Our patterns of food consumption, both individually and collectively, could have a major impact on the life of the planet far into the future. As business leaders pursue innovative solutions for a new “green economy,” municipalities begin thinking about “food security” and words like “locavore” make their way into our dictionaries, do religious traditions like Roman Catholicism have anything to offer?
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Georgetown’s Environment Initiative is a multi-campus effort to advance the interdisciplinary study of the environment in relation to society, scientific understanding, sound policy, and the broad and complex challenges we face as stewards of the planet’s natural resources.
Professors throughout Georgetown incorporate environmentalism and sustainability into their course curricula and research. In addition, several academic programs such as the Science, Technology and International Affairs and the Center for the Environment regularly emphasize green issues in their ongoing scholarly work.
As a designated Bicycle Friendly University in a bicycle-friendly city, bicycling is a key component of Georgetown’s sustainable transportation mix. Biking on campus, whether for commuting or just for fun, supports healthy lifestyles among our campus community members while using fewer resources and promoting a healthier planet.
Georgetown’s Green Offices pilot program launched in January, 2011, inviting our staff and faculty to join a simple, friendly competition between offices to go “green” – and, in doing so, help the University meet our sustainability goals.
Let University Information Services (UIS) help you reduce your environmental footprint through greener computing. At the UIS Green website, you’ll get tips on how to reduce your own energy use and cut back on material waste. You can also learn about programs by UIS to help the campus go greener.