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November 15, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania has completed its STARS survey for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has received a Gold Rating for its 2021...Read more »

November 15, 2021

Penn students are actively engaged in how sustainability is taught at Penn and how it is activated in the City of Philadelphia through two programs, Integrating Sustainability Across...Read more »

Visual of red moon and text reading Climate Week At Penn
November 15, 2021

Nearly 35 Penn organizations collaborated to host Climate Week 2021, September 20-24. A mix of virtual and in-person activities were held in order to maintain social distancing, but also to...Read more »

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November 15, 2021

Did you know that air travel alone typically makes up approximately 10% of Penn’s main campus carbon footprint? This travel emits nearly 20,000 metric tons of CO2 per year —...Read more »

Life of Penn's Waste poster
November 15, 2021

Penn’s campus waste is far more than just trash and recycling. Composting is widely available, yet collection points vary from building to building. On our large academic and research campus...Read more »

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November 15, 2021

Five recently completed campus construction projects received LEED recognition —  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  is the most widely used green building rating system in the world....Read more »

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November 15, 2021

Penn is now accepting flexible plastic packaging through our single-stream recycling hauler! Effective immediately, you can simply put the accepted flexible plastic packaging materials in the same blue recycling container...Read more »

Photo of bird friendly glass on Penn's campus
November 15, 2021

Migratory bird populations as well as those feathered friends who are our West Philadelphia neighbors are getting increased consideration in Penn’s built environment. Studies show that birds are often unable...Read more »

Image of Penn Green2Go containers
November 15, 2021

It’s hard to believe that the Green2Go food containers offered by Penn Dining started as a Green Fund project in 2013. Since then, the program of reusable dining containers...Read more »

Penn's Locust Walk
November 8, 2021

Progress through FY21 on the 2019 University-wide Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 environmental goals.Read more »