GWU goes 'green' for graduation
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
Washington Post editors
| May 13, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: DC | Tags: Climate change, George Washington University, Sustainability
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