We are careful stewards.George Mason University 2014-2024 Strategic Plan
We manage the economic and natural resources entrusted to us responsibly and sustainably.
The Mason Sustainability Council (MSC) is an institution-wide initiative that works to integrate Mason’s research and academic strengths in sustainability with campus operations to mitigate Mason’s impact on the global climate, enables our campuses to become learning laboratories, and further establishes Mason as an institutional leader in higher-education sustainability.
The MSC Achieves a Zero Waste Win
Bottled water will only be available in aluminum cans at George Mason University, starting July 2021. Mason worked with Coca-Cola to confirm the elimination of all single-use plastic water bottles to meet EO 77’s July 21 cessation of use deadline. This is another success for the MSC’s Circular Economy and Zero Waste Task Force, co-chaired by the Office of Sustainability and Business Services.