The Staff at Mason are responsible for the great operational successes we have seen at Mason in regards to sustainability, and continue to be dedicated agents of change. Many staff from the recycling and energy offices were responsible for the birth of sustainability at Mason, and are still pursing sustainability within their areas of expertise. There are a number of ways for staff to get involved:
The Green Office program is a brand new opportunity to get recognition for your office for promoting and participating in sustainable behavior in the course of your daily routine. Find out more about the Green Office program!
The Green Patriot program is a peer-to-peer outreach program designed to enable faculty and staff interested in sustainability to act as “regional experts” for people in their departments and their buildings. Find out more about the Green Patriots program.
Staff interested in engaging students in executing facility improvement projects that can improve Mason's campuses' sustainability footprint should check out the new Patriot Green Fund program. This program has $100,000 available every school year for research and facility improvement projects that can directly impact Mason's sustainability.
Integrate sustainability principles into your own areas of responsibility. How can you reduce wasted time or resources during the course of a normal day? How can you encourage a dialogue in sustainability-related topics? If you'd like advice on how to get the ball rolling in your corner of Mason, let us know! gogreen[at]gmu.edu