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Power Down 2019

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Eco-reps planting crops
November 4, 2015

Since 2009, Penn’s Student Eco-Reps have served as waste minimization champions on campus as they have encouraged their peers to change their waste disposal habits. This fall, Eco Reps are...Read more »

Mini Trash Bins
November 3, 2015
Mini Bins are here at the School of Nursing! 
Mini Bins are small trash receptacles that, because of their size, encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they...Read more »
College Hall
November 2, 2015

Penn is a finalist in the Tree Campus USA Service Learning Contest, where the University could win $10K to support a tree planting project with Penn Eco-Rep students and...Read more »

Bailey Rowland AASHE Oct 2015
October 26, 2015

Bailey Rowland (C'14, MES'15), who had worked as an intern in Penn’s Sustainability Office, received the prestigious Undergraduate Student Research Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in...Read more »

student picking apples
October 16, 2015

Join Penn Dining and Bon Appétit Management Company for a week of food festivities October 19th-22nd. Learn about fostering a healthy, sustainable food system. For a full list of events and...Read more »

October 5, 2015

Promoting sustainability in the National Parks system is not unlike promoting sustainability at Penn, Penn’s Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps learned at their September 22 meeting. The lunch speaker was Kris...Read more »

glacier calving
September 21, 2015

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities presents the Symposium on Performance, Politics, and Climate Change, a two-day program at the intersection of avant garde theater, social protest, and climate change communication. The symposium...Read more »

August 26, 2015

With the launch of the 2009 Climate Action Plan, Penn began a building-level metering initiative on campus that included steam, chilled water, and advanced electricity meters. Having accurate, frequent measurement...Read more »

compost pictogram
August 26, 2015

The composting industry in our region is going through significant changes that are having an impact on Penn’s solid waste management processes. Foremost is the closure of the Wilmington Organics...Read more »

Hort Center
August 24, 2015

carbon footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

One of the most ambitious...Read more »


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