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The State of SSAP Logo
December 2, 2014

As the official student umbrella group for environmental sustainability, the Student Sustainability Association at Penn (SSAP) was founded in 2010 to foster cohesion among environmentally focused student groups, develop strategies...Read more »

Environmental Business Leader
December 2, 2014

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, gave a special presentation at Penn on November 7 entitled “The Private Sector as...Read more »

Employees dressed in hard hats, safety vests, glasses and ear plugs
December 2, 2014

Penn’s Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps came face-to-face with the literally mountainous volume of waste generated in our city during their visit to Waste Management’s Philadelphia Material Recovery Facility.

Geared up...Read more »

E-Waste Collections
November 17, 2014

Electronics like cell phones, computers, printers, TVs, and a long list of others are commonplace in today’s society.  The quick turnover of this technology, such as new cell phone models...Read more »

caterers work to produce more eco-friendly menu items, like a completely compostable boxed lunch
November 17, 2014

The Law School has been taking compostable waste in the courtyard since August. The program has been very successful. Each day a full bag’s worth of food waste is diverted...Read more »

Eco-Reps are hosting a house-wide recycling competition that rewards the floor that recycles the most by weight
November 17, 2014

College House Eco-Reps have been busy promoting the ReThink Your Footprint campaign this month. They have thought of creative ways to engage the student population and encourage waste minimization. Hill...Read more »

pile of four mattresses
November 17, 2014

Residential Services has been working with LRP Recycling to greatly expand mattress recycling from the College Houses. In the past, only 250 to 300 mattresses were able to be recycled....Read more »

blue plastic patio furniture
November 17, 2014

Got Milk?

New patio furniture, made from 20,128 milk jugs, was recently installed by Penn Residential Services at the Stouffer College House patio.  The bright...Read more »

Green Campus Partnership outreach tabletop display
November 17, 2014

The Palestra is going to become a Zero-Waste facility during Penn’s basketball season, an initiative spearheaded by student athlete Eco-Reps and Facilities and Housekeeping in Athletics.  The team will be...Read more »

blue recycling bin with bottles
November 17, 2014

Gregory College House is holding a student-led recycling competition in conjunction with their Building Administrator and Facilities staff. The Eco-Reps have been keeping a tally of the amount of recycling...Read more »

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