Sustainability

Anything related to greening and environmental concerns
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2012

Penn’s Public Safety Ranked First in Security Magazine’s Top-500 List for the Sixth Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety has been ranked No. 1 in the higher-education sector for the sixth year in a row, according to Security Magazine’s Security 500 list.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 7, 2012

Urban Nutrition Initiative at Penn Hosting Eats and Beats Locally Sourced Dinner

PHILADELPHIA – The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a school-based program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will host its fourth annual Eats a

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 2, 2012

Penn Nursing: It’s Personal

As a student at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Stephanie Kelly decided on a career in nursing.  For her, it was not simply a desire to change the world through the science; it was much more personal.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 2, 2012

At the World Resources Forum in Beijing, Penn’s Iliana Sepúlveda Shares Lessons on Energy Subsides

PHILADELPHIA — To a room full of academics and Ph.D. students in the notoriously polluted city of Beijing, the University of Pennsylvania’s Iliana Sepúlveda presented ideas for increasing the use of energy-efficient technology that may one day help lessen the burden of fossil-fuel combustion in that city, as well as many others across the globe.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 October 25, 2012

Penn’s Dan Garofalo Named to Philadelphia’s Civic Design Review Committee

PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Garofalo, environmental sustainability coordinator and senior facilities planner at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the first Civic Design Review Committee of the City of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 23, 2012

Penn’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative Celebrating Collaborative Farm’s First Year at Bartram’s Garden

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, through its Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, the school-based program that encourages West Philadelphia students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods, is holding a harvest festival to celebrate the first anniversary of its Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden.

Audio: UPenn’s Green Fund Casts Wide Net for Sustainable Ideas

October 22, 2012

The Green Fund’s sustainable ideas and projects are discussed and spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 17, 2012

Penn’s GCP Seeking Green Fund Grant Applications; Deadline Is Oct. 31

PHILADELPHIA –- The fall 2012 application period is now open for Green Fund grant seekers at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn’s Green Campus Partnership is accepting applications through Oct. 31 for a seventh round of grants to support innovative green ideas from students, faculty and staff.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 12, 2012

Penn Students Spend A Summer With Owl Monkeys — and Learn More Than Primatology

It’s almost as far away from Philadelphia urban life as one can imagine. Or, to be precise, it’s a 14-hour plane ride followed by a 16-hour bus ride capped by a 40-minute ride in a truck away from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 11, 2012

Penn Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Cracking in Nanoparticle Films

PHILADELPHIA — Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania engineers has shown a new way of avoiding such cracks when depositing thin films of nanoparticles.