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)

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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)

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    Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

    All day
    04/16/18-04/27/18

    The goal of this undertaking is to minimize waste, take clothing that would normally be discarded and repurpose it, teach students to reuse and recycle, and provide educational outreach about waste made by discarded clothing.

    The exhibit will be erected in the MIX@Fenwick from April 16 to 27. Five mannequins will be used to showcase upcycled clothing as well as three educational posters that will tell the story of the exhibit. All pieces used for display will be drawn from student work currently being done at the MIX.

    The goals for the event are the following:

    1. Arrange Awareness Campaigns – use social media campaign, tabling events, educational outreach
    2. Teach how to repurpose – provide sewing workshops throughout the semester, teach people how to upcycle clothing, and reach out to groups and individuals to develop a clothing line or items that would be used for the Upcycling Fashion Show
    3. Organize Donation Drive – donated clothing will be used in workshops, clothing swap, and anyone who wishes to develop a “clothing line” for the fashion show
    4. Work with Mason student groups and others who can contribute to the event
    5. Hold Upcycling Fashion Exhibit – showcase the work done by the students, provide additional educational services and raise awareness about clothing “waste”

    All can participate! Email gogreen@gmu.edu for more.

    Multi-Passenger Transportation Appreciation

    All day
    04/16/18

    Locations & Times:

    • Sandy Creek Transit Center: 7:00am-9:00am
    • Carpool areas in Lot A & Rappahannock River Parking Deck: 8:00am-10:00am
    • Shuttle Stops at Rappahannock River Lane: 3:00pm-5:00pm

    Parking & Transportation will be on hand with some treats and thank yous!