Energy is at the heart of everything we do–it heats and cools our buildings, lights our homes, transports us, and so much more. However, energy comes with a cost–both financially and environmentally. Making Georgetown more energy efficient means we reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we produce and the level of funding needed while still powering our buildings and vehicles.
Join us as we celebrate how far we have come and where we are going. See below to find out how you can participate. Let’s #EnergizeGU!
Energy Olympics | October 1-31st
Prove which dorm is best at reducing their electricity usage through the Energy Olympics! Turn off the lights and power down for the chance to win a prize for your dorm. Copley, Darnall, Harbin, New South and Reynolds Halls will compete in the first year division. Alumni Square units and townhouses will compete in the upperclassman division.
EcoChallenge | October 1-31st
Win prizes for acting sustainably! Sign up the #EnergizeGU 2023 EcoChallenge team using the link below and win points for tracking your sustainable behavior.
Read about the campus energy efficiency initiatives we’re championing, and the people who are pushing us toward our energy goals every single day. Plus get tips for how to be more energy efficient.
Utility Plant Tours | Every Tuesday
Interested in learning about how Main Campus is heated and cooled? It may be more interesting than you realize! Sign up for a tour of Georgetown’s Central Heating and Cooling plant to learn more.
Sustainability Treasure Hunt | Every Wednesday
Want to win some prizes, courtesy of Hoya Hospitality? The first five Georgetown students to correctly answer the clue posted on the Office of Sustainability instagram every week will win a Starbucks voucher and reusable bottle.
Red Square Tabling | Every Wednesday and Friday
Visit #EnergizeGU in Red Square every Friday. Get tips on reducing electricity usage, check standings for Energy Olympics, and win prizes for participating in EcoChallenge.
Lunch and Learn | October 25
Join #EnergizeGU and Georgetown Energy Partners to learn about on-campus energy efficiency measures and why your energy behavior matters. Register to guarantee lunch. If registration is full, virtual options are available.