Archive for May, 2010

Green gifts for a new grad

Are you buying graduation gifts this month?  I typically buy an advice book or a gift card and began to wonder what I could choose that might be more environmentally friendly.  A few ideas I came up with:

  • Green business cards.  Many students graduating into this economy may spend a significant amount of time searching for their first job.  Having environmentally-responsible cards with their contact information for networking events would be greatly appreciated and more responsible than the free business cards they will otherwise order online.
  • You could also pay web-hosting fees for their electronic resume and/or blog.  If they put the link on their new business cards, perhaps they could get away without printing as many resumes, saving paper and ink.
  • Many of the recycled bags I see online don’t seem professional enough to give to a graduate or are too expensive to be practical for a gift.  I was pleased to this product which recycles scraps of leather into a beautiful and professional bag that is also affordable.

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