Environmental Wellbeing

Environmental Wellbeing

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

Environmental Wellbeing 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

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.

Sustainability Minor

The 18-credit Minor in Sustainability is an interdisciplinary program engaging students across the university in examining the critical, all-encompassing sustainability issues that affect us all -- and creating dynamic solutions as a result.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Learn More: Sustainability Tips

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 wellbeing topics that interest you!

BBC Radio: Costing the Earth

Fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet.

Listen to Costing the Earth

Climate Cast MPR News

MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

Listen to Climate Cast


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..!

Listen to Sustainable(ish)