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Commencement Regalia Recycled for the First Time

May. 20, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt undergraduate students could recycle their regalia after the commencement ceremony! Oak Hall Cap and Gown provided Vanderbilt graduates with gowns that were made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. After the ceremony, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), collected caps and gowns to be...

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Thanks to Vanderbilt, some hungry animals have a lucky Friday the 13th

May. 19, 2016—Read the MyVU story here. Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently got to partake in a little piece of Vanderbilt tradition, thanks to Vanderbilt’s Office of the Chancellor and Commencement Office. The university donated strawberries left over from the Strawberries and Champagne celebration at Commencement to the two Nashville organizations for the third year...

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Commencement strawberries donated to Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle

May. 14, 2015—Read the MyVU Story here. Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed a sweet treat, thanks to Vanderbilt’s Office of the Chancellor and Commencement Office. The university donated strawberries left over from the Strawberries and Champagne celebration at Commencement to the two Nashville organizations again this year. Since fresh produce cannot be...

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Infographic: 2014 Commencement

May. 8, 2014—[Originally posted by MyVU]  

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Commencement strawberries donated to Nashville Zoo

May. 14, 2013—The Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Office donated leftover strawberries from the 2013 Strawberries and Champagne Commencement event for the first time to the Nashville Zoo. Staff from the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) organized the donation and delivered the strawberries to the zoo after Commencement events concluded. The Zoo’s elephants and lemurs enjoyed the strawberries at...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address

Dec. 3, 2010—[Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU] Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be...

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More green elements added to Commencement

May. 11, 2010—Green printing, paper recycling, reducing plastic bottles and a reusable lunch bag are among the new green initiatives being implemented this year for Vanderbilt University’s Commencement activities. Green printing practices, including using recycled paper and envelope-free technology where possible along with vegetable-based inks, have been used for several Commencement items. Paper recycling will also be...

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Vanderbilt takes first steps toward ‘greening’ Commencement and related activities

May. 7, 2008—[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU] Vanderbilt University is examining Commencement and related activities this year to see where “greener” practices can be adopted. Some changes have been implemented this year with hopes that the university can do more each year. One of the biggest initiatives for this year is recycling plastic water...

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