2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition  

George Mason University Sustainability Competes in National Wildlife Federation’s 2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition via Green Game 2023. George Mason University Sustainability joined […]

Earth Month 2023 Recap

In April 2023, Mason Facilities, University Sustainability, and their university partners celebrated Earth Month! Here are a few highlights from the events that took place […]

Facilities Spring Campus Cleanup 2023

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, our Facilities Management (FM) team members hosted its annual Campus Cleanup at the Fairfax, Mason Square and SciTech campuses. Mason’s […]

Susie Mueller is Mason’s 2023 Sustainability Hero!

 Congratulations to Susie Mueller, Mason's 2023 Sustainability Hero!My Mason working career started as a work study student for the School of Art (2008); while I […]

Arboretum Tree Planting

  In celebration of Earth Week, Mason’s Arboretum Board hosted a community tree planting event at Peterson Hall on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Student volunteers […]

The Shape of Water: A Collaborative Sustainable Art Installation

Multiple waste audits and a campus clean-up conducted at George Mason University by Mason Facilities, Student Government, and University Sustainability contributed an estimated 1,555 single-use […]

Mason’s Iconic Cherry Blossoms and Arboretum

The George Mason University Arboretum was established in 2015, earned ArbNet Level II accreditation in 2021, and is distributed across 900+ acres of the university’s […]

Earth Month 2023: Volunteering Opportunities

Calling the Mason Community – April is Earth Month!  University Sustainability hosts events, activities, and initiatives all month long.  These activities are not just available […]

Enhancing Food Security through Aquaponics

On Thursday, April 6, 2023 Mason celebrates Mason Vision Day – an opportunity for the Mason community to come together each year to identify and […]

Green Game Waste Diversion Audit 2023

  The 2023 Green Game was held on January 25, 2023, during the George Mason Patriots Women’s Basketball team vs. University of Rhode Island game. […]

New Art Supply Sharing Initiative

Photo Credit: Yassmin Salem Story by: Sarah D’Alexander   Yassmin Salem, Murals at Mason Program Manager with Mason Exhibitions, helps divert waste while supporting students […]

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 […]