The Graduation Pledge of Social & Environmental Responsibility of the Graduation Pledge Alliance states: students model green cords

"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and to try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

Graduating seniors at CU Boulder can take the pledge and get an optional green cord to wear at graduation to show your commitment to environmental and social responsibility in your future career.

Take the Graduation Pledge

After you pledge

Optional Green Cords are available for those who take the pledge, to wear with CU Boulder commencement regalia.  Cords can be paid for online and picked up at the CU Environmental Center, or shipped directly to the purchaser.

  • $6 covers the cost of a cord (including tax) if picked up from the Environmental Center.
    • Cord pick-up times:
      • Monday - Friday 10am - 5 pm
      • University Memorial Center, UMC room 355
    • Cord must be paid online before coming to UMC 355 for pick up
  • Or  $10 covers the cost of a cord plus shipping to anywhere in the United States (allow 7-10 days for arrival).
  • Please consider donating your cord back to the program after graduation for re-use and to reduce cost for future grads.
    • drop off gently used cords at University Memorial Center 355, or mail to Environmental Center, 207 UCB, Boulder 80309.

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