Power Down "Happenings"








Power Down Challenge 2018 "Happenings"

Check out these energy- and sustainability- related events throughout the Power Down Challenge. This list will be updated as more events are finalized.

Date Title Location Time Details
March 19
The Power Down Challenge begins Campus-wide    
March 19-23 Discounts for Energy-Efficient Office Products Penn Marketplace   See Purchasing Services website for detailed information about Marketplace discounts
March 20 SAS Energy Awareness Event

McNeil, 2nd Floor Atrium

Fisher Bennett, 2nd Floor Lounge

Levin Building, 1st Floor Lobby

12-1:30pm Join SAS and learn about the SAS GIT (Green I.T.) Initiative and other tips to conserve energy.
March 20 MOD 6 Tour (RSVP required) Pottruck Health and Fitness Center 12-1pm Join us for a tour of MOD 6, one of Penn's chilled water plants, providing cooling to our campus buildings
March 20 Candle Making Workshop Penn Women's Center Kitchen 4-6pm Make your own beeswax candle! BYO small jar if possible
March 21
Campus-wide Energy Reduction Challenge
All Day Reduce as much energy as you can during this 24-hour challenge
March 21 Time to Connect, Time to Disconnect Fagin Hall, Mezzanine 12-1:30pm Engagement session around energy conservation hosted by the School of Nursing
March 21 Sculpture Tour (RSVP required) The Button 1-2pm Turn off your lights and unplug electronic devices before joining us for this outdoor campus sculpture tour
March 21 Teach-In: Post-Carbon Futures in a Fact-Challenged Present

Kislak Center, 6th Floor

Van Pelt Library

5-6:30pm Roundtable of experts on energy transitions and health policy
March 21 Power Down/Quiz Up Stouffer College House, Mayer Playroom 7:30-8:30pm Study break featuring power-saving tips and tricks, healthy snacks, and quizzo!
March 22 PSOM Green Office Workshop John Morgan Reunion Hall Auditorium 12-1pm Brown bag lunch workshop on how to get your office certified under the Green Office program
March 23
The Power Down Challenge concludes 
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Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Deputy Director, Cory Colijn

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Sarah Light joined the teaching faculty of The Wharton School since 2013 and her previous appointments include Columbia University, Lecturer, Earth Institute; Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Assistant Professor; Fordham Law...Read more »

As the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director of Purchasing Services, Mark Mills oversees approximately $1 billion in University spend.  Mark’s team performs a variety of services on behalf of Penn,...Read more »

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Joe Gaither knows all about trash and recycling on campus, where it comes from, and where it goes. As a supervisor in Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Urban Parks...Read more »

There are no easy answers to the challenges of environmental sustainability, David Hsu cautions his city planning students. But he encourages each of them to direct his or her particular...Read more »

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