Resources for Sustainability Studies
In addition to its own sustainability studies Google group, George Mason University provides its faculty various opportunities to integrate sustainability into their courses, scholarship and co-curricular activities, such as:
- Faculty workshops to promote sustainability across the curriculum and related sessions at the Center for Teaching Excellence‘s annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference.
- The Students as Scholars initiative, provided by OSCAR, assists faculty to enhance their undergraduate courses with scholarship activities, which may include sustainability-focused research.
- The Patriot Green Fund in part supports sustainability-related scholarship by students, under a faculty member’s supervision.
- Research InfoGuides and Librarian Liaisons for environmental and sustainability studies as well as civil, environmental and infrastructure engineering.
- A calendar of sustainability-related events across Mason campuses, provided by the Office of Sustainability.
- A database of internship and service learning opportunities, customizable by course, at the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement.
- September – A Fall for the Book session on sustainability-related issues.
- April – Mason Earth Week (contact the Office of Sustainability for details), including:
- Arlington Earth Week Community Fair (Founders Hall, Arlington campus)
- Innovating for Sustainability Showcase (Fairfax Campus)
- A Green Careers Forum (Prince William Campus, with the Governor’s School at Innovation Park)
- The Visions Series (select speakers)
Faculty who seek additional information or assistance in bringing sustainability studies into their courses, scholarship or service — or those who have suggestions for additional resources to note here — may contact Mason’s Fellow of Sustainability Studies.