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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!

Energy

Easy energy-saving actions!

Alternative Transportation

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

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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.

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  • All day
    02/09/18

    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.

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  • 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    02/15/18

    Want to learn how to add branches of multiple fruits onto one tree?! To turn a decorative crabapple tree into a food producing apple tree?

    Join GOGA (GMU Organic Garden Association) in welcoming local fruit tree expert Eliza Greenman, as she explains the basics of grafting in the JC Gold Room. Then follow us outside to the Innovation Food Forest where you will get to practice making cuts into wooden branches of several kinds of fruit (peach, apricot, nectarine, pear, apple, mulberry and more) and then bandaging them so they can heal.

    Come back in springtime to see your branch blossoming! The workshop is free for students and community members.

    Email GOGA President, Alex William at awilli89@gmu.edu for questions. Check on facebook.com/gmugarden for updates.

     

     

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    02/24/18

    4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA, 22030

    4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA, 22030

    Join us at the 2018 Green Game where the Mason Men’s basketball team takes on UMass, as the rest of us take on waste reduction and compete in RecycleMania’s nationwide recycling competition! Game starts @ 6:00pm, see you there! #composting #recycling #zerowaste

     

    To sign up for one or a few 2 hour shift(s) to help @ Green Game, check out: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E044CADA628A3F85-2018

    #ServiceLearningHrs #FREETshirt

     

     

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