Green Up Your Graduation

Green Up Your Graduation

To help with the environmental impact of the must-have cap and gowns for each graduate, whether students are finishing up kindergarten, high school, or college, some companies now provide recyclable caps and gowns for the ceremonies. Let’s face it, now many of us out there ever reuse those gowns.  Most of the eco-friendly gowns that I found online are made from recyclable fabric, are environmentally friendly, and are bio-degradable within 15 years.

And since there is usually almost always a graduation party after the ceremony, there are several ways to have a green party. Instead of mailing out invitations, send out e-vites. They’re free, and you don’t have to worry about paying for postage. Try not to buy any paper products and use cloth napkins and real dishes. You might spend a little more time cleaning up, but you’re saving money and creating less of an impact on the environment.

Don’t forget to buy a gift if you’re not the one graduating.  There are several eco-friendly gift ideas out there, from paper products and even some beauty products are made from sustainable materials. Don’t be afraid to do a little research to find the perfect gift that’s easier on the environment. Sometimes, you can even find jewelry that has been made from recycled antique glass. That’s sure to be an unforgettable gift!

Posted by Lindsay Page on May 17, 2013

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