C2M Senior News Editor Yasmin Tadjdeh

'Green' graduation gowns to be used this year

Senior IT major Alexander Diaz models the eco-friendly graduation robes (Photo courtesy AE Green) 

For the first time, George Mason University will be using eco-friendly graduation gowns made entirely of recyclable materials at this year's commencement celebrations.

Known as “GreenWeaver” apparel, each gown is made out of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets from an average of 23 recycled plastic bottles, according to maker’s Oak Hall Cap & Gown’s website.

Through AE Green, an umbrella sustainability program for Auxiliary Enterprises, the eco-friendly gowns were brought to Mason this year. 

According to GMU Bookstore General Manager Barb Headley, the bookstore had been searching for some time for sustainable gowns and the “GreenWeaver” line fit.

Zombies to invade campus

Weekends at Mason will be hosting a zombie invasion on Saturday afternoon. Here, a sign is pinned to a notice board promoting the event in "The Hub," formerly known as Student Union Building II. (Yasmin Tadjdeh)

Daejayon to host 'green' fashion show

Daejayon, a new student group on campus that focuses on environmental issues, will be hosting a fashion show this evening, April 28. Titled “Going GREEN on the Runway,” models will strut their stuff while wearing clothes made entirely of recycled materials including garbage bags, newspapers and plastic bottles.

The fashion show will take place in Dewberry Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. and will also feature speakers who will discuss issues currently facing the environment.

Future of farmers market remains uncertain

Despite previous success, the future of the farmers market returning to the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University is uncertain.

Mason Week kicks off

With the spring semester winding down it can only mean one thing—Mason Day is on the horizon.

This week, in celebration of GMU’s annual tradition, Program Board along with dozens of other student groups will be providing daily activities leading up to Friday’s celebration.

Video conference with Google to be held on all three campuses

The Information Society Movement and The Volgenau School of Engineering  are hosting a video conferencing session with Google today, April 22 on all three campuses.

Mason celebrates Earth Week

George Mason University will continue its celebration of Earth Week until April 30. The “week,” which focuses around Earth Day on April 22, spans over a series of several weeks starting in March. The events aim to enlighten members of the community on environmental issues and demonstrate how everyone can help keep the planet healthy.

Science and Technology addition to be completed by 2013

The Science and Technology I & II addition will be completed by Spring 2013. The 50,000-square-foot addition will add laboratory space for increased research opportunities for students, and the consolidated building will be the home of the new School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences.

Andy Zipf and Band to perform in "Sessions" music series

Andy Zipf and Band will be performing tonight in the Student Media office located in “The Hub,” formerly known as Student Building II.