A Little Bit Greener: Graduation

It’s that time of year again—college graduates are crawling out of their learning caves, only to be greeted with those inevitable questions: “So, what’s next?” “What do you think you’ll do for the next 40 years?”

Well, here's one salve for graduation anxiety: This year, Temple University’s January and May 2010 graduations are greener than ever. For starters, the caps and gowns worn by graduates are made of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bottles, thanks to purchasing efforts made by Jim Hanley of Temple’s bookstore.  Also, in an effort to save paper, the graduation program has been cut down from 100 pages to 62 pages. The program is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, meaning it is made from wood grown and maintained using sustainable forestry practices, and the ink comprised of various combinations of vegetable oils (linseed, corn or soy oil).