Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Penn Gets Recycled Caps and Gowns...Can Georgetown?


U Penn recently signed a deal with Oak Hill, a company that produces 100% recycled caps and gowns here in the US.

That's right, just as you graduate to a new level of your life, plastic bottles will graduate into a new existence right along with you.

According to the Oak Hill website, if 100,000 students wore the GreenWeaver gowns at their graduation, approximately 2.3 million plastic bottles would be kept out of landfills (23 bottles per gown). This would mean that Georgetown would save about 35,000 plastic bottles at graduation.

Even better, according to Tree Hugger, Oak Hill plans to donate money to the campus environmental group for each gown purchased. Penn's done it as part of a new climate initiative. With the increasing responsiveness here on the Hilltop, is the climate right?

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