Power Down Happenings


Power Down Challenge 2019 Happenings

Check out these energy- and sustainability-related events from the 2019 Power Down Challenge.

Date Title Location Time Details
March 1-19 Energy-Saving Products in the Penn Marketplace Penn Marketplace   From March 1st - 19th, visit the Penn Marketplace to purchase energy-saving items to reduce your office's or lab's power consumption. Also, submit your guess on how many kilowatt hours Penn will save on Wed. March 20 for the chance to win a home electricity usage monitor!
March 18
The Power Down Challenge begins Campus-wide    
March 18 PSOM E-Waste Collection Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Lobby and Smilow, CN Level 12pm-3pm Poster here
March 19 Green Office and Green Labs Workshop JMEC, Room 506 12-1pm

Join us for a workshop on getting your office certified under the Green Office program or your lab committed to Green Labs @ Penn. Lunch will be provided! RSVP to sustainability@upenn.edu.

Poster here

March 19 Power Down Pledge Event College Green (by Ben Franklin statue) 1:30-4pm

Stop by our table to share how you plan to conserve energy during the 24-Hour Energy Reduction Challenge! Make a pledge and get a warm beverage (BYO mug, please!)

Poster here

Facebook event here

March 19 Religion and Climate Change: Evan Berry Lecture McNeil, Room 286-7 3pm

What role is religion playing in shaping the future of the globe? Can it help humanity address challenges like international conflict, climate change, and poverty? 

For more information, visit the Katz Center's website

Facebook event here

March 20
Campus-Wide Energy Reduction Challenge
All Day

Reduce as much energy as you can during this 24-hour challenge.

Facebook event here

March 20 Zumba Penn Park, Picnic Grove (by picnic tables) 11am-12pm

As part of the 24-Hour Energy Reduction Challenge, turn off your lights, unplug your
devices, and head outside for a zumba class! Many thanks to our partners at Campus Rec for making this event possible.

Poster here

March 20 SAS Tour of Energy Efficiency Projects in Leidy Lab Building Leidy Labs, Room 109 12-1:30pm Turn off your lights, power down your desk top and help decrease campus energy use on Power-Down Day by increasing you knowledge about building energy efficiency. Join SAS Sustainability to tour the Leidy Century Bond Energy Efficiency Projects (Lighting and HVAC Systems) with the two lead project managers, Tom Ewing (SAS) and John Mahoney (FRES). Sign up here!
March 20 Campus Architecture & Landscape Tour Meet on College Green at Ben Franklin statue 1pm-2pm

As part of the 24-Hour Energy Reduction Challenge, turn off your lights, unplug your
devices, and head outside for a tour of Penn's signature architecture and landscape features by former University Architect David Hollenberg and current Landscape Architect Bob Lundgren.

Poster here

March 21 Law E-Waste Collection Gittis Hall, Hallway 9am-3pm Poster here
March 21 Evolving Perspectives on Energy Storage Kleinman Center Energy Forum

220 S. 34th St.


This panel of experts will review the state of the energy storage sector, as well as the outlook for the coming years.

Link here

March 22 Dental E-Waste Collection Schattner Center, Atrium 11am-3pm Poster here
March 22
The Power Down Challenge concludes