The Issue

Ensuring a sustainable future for our planet and the health of the people who live on it, requires a deeper understanding of the limits of the resources that sustain life and the interconnections between people, animals and the Earth system. Sustainability is a complex challenge requiring interdisciplinary research that draws from law, science, communications, business, public health, engineering, policy and other fields of expertise.

Our Experts

Donna Attanasio
Managing Director, Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Assistant Dean for Energy Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
GW Law School

Payman Dehghanian
Director, GW SmartGrid Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
GW School of Engineering and Applied Science

Peter LaPuma
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

Josh Lasky
Director, Office of Sustainability
Sustainable GW

Robert Orttung
Director of Research, Sustainability Research Institute
Research Professor of International Affairs
GW Elliott School of International Affairs

Tara Scully
Director of Curriculum Development, Global Food Institute 
Director of the Sustainability Minor
Associate Professor of Biology
GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences