Sustainability

Popular Permaculture Design Course Is One-of-a-Kind Offering

Posted: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2014 at 7:08 am

Mason’s Office of Sustainability representatives are ready to get their hands dirty, and so are more than 30 conscientious gardeners from five states at the university’s week-long permaculture design course during spring break. It is the only course of its kind in the Washington area.

HiveStarter Success: A Novel Campaign Benefits University and Bees

Posted: February 5, 2014 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: February 6, 2014 at 6:58 am

In the 30 days of the campaign to raise money for the Honey Bee Initiative, HiveStarter raised $12,252, more than 20 percent beyond the campaign’s goals.

‘Green Game’ Nets 400 Percent Increase in Recycling

Posted: January 29, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: April 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

Mason Intercollegiate Athletics, the Office of Sustainability and other university organizations established the Green Game to gauge how much recyclable material and compost could be diverted at a basketball game.

This Basketball Game Goes REALLY Green

Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: January 27, 2014 at 6:49 am

Volunteers from the Green Patriots sustainability group and other campus organizations will be at recycling stations inside the Patriot Center at the men’s basketball game on Jan. 25 to help fans deposit their trash in the proper vessels.

Putting Food on the Table, Sustainably

Posted: January 13, 2014 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: January 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Students in a Mason Nutrition and Food Studies class ventured out of the classroom last spring and took field trips to an oyster farm, among other places, to learn about sustainable food in Virginia.

Mason Students Become Urban Designers

Posted: December 18, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: December 20, 2013 at 8:29 am

Students in a New Century College course joined forces with Digital America in an ambitious and innovative project aimed at conceptualizing the future of digital sustainable cities.

Construction Updates