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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!

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 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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  • 04

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Merten Hall Lawn
    4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Get your bike ready for spring! Join Velofix of Northern Virginia for a FREE bike check. No need to register, just drop by with your bike.

    Information about Velofix’s mobile bike shop at https://www.velofix.com/locations/northern-va/


  • 05

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Merten Hall, Rm 1204
    4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030


    Bicycling to campus can be fun and great for your well-being. Research indicates that those who bike to work are the happiest with their commute.

    On Thursday, April 5, join Rick Holt from Human Resources and Payroll (a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor) and Bethany Usher, associate provost for undergraduate education and part-time bike commuter, for Bicycle Commuting 101 in Merten Hall, Rm 1204.

    Rick and Bethany will share information to help you feel more confident about getting to campus on two wheels. The session will cover basic bicycling information, such as bicycle selection, fit, inspection, gearing, cadence, clothing, accessories, and routes to campus. Mason Transportation will share information about bike resources during the session.

    Sponsored by Mason Transportation and Human Resources and Payroll, the training is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

    Register online. For questions, contact transpo@gmu.edu or 703-993-2828.


    Image designed by Photoroyalty / Freepik

  • 06

    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.

  • 07

    8:00 am-6:00 pm

    Details & Sign up TBD.

  • 10

    9:00 am-2:30 pm
    GMU Center for Preforming Arts
    4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

    Join us at the 2018 SEAS event, Environmental Action Showcase!

    The event is held in partnership with George Mason University’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) and with Earth Force, which annually hosts the Virginia Caring for Our Watersheds competition as part of the event. Also the Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech, affording students an opportunity to tackle environmental problems using programming and sensors. Each year SEAS also features an eco-art event. There will also be hands-on green STEAM activities, the return of the recycled mascot competition, and more!  However, we can’t put on this event without your help. Interested sponsors can contact showcase@novaoutside.org

    Registration is now open: REGISTER HERE

    Students can participate by entering:

    • General Showcase (grades K-12) – bring a 5-8 students with a tri-fold display highlighting the environmental stewardship efforts at your school.

    • Recycled Mascot Challenge (grades K-12) – create your school’s mascot out of recycled products for exhibit at SEAS – see the Recycled Mascot Challenge Guidelines.

    Caring for Our Watersheds (grades 6-8) – Earth Force hosts this competition that asks students what they can do to improve their watershed.

    Eco-Partners can sign up to lead an activity for student groups at the partner village (outdoor tent area).  Details to come soon!

    Volunteers and Sponsors for the event are appreciated. Please contact showcase@novaoutside.org if interested.

    Questions? Contact showcase@novaoutside.org