Letters to the Editor

Sustainable service

The GW Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy congratulates the University and its entering freshman class for organizing and successfully conducting last Saturday’s Freshman Day of Service, which focused on various environmental clean-up activities. While many such environmental projects have been conducted by GW students over the years, it’s always great to see and hear about the next generation being involved with improving living conditions in our neighborhoods and around the planet.
Since our mission includes working with GW stakeholders, including students, to advance sustainability, we at the GW Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy welcome students to join us in researching and developing sustainability solutions that can be implemented both near and far. Sustainability projects both within and beyond our associated classes are welcome, and students are actively encouraged to attend our events, which are often targeted to both full-time and part-time undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive students. These projects could include sustainable business plans, academic sustainability competitions or other events, on-campus or off-campus sustainability audits and efforts to make student organizations more sustainable, among many others. Feel free to visit our website at www.sustain.gwu.edu to connect with us to help make sustainability a central part of your GW academic experience.

Mark Starik, Ph.D. is the Director of the GW Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy

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