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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Virtual Bike 2 Mason Week 2021: Why Would You Want an eBike?

April 22 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Amber Saxton, Campus Efficiencies Program Manager in the Office of Sustainability, and Rick Holt, Trainer and Organizational Development Consultant in Human Resources and Payroll, for a talk about how an eBike might be the right choice for you.

Electric bicycles offer benefits such as cost savings (no need for a car), improved health, and new connections with the community. The real advantage to ebikes is efficiency in climbing hills or fighting the wind, and extended range. Electric bikes remove many of the roadblocks and challenges that people face with traditional pedal-powered bicycles. They’re also fun to ride.

This is the eighth event for virtual Bike 2 Mason Week 2021.


April 22
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm


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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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