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@IMPOSSIBLETOWN/INSTAGRAM | As an installment in the DC Environmental Film Festival, Georgetown screened Impossible Town, a documentary that highlights environmental justice work in Minden, W.Va.

Georgetown Screens ‘Impossible Town’ Documentary, Hosts DC Environmental Film Festival

By Megan McVeigh April 3, 2024

The Earth Commons, Georgetown University’s institute for environment and sustainability, and the Film and Media Studies Program jointly presented the 2023 documentary “Impossible Town,” a film about...

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...

GW Professor Talks Environmental Health and Justice with Georgetown University Medical Center

GW Professor Talks Environmental Health and Justice with Georgetown University Medical Center

By Amber Mickelson November 1, 2023

Neelima Tummala, a physician and assistant professor of surgery at the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, spoke to students in Georgetown University School of Medicine’s...

ECO-HEALTH & EQUITY | Environmental Health and Justice in DC: Examining Progress and Challenges

ECO-HEALTH & EQUITY | Environmental Health and Justice in DC: Examining Progress and Challenges

By Naya Karam November 1, 2023

Much fear surrounds the environmental crisis and its implications for the future of the community. Washington, D.C. residents are feeling the impacts of climate change, as more people are put at risk...

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...

Inaugural ECo Talk Hosts Marine Zoologist Allen Collins

Inaugural ECo Talk Hosts Marine Zoologist Allen Collins

By Camille Vandeveer September 7, 2023

The Earth Commons Institute hosted their inaugural ECo Talk Sept. 1 featuring Allen Collins, a marine research zoologist.  The event was the first in a newly established series of “ECo Talks,”...

SPOTLIGHT: GU Earth Week Celebrates Student Environmentalism

SPOTLIGHT: GU Earth Week Celebrates Student Environmentalism

By Erin Czelusniak April 26, 2023

Georgetown hosted its second annual Earth Week from April 17 to April 23, with over 25 student organizations and several administrative offices coming together to highlight sustainability and environmental...

Climate Matters | Green Up Your Summer

Climate Matters | Green Up Your Summer

By Stella Peters April 19, 2023

As the academic year draws to a close, campus is beginning to buzz with summer excitement — which means it’s a great time to create a game plan for an ecologically mindful summer. Apply your favorite...

Panelists Present On COP27 Results, Future of Climate Change

Panelists Present On COP27 Results, Future of Climate Change

By Brian Li February 2, 2023

A panel of scientists and university professors spoke about the results of the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) and the future of the fight against climate change. Georgetown’s...

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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