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Feb 1, 2010

Business Services’ Transportation and Parking Department launched a Commuter Survey in conjunction with its annual Parking Survey for the first time this past fall.

Business Services’ Transportation and Parking Department launched a Commuter Survey in conjunction with its annual Parking Survey...

Feb 1, 2010

In support of RecycleMania, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s (SEAS) CommuniTech group will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event for the Penn community on Wednesday, February 3, from 10am to 4pm at Levine Hall.
Penn students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring in...

Feb 1, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year. RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for students, faculty and staff, designed to encourage both...

Jan 31, 2010

The restoration and addition to Penn’s Music Building is an exhibit in sustainability, as the extensive acoustic and technological innovations in the new addition meet the practical demands of instruction and research while preserving its historic character.

“This project embodies the philosophy...

Jan 28, 2010

Becki Steinberg, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Few hungry students are concerned where their food is coming from — they are more interested in where it’s going... full story

Jan 25, 2010

Penn News Staff, Penn Current -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann was among 25 university presidents who have signed onto a global agreement in support of campus-wide principles and measureable goals for sustainable development, construction and operations.

The agreement also states...

Jan 24, 2010

Becki Steinberg, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- With RecycleMania 2010 about one week underway, the kick off event for the competition took place in Houston Hall on Monday. Several sustainability-related organizations and projects — such as Green Campus Partnership and PennMOVES — showcased their causes...

Jan 17, 2010

Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio -- Penn is one of more than 400 colleges and universities competing over trash.

''Recyclemania'' is a friendly competition designed to increase awareness and participation in recycling efforts on campus. The 10-week competition looks at how much recycling is done and the...

Dec 21, 2009

Becki Steinberg, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- RecycleMania, a ten-week-long competition that encourages students and faculty to minimize waste, begins at Penn this month with kickoff events promoting sustainable living. Throughout the contest, colleges in the United States and Canada race to achieve...

Dec 14, 2009

Chrissy Kadleck, Waste & Recycling News -- Imagine carolers merrily going door to door, spreading the timely message of energy reduction and passing out gifts of compact fluorescent light bulbs to those who kindly open their doors and listen. This idyllic scene is not an environmental fairy tale. It...

Dec 9, 2009

Heenal Patel, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Last week, Penn approved the funding of 10 Green Fund projects, including the creation of an urban garden on the University’s campus. The Green Fund gives one-time grants up to $50,000 to fund environmental proposals to increase the University’s...

Dec 7, 2009

The School of Arts and Sciences recently launched its new Sustainable Development Concentration in Organizational Dynamics with a panel discussion on Eco-Municipalities.

Follow the links below to listen to the panel discussion and learn more about Organizational Dynamics’ new Sustainable Development...

Dec 7, 2009

Heenal Patel, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Many colleges around the country have begun incorporating energy efficient and environmentally friendly building designs. But often these buildings do not perform as sustainably as planned, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education...

Dec 7, 2009

The school with the largest population of undergraduates at Penn, the College of Arts and Sciences, has established a Student Sustainability Advisory Board (SSAB) comprised of 16 College students.
 

The goal of the Advisory Board is to provide the College students with a forum to voice their...

Dec 7, 2009

Calder Silcox, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Unplugged electronics in dorms this winter break is all Penn’s Eco-Reps want this holiday season. New to Penn this year, the Eco-Reps program — which encourages sustainable practices through peer education — is recruiting participants for its kick-off...

Dec 7, 2009

Facilities and Real Estate Services is pleased to announce the Green Fund recipients. The recipient pool is diverse, with projects ranging from a small-scale College House composting program to the installation of energy efficient lighting for an entire school. 

The Green Fund is a competitively...

Dec 6, 2009

Rodin College House has begun a pilot of wireless occupancy sensors that determine the potential for improved heating and cooling efficiency in College Houses across the campus. 

Wireless passive infared occupancy sensors installed in five Rodin apartments last August have been regulating room...

Dec 6, 2009

It can be difficult to buy local food in the winter months, as farmers’ markets are few and far between. One convenient option is the Philadelphia Winter Harvest, a buying club that runs from November to April through which participants may order locally grown foods and produce to be delivered...

Dec 6, 2009

The Penn Bookstore is now offering a new line of sustainable clothing called S.O.5. which features a variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts, all made from organic or recycled cotton or bamboo fabrics.

The organic cotton used in making the shirts goes through a process in which the fields remain...

Dec 6, 2009

The University recycling rate of paper, cardboard, and commingled (glass, plastic, and metal) materials reached 23 percent from July through September, an increase from the 19 percent that was calculated for the same time period of the previous year.
 

In addition to the increased amount of...

Dec 6, 2009

Beginning the week of December 21, Penn will hold the inaugural Power Down Challenge across the University in an effort to eliminate unnecessary energy consumption over Winter Break.

Electrical devices contribute significantly to Penn’s carbon footprint, and many of these remain unnecessarily...

Dec 6, 2009

For Penn to achieve its goals of reducing our carbon footrprint and enhancing its overall sustainability practices engaging office staff in their workplaces is a critical component.  Over the summer of 2009, Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) created a sustainability working group to address...

Dec 6, 2009

The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) was dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 4, with the building’s world-renowned architect and Pritzker Award Winner Fumihiko Maki in attendance.

The new structure contains approximately 36,500 square feet of private offices, conference rooms...

Dec 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, gave Penn commuters a severe case of the Mondays, as thousands of University students and staff members awoke to learn the news of a strike that had been called by the leaders of the Transport Workers Union Local 234, who represent 5,100 drivers, operators and mechanics employed...

Nov 27, 2009

Alison Go, Wharton Energy Club -- The Wharton Energy Club's third annual Wharton Energy Conference on October 30 featured speakers and panelists from nearly every industry and functional role.
Whether the topic was project development, the electric grid, or energy investing, the role of government...

Nov 24, 2009

Heather Clancy, smartplanet.com -- Chances are you were alternately friends and enemies with the student resident advisor who was posted in your college dorm. Now, students at the University of Pennsylvania may also receive friendly visits from the university’s new student Eco-Reps.

The program...

Nov 23, 2009

Christine Burns Rudalevige, Philadelphia Inquirer -- "This is just the best way to do food. It hits on taste, nutrition, and the environment," said Marie Witt, vice president of the Business Services Division at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Smoked duck with lingonberry and pecan glaze...

Nov 19, 2009

Almanac -- In July, Penn welcomed Bon Appétit, recognized both for its culinary expertise and as a pioneer in environmentally sound food policies to our campus. Bon’s Appétit’s mission of “food services for a sustainable future” is delivered through its signature programs for quality, nutrition and...

Nov 6, 2009

A contingent of University of Pennsylvania students who live in three residence halls and one fraternity house has volunteered to become Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer educators in a program designed to spread awareness among students of sustainability and of Penn’s Climate Action Plan commitments.
 

This...

Nov 6, 2009

Paul Kurtz, KYW-AM 1060 Newsradio -- The University of Pennsylvania has broken ground on a $46 million project to build a recreational area at the eastern edge of campus along the west bank of the Schuylkill River.
 

Penn Park will be built on what had been 24 acres of asphalt and concrete, much of...

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