Today Is Earth Day and Bike to Mason Day

Posted: April 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The entire Mason community has been encouraged to bike to the Fairfax Campus to celebrate Earth Day today. Daylong events include free food, free bike tune-ups and giveaways. Bikes for the World will be on hand to collect donated used bikes.

Events will place on the North and South Plazas of the Johnson Center unless otherwise noted.


  • 7 to 10 a.m., Breakfast for bikers

  • 10:30 a.m., Anthony Cortese, executive director of Second Nature, will speak about campus sustainability, Harris Theater

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Earth Day Film Festival on urban growth and energy, Johnson Center Cinema

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Earth Day information fair

  • 12:05 to 12:55 p.m., Botanical tour of campus led by Environmental Science and Policy Professor Andrea Weeks, Krug Hall, Room 15 (limited to 20 people)

  • 3 to 5 p.m., Earth Day Closing Ceremonies: Bike Rally, Energy Challenge prize awarded, food and music, prize giveaways and afternoon send-off with Tom Hennessey, Mason’s chief of staff, and Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

For more information, visit the web site.

More Events This Week

  • Town Hall Discussion with Anthony Cortese, Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Student Union Building II Ballroom

  • Climate Leadership at Mason: Mason Forum on Climate Change, Wednesday, April 23, 2 to 5 p.m., Student Union Building II Ballroom

  • Native Plant Rescue and Relocation, Wednesday, April 23, 3 p.m., Rivanna River Way and Patriot Circle

  • Green Social, Wednesday, April 23, 5 to 7 p.m., Damon’s Grill

  • Mason Day Annual Campus Clean-Up, Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. to noon

For more information about Earth Week events, visit the Sustainability at Mason web site.

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