Task Forces

The Mason Sustainability Council’s (MSC) response to advance institutional sustainability is actively evolving as the council expands its efforts.

In the spring of 2021, the MSC launched the Circular Economy and Zero Waste (CEZW) Task Force in response to Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 77. EO 77 mandates solid waste reduction and the elimination of single-use plastics and polystyrene at all state executive branch state agencies, which includes Mason.

Although the task force launched in response to EO 77, its work is expansive and focused on the institutional implementation of circular economies and zero waste infrastructure to lead Mason to zero waste – greater than 90% diversion from trash or incineration throughout the university’s operations. Read more about the task force here.

Additional task forces will be announced as soon as they are launched.