GMU Environmental Action Group

Be the Change, Make a Difference, Save the World

Our Mission

The Environmental Action Group campaigns for the protection of the environment and its inhabitants through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, social, economic, and cultural conditions where we live. We seek to create a diverse movement within the Mason community to make tangible improvements in our environment and empower students to take action for a healthy planet for our future.

Our History

Since the fall of 2006, we work to spread awareness of environmental issues and engage the community in initiatives of environmental action. We organized a campus wide recycle bin painting event to increase awareness about recycling in 2007 and 2008. In the fall of 2008, we proposed the popular Patriot Green Fund Proposal that lead to a $100,000/year sustainability fund established in 2011. Starting in the fall of 2008, we have been active in the struggle against mountaintop removal through visits to Appalachia, lobby trips to Capitol Hill, events on campus, and more. Over the years we have helped organize the annual Earth Week celebration at Mason. The EAG is the proud recipient of the GMU Innovative Program of the Year Award for hosted Virginia Powershift 2009, a youth environmental conference for students across the commonwealth. We also advocate for sustainable dining resulting in compostable food containers and all vegan restaurant on campus, Everlasting Life Café.

Membership

Please attend one of our general meetings or contact Anartia Gamboa at anartia.gamboa@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the group.

Benefits with Membership:

  • Given access to committees and working groups
  • May be nominated for steering committee
  • May be added and gain access to the EAG contact list
  • Given access to the EAG resources, such as funding and materials
  • May participate in decision-making processes

EAG News

Mason Goes Green Blog
The Mason Goes Green blog is a publication of Mason faculty, staff, and students who write about environmental news that concerns the Mason community.

Mason Ecosphere: EAG Collects Over 100 Pounds of Trash
Published in Broadside on 5/3/2010

Mason Ecosphere: Mason Student Training for Environmental Protection
Published in Broadside on 4/26/2010

Mason Ecosphere: Mason Climate Action Plan
Published in Broadside on 4/19/2010

Mason Ecosphere: Mason Hosts Discussion on Clean Energy Jobs
Published in Broadside on 4/12/2010

Coca-Cola has No Place at Mason
Published on Connect2Mason 4/27/2010

Cuccinelli Files Lawsuit Against EPA
Published in Broadside 3/1/2010

Mason Students Support Historic Environmental Legislation
Published in Broadside 3/1/2010