Earth Month

As a Living Lab, Mason aims to stimulate and support the development of new research and scholarship that use the campuses and their physical and socio-ecological structures for experimentation and education to develop and advance sustainability solutions.

As we recognize Earth Month, we highlight our year-round commitment to fostering a healthy planet. Check back often, as this page will be updated throughout the month with inspiring stories and events.

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Small Island Big Sound workshop - a musician holds an instrument made from found items
Small Island Big Song: Trash to Music Workshop

April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m.

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Food forest sign at Mason
Sustainability at Mason

Events around campus

Tuesdays in April 2024 | 2:30 pm – 4 pm Greenhouse & Gardens Booth, Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus | Information


April 5, 2024 | 10 a.m.-noon | Foragers' Forest Planting Day | located behind SUB I on the Fairfax Campus

Help plant local eco-type native trees, shrubs, and meadow perennials in the new food forest


April 11, 2024 | noon - 5 p.m. | Friends and Threads Clothing Swap | Registration


April 14-18, 2024 | Star-Tides | Mason Square, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA | Registration

Theme: Adapting to Climate Change: 17th Annual STAR-TIDES Capabilities Demonstration 


Mar 15 – Apr 30, 2024 | Spring 2024 Bioblitz | Observations and Events | What is Bioblitz?


April 19, 2024 | 5 p.m.-8 p.m.| Residence Hall Cooking 101 | Sculpture Studio Yard, Art and Design Building, Fairfax Campus 


April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pitch in on the Piedmont: Campus Cleanup Event with The EDGE | Registration: Students, faculty, staff | community members


April 20, 2024 | 8 p.m. | Small Island Big Song | Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus | Tickets

Small Island Big Song Residency Showcases Indigenous Artists with Earth Day Message | Watch the video 


April 22, 2024 |10 am-12 pm Stream Cleanup | Sign-up


April 25, 2024 | Mason Wind Symphony Concert: The Blue Marble | 8 p.m. | Dewberry School of Music, Center for the Arts | Tickets


Bike to Mason Days, April 2024 | RSVP

  • SciTech: Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colgan Hall patio
  • Mason Korea: Tuesday, April 23, 8:30–10:30 a.m., George Mason statue 
  • Fairfax: Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Merten Lawn
  • Arlington: Thursday, April 25, 3–7 p.m., Plaza

Learn more: Mason named a Bicycle Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists


April 26, 2024 | Time: TBD | Wellness Walk: Steps to Plant Trees