Published May 18, 2017
ATLANTA—Marist School is going “green” for its 2017 commencement ceremony. Marist grads, faculty and staff will be wearing “GreenWeaver” caps and gowns made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Two hundred Marist seniors will walk in this year’s commencement ceremony May 20. At 23 bottles per cap and gown, more than 4,600 plastic bottles will be diverted from landfills.
The move to GreenWeaver caps and gowns follows Marist School’s sustainability initiative, The Terra Project, launched in 2009 to raise environmental awareness.
Said Amelia Luke, director of sustainability, “By moving to green caps and gowns, we are supporting a market for recycled materials for a product that is typically only worn once, and we are providing the means to recycle it again after its use. It is important for our students to see us making decisions that follow our sustainability mission.”