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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 05/13/2010

GWU goes 'green' for graduation

By Washington Post editors

This Sunday, students at George Washington University will graduate in a planet friendly way, NBC 4 reports.

The gowns worn by the class of 2010 at commencement Sunday will be made with Renew Fabric -- a cloth spun from recycled plastic bottles.

This is part of GW's sustainability initiative. Students also will be asked to voluntarily sign a "Green Graduation Pledge," stating that they will take the social and environmental impact of their lives into consideration when they pursue a career. So far, 500 grads have taken the pledge.

GW has a climate action plan and a sustainability mission statement. Most universities in the D.C. area have been adopting "green" practices as a way to train future leaders to tackle a world that could be altered by climate change


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By Washington Post editors  | May 13, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Climate change, George Washington University, Sustainability  
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