The Office of Sustainability at Georgetown is devoted to finding solutions to create a sustainable world. To do this, they understand the importance of involving different voices in both state and local governments. In response to urgent environmental issues, the university has established a new institute to speed up action, research and education on the most pressing environmental and sustainability matters. The U.
S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing new regulations on critical habitat units for Georgetown and Salado salamanders. Marra has promised to increase the impact of the initiative and of Georgetown, training more than 70 full-time academics who study the environment in all disciplines, from the decline of monarch butterflies and birds to the impact of climate change on women and its overall economic costs. The program at Georgetown prepares students to be leaders in sustainable business and environmental practices.
Earth Commons is an opportunity for all students to get involved in environmental issues, comprised of multiple focal areas that focus on important environmental issues such as environmental justice, climate change and energy transitions, environmental health, food and water security, and the conservation of biodiversity. Georgetown is taking steps to make sure that their local community is involved in their efforts to create a sustainable world. Through their initiatives, they are providing students with the opportunity to become leaders in sustainable business and environmental practices. By engaging diverse voices in both state and local governments, they are creating solutions that will have a lasting effect on their local community.