"The Horticulture Center Complex will be the first green building at the 167-acre arboretum, ... The new center will seek LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council." Philadelphia Business Journal
"The Ivy League purchased a total of 222 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, with the University of Pennsylvania alone accounting for 193 million kilowatt-hours, making it the largest academic buyer of green power in the country."
By the completion of our sustainability plan in 2009, we expect to unveil additional programs including continued participation in sustainable energy," Anne Papageorge, Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at Penn, said. Press Release
“The role Dan will play is enormously important to the University as we develop our long range plan for sustainability. He has already been a leader among his peers in helping to research and establish sound polices in the higher education sector." Press Release
"The nonprofit was founded by five people to make getting around without a car easier. They hoped that doing that would reduce car ownership, thereby forcing people to drive less and benefiting the environment."
Every day thousands of students pass through the Green, hustling to classes, social events and dorms. Which is why the organizers of Penn's participation in this year's nationwide Recyclemania contest chose to kick it off there with an event called Trash Mountain. Philadelphia Weekly
In September 2002, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection honored the University for its commitment to alternative energy consumption.
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