Environmental Task Force Seeks Campus Input

Posted: April 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Environmental Task Force is seeking to compile a comprehensive list of all classes being offered at the university that address environmental issues. Full and part-time faculty members are asked to submit the titles and a brief description of their classes to Susie Crate, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, at scrate1@gmu.edu.

Crate is one of several faculty members, administrators and students at Mason who serve on the task force and are working to raise greater awareness of the university’s environmentally-friendly efforts and help establish Mason as a regional leader in stewardship of the environment.

Discussion is already under way to establish a web site where all environmentally-related efforts, programs and courses will be showcased.

The task force helped organize Mason’s 2006 Earth Day activities. These feature Bill McKibben, environmental activist and author, who speaks on Wednesday, April 19, in the Student Union Building II Ballroom. His talk is titled “Deep Economy: A Slightly Hopeful Version of What Might Come Next.”

Earlier in the day, McKibben will participate in a lecture-discussion on “The Environment as a Moral Issue” beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema, and later in a town hall meeting titled “Coordinating Sustainability” at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room B.

Members of Mason’s Environmental Task Force include faculty members Crate; David Kuebrich, English; and Andrew Wingfield, New Century College. Administrators include Tom Calhoun, Facilities Planning; Josh Cantor, Parking and Transportation; Rose Pascarell and Alissa Karton, University Life; Teresa Metzger and Finian Hensley-McGaffey, Housing and Residence Life; Michael Galvin, Dining Services; and Daniel Walsch, Media Relations. Student representatives are Megan Draheim and Susan Corry.

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