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Graduating Sustainability Pledge

“I pledge to consider the impacts my job and lifestyle have on building a sustainable future. I will try to improve social and environmental benefits through both individual and collective actions.”

  • The Sustainability Pledge and the associated green cords were first developed through a Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund grant to a student in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Sustainability Pledge, in conjunction with the Graduation Pledge Alliance, asks individuals to consider the impacts their job and lifestyle have on social equity and the environment, and it encourages them to improve both through individual and collective actions. Those who commit to the Sustainability Pledge may pick up a green cord to wear at commencement and convocation to symbolize their commitment. Through this pledge, the Sustainability Office seeks to build a global community committed to social and environmental responsibility.
  • Anyone can take the sustainability pledge, including students, faculty, and staff! However, only students and faculty associated with participating colleges may pick up a green cord to wear at graduation. (One cord per student regardless of number of majors.) Participating colleges are below: College of Education College of Humanities S.J. Quinney College of Law College of Architecture + Planning College of Science College of Social & Behavioral Science Honors College          
  • You may pick up your green cord at the Sustainability Office, in the Business Classroom Building, Suite 50 during business hours (9am to 5pm). The last day for pick up is April 26. You may also pick up your green cord from your college - click on the link to your college's sustainability pledge page to learn more.
  • You may drop off your green cord after graduation in the marked box in the Sustainability Office for reuse next year. Thank you for reducing waste!

Become a participating college! Click here for more information.