GOGA Students Presidents Park Greenhouse April 19th: EcoFest & LLC Block Party Upcycling Fashion Exhibit 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.

April 19th: EcoFest & LLC Block Party

Outdoor eco-festival: Chalk drawing (join in!), Sustainable Food Day, GOGA Seedling Sale (cash only); Mason’s new bike check out program; student projects & programs; Join ‘green’ RSOs, donate lightly used clothes/ shoes. Don’t miss raffles & giveaways! + FREE: food, popcorn, cotton candy, & smoothies! #ZeroWasteEvent 


Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

The exhibit will be erected in the MIX@Fenwick from April 16 to 27.

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


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    3:00 pm-5:30 pm

    Bike to Mason Day is just around the corner… we invite Students, Faculty and Staff that bike to Mason or are thinking about biking to campus to join in on all the fun!
    FREE T-SHIRT with Bike to Mason registration!

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    4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden, Fairfax Campus
    Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden, Fairfax Campus

    GOGA and Green Patriots will be hosting the annual Garden Party in the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden. Yoga will be from 4:00-5:00 pm, and then a pot-luck style gathering will be held from 5:00-7:00.
    Yoga mats will be provided. Anyone is welcome! Come celebrate Earth Day and gifts of spring in the garden with fellow patriots. For more information contact Jesse Muzzy at jmuzzy@gmu.edu or Roberto Vargas at rvargas6@gmu.edu.

  • 26

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    *Manhattan PIZZA & REFRESHMENTS will be provided!
    *Be sure to get there early, seats at this event are first come basis.

    Join the S-CAR and the Office of Sustainability in panel and round table discussions about climate change! Part of S-CAR’s on-going series, this event will explore distinct perspectives concerning this very important and timely issue.

    Dr. Dann Sklarew, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Mason, will moderate a panel of experts providing insight on different aspects of this issue.

    The panel includes Dr. Gregory Unruh, Arison Professor of Values Leadership at Mason and an expert on sustainable business strategy, Dr. Mona Sarfaty, Director of the Climate and Health Program in Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C), and Alex Bozmoski, Director of Strategy & Operations at the Energy & Enterprise Initiative (RepublicEN), which seeks free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

    Attendees will have a chance to ask questions of these panelists during the Q&A, and then half of the event will be dedicated to audience roundtable discussion facilitated by S-CAR’s Dr. Patricia Maulden, and The Office of Sustainability.