PHILADELPHIA â€“- As new students from around the country and the globe move in to their new residence halls at the University of Pennsylvania this week, they are being greeted with a new program to help them â€śgreenâ€ť their new home away from home.
As part of Pennâ€™s Green Campus Partnership, a campaign to reduce the Universityâ€™s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability practices, Penn created M.I. GREEN.
This initiative encourages returning Penn students to move to campus early and volunteer to educate incoming students on participation in Pennâ€™s sustainability initiatives by conserving energy, recycling, supporting local food suppliers and joining one of the many green groups on campus.
A contingent of 35 M.I. GREEN volunteers are helping to manage green education programs across campus through Monday, Sept. 5th.
The volunteers are stationed outside residence halls in what is believed to be the only fully developed program in the nation to help students transition to a greener way to live on campus.
Additional information about Pennâ€™s Green Campus Partnership is available at www.upenn.edu/sustainability/.