George Mason University Sustainability Studies

George Mason University Sustainability Studies Advancing sustainability in George Mason University's courses and academic activities since... awhile ago! To meet the needs of a diverse student body, George Mason University is developing a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, minors and certificates that embrace sustainability values.

Sustainability programs at George Mason University seek to guide students as they critically assess the environmental, social, economic and ethical impacts of technology and policy decisions. The programs encourage personal reflection and discovery of the benefits of sustainable living. They provide creative outlets to capture and convey the spirit of the sustainability movement. Experiential learning opportunities abound as students investigate solutions to global warming, water pollution, and natural resource depletion.

Operating as usual

07/27/2020
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

What is the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center? What kind of research does we do? What are we passionate about?

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Hey Mason Green Patriots! Look what we can now recycle at George Mason University, thanks to #evpp480 alumnae -- @sara.b...
02/05/2020

Hey Mason Green Patriots! Look what we can now recycle at George Mason University, thanks to #evpp480 alumnae -- @sara.babcock2 @katie.russell.33865 Serena Seiler -- and our Patriot Green Fund : beauty products, snack bags and wrappers and 3D printing scraps! 👍👍👍👍

01/20/2020

Hey George Mason University! Make your textbooks & stuff more ($$$) sustainable w/Mason students' own circular economy Facebook groups:

George Mason University Buy/Sell/Trade*
GMU Clothing Exchange
GMU Food Exchange*
GMU Generalposting
GMU Textbook Exchange

* Created by EVPP480 actioneers!

(FYI GMU Alpha Kappa Chi Esp Gsa Gmu Mason Green Patriots Sustainability Living Learning Community -GMU George Mason University Office of Sustainability)

01/13/2020
George Mason University Sustainability Studies

Useful list for new semester ...

Want free/cheap food/clothes/etc?

If so, see these student-led Facebook groups:

1. George Mason University Buy/Sell/Trade

2. GMU Clothing Exchange

3. NEW! GMU Food Exchange Group

4. GMU Patriot Pantry

5. GMU Campus Kitchens

6. GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA)

Sustainably yours,

Dr. Dann

11/13/2019

Want free/cheap food/clothes/etc?

If so, see these student-led Facebook groups:

1. George Mason University Buy/Sell/Trade

2. GMU Clothing Exchange

3. NEW! GMU Food Exchange Group

4. GMU Patriot Pantry

5. GMU Campus Kitchens

6. GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA)

Sustainably yours,

Dr. Dann

How could sustainability studies at Mason make a big societal impact - and sustain itself in perpetuity? Todd LaPorte an...
12/12/2018

How could sustainability studies at Mason make a big societal impact - and sustain itself in perpetuity? Todd LaPorte and Dann Sklarew suggest a Sustainability Shop -- something like this? — supporting Sustainability @ George Mason University at George Mason University.

And here as "nerd clould" [via principal components analysis]:
12/12/2018

And here as "nerd clould" [via principal components analysis]:

Below, see sustainability interests of 80 George Mason faculty & staff as word clouds. Go Sustainability @ Mason!
12/12/2018

Below, see sustainability interests of 80 George Mason faculty & staff as word clouds. Go Sustainability @ Mason!

George Mason University students, faculty and alumni turned out for this great #PlasticFreeDMV event in Great Falls, VA ...
09/23/2018

George Mason University students, faculty and alumni turned out for this great #PlasticFreeDMV event in Great Falls, VA yesterday!

Thanks to our amazing community partners: Clean Fairfax, EcoAction Arlington, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Friends of Accotink Creek, The Greater Prince William Climate Action Network, Green Muslims, NOVA Trash Action Work Force, Great Falls Group Sierra Club Virginia!

What's cool about Mason vis-a-vis sustainability? More than 100 academic programs, 140+ scholars and >230 courses advanc...
08/02/2018
George Mason University – A Top University for the World: George Mason University Global Community Engagement Report and United Nations Global Compact Communication on Engagement | UN Global Compact

What's cool about Mason vis-a-vis sustainability? More than 100 academic programs, 140+ scholars and >230 courses advance human rights, fair labor, the environment and/or work against corruption. Details in our recent (May 2018) update:

"A Top University for the World: George Mason University Global Community Engagement Report and United Nations Global Compact Communication on Engagement"
http://tinyurl.com/gmuungc2018

Provide support to UN Global Compact business participants in their own sustainability implementation and disclosure efforts

08/02/2018

Thank you for all of your invaluable contributions to Sustainability at George Mason University and our Patriot Green Fund program, Samira Lloyd! You will be greatly missed here...

♻️‼️ Alice Ferguson Foundation has asked George Mason University about hosting the next Potomac Watershed Trash Summit t...
08/02/2018
The Trash Summit « Alice Ferguson Foundation

♻️‼️ Alice Ferguson Foundation has asked George Mason University about hosting the next Potomac Watershed Trash Summit this fall (Oct. 2018). Interested in contributing or participating? Others we should approach @ Mason?

For details, please see http://fergusonfoundation.org/potomac-watershed-trash-summit/potomac-watershed-trash-summit

Since 2006, the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Trash Summit has brought together elected officials, business leaders, community activists, and municipal managers to explore local and regional policies and efforts to reduce trash in communities along the Potomac River Watershed, particularly the Anaco...

05/20/2018
Bring Me

What if we built an #Earthship model home in #NOVA? On campus? 🤔

These Sustainable Homes Are Made From Trash, But They're Absolutely Stunning

A Top University for the World, Mason's latest global community engagement report, just posted to UN Global Compact webs...
05/14/2018
George Mason University – A Top University for the World Global: George Mason University Community Engagement Report and United Nations Global Compact Communication on Engagement | UN Global Compact

A Top University for the World, Mason's latest global community engagement report, just posted to UN Global Compact website, includes lots to inspire us and aspire towards. Check it out at - http://tinyurl.com/gmuungc2018

Provide support to UN Global Compact business participants in their own sustainability implementation and disclosure efforts

Patriot Pantry
11/15/2017
Patriot Pantry

Patriot Pantry

Giving a helping hand to veterans and other Patriots where we can.

10/09/2017

Great to see lots of Mason students, fac & staff #VAUrbanAg17 summit - hope it was worthwhile for y'all!

George Mason University Sustainability Studies's cover photo
11/07/2016

George Mason University Sustainability Studies's cover photo

George Mason University Office of Sustainability
07/29/2016

George Mason University Office of Sustainability

Hi all! Dr. Changwoo Ahn is offering a brand new course this coming fall semester: EVPP 442/542 Urban Ecosystems and Processes –
This is a new course to be taught as a pilot this year.
We will be using the course numbers Fall 2016 EVPP 490-002/505-002 temporarily for this year, and should be able to use the designated numbers EVPP 442/542, starting in Fall 2017.

This undergraduate/graduate course will provide an overview and introduction of challenges and opportunities that urban environments present to the plants and animals inhabiting cities and the ways that those organisms and entire ecosystems respond. The course describes general ecosystem ecology for engineered ecosystems along with review on urban metabolisms, energy, and the ecological footprint. Especially, the course focuses on urban water cycles and nutrient dynamics that are critical in urban ecosystem restoration involving streams, rivers, and wetlands. The course will engage students in studying up-to-date information on green infrastructure planning and applications through field trips and visits. The objective of this course is to provide you with an introduction of system approach on designing and managing urban ecosystems.

Hey Mason folks! Did you know that this Thursday is the "Lights Out, Power Down Hour"-? In an effort to reduce emissions...
06/21/2016

Hey Mason folks! Did you know that this Thursday is the "Lights Out, Power Down Hour"-? In an effort to reduce emissions, save energy, and save $$$, all of Mason is switching to lower-footprint activities like meeting with friends/colleagues, reading/researching, and/or volunteering in the community. Please re-share and post what you'll be doing to 'power down' during this time! :-)

03/07/2016

Look in upcoming George Mason University course catalog for new "green leaf" sustainability pathway through Mason Core (general education) courses!

Calling all Mason students! Are you interested in a part-time, once a week, PAID job??? If so, please see below! (Please...
11/06/2014
48 Hours Dirt to Doorstep - The Farm Table

Calling all Mason students! Are you interested in a part-time, once a week, PAID job??? If so, please see below! (Please note, this starts THIS Thursday!)
Help Support the George Mason Community by Connecting Your Neighbors to Local Sustainable Farms
Do you believe in eating healthy real local food, protecting the environment, while supporting local family farms? Then The Farm Table™ would love to talk with you about joining our Team!
We are looking for a like-minded individual, who is willing to help us spread the word about fresh, local, sustainably grown produce and deliver it every Thursday at our George Mason location, 10:30 to 1:30.
If you or someone you know enjoys fresh, local fruits and veggies as well as networking at George Mason and on the Internet with friends, visit our Web site (www.TheFarmTable.org), send an email ([email protected]), or call (804-977-2752). Join The Farm Table Team!

The Farm Table strives to connect its members with local farmers who are dedicating their careers to real food delivering within 48 hours of harvest.

I can't emphasize enough how wonderful Joel Salatin is! I have had the honor of visiting his farm twice now, and each ti...
10/21/2014
Food Day at NOVA

I can't emphasize enough how wonderful Joel Salatin is! I have had the honor of visiting his farm twice now, and each time I am blown away. The work he is doing truly is the key to healing our planet. This event is FREE! Please share with friends and family you think might be interested! :-)

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Everyone in Fairfax or at Mason - come and enjoy a wonderful free environmental film festival starting on Sunday this we...
04/17/2014

Everyone in Fairfax or at Mason - come and enjoy a wonderful free environmental film festival starting on Sunday this weekend!!!

Free film festival for Earth Week! Organized by the Fairfax County Restoration Project, this film festival will be for five days (April 20th - 24th). Come see “Dirt. The Movie,” “HOME,” “Strange Days on Planet Earth,” “American Experience: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring” and many others. All film titles and viewing times will be displayed on the Cinema Arts and FCRP websites. Each day, networking will begin at 3:30 PM and films begin at 4:00 PM and will run through closing. The public is welcome to join in discussion on film topics and how they relate to Fairfax County and the work we are doing here. Check outhttp://www.fcrpp3.org/wp-content/uploads/green_inspirations.pdf for the most up to date schedule!

Spaces for this year's CSA are filling quickly! Please sign up asap to secure a spot for your vegetable share with our w...
02/19/2014
CSA Registration | Potomac Vegetable Farms

Spaces for this year's CSA are filling quickly! Please sign up asap to secure a spot for your vegetable share with our wonderful partner, Potomac Vegetable Farms!

We have two farms: one small farm in the suburbs of Tysons Corner and a larger farm in western Loudoun County.

09/26/2013
Haute Cuisine at the Hylton Center - Hylton Performing Arts Center - Manassas, Virginia

Interested in sustainable food? Join us tonight at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at the Prince William Campus to hear Gaining Ground author, Forrest Prichard speak about sustainable farming and saving the family farm. Event starts at 6 pm- please check the Mason shuttle schedule if you're in need of transportation. :)

The 15th annual Fall for the Book welcomes its largest line-up ever of cookbook authors and food writers, including Norman Davis(music plays when visiting Mr. Davis' site) co-owner of The Sweet Life, a custom cakery in Annandale, Virginia; Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, authors of The New Jewish…

08/20/2013

If you're on campus, be sure to visit Doni at the JC, Kiosk A- from 1:30-3:30- she's selling some AMAZING fruits/veggies from the Potomac Heights Garden and will be giving lots of samples! :)

Hey folks! Please get ready to turn off all non-critical electronics between 3 and 4 pm today!!! Please see the article ...
06/20/2013
Power Down Hour

Hey folks! Please get ready to turn off all non-critical electronics between 3 and 4 pm today!!! Please see the article below for more information. Help us save Mason some money on our energy costs by showing how low we can go!!! Thanks in advance!

The annual Lights Out – Power Down! event will be observed on the Fairfax Campus on Thursday, June 20, from 3 to 4 p.m.

The Innovation Food Forest made it to Mason's home page! :)
05/20/2013
Welcome to George Mason University

The Innovation Food Forest made it to Mason's home page! :)

Minutes from Washington D.C. - Founded in 1972, the university has grown into a major educational force and earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution. As a Virginia state institution, Mason has gained national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Hi everyone! We're excited to announce that we're partnering with Bull Run Mountain Farm for Mason's CSA program! Leigh ...
05/15/2013
Bull Run Mountain Farm

Hi everyone! We're excited to announce that we're partnering with Bull Run Mountain Farm for Mason's CSA program! Leigh Hauter (the farm's owner-extrordinaire) will be delivering your fresh veggies to University Hall temporary parking lot on Fridays from 2-4. There are still a few spaces available! Please email him at [email protected] to get set up for the season! :) http://www.bullrunfarm.com/

Bull Run Mountain Vegetable Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, providing fresh, subscription vegetables are grown on our family farm without chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. Our vegetables, honeybees and hens are raised without the use of chemicals. and are gmo free...

NOVA has a new sustainability officer and office - and he came from Mason's EVPP Dept and Office of Sustainability! Plea...
03/13/2013
Northern Virginia Community College Sustainability Office

NOVA has a new sustainability officer and office - and he came from Mason's EVPP Dept and Office of Sustainability! Please Like and Share to show your support for Robert Johnson and for NOVA's greening efforts!

Mission: reduce NOVA’s carbon footprint & educate future generations in environmentally sustainable policies & practices

5 hours until today's webinar with Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture! If you'd like to learn more about Natural B...
12/06/2012

5 hours until today's webinar with Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture! If you'd like to learn more about Natural Building, please join us at 2:00! We'll learn about similarities and differences between "natural building" and "green building," natural building systems like earth bag foundations and cob walls (among many others), finishing touches, and much more!

Feel free to start signing on as early as 1:30 PM EST today at www.anymeeting.com/GMUMSI1 :)

5 hours until today's webinar with Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture! If you'd like to learn more about Natural Building, please join us at 2:00! We'll learn about similarities and differences between "natural building" and "green building," natural building systems like earth bag foundations and cob walls (among many others), finishing touches, and much more!

Feel free to start signing on as early as 1:30 PM EST today at www.anymeeting.com/GMUMSI1 :)

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22030-4444

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As our spaces clutter w/broken electrics and electronics, many homes (and dorms) could benefit from access to repair cafes. Maybe something once a month at #TheMix George Mason University? 🤠
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One gum container now has a second life as a starter pot 🌏