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Student Green Patriots

Join Green Patriots! (Photo: Green Patriots in the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden).

Experiential Learning

Get involved in sustainability related classes and activities through Green Leaf courses, ENCORE, or the Patriot Experience!

Patriot Green Fund (PGF)

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


Easy energy-saving actions!

Alternative Transportation

Change up your mode of transportation and save money this year!


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

Sustainability Map


Sustainable Scoop

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


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  • 11

    All day

    Join us at the 5th annual 9/11 Day of Service in the Innovation Food Forest, the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden, or the Presidents Park Greenhouse!

    Register at

    Please check-in at the Johnson Center before heading to the gardens and greenhouse.

  • 11

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Merten Hall, Room 3300
    Merten Hall room 3300, Fairfax Campus

    Join us for a semester full of sustainability and meet new friends!

  • 13

    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Come see Sustainable Mason, student green groups, and other student and community organizations at the GetConnected Fair, Mason’s largest organization fair!  Come out and learn how to get involved at Mason!!!

  • 15

    All day

    Have an idea to make Mason greener or more efficient? Submit for funding from the Patriot Green Fund! Any student, faculty, or staff member may apply for funds to support a sustainability project. Please see Apply for Funds or the new Frequently Asked Questions page for details about the type of projects that are supported by the PGF.

  • 19

    3:00 pm-4:30 pm

    Wonder how to write a successful Patriot Green Fund (PGF) application? Curious about PGF and its application process? Please join Office of Sustainability and OSCAR staff for joint PGF and URSP application workshop in Fenwick 1014B Instruction Room.