Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania April 22, 2010
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Penn Relays go green with focus on recycling
Relays Greening
For the first time in the 116-year history of the Penn Relays, recycling will be a major focus. Athletes will be asked to use new recycling bins that will dot the infield, and Coca-Cola is sponsoring an array of bins in the village and concourse areas to handle discarded bottles and cans. 

Housing Fair
Penn Home Ownership Services is holding a housing fair on Thursday, May 6, to provide more information about the University's housing assistance programs. Real estate agents, bankers, credit counselors and contractors will be available to faculty and staff to answer questions.

UC Green
Founded in 1999 as one of Penn's West Philadelphia Initiatives, UC Green is an independent nonprofit whose mission is cooperative community greening. As of July of 2008, the organization has planted close to 3,000 trees and more than 15,000 bulbs and perennials.     

Acorn seals plant the seeds of sustainable business certification
Green Acorn
Foodies interested in patronizing the highest-rated local establishments may look for the "Best of Philly" sign. Now, those who have a greener goal can look for Green Acorn certification, a student-run initiative that encourages local businesses to be more sustainable.

Read more interviews, features and latest news at the Penn Current web site.
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Ali Malkawi

Ali Malkawi, director of the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, discusses sustainable building, the Center's worldwide partners and other green issues.
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