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ECo Newsletter

The ECo Newsletter is intended to inform, excite and engage on all things environment and sustainability at Georgetown University and beyond. This month, we focus on Earth Week events, affiliated faculty research and new ways to engage with the Earth Commons and our collaborators.

This Earth Day and every day, we wish you the opportunity to appreciate our planet and join together to protect it. 

Research Highlights

Environmental and sustainability research highlights from ECo Affiliated Faculty

ECo Videos

Learn more about how the Earth Commons furthers Georgetown's newest value to "Care for our Common Home" by developing solutions to address urgent environmental challenges. Read More.
"Seeing the way oil infrastructure dominates the landscape gives us a deeper sense of just how much humans have changed the face of the earth, here in Bahia and everywhere that oil has ever been found." Follow Natascha De Vasconcellos Otoya, a doctoral candidate in environmental history at Georgetown, on a bike expedition to document the history of oil in Brazil's Bahia. Read more.

Earth Week Events

Indigenous Philosophy + Sustainability: Sustainability planning centering Indigenous philosophy. Join Georgetown's Shelbi Nawhilet Meissner and the Office of Sustainability to explore themes of Indigenous philosophy in developing the university’s sustainability plan. 
4.20 // 4 pm // Arrupe Multipurpose Rm.
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Bird Brother: Dialogue with Bird Expert & Environmentalist. Alongside a raptor demonstration, book giveaway and free meal, Rodney Stotts and Dr. Adanna J. Johnson of OSEI explore how falconry saves raptors and people. 
4.21 // 12 pm // Copley Lawn
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Environment and Security: A Chat with Laurence Tubiana, CEO European Climate Foundation, France’s Climate Change Ambassador for COP21. Co-hosted by the Georgetown Environmental Justice Program.
4.21 // 12:30 // Hariri Patio (1st fl.)
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What Does It Mean to Acknowledge? The Philosophy and Practice of Land Acknowledgement. Georgetown’s Shelbi Nawhilet Meissner asks student-generated interview questions to Hayden King of Yellowhead Institute. Hosted by the Georgetown Humanities Initiative.
4.22 // 12:30 pm // Zoom
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More Events
 

Join Us.

We need all of Georgetown's talent, momentum and purpose to secure a more sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants. Here are some opportunities to engage.

Apply to MS-ESM.

The M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management will have released its first two rounds of admission decisions by the end of April, with admits representing 20 different countries. There's still time to apply before the final deadline on June 1. 
Apply Now

Help the Drive

The annual Move Out Drive is back in 2022! Donate your gently used furniture, clothing, books, non-perishable food and other household goods at one of 7 collection sites May 9 through May 23 between 12 - 4 p.m. Volunteers still needed to assist.
Volunteer

ECo Impact.

Now accepting proposals for awards that support new multidisciplinary directions and new collaborations for research, seminar series, and educational and outreach programs that involve environmental themes.

 
Apply Now

Green Commons.

Now accepting proposals for the Green Commons awards. The awards, co-offered by the Office of Sustainability, are aimed at sparking campus dialogue by co-hosting events; performances; and visiting researchers, writers and artists.
Apply Now
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