Tag: sustainability

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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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Mason Presents First-Ever Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

Fashion Exhibit reuses discarded materials to make clothes By Stephanie Gomez, Contributor The Office of Sustainability and the Mix@Fenwick present the Mason community their first fashion exhibit, initiating a movement to raise awareness about upcycling — which is reusing discarded…

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Sustainability the sweet way: honey bees

Mason’s beehives produce honey for dining halls and a future business venture By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has been part of the Honey Bee Initiative, a project that helps educate people about ways to help sustain honey…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…