05/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harper College Switches To Biodegradable Graduation Gowns

Environmental friendliness is sooo in style right now. So much so that Harper College, located just outside Chicago, has switched to green graduation gowns.

The actual gowns are still official Harper blue. But once thrown away, these new robes will biodegrade within a year. Yeah, that kind of green.

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