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Sustainable Enterprise Minor

  • George Mason University (VA)

This minor emphasizes sustainable enterprises that are financially properous and seek to benefit the environment and society. The students of this program measure business success based on the triple bottom ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Applied Conservation Science Graduate Certificate

  • George Mason University (VA)

This graduate certificate provides students with hands-on education in conservation science. The courses in this program are all residential, full-day, one- or two-week intensive courses held at the Smithsonian Mason ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Climate Dynamics (PhD)

  • George Mason University (VA)

The mission of this program is to train the next generation of scientists in climate dynamics and related fields. Through a comprehensive grounding in classwork, our students learn about how ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Spreading the Eco-Message: Using Proactive Coping to Aid Eco-Rep Behavior Change Programming

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Making pro-environmental behavior changes can be difficult, particularly when these changes challenge daily routines and comfortable lifestyles. We designed and implemented an eco-representative intervention program to help students reduce their ...

  • Posted June 20, 2017
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Inclusion for Impact: Discourse on Diversifying the Sustainability Movement

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

How can each of us answer the call toward a more inclusive and integrative approach to sustainability at our institutions, in our communities, and beyond? This session will explore the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Teaching sustainability as an interdisciplinary subject: An effective model

  • George Mason University (VA)

Sustainability is not a scientific issue or an environmental issue. It presents enormous challenges to human and natural systems and entails political, economic, legal, and ethical dimensions. Instructors who teach ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Greenhouse: Growing Greens for Campus Dining Halls at George Mason University

  • George Mason University (VA)

Since its grand opening event during Earth Month of 2015, the President's Park Greenhouse (PPG) has received countless requests for tours, integration with academic courses, hands-on learning and volunteering ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings

  • George Mason University (VA)

The non-credit Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings focuses on the importance of sustainability in the operation of existing buildings. This program is specifically focused on the principles of ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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Permaculture Design Certification Course

  • George Mason University (VA)

This course provides an introduction to the practice of permaculture. Students have the opportunity to practice multiple design exercises, explore how permaculture principles and strategies could be adopted to their ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental GIS and Biodiversity Conservation

  • George Mason University (VA)

As biodiversity is the life support system of our planet, it is important to prepare students for careers that require knowledge of both ecology and public policy. This certificate focuses ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Indispensable But Invisible: A Report on the Working Climate of Non-Tenure Track Faculty at George Mason University

  • George Mason University (VA)

According to institutional data, during the 2012-2013 academic year, adjunct and other

contingent faculty made up 71 percent of the total faculty at George Mason University. Like

contingent faculty at ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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We Got Our Campus Green Fund! But How Do We Actually Spend It?

  • George Mason University (VA)

In 2011, George Mason University launched the Patriot Green Fund (PGF). With an annual budget of $100,000 to support student-driven, sustainability-related research and infrastructure improvement projects at Mason, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cultivating Sustainability Scholars

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University committed to greatly expanding opportunities for undergraduate scholarship through a Quality Enhancement Program associated with the university’s re-accreditation in 2009. Core faculty from Mason’s Environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Realizing sustainability across curricula and campuses, lessons from George Mason University in Northern Virginia

  • George Mason University (VA)

In 2007, the university leaped into sustainability initiatives with a commitment to climate neutrality, hiring of full-time energy and sustainability managers, and creation of "sustainability across the curriculum" faculty workshops ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Assessing the Sustainability of Carbon Sequestration through Reforestation

  • George Mason University (VA)

Ashley Mott, M.S.

George Mason University, 2010

Project Director:

Dr. Sharon DeMonsabert

George Mason University began to address its greenhouse gas emissions with its Climate Action Plan commitment to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Staff in Campus Sustainability

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Yale University (CT)

Traditionally, students have been the advocates for and initiators of environmental actions on college and university campuses. Increasingly however, staff members are engaging in the challenge of reducing the environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Climate Change Communication

  • George Mason University (VA)

The Consortium’s mission is to broaden and deepen public engagement in climate change and energy issues across all of Maryland’s communities and sectors by encouraging and facilitating collaboration ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

  • George Mason University (VA)

The Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) is one of the key components of George Mason University’s new Potomac Science Center. PEREC focuses on Potomac River restoration and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University's new BA degree in environmental and sustainability studies combines the study of human behavior and environmental science. This innovative interdisciplinary program emphasizes the pivotal role that ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science

  • George Mason University (VA)

The BS in environmental science provides students with rigorous training in the fundamental science of the environment, and the application of the key scientific principles to the analysis of environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Science & Public Policy

  • George Mason University (VA)

This interdisciplinary program draws on faculty and expertise from the Environmental Science and Policy core faculty as well as from the departments of Molecular and Microbiology, Public and International Affairs ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Earth Systems Science

  • George Mason University (VA)

The innovative, interdisciplinary MS in Earth Systems Science addresses the growing national and regional demand for trained professionals in Earth systems science and applications. The MS in Earth Systems Science ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Science & Policy

  • George Mason University (VA)

The MS in environmental science and policy meets the increasing need for trained environmental professionals who can address the problems of land and water management, land use and urbanization, wetland ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Policy Minor

  • George Mason University (VA)

Students must successfully complete 21 credits with a minimum 2. 00 GPA. At least 8 credits of courses taken for the minor must be exclusive to the minor and not ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • George Mason University (VA)

A society grounded in the principles of sustainability achieves balance among the "Three Es": Ecological integrity, Economic vitality, and Equity among people. The Sustainability Studies Minor (SSM) introduces students to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Energy & Sustainability Concentration (MA of Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • George Mason University (VA)

This concentration is particularly relevant for students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing careers in energy and environmentally related applications in the law, national and international policy, government, print ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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