Compost Tea

Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

Green Fund Projects

Ben’s Attic Enhancements

The Ben’s Attic website, developed by Purchasing Services for the exchange and purchase of surplus University-owned property, will get a software update and a number of user enhancements thanks to a Spring 2013 Green Fund grant. The enhancements have been proposed in response to valuable feedback that has been gathered through surveys and interviews with users. The new features are designed to make Ben’s Attic more effective and increase the number of items being repurposed, thereby sending fewer items to landfill.

Project Leader: 
Vira Homick, Director, eBusiness, Raymond Aull, eBusiness Administrator
Project Sponsor: 
Mark Mills, Director, Purchasing Services
In Progress


If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste