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
- GW 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!
Planet Forward, a project hosted at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, teaches, celebrates, and rewards environmental storytelling by college students. It is the premier engagement tool for GW’s many sustainability initiatives.
- Beyond GW
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 Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the planet.
Arlington's Car-Free Diet
Arlington's Car-Free Diet is the easy, fun way to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home – choosing instead to ride transit, bike, walk, car/vanpool or telework – you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment.
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.
Sustainability Tips & Tricks
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.
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.
Consider the following podcasts to further explore environmental well-being topics that interest you!
- BBC Radio: Costing the Earth
Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet.
- Climate Cast MPR News
MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.
Grab yourself a cuppa, and snuggle up on the sofa ready for a good old chinwag. Get inspired by fabulous people doing wonderful things to help us all to live a bit more sustainably, while you're walking the dog, doing the school run, or cooking the tea..!