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The Cap and Gown
Since it’s Earth Day, it’s good to look at every which way you can go green and save the planet. That even means looking at your college graduation.
For instance, after you plunk down $75 or more for a cap and gown in your school colors, what do you plan on doing with it? Are you going to save it as a keepsake, or will you throw it out like thousands of other people do? Remember, that’s likely made of polyester and it can take, well, a long time to decompose (there’s tons of vintage clothing stores for a reason…polyester never dies).
Instead of buying one, you could always borrow one from an alumni, or donate yours to a younger classmen who will need it in a few years. You could also talk your school into a gown rental system, but seeing as graduation is a month away it might be hard to talk your school administrators in to that idea right now.
What do you plan on doing with your graduation gown? [Associated Press]