Tag: sustainability

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mason achieves gold rating in sustainability but is not done

George Mason University prides itself on the campuses’ environmental friendliness, and now the university has been recognized for its green achievements with a gold rating in sustainability. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently awarded Mason…

Student-led initiatives aim to promote dining sustainability

Two student-led programs on Mason’s campus, The Campus Kitchen Project and GMU Cups Up, are answering the call to go green.  Both programs are designed to increase sustainability in Mason’s kitchens and dining venues. The Campus Kitchens Project allows university…