Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

George Mason University (Mason) has shared its sustainability experiences with other colleges and universities through various papers and presentations. Mason has submitted several case studies on issues such as green dining, starting an organic garden, recycling efforts, and habitat restoration to the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology website. Mason has presented at the Metro DC Sustainability Group on issues such as organic gardening, stormwater management, biodiesel conversion, and student training on environmental protection. Mason has also presented at the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education on rewards and recognitions and prioritization of non-market sustainability benefits. Additionally, Mason presented Mason's sustainability policies and approach to climate action in panel discussions at the 2008 and 2009 Virginia Sustainable Building Network's Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conferences.


The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

George Mason University (Mason) participates in numerous local, state, regional, and national sustainability consortiums to share best practices. While not all inclusive, some of the organizations that Mason participants in are the Metro DC Sustainability Group; Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment; Virginia Sustainability Group; NoVA Outside, an Alliance of Environmental Educators; and Virginia Sustainable Building Network to name a few.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

George Mason University (Mason) has been highlighted in several articles about sustainable dining in higher education in periodicals such as College Services Magazine and On Campus Hospitality Magazine.

Mason also conducts several conference calls with other campuses interested in learning more about performance contracts and working with an energy services company.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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