Graduation will be "green" at Michigan State University

April 16, 2010
Ceremonies will take place in energy-efficent venues and rely on recycled materials
FromThe Detroit Free Press: Michigan State University in East Lansing says it will hold its first "green" graduation ceremonies May 7 to 9, complete with diplomas made out of recycled paper, caps and gowns made out of plastic bottles, and programs printed with soy-based ink on recycled paper. Even the main speaker is green. Joseph Kennedy, president and chairman of Citizens Energy Corp., one of the largest energy conservation firms in the country, is to address undergraduate degree recipients May 7. The buildings holding the ceremonies--the Breslin Center and Wharton Center for Performing Arts--have undergone heating and cooling system upgrades to make them more energy-efficient.

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