Environmental Well-being

Environmental Well-being


Environmental well-being is the ability to engage in a safe and sustainable community and make decisions that demonstrate care and concern for the physical environment.

Environmental Well-being Resources

Composting at GW

Save up your food waste for the week in a sealed container or in the refrigerator (to reduce smell) and drop it off each Friday in Kogan. Follow @campaigngw on Instagram to stay updated on times and locations for compost drop-off.

GW Food Policy Institute

The GW Food Policy Institute is home to faculty and student scholars engaged in research about all things related to food, from sustainable agriculture to the way diet and meals shape human society.

Office of Sustainability

Follow Sustainable GW on Instagram at @SustainableGW. Learn about how you can get involved, and see different areas of sustainability in action!

DC Climathon

Climathon is a 24 hour hackathon held simultaneously in cities around the world, where innovators and entrepreneurs develop solutions to climate change challenges. The George Washington University (GW) Office of Sustainability has formed a partnership with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors to create DC Climathon, a timely initiative that cultivates top talent to develop the innovation pipeline for these issues.


Eco Equity Challenge

The Eco-Equity Challenge Program aims to help undergraduate and graduate students connect with underserved residents of Washington, D.C., to share their skills and find solutions to environmental and social justice issues.

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet.

Self-Help Tools

Find You Park

Find Your Park

Find Your Park is a collaboration between the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service, designed to encourage people to find their personal connections to national parks.

Learn More: Find Your Park

Sustainability as a Lifestyle

Sustainability as a Lifestyle

The choices we make every day have an impact on the planet. Creating a more sustainable world by making small changes every day at home, at work, and in class.

Learn More: Living Sustainably

Tips for Residence Halls

Tips for Residence Halls

Make sustainability part of your lifestyle from day one by reducing your footprint and participating in sustainability programs in your residence hall.

Learn More: Residence Halls


Consider the following podcasts to further explore environmental well-being topics that interest you!

April 15, 2020

Tom Heap is joined by climate change expert Tamsin Edwards to talk through the green issues emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and asks what the environmental legacy might be.

Listen to BBC Radio

June 4, 2020

Climate change has exacerbated some of the health inequities behind disparities in COVID-19 cases.

Listen to Climate Cast

This podcast is for those who want to learn about the ways their actions affect the planet and how they can live more sustainable lives.

Listen to Sustainable(ish)