The Mason REAL Food Collective challenges Mason to live sustainably

The Mason REAL Food Collective wants to raise awareness on Mason campus of what students are eating.

Preview of Mason Earth Week 2013

Established nearly 43 years ago, Earth Month began because of the urgings of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who believed that grassroots environmental activism was capable of causing lasting change. Now, Earth Month is celebrated all over the world, with associated festivities and activism usually concluding on April 22.

At George Mason University, Earth Month activities are promoted with sustainability events throughout the entirety of April, but with special events hosted the fourth week of the month. Many of the Earth Week events are hosted by Mason’s Office of Sustainability (OoS).

Students, environmental groups host mock oil spill to raise awareness

For Earth Day and the 3rd anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, Mason students teamed up with environmental organizations to demonstrate the harmful effects oil spills have on marine life through a mock oil spill on April 17.

Daejayon to host 'green' fashion show

Daejayon, a new student group on campus that focuses on environmental issues, will be hosting a fashion show this evening, April 28. Titled “Going GREEN on the Runway,” models will strut their stuff while wearing clothes made entirely of recycled materials including garbage bags, newspapers and plastic bottles.

The fashion show will take place in Dewberry Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. and will also feature speakers who will discuss issues currently facing the environment.

Mason celebrates Earth Week

George Mason University will continue its celebration of Earth Week until April 30. The “week,” which focuses around Earth Day on April 22, spans over a series of several weeks starting in March. The events aim to enlighten members of the community on environmental issues and demonstrate how everyone can help keep the planet healthy.