The University’s eco-friendly ranking rose 10 spots this year.
GW jumped more than 10 spots to No. 12 on the Sierra Club’s list of the most environmentally friendly colleges this year.
Students will no longer have to sort the cardboard or cans going into their recycling bins, a switch that officials say will help drastically cut the amount of campus waste.
We’re impressed by GW’s strides in sustainability, but worried students may not be taking HIV testing seriously.
The solar panels will heat campus water systems and capture rays for electricity, Director of the Office of Sustainability Meghan Chapple-Brown said. It will be the first time the University uses solar energy for electricity on a larger scale, after two years of using a solar panels on three residence halls to heat the buildings’ water.
After looking at the achievements of other schools on the Sierra Club’s list of “coolest schools,” I’m wondering if there’s a point where GW – a school located in the heart of one of the nation’s most prominent cities – can no longer aggressively compete.
The Sierra Club, an environmental nonprofit, ranked the University No. 23, up 53 spots from 2009. GW earned perfect scores for its use of innovation and its sustainability plans, while it scored low in purchases, investments and renewable energy use.
Tens of thousands descended on the National Mall Sunday, pressing President Barack Obama to scrap plans for a transnational pipeline and combat global climate change.
GW is a “cool school,” according to the Sierra Club. Sierra Magazine, a publication of the environmental organization, ranked GW 58th on its annual “Cool Schools” list of the greenest campuses in the country. 162 universities submitted an 11-page survey detailing, among other things, the types of energy used on campus, including coal, wind, solar, and […]