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cigarette butt clean up volunteers
May 29, 2019

On May 23rd, Penn Sustainability co-sponsored the second in a series of Cigarette Butt Cleanups on Penn's campus (the first cleanup took place on Earth Day, April 22). Volunteers armed...Read more »

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May 17, 2019

Dan Garofolo, Director of Penn Sustainability, was recently interviewed by Penn Today about a newly published UN report predicting imminent extinction for one million of the world's plant and animal...Read more »

tree campus usa logo
April 22, 2019

Penn has earned the recognition of Tree Campus USA for the 10th year in a row.

Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their...Read more »

cyclist
April 15, 2019

This year, the Bike to Work Day Energizer Station will take place on Friday, May 17 from 7:30 - 9:30am at the Penn Museum (3260 South Street, across from Franklin Field)

This...Read more »

April 2, 2019

To encourage the continual ‘greening’ of our communities in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Penn Sustainability Office is partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for the Creating Canopy tree giveaway....Read more »

student volunteer
April 2, 2019

Penn's Student Eco-Reps program is an environmental leadership opportunity for students interested in advancing sustainability through the implementation of campus-based projects. Students work as paid employees of Penn’s Sustainability Office...Read more »

SAS green purchasing team
April 2, 2019

The Green Purchasing Award program recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual or team that significantly advance the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn. Past "Bright Green Ideas" have included: ...Read more »

dogwood blossoms
April 1, 2019

Did you know that Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, according to the EPA? Over the last decade, researchers have been documenting what many of us know intuitively...Read more »

operations center in FRES
April 1, 2019

During the annual Power Down Challenge, Penn Sustainability and our partners join together for educational events and programs about energy consumption, reduction, and innovation. Each year, the campaign culminates in a...Read more »

MOTUS wildlife
March 28, 2019

The Green Fund was created to support innovative ideas that align with Penn’s CAP goals and would otherwise be impossible to achieve. 

Beekeeping, clothing drying racks, analysis of bird strikes,...Read more »

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