating, Events Desk Editor February 9, 2024

Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN) hosted a local zero waste store owner to discuss the importance of zero waste, sustainable waste management and the dangers of waste-related...

NASA Geography Expert Talks Climate-Friendly Farming in Africa

NASA Geography Expert Talks Climate-Friendly Farming in Africa

By Marwa Katir February 1, 2024

Georgetown University’s Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program hosted the Loewy Lecture in Technology and International Affairs on Jan. 25, featuring a presentation about the impact...

VIEWPOINT: Establish Bottle Returns in D.C.

VIEWPOINT: Establish Bottle Returns in D.C.

By Shreya Kalra, Mark Kuo, and Naya Karam October 19, 2023

The state of recycling in the District is rubbish.  Communities in Wards 7 and 8, regions east of the Anacostia River, are disproportionately subjected to the health disparities associated with...

EcoReps Program Provides Opportunity for Students to Improve Campus Sustainability

EcoReps Program Provides Opportunity for Students to Improve Campus Sustainability

By Ruth Noll October 11, 2023

The Office of Sustainability is launching EcoReps, a program for students who wish to serve as ambassadors of sustainability.  As EcoReps ambassadors, students will receive opportunities to improve...

RIVERS: Safeguard the Health of D.C.s Waterways

RIVERS: Safeguard the Health of D.C.’s Waterways

By Grace Rivers March 25, 2023

Rising precipitation rates resulting from climate change have exacerbated a decades-old problem in Washington, D.C.: sewage runoff making its way into the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. Heavy rains...

VIEWPOINT: Protect Workers, Sever Ties with Aramark

VIEWPOINT: Protect Workers, Sever Ties with Aramark

Aramark, the food service and facilities provider contracted by Georgetown University, is guilty of sustaining unpaid prison labor, substandard working conditions and hazardous food quality. Aramark supplies...

EDITORIAL: Sustainability Is Unsustainable Without Communication

EDITORIAL: Sustainability Is Unsustainable Without Communication

By The Editorial Board March 19, 2023

March 15, 2023 — aside from being a day of Caesarian infamy — marked one year since Georgetown University administration began meetings to strategize new long-term improvements to campus sustainability.  A...

VIEWPOINT: Reform Our Wasteful System

VIEWPOINT: Reform Our Wasteful System

By Brooke Hodge, Rita Alan, and Stephane Granato February 24, 2023

Moving onto campus for the first time after the pandemic was chaotic for all three of us. As the summer came to a close in August 2021, Rita’s family filled a minivan to the brim and drove up from South...

DC Ranks Highest in Sustainable Building for 2022

DC Ranks Highest in Sustainable Building for 2022

By Hayley Young February 3, 2023

A new report from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17 as the 2022 national leader in green building, a measure of efficiency, sustainability and carbon emissions...

Georgetown’s GREEN Club Educates Local Cub Scouts on Plastic Pollution

Georgetown’s GREEN Club Educates Local Cub Scouts on Plastic Pollution

By Kate Loughran February 2, 2023

Members of the Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN) raised awareness for plastic pollution through outreach at a local Cub Scout meeting Jan. 18.  A student advocacy club...

RIVERS: Redouble Environmental Justice Efforts

RIVERS: Redouble Environmental Justice Efforts

By Grace Rivers January 27, 2023

An estimated 91% of the world’s population is breathing polluted air daily, an astonishing statistic that is the consequence of global fossil fuel emissions produced primarily by rich and developed...

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