Student groups have consistently been a driving force toward making a more sustainable Mason. These student groups understand the importance and power of organization, recruitment, and cooperation to achieve lasting change on Mason's campuses. The groups listed below have been involved with the Office of Sustainability through a wide variety of channels. Many of these groups' members become interns, volunteers, or supporters of our office and its mission. To find more sustainability related organizations of interest to you, go to Get Connected!
George Mason Organic Garden Association
The George Mason Organic Garden Association was created to oversee the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden. Members of this group are dedicated to raising education, awareness, and participation in sustainable food and gardens at Mason. GOGA hosts gardening hours open to students at any experience level. Come join to learn about organic gardening, support the local food banks GOGA donates to, and taste fresh fruits and veggies. Also look out for GOGA's major annual events, and Food Days. Find GOGA on Facebook.
Amazon WaSH Project
The Amazon WaSH Project is an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni led by School of Integrative Studies professor Michael Gilmore. They are working with the WaSH, an indigenous group of people in the Peruvian Amazon, to bring clean water as well as hygiene and sanitation education to the community. The project, called Amazon Maijuna (wash, sanitation, and hygiene), focuses on the design and implementation of sustainable community based-development that are culturally sensitive and ethically responsible.
For information reach out to Michael Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mason Bird Club
The Mason Bird Club is a registered student organization. The Mason Bird Club is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of birds and their habitats through student involvement in research and education. They will expand campus’ knowledge of birds and participate in bird watching, surveys and a community service projects. Currently the group is working on a Bird Strike survey to assess which buildings are prone to hurting birds due to accidental impact.
The Upcycling club at George Mason University is dedicated to the promotion of a greener lifestyle through Upcycling. Upcycling is the process of turning old and used products into something else, such as turning a shirt into a bag. Our club welcomes everyone and every skill level. Our club is a social club with the element of service. So if you are looking for like minded people or just want to get involved in the community come check us out.