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Patriot Green Fund (PGF)

Got ideas to make Mason more sustainable or efficient? Click here to learn more and apply for funds!

Climate Action Progress

Click here to find out more about some of the progress Mason has made as of 2019 toward our 2010 Climate Action Plan

Click here to Volunteer!

Volunteer at Mason’s sustainability sites! We host over 2,000 hours a year, so be sure to sign up so you can help ‘green’ Mason, and track your hours – even by professor & class! Shifts include hours in our Greenhouse and Gardens, Zero Waste (coffee composting, audits, etc), Alternative Transportation, Events and more!

Questions? >> Facilities FAQ

Facilities FAQ contains the most asked questions about Mason Dining, Grounds Management, Transportation, Parking, Stormwater and others…

Presidents Park Greenhouse

The PPG’s success has been built upon the generous help and support of its volunteers. All volunteers, students or otherwise, are welcome during our weekly walk-in schedule.

What Mason is Doing

The mission of the Office of Sustainability (OoS) is to use the strengths of George Mason University – innovation, responsiveness, flexibility, and community strength – to provide leadership in environmental, social, and economic stewardship on our campuses and throughout the local and global communities of which we are a part. Check out our Menus (above), our relevant national Rankings below, or our 2010 Climate Action Plan's: 2019 Progress Report to see how OoS and its partners are working to 'green' Mason!

Ways to Get Involved

Enroll in a Green Leaf course; join Green Office; sign up for our monthly Sustainable Scoop newsletter to stay informed and apprised of events; or try your hand at volunteering at Sustainable Mason events, zero-waste initiatives or greenhouse and gardens sites by clicking on Sign Ups (below). Or explore our new, interactive “Sustainable Mason Map” (below) to connect to sustainable resources on campus!

Update: Recycling Glass On Campus

If you've been following local news, you might know that as of October 1, 2019, Fairfax County no longer accepts glass bottles and jars in their curbside recycling program [source]. When you recycle glass on campus, please continue to deposit your glass items in the co-mingled container that accepts aluminum, plastics, glass, and steel. Mason's wonderful Facilities Management team is aware of the changes and is in contact with Waste Management to discuss how this impacts our waste stream. We'll be sure to keep you posted on all things sustainability, so check back soon!


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