Current press:

8/4/2021 – the Patriot Green Fund-financed Bigbelly solar-powered waste compacting station is featured in The George.

6/5/2021 – the Patriot Green Fund-supported George Mason University Arboretum receives ArbNet Level II accreditation. ArbNet is the only internationally recognized certification program for arboreta. — Press release and PDF.

4/19/2021 – University Sustainability’s partnership with Mason‘s School of Integrative Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University‘s Fashion Design + Merchandising program, and VCU’s University Sustainability is featured in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences article ‘Mason and VCU Students Join Forces for a Fashion Revolution.’

2/24/2021 – the expertise of our Campus Efficiencies program, specifically that of Campus Efficiencies Program Manager Amber Saxton — the Principal Analyst for the 2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, is featured in Staff Senate Chair Lauren Reushcher’s article for Mason News promoting telework.

2/22/2021 – our Greenhouse and Gardens program is featured by Mason News for providing nearly 100 volunteers with nearly 1,000 hours of volunteer services and hands-on learning during the fall 2020 semester — without a single known COVID-19 transmission.

2/8/2021 – Sam Nester‘s ‘Arcadia‘ art exhibit, supported in part by University Sustainability’s Patriot Green Fund and the Greenhouse and Gardens program, receives national media attention in various outlets: ABC 25 Central Texas, ABC 2 WMAR Baltimore, ABC 7 Denver, ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit, ABC 13 KTNV Las Vegas, and WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach. — Press release and PDF.

1/26/2021 – George Mason University and EARTHDAY.ORG release Earth Challenge Higher Education Toolkit — Press Release and PDF

1/26/2021 – George Mason University President Gregory Washington signs the “America Is All In” statement and joins more than 1,500 entities calling for the United States to align with net-zero emissions by 2050 — Press Release and PDF

Ben Auger (he/him/his)
Sustainability Program Manager Education/Outreach
University Sustainability, Facilities
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