Student Organizations

Student groups

 

GroW Community

"The GroW Community Garden is a block-length plot of land (located on H Street between 23rd and 24th Streets). It is supported by the George Washington University, and maintained by two student managers (employed by the University) as well as our strong volunteer base. 

All of our produce is grown to support the work of Miriam's Kitchen (www.miriamskitchen.org): a nonprofit organization that aims to end chronic homelessness in Washington D.C. Miriam's incorporates fresh, local produce into the meals they serve their guests Monday through Friday every week of the year.

In addition to supporting Miriam's, the GroW Community Garden functions as a tool to educate and build community at GW. We offer students and community members a place to learn about native, organic food systems by providing service opportunities in sustainable gardening, food distribution, and community outreach. We also raise awareness through education and advocacy around issues of local food production, environmental justice, and developing a strong local economy. Our potlucks, which take place after every Sunday volunteer session, are also a crucial part of our garden's operation that support community among students interested in farming, food, and justice."-GroW Community Garden


Green GW

"Green GW was founded in 2006 to to make The George Washington University more eco-friendly while spread awareness of environmental issues to our student body. We welcome students of all majors and grade levels to join our organization. 

Green GW offers a wide range of opportunities for students to become engaged in sustainability issues through events including leadership opportunities, raising awareness about issues, workshops, participation in healthy debates, community engagement, promotion of environmental policies, and creative events to make sustainability appeal to everyone's different interests. We take pride in our ability to work as a community to turn ideas into action."- Green GW


Fossil Free GW

"Fossil Free GW is the call for university divestment of the fossil fuel industry. It's time for GW to get its endowment out of harmful investments. GW maintains harmful ties with industries that are some of the biggest contributors to rapidly increasing climate change. Fossil Free GW exists to demonstrate that the George Washington University's student body is willing to sacrifice a fraction of today's profits for tomorrow's future."-Fossil Free GW 


The Food Recovery Network

"The GW Food Recovery Network aims to tackle both food waste and hunger by collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants and events. The student run GW chapter donates the food on the same day to local D.C. shelters. If you are having an event, contact them to recovery your leftovers!"-GWU Food Recovery Network Chapter


The Humanitarian Mapping Society

"The Humanitarian Mapping Society of the George Washington University and a founding member of Youth Mappers, brings together those who seek to render aid and better the world through humanitarian Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects. This organization will facilitate inter-disciplinary learning, aim to create involved international citizens in the GW community, and assist humanitarian, aid, and relief organizations in their global work."