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Sustainable Investment Fund

  • George Washington University (DC)

In February of 2018, the GW Board of Trustees voted to create a $2 million environmentally-focused investment fund after hearing students' demands for a more sustainable investment portfolio. The announcement ...


Sustainable Landscapes Graduate Certificate

  • George Washington University (DC)

The field of landscape design is growing as people call for beauty that can both point to the future and call us back to our natural element. As the demand ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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International Affairs - International Environmental Studies Concentration (BA)

  • George Washington University (DC)

This concentration in the Elliott School of International Affairs offers a multidisciplinary exploration of international environmental challenges by examining such issues as sustainable development in relation to the environment, climate ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering Concentration (BS)

  • George Washington University (DC)

Civil and environmental engineering encompass the branches of engineering most closely related to the control and improvement of human environment and conditions of life. Civil and environmental engineering students usually ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • The Washington Post (DC)

Campus gardens allow students an opportunity to tackle food deserts and take action on climate concerns they may have.

  • Posted Sept. 7, 2018
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Where does it go? Composting at GWU

  • George Washington University (DC)

In February 2018, the George Washington University’s Office of Sustainability and Campaign GW embarked upon a new, risk-taking endeavor to expand access to composting and sustainable food waste across ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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The Solar Institute

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Solar Institute identifies, generates, and shares pragmatic policy solutions to catalyze the adoption and scale of solar energy. Serving this mission, the Institute conducts objective research to advance politically ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Environmental and Energy Systems Management Graduate Certificate Program

  • George Washington University (DC)

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the graduate certificate in Environmental and Energy Systems Management is designed to help students understand and implement environmental and energy ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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George Washington University Fostering Federal Sustainability

  • George Washington University (DC)

Sustainability is one of the nine core values of George Washington University (GW). As such, the Sustainability Collaborative was formed in 2014 to coordinate the ongoing research, academics, operations, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Getting Traction with Large-Scale Renewable Energy Procurement: Finding Your Sweet-Spot and Effectively Communicating About It

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Technology cost reductions and favorable market economics make large-scale renewable energy an increasingly compelling choice for campuses to make step-change improvements in their GHG footprint while also reducing long-term cost ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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52 MW Capital Partners Solar Project

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NC)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

The Capital Partners Solar Project (CPSP) is a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under which Duke Energy Renewables (DER) installed 52-megawatts (AC) of ground-mount solar across three sites in North ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2017
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2015 National Solar Jobs Census

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 is the sixth annual update of current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. It found that ...


Environmental and Green Chemistry at The George Washington University

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Dr. Jakub Kostal Assistant Professor Department ...

  • Posted Jan. 31, 2017
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Procurement Leaders Talk Sustainability: Strategies & Case Studies

  • Emory University (GA)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)

Many sustainability goals - from climate change to zero-waste to water conservation to green dining - can be advanced cost-effectively with the strategic engagement of an institution's procurement professionals. But how ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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DC Climathon at GW: University Partners With City to Innovate on Climate Solutions

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • District of Columbia Government (DC)

DC Climathon cultivates social start-ups and provides experiential and collaborative learning to self-identified students, social entrepreneurs, and pioneering professionals to provide climate change solutions for their cities. As part of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Getting it Done - Building a Team and Value Proposition for Large Scale Renewables - Part 2

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

This two part working session will help participants overcome two hurdles that have held back a wider adoption of large-scale renewable projects in the higher education: (1) establishing a team ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Getting it Done - Building a Team and Value Proposition for Large Scale Renewables - Part 1

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

This two part working session will help participants overcome two hurdles that have held back a wider adoption of large-scale renewable projects in the higher education: (1) establishing a team ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Learning to Reboot a Campus or Commercial Recycling Program

  • George Washington University (DC)

The only thing certain in the recycling field is that nothing is certain. In colleges and universities across the United States, sustainability and zero waste managers are constantly having to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Post-Paris: Climate Commitments in Action Across Higher Ed, Business, and Cities

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network (IL)
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (VA)

The Paris climate agreement heralded a new form of international governance combining commitments by countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with commitments from many other sectors-including universities, local governments, and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (MD)

The Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management is designed to prepare students professionally to contribute to the coming low carbon future. The George Washington University partnered with the Greenhouse Gas Management ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Doctorate of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health

  • George Washington University (DC)

The goal of the EOH DrPH program is to prepare students for advanced level professional work in research, policy, and program design and administration in the field of Environmental and ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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MPH in Global Environmental Health

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Mission of the Global Environmental Health MPH program – a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health – is to educate individuals who are committed ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Mission of the Environmental Health Science and Policy MPH program is to educate individuals who are committed to public health protection to apply critical analytic skills to the development ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Graduate Certificate in Responsible Management

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Certificate in Responsible Management (CRM) program is designed to enhance the preparation of students as responsible leaders. The CRM offers students the opportunity to participate in seminars, projects, courses ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management

  • George Washington University (DC)

Awarded jointly by the George Washington University and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management requires completion of 3 core courses and three electives. The ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Master of Tourism Administration with Concentration in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

  • George Washington University (DC)

The GW Master of Tourism Administration program equips students for competitive management positions in tourism, hospitality, sport and event and meeting management. Designed for tourism destination managers, marketers, developers, business ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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MA in Environmental Resource Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) Program at GW offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies. The Master of Arts program prepares students to enter environmental policy careers in ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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BA in Environmental Studies

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Environmental Studies Program is an integrated, multi-disciplinary, science-based program that focuses on interactions between people and the natural and built environments .

Part of GW's Geography Department, the environmental ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability allows students to explore the challenges of sustainability and to think about how to develop solutions to pressing issues at the local, regional, and global ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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Sustainability Pedagogies for the Business Language Classroom

  • George Washington University (DC)

Heightened urgency about the question of the earth’s survival has generated increased attention to how to teach sustainability across the curriculum. The business language course, positioned at the nexus ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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Decision-Analytic Approach for Water Sustainability Definition: A Higher Education Case Study

  • George Washington University (DC)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of a multi-criteria decision analysis approach that can be used to circumscribe the definition of sustainability within an organization or ...


MS in Environmental and Green Chemistry

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry trains the next generation of experts with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters proficiency in evaluating the state of the environment and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Getting it Done - Removing Roadblocks to Renewables

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

This interactive, problem solving workshop will explore and highlight solutions to overcome bottlenecks to implementing large scale renewable projects for your university. We will delve into internal as well as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The GW Eco-Equity Challenge: student innovators and community partners address environmental and climate justice

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities as anchor institutions have an important role to play in their communities. Students often bring their innovative ideas to solve social problems to university leaders for support. This case ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Large Scale Solar ’Near the Fence’

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

George Washington University (GW) and American University (AU) are collaborating on a major Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) called the Capital Partners Solar Project, along with George Washington University Hospital. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Innovative Self-Funded Platform for Scalable Building Energy Upgrades & Community Engagement

  • George Washington University (DC)

So you’ve signed the ACUPCC and perhaps you even have a sustainability fund – where do you go from here?? The George Washington University recently pondered this question and has ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Sustainability 101: How Do We Structure An Introductory Course?

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Philadelphia University (PA)
  • Roosevelt University (IL)

This panel discussion brings together 5 university instructors who have been teaching some version of "Intro to Sustainability" for at least several years. The panelists will share and compare their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecosystems Planning: A Systems Approach to Sustainability Strategy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The George Washington University's Ecosystem Enhancement Plan complements the Climate Action Plan (2010) and the GWater Plan (2011). Through this plan GW reviews its impact and dependence on ecosystems ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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On the CUSP: Washington, D.C.'s College and University Sustainability Pledge

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

The District of Columbia Mayor's College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP) is designed to be a meaningful yet flexible commitment to produce tangible benefits for DC's local environment ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Sustainability XLR8R: Zero to Sixty in Twelve Months

  • George Washington University (DC)

"Campus Sustainability XLR8R: Zero to Sixty in Twelve Months" will be a combined field report and a series of take-away recommendations for attendees to put toward practical use. The session ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Water Action Plan: Water Footprinting at Higher Education Institutions

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities are increasingly well versed in the measurement and tracking of their carbon emissions. While it is important for institutions to continue to tackle global climate change, water scarcity is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Envisioning Ecologically Sustainable Universities: A Holistic View

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Western Illinois University (IL)

The campus sustainability movement has made remarkable progress in bringing sustainability to the forefront of university agendas, with respect to both campus operations and curricula. These efforts are now extending ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Sustainability Program of the George Washington Institute for Corporate Responsibility

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility officially received its charter from the George Washington University in October, 2006. The Institute is devoted to the development and dissemination of scholarship, including research ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Urban Planning

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Urban Planning is tailored to students seeking a credential in the field - but who are not in need of a complete master’s degree. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Climate Change Management & Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The six-course, 18 credit Certificate in Climate Change Management and Policy offers instruction in technological approaches to solving key planning issues. It focuses on the technical side of sustainability; the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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LLM in Energy & Environmental Law

  • George Washington University (DC)

A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses is required. For U.S. law school graduates this requirement must include 4 credits graded on the basis of research ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

Units examine the institutional and legal framework for planning, and address the main policy challenges involved in planning sustainable communities. Issues covered include transport and land use, housing and infrastructure ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Eco-Equity Challenge

  • George Washington University (DC)

The George Washington University's Office of Sustainability and the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service have joined efforts to support GW students in their social entrepreneurial efforts to ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Capital Partners Solar Project

  • American University (DC)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Capital Partners Solar Project (CPSP) is a solar energy project contracted by the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU), and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). Comprised of 52 ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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