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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 […]


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.  […]



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


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