Mason Sustainability Council

We are careful stewards.
We manage the economic and natural resources entrusted to us responsibly and sustainably.

George Mason University 2014-2024 Strategic Plan, and 2023 Strategic Direction.

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 Zero Waste Wins

The Circular Economy and Zero Waste (CEZW) Task Force works with internal and external partners to develop plans, policies, and best practices to accelerate university-wide progress towards Mason’s resource responsibility goals.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin awarded the CEZW Task Force the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Gold Medal Award for its efforts to reduce single-use plastic use, promote green purchasing, and advance zero-waste planning efforts.

The MSC’s Circular Economy and Zero Waste Task Force is jointly led by Amber Saxton, Office of Sustainability, and Pascal Petter, Operations and Business Services.

Explore the Task Force’s work here.