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Vanessa & Jen ’ s Service Learning Adventures. Sustainable World Reports from the Field. OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY.

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vanessa jen s service learning adventures

Vanessa & Jen’sService LearningAdventures

Sustainable World

Reports from the Field

office of sustainability
OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
  • The mission of the sustainability office is to use the strengths of George Mason University - innovation, responsiveness, flexibility, and community strength - to provide leadership in environmental, social, and economic stewardship on our campuses and throughout the local and global communities of which we are a part.
mentors eco superheros
MENTORS  ECO SUPERHEROS
  • LENNA STORM
    • Sustainability coordinator
  • DANIELLE WYMAN
    • Sustainability projects specialist
so what did we do
SO WHAT DID WE DO?
  • RECYCLING SURVEYS
    • 352 responses
    • Determine Mason community’s knowledge
    • Recycling audit
works in progress
WORKS IN PROGRESS..
  • Designing interior recycling centers
    • “One stop spot for everyone’s recycling needs!”
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WORKS IN PROGRESS..
  • Composting food waste on campus
    • UVA model
    • Outsourcing
    • Transportation
    • Involvement
course relationship
COURSE RELATIONSHIP
  • Christopher Uhl
    • Three-step process of developing sustainability indicators
  • Edwards
    • Ecology/environment
    • Economy/employment
    • Equity/equality
course relationship1
COURSE RELATIONSHIP
  • Orr – “Four Challenges of Sustainability”
    • “2. The transition to sustainability will require a marked improvement and creativity in the arts of citizenship and governance. There are some things that can be done only by an alert citizenry.”
    • “3. The third challenge…is to inform the discretion of the public through greatly improved education. Students of all ages will need the kind of education and skills appropriate to building a society with fewer cars but more bicycles and trains; fewer power plants but more windmills and solar collectors; fewer supermarkets and more farmer’s markets…”
what did we learn
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
  • Students need motivation and education!
  • Communication
  • Effective citizenship
  • Strategic problem-solving
  • Valuing