Sustainability

New LED Lighting at the Rappahannock River Parking Deck

Mason Facilities transitioned to LED lighting at the Fairfax Campus’s Rappahannock River parking deck – replacing over six hundred fluorescent light fixtures. Mason’s new LED […]

Amber Saxton Co-Hosts Session at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

During the fall semester, Amber Saxton a Program Manager in Facilities’ University Sustainability office co-hosted a session with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) at the 2022 Global Conference on […]

Recycling Through the Years

  Mason Facilities' waste management and recycling operational processes have undergone significant changes over the last two decades. During this time, Mason Facilities identified several […]

“Earthsgiving” Event

  On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Mason’s Greenhouse and Garden’s program hosted its first “Earthsgiving” sustainable, cooking event. Students, volunteers, staff and community members learned […]

Mason featured in The Princeton Review’s 2023 ‘Guide to Green Colleges’     

  On October 25, 2022, The Princeton Review released its 13th annual  Guide to Green Colleges – a resource, published for college applicants, to showcase colleges and […]

Campus Sustainability Tour

    On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, University Sustainability hosted its first Campus Sustainability Tour, showcasing Patriot Green Fund (PGF) projects that have reduced Mason’s […]

Launching New Composting Pilot

  Zero Waste & Plastics Free Mason: Next Up, Industrial Composting Pilot  Mason Facilities is excited to announce the launch of a new zero waste […]

100 Trees Added to Mason

 On Saturday, October 1, 2022 Mason Exhibitions, with the support of Mason Facilities, the Patriot Green Fund (PGF), the Office of Sustainability, and community volunteers, planted 100 […]

Organic Land Care Beta Testing

  Mason Facilities is excited to announce the launch of a new pilot program centering around organic land care in a 7-acre area surrounding Merten […]

Sustainable Print Studio

Cartoon Art Credit: Sylvia Rossi Check out the Instagram video!   The School of Art’s Print and Book Arts studio is repositioning its practices and […]

Arboretum Tree Planting

 In Spring 2022, a small team of students used the Patriot Green Fund to enhance the diversity of The Honeybee Pollinator Garden. This garden sits […]