GOGA Students Presidents Park Greenhouse Student Green Patriots Composting at Southside Dining Hall Patriot Green Fund (PGF)

GOGA Students

Get involved in gardening and sustainability related activities through the GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA)!

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.

Student Green Patriots

Green Patriots is a student organization focused on peer-to-peer outreach that is designed to support Mason’s Office of Sustainability and various campus sustainability initiatives. Join us today!

Composting at Southside Dining Hall

Southside is now composting all food and paper waste. Learn more about the process and how you can contribute!

Patriot Green Fund (PGF)

Got ideas to make Mason more sustainable or efficient? Apply now!


What You Can Do…Get Involved!

Your Footprint

What is your personal environmental impact? How many resources does it take to support your current lifestyle?

Fast Facts

The Office of Sustainability started in 2007.

Mason aspires to be climate neutral by 2050.

We received our second STARS Gold rating in 2017.

Students can choose from over 125 Green Leaf courses.

Students can experience a Sustainability pathway through General Education courses (Mason ENCORE series).

What Mason is Doing

The mission of the sustainability office 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.

Facilities FAQ

Our office manages the Facilities FAQ containing the most frequently asked questions about Energy and Building, Gardens and Landscape, Recycling and Waste Management, Stormwater, Sustainable Food and Mason Dining, and Transportation. Please go here to view the resources page.

For all other Facilities related questions please email facilq@gmu.edu.

Sustainability Map


Sustainable Scoop

Sign up for the Sustainable Scoop newsletter.  Your source for all things green at Mason!


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  • 05

    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    The academic year’s LARGEST involvement fair is coming soon! Come join departments, offices, community partners, registered student organizations, and Mason Recreation and learn how to get involved!!!!

  • 10

    All day

    Join us at the 6th annual 9/11 Day of Service in the Innovation Food Forest, the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden, or the Presidents Park Greenhouse!

    Register at https://911day.gmu.edu. Please note that the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden volunteer hours are from 2pm to 4pm on 9/10 while the Presidents Park Greenhouse (10am to noon) and Innovation Food Forest (2pm to 4pm) and the volunteer hours are on 9/11.

    Please check-in at the Johnson Center Bistro before heading to the gardens and greenhouse on 9/11.

  • 10

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Join us for a tour of the Presidents Park Hydroponics Greenhouse. Located steps away from Ike’s dining hall, guests will see how we grow food for Mason’s dining hall and how to get involved.  We recommend that all volunteers, service learners, and for-credit interns join us for a tour before volunteering in the Greenhouse.  We will host Greenhouse hours rain or shine. Sign up for the tour or to volunteer in the hydroponics greenhouse!

  • 10

    4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    **Change in Schedule** Join us for a tour of the Innovation Food Forest, a garden designed using permaculture (permanent agriculture) concepts. Discover the many edible and medicinal plants within the Innovation Food Forest, learn more about composting, or get involved in its care. We recommend that all volunteers, service learners, or for-credit interns complete a tour before they volunteer in this garden. Sign up for the tour or for volunteering in the Food Forest.

  • 13

    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Meet with representatives of Mason’s Office of Sustainability and other green groups on campus. Meet new friends and find out the fun activities happening this fall. Free food available.