Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has launched its Collection Connection website, part of its Awakening the Senses Initiative to develop a series of online and onsite interactive guides and resources is available to enrich the Arboretum visitor experience.

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It was a lovely day on the University of Pennsylvania campus: sunny and 70 degrees. Students sunbathed and tossed Frisbees on College Green, near cherry trees on the verge of blooming. The only incongruity? It was still winter.

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During the month of April, register for the annual “Ben’s Attic Spring Cleaning” event. 

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.

The Tobacco Free Campus Task Force has been convened to identify strategies to ensure better compliance with Penn’s non-smoking policy. In spring 2017, the Task Force will be conducting a pilot project to determine if messaging about the negative environmental impact of smoking can change behavior.

Research has shown there are a number of negative impacts on the environment that are the result of smoking tobacco. On a local level, the presence of non-biodegradable cigarette butts lying on the ground can have a negative impact on children, wildlife and pets.

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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.

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