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George Mason University

Sustainability at Mason

Sustainability is one of Mason's core values. We educate leaders, conduct interdisciplinary research, invest in sustainable infrastructure, and promote and support socially conscious entrepreneurship. Join us in solving the complex challenges of today to create a better world tomorrow.

Yellow frog in natural habitat

2020欧洲杯日程The ISE supports interdisciplinary research by connecting experts in various fields with each other and to policymakers, businesses, civic organizations, and communities. The power of this collaboration leads to discoveries and innovation that might otherwise take years to reach. We're making an impact now. 


 

Cloud Leopard at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

2020欧洲杯日程At SMSC, learn from Smithsonian scientists in a program that is unique in the nation. Safeguard vanishing species through hands-on, interdisciplinary  for undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and high schoolers.

Interior of Mason greenhouse

Our practices include: constructing buildings; managing stormwater runoff; growing food in our ; planting and teaching apiary management; making carbon-neutral/green purchases; being energy efficient; composting; and reducing waste.


 

Exterior view from the river of the Potomac Science Center

This 50,000-square-foot facility, a destination for environmental science research along the Chesapeake Bay watershed, hosts collaborations with government agencies and private industry. It’s home to the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center and the Center for Geospatial Intelligence.


 

Sustainability Research at Mason

Much of the research conducted at Mason is connected in some way with sustainability. 

2020欧洲杯日程Our researchers in different disciplines collaborate to find solutions to global problems.

In addition to the and the university-wide , nine of our have affiliated research centers that focus on an aspect of sustainability. Mason is one of the top research universities in the nation, holding an R1 designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


 

Study: Prepare to Make a Difference in the World

Mason professor and students in coastal marshlands

Celso Ferreira, right, a civil engineering professor, and his students research how vegetation in coastal marshes protects communities from waves and flooding

Mason provides  an immersive experience that will allow you to craft a career in any field.

  • Explore our  sustainability-focused programs and courses, and build a career protecting the planet, enhancing lives, and preserving species.
  • Study conservation biology at the , which offers three semester-long residential programs on the grounds of the , based in Front Royal, Virginia. This is the only program of its kind in the nation.
  • Conduct research, both as an undergraduate and graduate. Apply for funding through the  and the(OSCAR).
  • Travel the world in programs that take you to such places as  or the . Mason’s  also offers scholarships.

 

Work: Craft a Career that Will Let You Make Your Mark

Student works with printer in the MIX at Mason

The Mason Innovation Exchange (The MIX) hosts workshops, competitions, and accelerator programs.

You don't have to wait for a degree to start your career in sustainability. Mason offers students, faculty and staff, and members of the community opportunities to work and build a business now.

  • Explore “green” careers with guidance from , which has specialized knowledge in the field.
  • Find an  or  internship, wage or salary position, or graduate assistantship in a sustainable field.
  • Start a venture, intern, or get hands-on experience at one of the ’ centers or initiatives focused on sustainability, such as the , or the .
  • Become an entrepreneur with help from . The Fairfax Campus is home to two of these maker spaces. The MIX hosts workshops, competitions, and accelerator programs. Business coaching and mentorship is available. 

 

Live: Incorporate Your Values into Your Life

Mason students hiking a mountain

GMU Outdoors takes advantage of Mason's proximity to national parks to take you into the natural world.

2020欧洲杯日程Your personal time can also be productive — and fun.

  • Join our , where members work to conserve energy and water, recycle and compost, and follow sustainable practices.
  • Volunteer at Mason's  on campus. Our food system produces approximately 2,000 pounds of fresh produce every year, which supplies our dining halls and raises $20,000 to pay for supplies, staff, and utilities. 
  • Take advantage of campus , such as dedicated racks, shelters, and fix-it stations, as well as our new
  • Enjoy the countryside with  off-campus trips. You'll get nature awareness training that lets you leave no trace behind.
  • Join a , a sustainability-focused organization, such as  and the .
  • Go on an  in which you’ll work with organizations focused on an area of social justice, such as ecosystem restoration or indigenous rights.

     


 

Mason student wearing sustainability T shirt holding shovel

2020欧洲杯日程Mason student Alex Williams leads a volunteer workshop in organic gardening.

Recognition

We know we’re a sustainable university. Others know it, too.

  •  to earn an  rating from the  We are actively working to go platinum by reducing environmental impact through strategic infrastructure improvements, efficiency upgrades, operational commitments, and by growing smartly and sustainably.
  • We just celebrated our tenth feature in .
  • We’re on the .
  • We’ve been recognized as a  (PDF) by the League of American Bicyclists.