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Bike to Mason Day 2018

A yearly tradition since 2008, this day encourages and incentivizes students and staff to bike to Mason… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On April 17, Mason Parking & Transportation hosted Bike to Mason Day in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability….

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The mental aftermath of hurricanes

Mason student reflects on the hardships after Irma and Maria hit her home By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Melting ice caps and disappearing forests are common visualizations of climate change, but mental health issues can be a direct cause of…

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Recycling at Mason

By Stephanie Gomez, Contributor Mason’s Recycling and Waste Management team, Office of Sustainability and student researchers funded by the Patriot Green Fund (PGF)  are creating and managing ways to adopt recycling routines for students, staff and faculty. “We need to…

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OPINION: Green is the new black

By Kim Bartenfelder, Contributor The idyllic model that a majority of college students are versed in the literature and implementation of environmental matters is heavily dramaticized. While not entirely our fault, we as students live by a one-day acknowledgment and…

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OPINION: Both parties can find common ground on climate change

By Jimmy O’Hara, Contributor When responding to a changing climate, mitigation and adaptation are not one and the same.  Across media and public discourse, conversations about climate change are often framed in terms of mitigation, leaving adaptation efforts overshadowed.  With…