Tag: Sierra Club

GW looks to expand solar, wind power in push to reduce coal dependency

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.

Is there still room to improve on sustainability?

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.

Sierra Club ranks GW 58th on annual ‘Cool Schools’ list

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 […]