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Sustainability Presentation for students. Green Bingo is included which complemented the campus sustainability tour given after the presentation.

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  • Orientation A Z Slides 040909

    1. 1. Student Patriot Leaders Orientation 2009 Office of Sustainability And University Services
    2. 2. A B C D Academic Programs, Alternative Spring Break Bikes and Bicycling Climate Change, Cheer for Climate Action Dining E-H
    3. 3. Academics <ul><li>Provost’s Office: Hired a Faculty Fellow for Sustainability Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Many departments have their own programs in sustainability and environmental studies. Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and the Environment – Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD in Climate Dynamics – Climate Dynamics Dept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Concentration in Conservation Studies – NCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS Degree in Global and Environmental Change – ESGS and ESP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Minor – NCC and ESP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Minor – Physics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-Curricular programs, e.g. Energy Roundtable Series </li></ul>
    4. 4. Academics <ul><li>Some Special Programs and Partnerships: </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian-Mason Semester: National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center (CRC): Front Royal, VA: Immersion program in hands-on wildlife conservation http:// mccs.gmu.edu/masonSemester / </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC): Research focused on Potomac watershed http:// cos.gmu.edu /center/PEREC </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Climate and Society: research and education on poverty alleviation and climate change issues http:// climate.society.gmu.edu / </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Climate Change Communication: research and education on communicating climate change http:// www.climatechangecommunication.org / </li></ul>Back to A-D
    5. 5. Climate <ul><li>American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment signed by President Merten in 2007; commits Mason to create a plan for climate neutrality </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Action Planning team created and will produce a Climate Action Plan (CAP) by September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Climate champions mailing list created to share climate-related news and campus events with community </li></ul><ul><li>Cheer for Climate Action: partnership with Athletics department to raise climate awareness at sports events </li></ul><ul><li>As mentioned in academics, there is a lot of research and coursework available in climate at Mason – encourage students to get involved in making us neutral! </li></ul>Back to A-D
    6. 6. E F G H Earth Week, Environmental Awareness Group , Electronic publications, Electric carts Fall For the Book Farmers’ Market http://green.gmu.edu Green Me! Spirit Award Housing http://housing.gmu.edu/goinggreen
    7. 7. I J K ITU Jobs Keep Mason Beautiful
    8. 8. L M N LEED Silver- Academic VI and new construction, Local produce Mason’s Sustainability focused events, Mason Energy Roundtable Series Native plant garden, New Century College- Service Learning
    9. 9. O P Q Orientation Organic on-campus garden Patriot Green Fund Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center Quiz!!
    10. 10. What did President Merten sign? When is Earth Day? What is the Office of Sustainability website? What does LEED stand for?
    11. 11. R S T RecycleMania, Rain Gardens, Reduce, Reuse, Recycling! Sustainability Office, Sustainability Council, Sustainability Hero Award, Transportation, Telecommuting, Turn off lights and water
    12. 12. <ul><li>Recycling is collecting used materials that would otherwise be thrown away, then breaking down and remaking these materials into new products. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling is an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions!! </li></ul><ul><li>GMU has a very comprehensive program that uses BLUE BINS to collect most recycling </li></ul><ul><li>See the Website: http://facilities.gmu.edu/physicalplant/recycling/index.htm </li></ul>R
    13. 13. <ul><li>The EAG (Environmental Awareness Group) organizes painting of recycling bins in order to: </li></ul><ul><li>beautify old bins, </li></ul><ul><li>make recycling bins more visible, </li></ul><ul><li>and allow for student group representation. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for them everywhere!!! </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>White paper includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paper with any color of computer ink, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>green-striped Mason letterhead paper, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>calendar sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>copy machine paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>white index cards </li></ul></ul>LOOK FOR THE “WHITE PAPER ONLY” BINS Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!!
    15. 15. <ul><li>Mixed paper includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all envelopes (white, windowed, colored, etc,) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all glossy paper (both white and colored,) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gift wrap (non metallic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All colored paper and flyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticky Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper Egg Crates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cereal boxes (paperboard) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All paper bags! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>manila folders and envelopes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all books (remove covers from hardback books) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waxy cartons (without plastic pour spout) </li></ul></ul>LOOK FOR THE BLUE “MIXED PAPER ONLY” BINS Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!!
    16. 16. <ul><li>Includes all corrugated boxes and most other cardboard containers, including pizza boxes! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure cardboard boxes are clean and flattened </li></ul><ul><li>Place in “Cardboard Only” containers near the Student Mail Boxes, in large black bins at all loading docks, or place between two indoor bins (like in picture). </li></ul>LOOK FOR THE BLUE “CARDBOARD ONLY” BINS OR PLACE NEAR ANY BLUE INDOOR RECYCLING BIN Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!!
    17. 17. <ul><li>Newsprint includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>newspapers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moving paper, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>packaging paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>class catalogs </li></ul></ul>LOOK FOR THE BLUE “NEWSPAPER ONLY” BINS Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!!
    18. 18. <ul><li>Glass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All colors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plastics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only #1 (PETE, such as drink bottles) and #2 (HDPE, such as milk jugs) are accepted, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metal cans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aluminum, steel, aerosol and paint cans accepted </li></ul></ul>Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!! LOOK FOR THE BLUE BINS WITH VARIOUS ITEMS RECYCLABLE IN THEM! “ ALUMINUM ONLY”, “STEEL ONLY”, “GLASS ONLY”, “PLASTIC ONLY”
    19. 19. <ul><li>Composting recycles food scraps by collecting them and letting them naturally decompose to make soil. </li></ul><ul><li>At GMU we compost most food waste </li></ul><ul><li>The Southside Dining Facility collects ALL food waste for composting at an off-site facility. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green bins near Southside are designated for food waste that is not eaten within the facility. </li></ul></ul>Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!! LOOK FOR THE GREEN “COMPOST ONLY” BINS NEAR THE DOORS of the SOUTHSIDE DINING FACILITY Recycle Your Leftovers Fool!
    20. 20. <ul><li>Ink Cartridges are recyclable at the Patriot Computer Store </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones and rechargeable batteries prevent very toxic materials from leaching into our waterways! They are recyclable in marked cardboard boxes at </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouse, SUB I info desk, Safety Office at Patriot Square, </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower lobby, Housing Office in Potomac Heights, </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Square front desk, Hanover Hall lobby, </li></ul><ul><li>Student Apt. office, Chesapeake front desk, Northern Neck Office </li></ul>LOOK FOR THE APPROPRIATE BOXES !!! AT THE PATRIOT COMPUTER STORE AND VARIOUS STUDENT CENTERS Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!!
    21. 21. At the Recycling Center in the entrance of the Northern Neck Residence Hall, you can recycle everything GMU recycles and more! Expect more to come in more residence halls LOOK FOR THE LARGE STEEL RECYCLING CENTER IN NORTHERN NECK!!! Acceptable Materials for Recycling!!! Back to R-T
    22. 22. U V University Life, University Services Vegetarianism and Veganism W Watershed, Walking To XYZ
    23. 23. University Services
    24. 24. <ul><li>All University Card Office </li></ul><ul><li>Bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development Center </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Housing and Residence Life </li></ul><ul><li>Mail Services </li></ul><ul><li>Mason Dining </li></ul><ul><li>Patriot Center </li></ul><ul><li>Print Services </li></ul><ul><li>Student Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Vending </li></ul>
    25. 34. Back to UVW
    26. 35. X Y Z Does anyone have any suggestions for X? You are the difference! Zealots for sustainable causes! And No, we didn’t get Mr. T’s Permission to use his image.
    27. 36. G R E E N B I N G O Pick up 5 pieces of recycling and recycle them while on tour! 2 examples of impervious surfaces are : 1.__________ 2. _____________ What does EAG stand for: __________________________________________ See someone riding a bicycle and clap and point!! What does L.E.E.D. stand for and which GMU building is LEED silver? ______________________________ Rain Gardens help the school to manage what? _________________. Name two locations of communal printers on campus: __________________________________ What plants breathe and sequester carbon on campus? ________________ I spy the Habitat for Humanity Recycling Bin!!! I am going to sign up for America’s Greenest Campus tonight!! Name one benefit about trayless dining? When is Earth Day this year? ____________ What is our main stormwater collection site on campus:_____________________ If a regular lamppost gives off an orange glow, what color does an L.E.D. lamppost give off?:_____________ I spy the EAG Recycling Bin!!! What watershed are we in?: ______________________________ Where can someone recycle CFL’s: ____________________________ I spy a Compost Bin!!! What color is it?:___________ Spy Ten Bike Racks! Name 5 local public transportations:__________________________________________________________________________________ In what bin do you recycle cereal boxes?________________________ Yes or No, Does Mason recycle Plastic type #3, #4, #,5, #6, or #7?__________ How can you find out what type plastic a container is? ____________________________ Define Sustainability to Ashlea, Dan, or Lenna.