Jostens donates $10,000 to The Nature Conservancy through Elements Collection™ Give-Back Program

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Elements Collection cap and gown line supports environmental sustainability

Jostens has given a second $10,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, resulting from the company’s Elements Collection™, a line of caps and gowns made with biodegradable fabric tied to the company’s “Give-Back Program.”

Caps and gowns in the Jostens Elements Collection are made from fabric that is scientifically proven to completely biodegrade. The fabric used in the collection is a USDA certified biobased product and is made from wood sourced from renewable, managed forests. Even the packaging the gowns come in contains a material designed to facilitate the decomposing process. The collection saves green, but also gives “green,” in the form of charitable donations to environmental sustainability. Graduates who have purchased Elements Collection products have the opportunity to respond to Jostens and have the company donate $1 to a sustainability project.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization in the world, having protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers since 1951. The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota owns and manages more than 50 preserves in the state, encompassing about 70,000 acres.

About Jostens
Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The company's products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and educational and trade publishing segments.

About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy at http://www.nature.org.

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