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Common Home

Common Home magazine brings you all things environment and sustainability from Georgetown and beyond. Brought to you by The Earth Commons—Georgetown University’s Institute for Environment & Sustainability.

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Breakthroughs, Environmental Health, Sonia de Assis, Spring 2021

How the Environment Shapes Us

Professor Sonia de Assis reframes genetic predisposition through DDT exposure research

July 8, 2021

Homes in front of an oil refinery across the water

Environmental Health, Food & Water, Sheila Foster, Spring 2021, The Silo, Tiffany Ganthier

The Silo: Toxic Racism

Georgetown scholars Tiffany Ganthier, Laura Anderko, and Sheila R. Foster share their perspectives on environmental racism

June 16, 2021

Breakthroughs, Environmental Health, Kai Liu, Spring 2021

Turning Copper Against Covid

Georgetown scientists discover an innovative solution for effective and reusable N95 mask filtration systems

July 8, 2021

Spring 2021, Sustainability, The Breakdown

The Breakdown: ESG

“The Breakdown” explains environmental buzzwords and how they shape our future.

July 8, 2021

Arts & Culture, Maya Snyder, Spring 2022

Pens and Voices Gathered Round

On Earth Day, Georgetown invited journalists, artists, and activists to lead a series of roundtable discussions on topics ranging misinformation in the news to environmental literature.

February 12, 2022

Biodiversity, Environmental Health, Peter Marra, Spring 2021

Mapping the Mysteries of Bird Migration

Dr. Calandra Stanley and Earth Commons Directory Dr. Peter P. Marra use new satellite technologies to track birds over thousands of miles.

June 17, 2021

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