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Eco Friendly Graduations and Commencements

Graduation time is just around the corner and colleges and universities are busy preparing for their commencement events. Sustainability-focused schools choose eco-friendly graduation promotional products for a variety of uses.

University departments, degree-granting schools and student groups will frequently give small gifts to graduating seniors. Popular high-end gifts with low minimums are custom pen sets, custom business card holders, custom bamboo clips for holding photos or bamboo desk sets. All of these items are intended to be used by graduating seniors as they enter the workplace and start their professional careers. These long-lasting bamboo desktop items are unique mementos and very eco-friendly. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and is nature’s most sustainable and renewable resource. A member of the grass family, it is 100% naturally grown, without assistance from man, and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow that cotton uses and has no natural pests which means it is grown without fertilizers, pesticides or chemicals. 

Many colleges and universities ask graduating seniors to contribute to their school’s Senior Class Gift Fund. These funds provide support to students through scholarships, student projects, student events and more. Often the suggested donation amounts are the graduation year, i.e., $16 or $20.16 this year. Donors frequently are given a small token of appreciation like a custom luggage tag, recycled business card holder, lapel pin or custom license plate holder all with the name of the college or university.

Eco-friendly umbrellas are another popular promotional product during graduation season. Many colleges order recycled umbrellas to have in case of inclement weather during outdoor commencement events. Branded umbrellas without any specific dates can be used time and time again at future ceremonies or other events.

Don’t forget recognition awards and plaques for commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients, distinguished graduates and more. Eco Promotional Products has a large selection of unique awards in a variety of sizes. Awards are made from a varied selection of eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and recycled glass. Choose from wooden plaques, glass awards, glass plaques, sustainable business awards, environmental awards and corporate awards. 

Eco Promotional Products congratulates all class of 2016 graduates!