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Alumni Highlight: Caitlin Lundquist

Alumni Highlight: Caitlin Lundquist

When Caitlin Lundquist (BA ’14, Environmental and Sustainability Studies) enrolled at George Mason University, she had no idea where her studies would lead. On her first day of her first class, however, her world shifted. In a classroom discussion of the environmental challenges facing the world, Lundquist found her passion, and now, five years later, has launched her career as Sodexo’s Sustainability and Marketing Coordinator at Mason.

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Finding A Growth Opportunity

Finding A Growth Opportunity

When Xiaoxia Zhang arrived at George Mason University from Beijing, China, she had a difficult time deciding whether to major in psychology or environmental science. She decided on psychology, but she is able keep up with her interest in the environment through the Sustainability Living Learning Community, where she has lived for two years.

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Dr. Younsung Kim Published in Public Administration Review

Dr. Younsung Kim Published in Public Administration Review

The research article entitled “Business as a Collaborative Partner: Understanding Firms’ Sociopolitical Support for Policy Formation” was just made available via Public Administration Review (PAR)'s early release. This article provides important perspective about firms’ diverse responses to mandatory regulations and uses climate change regulation as the policy application.

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Red Pandas Are Adorable and in Trouble

Red Pandas Are Adorable and in Trouble

The five red panda cubs in large boxlike cribs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are bottle-fed, sleepy and wobbly on their legs. They have bandit masks and thick, rich fur, and they make soft squealing noises and something called a huff-quack, which sounds like ... a huff-quack.

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Students Launch Floating Wetlands on Mason Pond

Students Launch Floating Wetlands on Mason Pond

George Mason University students launched a 1,700-plant floating wetland on Mason Pond Tuesday afternoon. The yearlong project brings together art and science students and is designed to clean the water as well as to spur ecological awareness.

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Raquel Friedmann, Senior of the Year

Raquel Friedmann, Senior of the Year

Raquel Friedmann, 2015 Senior of the Year, credits her parents with teaching her that every action has an impact. Part of that credo included being good environmental stewards in their home in southern California. Composting, recycling, and gardening were part of the family’s routine.

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Cups Up

Cups Up

After almost a year of planning, the Mason Cups Up program launched in February, enabling students to fill specially-designed “Cups Up” reusable cups with cold drinks at a discounted price at the Johnson Center food court.

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National Survey: Mason Ranked 13th for ‘Best Value Green Colleges’

National Survey: Mason Ranked 13th for ‘Best Value Green Colleges’

Three hundred universities were surveyed for their achievements in seven sustainability categories, as well as for overall affordability for students. Mason was cited for encouraging students to “go green” by offering tuition-related support, research funding, service-learning opportunities and internships to Sustainability Studies students.

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