Rethink your Footprint

More information about ReThink Your Footprint 2020 events will be posted as details are finalized.


Monday, April 20

11aM-3PM  Perelman School of Medicine E-Waste Collection
(Biomedical Research Building Lobby)

Stop by the Perelman School of Medicine's E-Waste Collection in the BRB Lobby to recycle "anything with a plug," including keyboards, mice, and charging cords, as well as phones, cameras, and computer parts.

11aM-3PM Green Labs Hub
(biomedical research building lobby)

Come learn about:

  • The Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) freezer rebate program
  • Penn's Chill Up freezer initiative
  • Penn's Green Labs Guide and commitment
  • Green purchasing alternatives for lab products

11aM-5PM  clothing swap
(penn closet, first floor of williams hall)

More information to come soon!


Tuesday, April 21

10am-2pm dental e-waste collection

(Schattner Building Lobby)

Stop by the Penn Dental Medicine's E-Waste Collection to recycle "anything with a plug," including keyboards, mice, and charging cords, as well as phones, cameras, and computer parts. 

12pm-3pm ReThink Hub

(College Green)

Stop by our table in front of the Ben Franklin Statue on College Green to:

  • Make a pledge on how you plan to rethink your footprint in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
  • Drop off plastic grocery bags/wraps to be recycled
  • Pick up a free blue recycling bin
  • Learn information about the upcoming PennMOVES campaign
  • And more!


Wednesday, April 22

10am-3pm SEAS Sustainability Swap

(Levine Lobby)

Come to the Levine Lobby for:

  • Book swap: bring in your unwanted books to either donate or swap
  • Kitchenware swap: donate or swap your old kitchenware
  • E-waste collection: gather your old and unwanted electronics to swap or recycle
  • Clothing swap: donate or swap your unwanted clothes
  • Office supply swap: collect your old and used office supplies to donate or trade
  • Tap Water Taste Test
  • Solarize Philly: learn about home solar installations in the City of Philadelphia

6pm-8pm A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal

(Meyerson Hall, Room B3)

A Planet to Win explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry, building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, and guaranteeing climate-friendly work, no-carbon housing, and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit the event's Eventbrite page.


Thursday, April 23

more information to come soon!


Friday, April 24

2PM-5PM  GreenFest
(College Green)

Join Penn Environmental Group and dozens of sustainable campus and city organizations for an afternoon of free music, games, and food. Come to College Green for fun activities and the opportunity to learn more about sustainability at Penn and in Philadelphia.