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Aug 14, 2014

Learning and leading – both of these terms describe what it is to be an Eco-Rep at Penn. Eco-Reps are volunteers who educate, engage, and empower others in sustainability in their own offices or departments. “It’s important that these green champions can be articulate about the programs designed to...

Aug 14, 2014

Congratulations to ISC Computer Operations for being the first Level 4 Green Office certified under the new Green Office 2.0 guidelines. “Reaching Level 4 certification is a great achievement in itself, and doing it under the refreshed guidelines deserves extra recognition because it shows that the...

Aug 14, 2014

Farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and baked goods, and gourmet chocolates are just a sampling of the tasty offerings available at the farmers market located centrally on campus near the Penn Bookstore at 36th and Walnut Streets. The market is open Wednesdays, 10AM – 3PM, into the fall.

Aug 11, 2014

A recent harvest of juneberries couldn’t get more local – volunteers from the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) visited campus and gleaned the ripe red berries from a handful of locations at Penn, including outside of the McNeil Building. Over two days, they picked approximately six gallons of the...

Jul 18, 2014

Two University of Pennsylvania building projects have received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council: The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology and the Wharton School’s Steinberg-Dietrich Hall West Tower Entrance addition.

They join Penn’s other LEED-certified projects...

Jun 18, 2014

Do you have what it takes to "lead the green" among your peers? Learning and leading – both of these terms describe what it is to be an Eco-Rep at Penn. Eco-Reps are volunteers who educate, engage, and empower others in sustainability in their own offices or departments. 

Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps -...

Jun 2, 2014

Today, June 18, from 3PM –6PM is expected to be a “RED” day.  That means, it is very likely that one of the summer’s peak 5 hours of electricity use will occur during that time.  Therefore, we need to reduce load as much as possible during that time.  Please contact your constituency, or any group...

May 7, 2014
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May 5, 2014

Anyone at Penn interested in buying into a seasonal farm share is invited to consider Delaware Valley Farm Share

Delivery is every other week, June 19 to mid-October (10 deliveries) and each share contains 6-8 types of fruits and veggies - enough for a week for an average family of 3-4.  Pick up...

May 5, 2014

Penn Police, along with Drexel, UCD, and AlliedBarton, will be conducting a Penn Bike to Work Ride next Thursday, May 8, in support of Bike to Work Week. The ride will start and end at Penn Park. We invite all members of the community to join in.

Apr 25, 2014

Penn’s Green Campus Partnership Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program pairs student research assistants with Penn faculty to work on infusing new or existing courses with themes of environmental sustainability.  Summer 2014 will be the third time this program has employed Penn...

Apr 25, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Penn Athletics Eco-Reps are working to "green" Penn Relays. This year's effort is even bigger and better than before thanks to the help of over forty "Green Team" student volunteers, as well as the involvement of local high school students. Penn Relays is the...

Apr 23, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Penn Athletics Eco-Reps are working to "green" Penn Relays. This year's effort is even bigger and better than before thanks to the help of over forty "Green Team" student volunteers, as well as the involvement of local high school students. Penn Relays is the...

Apr 21, 2014

Since 2008, PennMOVES has collected over three quarters of a million pounds of items which students can’t take with them when they leave campus. Instead of ending up in a landfill, these items are donated back into the community. This year the effort is being managed by Penn Residential Services and...

Apr 17, 2014

Learn how your dining selections can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from food production. Some sources attribute as much as 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to the food system.

A low carbon diet minimizes the emissions released from the production, packaging, processing...

Mar 20, 2014

The University Bike Collective invites new and experienced cyclists to the following Spring events:

May 12

Basic Bike Skills Workshop

6:30-9:00pm

Neighborhood Bike Works

3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

An in-depth introductory class covering:

  • Terminology
  • Basic safety check
  • Tire and...
Mar 17, 2014

As part of its FY14 Work Plan, the University Council’s Facilities Committee has a goal of working with Penn’s Parking and Transportation Services to recommend a comprehensive bicycle communication plan for the campus, with a focus on safety, routes, construction detours, and parking for bikes on...

Mar 17, 2014

In the two years since the introduction of Penn’s Green Office Certification program, 71 offices have been certified, covering more than 1,400 employees. Of these, four offices have achieved Level 4 Green Office – the highest level – meaning they have invested a substantial amount of time, effort...

Mar 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership faculty grant program, Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum, is part of a global report on best practice case studies from 23 of the world’s leading universities. The report, Best Practice in Campus Sustainability, enhances the global dialogue on...

Mar 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership awarded one Fall 2013 Green Fund Grant to a group of students in Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science for their idea of bringing gamification to campus recycling. Project leaders SEAS undergraduates Allison Youngdahl, Amber Rashid, Ahmet Arican, and Kimberly...

Mar 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership is improving its outreach to Penn faculty. An activity that began last year with conversations with individual faculty around the University has grown into group discussions about what it means to use a “sustainability lens” in teaching.

Led by Penn’s Sustainability...

Mar 17, 2014

After four weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, the champions have been named in Penn’s 2014 Power Down Challenge.

This friendly competition, which ran from February 3 through March 2, motivated...

Mar 17, 2014

How do you get people in our 24-7 connected society to decrease their electricity use? Acting as cheerleaders for their buildings in this year’s Power Down Challenge, Penn’s Staff & Faculty and Student Eco-Reps motivated their roommates, coworkers, neighbors, and staff members to work together to...

Mar 17, 2014

Recognized as one of the world’s most attractive urban campuses, Penn is home to significant achievements in planning, landscape design, and architecture. The University’s commitment to its Climate Action Plan ensures that capital projects are constructed with consideration of environmental...

Mar 17, 2014

In an article on the Philadelphia Water Department program, Green City, Clean Waters, Shoemaker Green was profiled as a green infrastructure system designed to both reduce runoff and store rainwater. Penn Sustainability Review is Penn’s only undergraduate student environmental publication. PSR was...

Mar 17, 2014

On Friday, February 21, the Athletics Eco-Reps had a great win for sustainability with a Zero-waste Basketball Game. Nearly 20 volunteers spent the evening helping Quaker fans to sort all waste items between compost and recycling bins as Penn's men's basketball team battled Harvard in the Palestra...

Mar 17, 2014

As a small city of more than 30,000 people, Penn daily produces a large amount  waste – some of it headed for recycling, some of it for compost, and, yes, some of it for the landfill. Always a part of the University’s Climate Action Plan, solid waste management received intense focus starting in the...

Mar 17, 2014

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation, has named Penn one of the most commuter-friendly universities in the nation. Organized by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), these awards recognize institutions that have taken...

Mar 17, 2014

Penn Purchasing Services announced in February the availability of a new discount pricing agreement with Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc., a University-preferred supplier of sustainable laundry services.

Wash Cycle Laundry uses locally-produced, all-natural sun and earth brand detergents, high-extract/high...

Mar 12, 2014

Much of the food sold at campus cafes is locally produced, including some items created by Penn students and recent alumni. Cookie company White & Wong, and beef jerky creator Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel are profiled in a recent Penn Current. Read the article.

 

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