GW Going Green for Graduation

Grads don gowns of recycled plastic

By Wendy Rieger
|  Wednesday, May 12, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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GW Going Green for Graduation

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This Sunday, the graduates at George Washington University will graduate in a planet friendly way.

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

Renew,  who knew!

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 our area have been going green as they train our future leaders to tackle a world that could be thrown off kilter by climate change.

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