Monica Mehta

Coffee partnership funds clean water overseas

A cup of coffee from GDub Java now provides more than just a caffeine rush. One cup of Coffee for Water’s Haitian coffee also provides 25 liters of clean water to a child in Haiti as part of the Coffee for Water program GW joined this fall. “The idea is to expand and build a […]

University encourages car-free day for employees, students

The District is asking its residents to leave their cars in park next Thursday to support green transportation efforts. Car Free Day is an international movement to encourage sustainability, with 1,500 cities in 40 countries participating. “We’re hoping Car Free Day will allow individuals who are driving every day to try something different: walking, bicycling, […]

District schools to compete for environmental sustainability

For the first time, the University will compete against other schools during a portion of the annual Eco-Challenge, a contest promoted by the Office of Sustainability encouraging students to consume less energy.   The inter-collegiate competition between GW, American and Howard universities will be the first conservation contest held on the east coast by the […]

Sustainability plan moves to final stage

The Office of Sustainability will develop a plan to enhance GW’s urban ecosystem this year, part of broader efforts to shrink the University’s carbon footprint. The ecosystem plan is the third and final element of GW’s sustainability strategy and a continuation of the University’s May 2010 Climate Action Plan that aims to achieve carbon neutrality. […]

University climbs in green ranking

GW vaulted into the top quarter of the nation’s environmentally friendly schools, according to an August assessment by the Sierra Club. The University ranked No. 30 on Sierra magazine’s annual America’s Coolest Schools list for 2011, a 27-spot leap from its position last year. The magazine ranked 118 schools based on their answers to a […]

Senior Profiles: Sally Nuamah: Advocating for those without a voice

Sally Nuamah considered herself an advocate before coming to college, but she wasn’t able to anticipate how politically energized GW was before her freshman year. Nuamah, a first-generation American, grew up in Chicago, Ill., where she attended a “very diverse Chicago public school,” she said, and advocated for the addition of African American and Latino […]