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Power Down 2019

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presentation to students about Creating Canopy


Andro Mathewson
January 11, 2017

Savings from this year's Power Down Reduction Day will again be allocated to funding Climate Action Research Grants through CURF. GCP interns sat down with Andro Mathewson to discuss his research work, funded by these two initiatives.Read more »

Lauren Brunsdale
January 11, 2017

Last year, CURF and GCP partnered to fund undergraduate research via energy savings generated on the Energy Reduction Day. GCP interns caught up with Lauren Brunsdale to discuss her research.Read more »

student group at CAP2 launch
January 3, 2017

The spring of 2017 will mark the halfway point of the Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0), Penn’s five-year plan for a more sustainable future – a good time to...Read more »

rethink logo
January 3, 2017

The Penn Community continued to reduce, reuse, recycle in this year’s ReThink Your Footprint awareness campaign. During this two-week period, Nov 1-11, an assortment of initiatives, events, and presentations took...Read more »

student eco reps 2016-17
January 3, 2017

An evaluation of the Student Eco-Reps program over the past few years led to some changes which were launched this fall. Instead of having a large group of students separately...Read more »

sample wet lab set up
January 3, 2017

Penn staff working in labs across campus have been drawn together by their care about the environment and desire to improve the sustainability of their labs. The force behind this...Read more »

small bird on branch
January 3, 2017

With input from FRES staff — including University Landscape Architect Bob Lundgren and Landscape Planner Chloe Cerwinka — Joe Durrance, an IT staff member at the Perelman School of Medicine...Read more »

image of spot analysis
January 3, 2017

Modifications to the Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps program begun last spring, such as expanding the group of Co-Chairs, and focusing on small-group exercises and training, have started to bring a...Read more »

commuter bicycles
January 3, 2017

In January 2017, bike commuters can look forward to the launch of a new initiative: The Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program will provide up to $240 annually to benefits-eligible faculty...Read more »

purchasing awardees
January 3, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Purchasing Awards presented by Penn’s Purchasing Services and Green Campus Partnership were announced at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show on September 28. 

The award...Read more »


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