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

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  • 02

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Join us in the JC East Plaza to purchase hardy seedlings (cash only), as well as to get information on Mason’s Greenhouse & Gardens, gardening in general, and how to join GOGA!

  • 03

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Join us in the JC East Plaza to purchase hardy seedlings (cash only), as well as to get information on Mason’s Greenhouse & Gardens, gardening in general, and how to join GOGA!

  • 14

    All day

    The university community is invited to help Mason reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills as a result of the academic year move-out process by volunteering for the 11th Anniversary of Patriot Pack Out! This year, donations will go to the Mason Food Pantry and the Salvation Army.

    We are seeking volunteer teams comprised of 5 members of students, staff, and/or faculty. Teams will collect goods from donation sites and place them curbside for collection by Mason Recycling and Waste Management.

    Two-hour collection routes begin at 9 a.m. and noon, during weekdays and staff may use up to two hours of volunteer service hours. Help is needed from May 14th – 21st.

    Sign up here for your preferred day/time.

    Contact Mary Liang at mliang4@gmu.edu or 703-993-5864 with questions

  • 16

    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    George Mason University's Center for the Arts
    4373 Mason Pond Drive Fairfax, Virginia, VA 22030

    When: Wednesday, May 16th at 10:00 AM

    Where: The Center for the Arts – Concert Hall

    Who: All INTS, EVSS, and BIS students who will complete their degree is spring or summer of 2018

    Contact sisinfo@gmu.edu with questions