You are probably using remanufactured toner in your printers and copiers - and don't even know it! In keeping with Penn's Climate Action Plan 2.0, Purchasing Services promotes an environmentally sustainable supply chain. 

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Purchasing Services is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for this year's Green Purchasing Award (GPA). This award recognizes the leading actions of any individual and/or team that advance the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn.

From Huntsman Hall to Joe’s Café, the staff in Wharton Operations works hard to make sure everything from scheduling to lighting in these buildings functions without a hitch. Read on! 

What’s the deal with the new Pennovation Center? How about those water bottle filling stations? What’s a recycling center? Read on for more from SEAS.

Notice the new pre-game light show at the Palestra? The redesigned Hutchinson Gymnasium? The LEED Certified Weiss Weight Room? Read on for more from Penn Athletics.

LEED [Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design] is a well-known standard for certifying green buildings, but what does it really mean when buildings are LEED Certified? Why has Penn adopted it? We talked to Dan Garofalo, Sustainability Director, and David Hollenberg, the University Architect to find some answers. Below is an edited excerpt of our discussion.

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.

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.

On December 14th, Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps hosted their final meeting of the year with an awards luncheon recognizing exceptional members who have gone above and beyond in their role as sustainability ambassadors. This is a new feature of the program developed by the group’s Steering Committee, comprised of staff across various Penn schools and Centers.  

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You might have seen it advertised on a poster staked into the ground around campus; you might have noticed it listed in an unassuming green box on the Green Campus Partnership (GCP) website; you might have heard of it through an email from your College House. 

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