PHILADELPHIA –- Nine sustainability projects ranging from composting office food waste to reusing storm water to monitoring and reducing energy use will begin this spring at the University of Pennsylvania with Green Fund support.
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The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development is a coalition of 36 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area that work to strengthen service and service-learning communities. Based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the consortium seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region's colleges and universities.
WHAT: A “Low Carbon Diet Day” in observance of Earth Day, during which the menu in the University of Pennsylvania dining halls will feature foods with a low carbon footprint
WHO: By serving foods that contribute less greenhouse-gas emission, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will inform consumers about reducing their carbon impact. Diners can track their carbon use Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Diet calculator at: http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22
PHILADELPHIA— Stefanie Cella, the director of operations and external affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety, has been appointed to the board at the West Philadelphia YMCA.
Cella will serve a three-year term, planning coordinating and evaluating the West Philadelphia YMCA’s programs, services and personnel.
Penn President Amy Gutmann to Introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at April 7 Community Schools Forum
WHO: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, keynote speaker at the 2010 national forum of the Coalition of Community schools, will be introduced by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann. Also making remarks will be Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and Pennsylvania Education Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.
Penn’s V.P. for Public Safety Appointed to the Board at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation
WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.
Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has teamed with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services to create the Penn/DHS Scholarship, a joint program designed to encourage full-time DHS staff to become part-time students pursuing master’s of social work degrees at Penn.