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skinink: I gat a five cents deposit for them...
Fark Rye For Many Whores: Let's see that must be a meaningful allusion to... uh let me see... nothing.
cptjeff: What utter bullcrap. They force you to buy a plastic gown that you'll only use once and claim it's green. Yeah, fark them.You know what green is? Green is having a room full of wool gowns that last decades and that they can be rented out (you know- for cheap) to students with an option to let them buy one if they really want it. You know, what used to be common practice before Jostens started giving kickbacks to school administrators so they can lock students into paying $50 or so for something cheaply constructed out of the world's cheapest polyester fabric that cost them 10 cents made in china.Forgive me if I'm not impressed. It's a publicity stunt, they're still just pumping out more disposable crap into the world. If you want to be green, you don't make something with the expectation that it'll be used once and thrown away.
MelGoesOnTour: You hit it on the head. I work for a U. which does "Green Initiatives" every time you turn your head but it's all a shell game. An it's done for publicity. LEEDS buildings that don't connect to campus so everyone must either walk though the rain or drive their cars to the rest of campus during inclement weather, for instance.What a friggin' joke.
cptjeff: Though we did have compostable gowns, though they were clearly Jostens' idea, not the university's, and the university president mocked them as part of his remarks at graduation.
Shrink: skinink: I gat a five cents deposit for them...Everyone knows the deposit is a dime in Michigan.[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]
Firethorn: cptjeff: Though we did have compostable gowns, though they were clearly Jostens' idea, not the university's, and the university president mocked them as part of his remarks at graduation.As they should. I take 'compostable' as still being disposable. Spending another 50% on the construction will give you gowns that will last decades, which is higher up on the 'green chain' - Reduce, Reuse*, recycle, dump.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That puts a whole new spin on graduation caps.