Our Impact

In the face of the unprecedented challenges posed by climate change, the George Washington University (GW) stands resolute in its commitment to spearheading transformative initiatives for a sustainable future. Our institution has been a champion across disciplines, offices, and institutes, leveraging research, academic prowess, and action to confront the threat to humanity, our resources, and our planet.

As part of our dedication to addressing climate change, GW proudly introduces the GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future—a bold, university-wide initiative that will form a collective front against the threat of climate change. Reporting to the Office of the Provost, the Alliance will leverage GW’s teaching, research, collaboration, communication and convening to amplify its work and impact. The Alliance will also establish substantive partnerships with outside organizations that are committed to addressing these issues.

At the heart of this Alliance lies a pivotal focus on research, which serves as the linchpin for our cross-disciplinary approach to global challenges. The Alliance recognizes that true sustainability requires a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between environmental, social, and economic factors. By harnessing the expertise of faculty from various disciplines, and working across disciplines, we aim to construct a robust framework for building a sustainable future.

In the pursuit of a sustainable future, the GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future invites every member of our community to contribute their unique expertise and collectively embark on this transformative journey. Together, we will shape a future where the values of sustainability are not only upheld but flourish, ensuring the well-being of our planet for generations to come.