Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tyler Orton
Projects Innovation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

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, beekeeping, dining operations, and outreach/education to the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology website.. Mason has also presented at the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education on rewards and recognitions, prioritization of non-market sustainability benefits, and integration of sustainability into academics. Additionally, Mason has also presented at the Virginia Sustainable Building Network conferences, The Healthier Fairfax Conference, Earth 2100 and various other local and national conferences on green buildings, transportation, on-campus gardens, and other sustainability related topics.

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international 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 participates in several conference calls with other Virginia universities interested sharing best practices, collaborating on contract language, and connecting to share resources. Within the Washington DC region, the Metro DC Sustainability holds regular meetings with the intention of sharing best practices and educating sustainability peers about innovative programs.

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

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Data is for FY2011-2014

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