The Office of Sustainability (OoS) & the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s Earth Month: “Mason Patriots for our Planet.” In addition, we’re partnering with EARTHDAY.ORG — the organization behind the global observance of Earth Day — for the second year in a row!

In April, the Mason Nation hosts many programs, events, and initiatives to celebrate Earth Month and exemplify our university’s commitment to a just and sustainable future for all. OoS and ISE are working together throughout Earth Month to encourage Mason Patriots to make an impact!

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EARTHDAY.ORG’s Earth Day Live 2021 Initiative presents the “We Shall Breathe” Virtual Summit with the Hip Hop Caucus and Partners

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

EARTHDAY.ORG’s Earth Day Live 2021 Initiative presents the “We Shall Breathe” Virtual Summit with the Hip Hop Caucus and Partners
April 20 | 7pm EDT
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On April 20 at 7pm EDT, the Hip Hop Caucus and its partners will present the “We Shall Breathe” virtual summit. The event will bring together some of the most powerful, multigenerational Black, Indigenous, and Brown leaders working on pollution, the pandemic, police brutality, poverty, and policy to affirm to the Biden Administration that racial justice and climate justice solutions must come from frontline and BIPOC communities. Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Founder & President of Hip Hop Caucus; Emerald Garner, Daughter of Eric Garner, We Can’t Breathe Inc.; Elizabeth Yeampierre, Climate Justice Alliance and UPROSE; Chase Iron Eyes, Indigenous Peoples Movement; and many other important voices will be in attendance. For a full list of demands, please visit:

Did you know that George Mason University is an institutional partner with EARTHDAY.ORG for the second year in a row?

This effort is led by the Office of Sustainability and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth to empower Mason Patriots to take action for a healthy planet & healthy people while amplifying the university’s efforts.


April 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


202-518- 0044

Inspired? We are, so come join us to make an impact at Mason.

Volunteer or intern with the Office of Sustainability’s Greenhouse & Gardens program to learn about sustainable food production, help decrease Mason’s environmental impact with the ‘Green Residence‘ program from Campus Efficiencies, enroll in a ‘Green Leaf‘ course or program, or earn grant funding from the Patriot Green Fund.

Connect with the Institute for a Sustainable Earth. Join students, staff, and faculty in 17 Rooms U, a new initiative jointly led by ISE & the Business for a Better World Center to engage and actualize the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) university-wide.

Fun fact: Mason was the first public institution in the state of Virginia to earn AASHE STARS Gold in 2014, and the Princeton Review, the Sierra Club, and others recognize our achievements. Read why we command their attention.

Join thousands of sustainability supporters and never miss out on everything you need to know by engaging with the Office of Sustainability @GreenGMU on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and YouTube, and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth @GeorgeMasonISE on Twitter. @ us to show us some love and use #GreenGMU to showcase your sustainable impact!

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