Graduating students may sign sustainability pledge
March 5, 2015
Western Washington University seniors once again have an opportunity to sign the Sustainability Graduation Pledge while picking up their caps and gowns March 19 in Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
By signing this voluntary pledge and pushing themselves toward a responsible future, graduating students will receive a pledge card for their wallet, a green ribbon to wear on their cap or gown and optional recognition on the Office of Sustainability website.
Pledge passage: “I pledge to use the knowledge and experience I gain at WWU and beyond to actively work towards a more socially and environmentally responsible world. I pledge to consider intergenerational equity, minimization of consumerism and the preservation of the biotic community within my future endeavors. I will bring integrity, stewardship, and social justice into any organization of which I work or affiliate.”
This is a third time Western has given the opportunity to sign the pledge, following the examples of many school across America and beyond. Last year’s event turned out to be a grand success; more than 200 graduates have already signed the pledge….