My counterpart at the College of Science asked if I would share this with you. I know it is short notice, but if you are interested in attending there is a link for you to indicate interest.

We would like to invite you to the workshop of the Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) on April 3, 1-4 PM. Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience. Please register at: 



During the workshop, we especially want to receive your input and thoughts on how this George Mason University Initiative could support and facilitate your sustainability-related work. We would also like to share our ideas for the ISE with you, and highlight ongoing sustainability-related efforts across the university.


The Initiative is meant to be an umbrella entity across George Mason, incorporating, collaborating with, and supporting all sustainability, conservation, and environment-related research, education and other activities at Mason - it does not aim to duplicate efforts, but bring them together. In that manner, Mason partners can more easily navigate the sustainability-related work at our university, and Mason colleagues interested in collaboration can more easily find each other. Since sustainability issues are in essence interdisciplinary (or even transdisciplinary) in character, the ISE will enable Mason to contribute (even more) significantly to sustainable development. By bringing together and strengthening the sustainability community at Mason, the ISE will also provide opportunities for new and additional funding opportunities for both research and education.


For more information on the ISE and the event: Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers ([log in to unmask])


Looking forward to our discussions on April 3!


The ISE Planning Committee


Peggy Agouris (Dean College of Science), Deborah Crawford (Vice President for Research), Cody Edwards (Associate Provost for Graduate Education), Brock Field (Director of Gift Planning), Audrey Kelaher (COS Director of Development), Andrew Light (Director Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy), Tom Lovejoy (University Professor), Ed Maibach (Director Center for Climate Change Communication), Tracy Mason (COS Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications), Jagadish Shukla (Distinguished University Professor of Climate Dynamics), Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers (Associate Professor Department of Environmental Science and Policy)

Martha Bushong
Director of Communication & External Relations
Volgenau School of Engineering 
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2202
MS# 5C8
Fairfax, VA  22030
phone: 703-993-5595 (office) 
website: volgenau.gmu.edu