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Friday, April 1, 2016

USDA Food Symposium
When: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: New Century College and USDA
Where: Research Hall 163

This symposium is aimed to bring together people working in the area of sustainable food. It will include panelists of food producers, policy-makers, food access/justice workers, and many more! 


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Cowspiracy Film Screening
When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sponsored by: Vegan Society
Where: JC Cinema

The GMU Vegan Society will be hosting a showing of the documentary 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret' on April 4th in honor of Earth Month.

Rather than being filled with gore, the film is filled with eye-opening facts. From the documentary's own website: "Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it." This documentary has been described as being just as, if not more, eye-opening as Blackfish, and will hopefully be raised to such noteriety through increased publicity.

 


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Eco-Science and Art “Reading the River
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sponsored by: Environmental Science and Policy
Where: Research Hall 163

Lecture titled 'Reading the River'


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Friday, April 8, 2016

spring into wellbeing Free Resilience Workshop
When: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sponsored by: Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Where: Research Hall 163

Join us for a free half-day Resilience Workshop open to the Mason Community on Friday, April 8th from 9:30am-12:30pm in Research Hall 163. Learn three different approaches for dealing with adversity and conflict in your life.  Learn how to go beyond just “stress management” and begin to cultivate a kind of inner development from which resilience is a natural by-product.

RSVP is requested. Learn more & RSVP:  http://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events/5917 


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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sustaining the Sustainer Retreat
When: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability and Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Where: Camp Highroad

Mason's Office of Sustainability and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being will be hosting the 3rd annual Sustaining the Sustainer retreat!  This exciting and empowering weekend retreat is open to all Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Join us for a weekend of yoga and meditation, community building, and farm volunteering. We will be exploring ways to build self-resiliency through self-reflection, mindful meditation and yoga; as well as how to bring about positive, sustainable change locally and globally by making the connections between nature, religion and spirituality.

 


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Monday, April 11, 2016

spring into wellbeing Social Justice and Well-Being
When: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sponsored by: Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Where: Merten Hall Room 1201

In this highly engaging presentation, Dr. Lauren Cattaneo will discuss the ways that her research program integrates well-being beyond the level of the individual. Through a continuing focus on social justice, and through specific projects at the intersection of teaching and scholarship, Dr. Cattaneo’s lab is exploring the ways in which higher education can contribute to the well-being of communities.

RSVP: http://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events/5946 


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Frontiers of Sustainability Science
When: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Environmental Science and Policy
Where: JC Meeting Room B

Dr. Dann Sklerew will be presenting on the Frontiers of Sustainability Science


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sustainable Food Speaker Series
When: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Piedmont Residence Hall Rm 104

Speaker Juju Harris: "Through cooking demonstrations and one-on-one customer interaction at the Mobile Market, Juju works to increase community knowledge and familiarity with the uses and preparations of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and unprocessed foods. As SNAP Outreach Coordinator, she discusses eligibility for these and other food assistance resources, such as the WIC and the Senior CSFP programs. Juju joined Arcadia in 2012, drawn by the opportunity to further her passion for nutrition education and food justice. In 2014 Juju authored The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook, which features recipes that combine WIC staples with seasonal produce in easy, delicious recipes. She previously taught gardening, nutrition and cooking to children at the Capital Area Food Bank. Juju also established a women's nutrition and financial development program as an Agricultural Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. She is currently studying Therapeutic Herbalism and homeschools her two sons. Juju is also available to conduct cooking demonstrations at health fairs, focus groups, and other community events."


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Energy and Sustainabilty in the Global South
When: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Environmental Science and Policy
Where: JC Cinema

Learning about energy and sustainable development projects in the Global South from a World Bank practitioner.

 


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mason Stream Clean-Up
When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Facilities
Where: TBD

Join Mason Patriots in cleaning up campus streams for Earth Month!


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Monday, April 18, 2016

greenhouse President's Park Hydroponics Greenhouse Tours
When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Where: President's Park Hydroponics Greenhouse

Join greenhouse coordinator Doni Ward on a tour of Mason's hydroponic greenhouse! No registration required, feel free to show up at the beginning of each tour.

Tour start times: 1pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm.

(Location can be found on the Fairfax campus map)

Contact dnolan6@gmu.edu for questions



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sustainability LLC Showcase and Film
When: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sponsored by: Sustainability Living Learning Community
Where: JC Cinema

The members of the sustainability Living Learning Community will be presenting the different projects that they have been working on. After this, a documentary will be showed. Free organic snacks will be available. 


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bike to Mason Day
When: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mason Transportation and Parking
Where: Fairfax Campus - Merten Hall Lawn

Mason encourages everyone coming to campus to leave their car at home and ride their bike!

If you live too far from campus to ride in, then bring your bike along anyway and enjoy riding it while you are on campus. All public buses and Mason Shuttles are outfitted with bike racks. There are bike lanes, racks, shelters, and pumps located all over the Fairfax Campus. Bike racks and a Capital Bikeshare station are located on the Arlington Campus, and bike racks are also available at the Science and Technology Campus.

 Learn more at bike.gmu.edu


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sustainability Showcase
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Where: North Plaza

Come on out to the Sustainability Showcase to learn about the diversity of sustainability projects,programs,organizations, and research that are available on campus for folks to get involved with!


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bike Blender
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability, Mason Dining, and Mason Transportation
Where: North Plaza

Come out and ride a bike to blend your own smoothie! The kinetic energy from the bike will power the blender to make a refreshing, nutritious drink! Vegan smoothie recipes by the day: 4/20 in North Plaza- Strawberry Banana 


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Earth Week Lightning Talks
When: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Sponsored by: Center for Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences/ Center for Land-Ocean-Atmosphere Studies/ Office of Sustainability
Where: Research Hall 163

Join us for a series of 3-minute presentations as intrepid Mason students, faculty, and staff take the challenge to “enlighten us, but make it quick”

The theme is "anything related to Earth Sciences"

Research Hall, room 163
(Lunch provided beginning at 1:00pm. Talks start at 1:30pm)

Check out last year's talks
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWAHwhUNAefSIzaUexb7VA/videos?view=0&shelf_id=0&sort=dd

Please RSVP by April 18.

 


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bike Blender
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability, Mason Dining, and Mason Transportation
Where: Sub I Quad

Come out and ride a bike to blend your own smoothie! The kinetic energy from the bike will power the blender to make a refreshing, nutritious drink! Vegan smoothie recipes by the day: 4/21 in Sub I Quad at 11am - Pineapple & Greenhouse Greens. Smoothies available while supplies last. 


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rock Solid
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Black Student Alliance and Office of Sustainability
Where: Sub I Quad

Rock Solid open mic Earth Month event


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sustainable Foods Day
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mason Dining
Where: Southside Plaza

Join Mason dining in a sustainable food showcase & plant-based cooking competition for Earth Month!


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Let's Talk About Climate Change
When: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Center for Climate Change Communication
Where: Research Hall 163

As part of the Earth Week 2016 celebration, the Center for Climate Change Communication is hosting a “Let’s Talk about Climate Change” event on Thursday, April 21st, from 8-9 pm in Research Hall 163.

 

Come hear about how GMU, the City of Fairfax, and the Commonwealth of Virginia are addressing the challenges of a changing climate.  Panel discussion with audience Q&A.  Light refreshments and door prizes.

 

Please contact Chris Clarke (cclark27@gmu.edu) with any questions. 


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bike to Mason Day
When: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mason Parking and Transportation
Where: Science and Tech Campus- Occoquan Front Patio

Mason encourages everyone coming to campus to leave their car at home and ride their bike!

If you live too far from campus to ride in, then bring your bike along anyway and enjoy riding it while you are on campus. All public buses and Mason Shuttles are outfitted with bike racks. There are bike lanes, racks, shelters, and pumps located all over the Fairfax Campus. Bike racks and a Capital Bikeshare station are located on the Arlington Campus, and bike racks are also available at the Science and Technology Campus.
 Learn more at bike.gmu.edu 


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bike to Mason Day
When: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mason Parking and Transportation
Where: Arlington Campus- Founders Hall Plaza

Mason encourages everyone coming to campus to leave their car at home and ride their bike!

If you live too far from campus to ride in, then bring your bike along anyway and enjoy riding it while you are on campus. All public buses and Mason Shuttles are outfitted with bike racks. There are bike lanes, racks, shelters, and pumps located all over the Fairfax Campus. Bike racks and a Capital Bikeshare station are located on the Arlington Campus, and bike racks are also available at the Science and Technology Campus.
 Learn more at bike.gmu.edu 


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Friday, April 22, 2016

Pink Moon Celebration
When: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sponsored by: George Mason Organic Garden Association (GOGA)
Where: Potmoac Heights Vegetable Garden

GOGA will be hosting a combined garden work day and party meant to commemorate Earth Day falling on the day of the April's Full "Pink" Moon. The event will feature volunteer hours, yoga and a celebration with food! 


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Riverbend Park Instameet
When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Sustainability in Action
Where: Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066

Instameet at Riverbend Park 10am-12pm Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066 Meet Sustainability in Action students at Riverbend Park on Sunday April 24th! We will be hiking, taking pictures, and hanging out with some park naturalists. Bring your DSLR or your phone and meet us @10am! 


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Monday, April 25, 2016

greenhouse President's Park Hydroponics Greenhouse Tours
When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Where: President's Park Hydroponics Greenhouse

Join greenhouse coordinator Doni Ward on a tour of Mason's hydroponic greenhouse! No registration required, feel free to show up at the beginning of each tour.

Tour start times: 1pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm.

(Location can be found on the Fairfax campus map)

Contact dnolan6@gmu.edu for questions

 


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Public Health and Climate Change
When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Where: Piedmont Multipurpose Room

Join us to hear Dr. Mona Sarfaty, researcher at George Mason's Center for Climate Change Communication, speak about climate change's impact on public health. Refreshments, group activities, and conversations about energy conservation at Mason to follow.
 


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

GoGagaForGreen Go GAGA for Green April 2016
When: 5:12 PM – 8:00 PM
Sponsored by: Community and Local Government Relations
Where: Arlington Campus- Founders Hall

Go Gaga for Green is a family-friendly, community-wide gathering to celebrate Earth Day and benefit three special programs: George Mason University’s Early Identification Program, the Arlington County Council of PTA’s Scholarship Fund and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s Energy Masters Program.

Go Gaga for Green celebrates environmental sustainability in Arlington with food, fun activities and live entertainment including our famous Lip Sync Battle! It all takes place at Mason's Arlington Campus.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-go-gaga-for-green-tickets-20782539134

 


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