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Solar Powered Graduation Cap Equals Four Years Tuition Well Spent

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As it’s still World Environment Day here in the States, I thought this solar powered graduation cap by a UC Berkeley grad was well worth posting.

While the rest of us probably just wrote some words up top, Roland Saekow decided to take advantage of that open-sky real estate and create a mini “green world”; complete with a solar power plant and a wind turbine. What’s more, Roland even rigged a remote-controlled sun to pop up over the little home when sent a command from his cell phone.

Of course, lest you think this was all done on whim in between rounds of beer pong, you should know that Saekow is heavily involved in sustainability. “I helped pass the Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) legislation on campus, which generates $200,000 annually for green projects at Berkeley,” he writes on his website. “I also taught the Joy of Garbage DeCal course for six semesters. This course explored the impact of our waste on the past, present and future. Finally I was the Waste Reduction Manger (WRM) at my housing cooperative for four semesters.”

Now that he’s graduated, Roland hopes to work on designing sustainable products. We wish him the best — and can’t wait to see what comes next for what’s sure to be a promising career. Check out video of Roland’s cap in action after the jump!

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