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Blog  //  Research Within Sustainable Studies

Mar 13

Earth Month 2014

April is Earth Month at Mason. Click here to view the calendar of events.

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Oct 21

Towards a Trash-Free Mason

October 19, 2011 – It’s trash day today in our neighborhood. Starting my four-block walk to Mason’s Arlington campus this morning, I saw a rubber band in front of my neighbor’s yard, decided to pick it up, then drop it in the next street-side bin I came to… then again, perhaps it could be re-used? […]

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Oct 3

Journey of the Universe

“The Journey of the Universe” The Film Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. Founders Hall Auditorium George Mason University, Arlington Campus 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 Acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme narrates this grand film about our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe. His insights light up the night skies and […]

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Apr 20

Turn off your faucet to save energy?

Everyone knows that it is a good thing to turn off your faucet when not in use to save water, but how many know that this simple practice also saves energy and reduces global warming – by a lot!  Ali Bakhshi, a PhD student in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, is researching the “embodied energy” of […]

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Apr 20

Defining Sustainable Solutions for Water Utilities

With water potentially becoming the next oil, water utilities are under tremendous strain to find sustainable solutions to the problem of increasing water demands.  What is a sustainable solution and how do you find one?  This question was recently investigated by Barry Liner, PhD student in Information Technology at George Mason University. With the Triple […]

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Apr 20

Students Devise Climate Action Plan to Reduce Mason’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The average George Mason University member emits over 4 metric tons of greenhouse gases [GHG] per year while on campus and commuting to and from campus. In spring 2009, a team of nine undergraduate, masters and doctoral students designed Mason’s first Climate Action Plan [CAP] to reduce our net GHG emissions. Their target: “Starting in […]

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Apr 20

Student Team Wins $5,000 for Green Business Idea

On Wednesday April 29th, 2009, the CEIE 690 class entitled Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship held a competition among six teams of students to develop a business plan for sustainable practices.  The students were challenged to build a business idea that would best address the three elements of sustainability: social responsibility, economic viability and environmental protection.  […]

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Apr 20

Containerspace

Containerspace is an adaptive reuse of a shipping container that will be used as an off the grid exploratory exhibition space. This student-driven project received a $2,500 grant from the Office of Sustainability. It is located in the outdoor sculpture studio adjacent to the Fine Arts Building. You can view this project at http://containerspace.blogspot.com.

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Apr 20

agriART: Companion Planting for Social and Biological Systems

Curated by Ryan Griffis and AVT’s Mark Cooley, agriART brings together an array of art projects that critically engage with cultures of food production and consumption. On display from April 21-May 15 in the Fine Arts Gallery on Masons Fairfax Campus. Visit this project at http://www.flawedart.net/agriart

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