People across the world are waking up to the environmental crisis we currently face and are looking for ways to make more sustainable choices and act more consciously to reduce their individual impacts on the environment. There’s no reason why graduations shouldn’t be a part of this positive change, which is why we’re working towards creating more eco-friendly graduation gowns.
Young people are particularly at the forefront of this more eco-conscious movement. As the younger generations will be the ones to feel the ramifications of the damage to the planet caused by global warming, they are some of the loudest voices calling for systematic changes to fight the climate crisis.
Here at Graduation Attire, we have listened to students’ concerns about sustainable practices and agreed that it was important to make more environmentally conscious decisions in the manufacturing process of our graduation gowns.
We concluded that it is imperative to focus on the effect graduations have on our environment and more importantly, the impact robing could have on the world that the future graduating students will live in.
We celebrate, champion and support those students who stand up for what they believe in and know that together, individuals and industries alike can make changes to achieve a positive difference to our planet.
From poignant TV influences like Stacey Dooley Investigates, Fashion’s Dirty Secrets and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet Series to social media campaigns run by Iceland and viral posts such as the British diver swimming through a cloud of plastic in Bali we’ve seen plenty of powerful messages calling for change.
These are only a handful of examples of environmental catastrophes circling our media that cannot be ignored. By becoming part of the wider conversation it makes companies like Graduation Attire, and educational facilities like schools and universities think about the environmental impact of their suppliers and how they operate.
Below is an interactive map of the top 50 greenest universities in the UK. Where does your university rank?
Map by GreenMatch
The National Union of Students (NUS) has made and continues to make huge contributions to the green movement. Their annual events and projects encourage students across the UK to get involved in fighting climate change and a range of environmental issues.
From ensuring sustainability is a core part of education, to measuring how green we are being as individuals and institutions, we are supporters of our students’ future and the planet in our quest for ‘green graduations’.
Due to their adaptability, the team is constantly looking at innovative technology, systems and product features to keep you looking your best when you walk across that stage on your graduation day.
If you’re a student or representative of a university and are interested in making your graduation ceremony more eco-friendly, then contact us today to see how we can help you.