There is even a quote which reveals that they were going to take the bus anyway and only retro-actively decided that it was for an environmental cause. "We take the bus everywhere, so we were just going to do that anyway. But we had done a global warming symposium at school, so it became more about that," said senior, Macy Lucas.
Although we don't want to be negative about any action taken to make an events impact on the environment lower, it has to be said that less than ten percent of the attendees taking the bus doesn't exactly warrant a news story. If you want to green your prom, then taking the bus is a great move. Limos aren't actually that bad either, as long as they are full up with passengers. Wearing a dress that you plan on wearing again, or that is created from sustainable materials is also a good move.Newspaper coverage of 'green' events, and companies taking measures to become more 'green' are abundant, but you have to read the piece with a keen eye and a healthy pinch of scepticism. Have any of you taken steps to green an event? Perhaps you have some ideas on how a prom's impact on the environment could be lowered?
We recently featured a company that is attempting to green the traditional student prom by creating dresses from sustainable materials. Once in a lifetime events like a prom are a great tradition, but are often pretty harsh on the environment because those fancy dresses only ever get worn once. ::Post Gazette