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Fossil Fuels Divestment Continues Georgetown’s Commitment to Sustainability

On February 6, 2020, the Georgetown University Board of Directors adopted a policy on fossil fuel and impact investments as part of the university’s broad commitment to sustainability.

Under the new policy, the university will continue to make investments that target a market rate of return in renewable energy, energy efficiency and related areas while freezing new endowment investments in companies or funds whose primary business is the exploration or extraction of fossil fuels.

Read all about it here.


50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Georgetown Environment Initiative and Office of Sustainability invite you to visit our collaborative Earth Day 2020 webpage and follow the @sustainableGU social channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where we will share resources over the coming weeks to help you stay connected to our community and recognize this important anniversary in the ways that we can. Check out the new Earth Day 2020 Website here. (new window)


Jane Fonda “This Is Not A Drill” Discussion on Climate Change

Oscar-winning actress and avid climate activist Jane Fonda spoke at Georgetown on January 10th with GEI Director Pete Marra, inspiring the rising generation of young activists to take action on climate change. Read more here.

The Georgetown Environment Initiative is a University-wide effort to advance the multidisciplinary study of the environment and sustainability in relation to society, scientific understanding, sound policy, and the complex challenges we face as stewards of the Earth.