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04/04/18 10:00 am - 04/04/18 2:00 pmGet 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/
04/05/18 12:00 pm - 04/05/18 1:00 pm
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.
Image designed by Photoroyalty / Freepik
04/10/18 9:00 am - 04/10/18 2:30 pm
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
04/13/18 9:00 am - 04/13/18 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that George Mason University is hosting an Appreciative Inquiry Summit on April 13, 2018 as part of the university’s commitment to advancing our strategic plan. The focus on this gathering is, “Building an inclusive university for the world where you matter and thrive.” The summit will be held on April 13, 2018 from 9am-5pm in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, on the Fairfax Campus. Our vision is to bring the entire university community into the conversation with the goal of building, strengthening, and sustaining a Mason culture around diversity, inclusion, and well-being.
04/16/18 All day
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!
04/17/18 7:00 am - 04/17/18 3:00 pm
Join us for this annual celebration of biking!
It’s Bike to Mason Day on the Fairfax Campus! Whether you bike to campus regularly or are contemplating starting to bike to campus, this event is open to everyone. Invitation pending on free bike checks; please check back! There will be food, information, giveaways, and more!
04/18/18 7:45 am - 04/18/18 1:00 pm
Join Startup Mason & Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on a startup trip to Whiffletree Farm - a family run, sustainable farm in Warrenton, VA. Farmers Jesse and Liz Straight raise pastured broiler chickens, laying hens, and turkeys; foraging pork; and 100% grass fed beef. No chemicals, no antibiotics. Non-GMO grains for the pigs and poultry, in addition to fresh pasture.
We will be touring the farm and will also get to spend an hour with Jesse. He will share the business elements of running a sustainable farm in more detail. Come see how this local farm operates and thrives and learn about the changes taking place in our food system.
TRANSPORTATION provided. Depart from and return to Mason's Fairfax Campus.
All students, faculty and staff welcome and encouraged to attend. REGISTER HERE
04/18/18 8:30 am - 04/18/18 10:30 am
Meet up at the Facilities Administration building at 8:30am to get supplies and assignments.
*This is an Human Resources (HR) approved Volunteer Hours, but please check with your supervisor.
**RAIN backup date: April 20 (same place and time, back up date in case of rain on April 18).
04/19/18 11:00 am - 04/19/18 2:00 pm
An extravaganza celebrating Earth Month and eco-living: watch artists chalk draw eco-themed murals (or partake yourself!), get info at the student and community info tabling, join a 'green' RSO, bring clothes to donate to worthy causes and divert from end of year waste, or take your chances in our raffles, check out Mason's new BIKESHARE bikes, learn about composting, etc etc etc!
And don't forget to enjoy the food from various restaurants, our popcorn or cotton candy machine, as well as healthier (free samples!) from Mason Dining's Sustainable Food Day, and Mason's Green House & Gardens organic micro green tasting and fresh fruit & greens smoothies!
There is honestly too much to mention, but don't miss it! #FreeFood #Giveaways #StreetChalkDrawing #InfoBooths
*Located in the blacktop circle between Sandbridge Hall and Fenwick Library*
04/19/18 3:00 pm - 04/19/18 7:30 pm
Join us at Bike to Mason Day on the Arlington Campus!
Whether you bike to campus regularly or are contemplating starting to bike to campus, this event is open to everyone. Trek Bicycle of Arlington Clarendon will be on hand with their pop up tune-up station to conduct FREE bike checks. There will be food, information, giveaways, and more!
For planning purposes, please register at Bike to Mason Days: Celebrate Transportation Choices.
Information about Trek Bicycle of Arlington Clarendon at https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/retail/arlington_clarendon/
04/24/18 All dayJoin Parking and Transportation as we celebrate the multiple ways to connect to school and work at Mason. Biking, shuttles, carpooling, vanpooling, and virtual opportunities will be highlighted. There will be food, information, giveaways and more! Fair participants include:
- POTOMAC & RAPPAHANNOCK TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
- VAN POOL ALLIANCE
- MASON COLLABORATIVE VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES
- PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
- AND MORE!
For planning purposes, please REGISTER at Bike to Mason Days: Celebrate Transportation Choices.