Tag: sustainability


Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate…

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Mason stirs up Earth Month with food sustainability

This story was originally published in the April 11 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Sustainable Food Systems Symposium on April 1 was one of numerous events that will bring together students, staff and faculty to examine emerging food systems during…


Mason hosts sustainable food systems symposium

(Photo courtesy if Roger Leblanc) Mason’s Sustainable Food Systems Symposium on Friday, April 1, brought together students, faculty and nearly a dozen professionals to discuss emerging food systems. The event included an opening keynote speaker, a series of panelists, small…

“If Mason’s trying to be a leader, it’s not being a leader in terms of sustainability of watersheds." -- Dr. Chris Jones, freshwater ecologist and Mason professor. (Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate)

We stand alone: Mason’s role as an independent watershed

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. When it comes to hydrological studies, Mason offers its students and faculty a unique living laboratory; the Fairfax campus functions as its own independent watershed. According to…


Mason signs White House environmental pledge

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. (Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This past December, Mason joined a list of over 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge….


Real Food Challenge releases “real” results

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. The Real Food Challenge at Mason has recently finished their calculations of how much of Southside’s food is considered “real” and the number might shock you. The Real Food…

Greenhouse in Presidents Park

Ike’s will serve Mason-grown food

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. The President’s Park Greenhouse will start harvesting food for Ike’s dining hall this spring. “We have an arrangement with Sodexo where they have committed to $20,000 a…

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Mason’s gardens provides local and organic food for community

Ashley Anne Strobridge, staff writer The organic produce is an expanding trend on Mason’s campus. Not only does the Office of Sustainability sponsor a weekly farmer’s market, but there are also a number of gardens and greenhouses on campus dedicated…

Farmers market in North Plaza every Thursday from 11-1

Farmer’s Market Is Brought Back To Campus

The Office of Sustainability brought the growing culture of organic and locally grown produce to Mason with an organization called The Farm Table. The Farm Table is a food co-op, or cooperation Farmer’s Market. According to The Barking Cat Farm…