2014 Homecoming Week events preview

Taking the torch from the Sochi Olympics, Mason wants you to bring home the green and gold for Homecoming Week. With friendly competitions, blocks parties, and a variety of special events, you have plenty of accessible opportunities to express your Patriot pride every day this week.

Trivia Night
February 12 – The Rathskellar (SUB 1) – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Mason makes basketball sustainable

Striving to go green, the Office of Sustainability at Mason is raising awareness for green efforts on campus at a venue where trash seems to overflow: basketball games.

This Saturday’s basketball game against George Washington University will  host  an event called the Game Day Challenge.  It’s a competition between different universities to see who can properly recycle and compost the most during a single sporting event.

Moves Like Mason [COURTSIDE SEATS]

The Green Machine plays "Move Like Jagger" (Jake McLernon)

The Green Machine has Moves Like Jagger.

No, seriously.

'Green' graduation gowns to be used this year

Senior IT major Alexander Diaz models the eco-friendly graduation robes (Photo courtesy AE Green) 

For the first time, George Mason University will be using eco-friendly graduation gowns made entirely of recyclable materials at this year's commencement celebrations.

Known as “GreenWeaver” apparel, each gown is made out of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets from an average of 23 recycled plastic bottles, according to maker’s Oak Hall Cap & Gown’s website.

Through AE Green, an umbrella sustainability program for Auxiliary Enterprises, the eco-friendly gowns were brought to Mason this year. 

According to GMU Bookstore General Manager Barb Headley, the bookstore had been searching for some time for sustainable gowns and the “GreenWeaver” line fit.

Future of farmers market remains uncertain

Despite previous success, the future of the farmers market returning to the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University is uncertain.

Expo focuses on educating community on environmental issues

Students were invited to participate in yesterday's Environmental Expo. (Alicia Thayer)

The Office of Sustainability held their Environmental Expo yesterday, April 21 in conjunction with its Earth Week celebrations.