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November 17, 2014

Electronics like cell phones, computers, printers, TVs, and a long list of others are commonplace in today’s society.  The quick turnover of this technology, such as new cell phone models...Read more »

November 17, 2014

The Law School has been taking compostable waste in the courtyard since August. The program has been very successful. Each day a full bag’s worth of food waste is diverted...Read more »

November 17, 2014

College House Eco-Reps have been busy promoting the ReThink Your Footprint campaign this month. They have thought of creative ways to engage the student population and encourage waste minimization. Hill...Read more »

November 17, 2014

Residential Services has been working with LRP Recycling to greatly expand mattress recycling from the College Houses. In the past, only 250 to 300 mattresses were able to be recycled....Read more »

November 17, 2014

Got Milk?

New patio furniture, made from 20,128 milk jugs, was recently installed by Penn Residential Services at the Stouffer College House patio.  The bright...Read more »

November 17, 2014

The Palestra is going to become a Zero-Waste facility during Penn’s basketball season, an initiative spearheaded by student athlete Eco-Reps and Facilities and Housekeeping in Athletics.  The team will be...Read more »

November 17, 2014

Gregory College House is holding a student-led recycling competition in conjunction with their Building Administrator and Facilities staff. The Eco-Reps have been keeping a tally of the amount of recycling...Read more »

November 13, 2014

The Climate Action Plan 2.0 report released in October 2014 highlighted many achievements on the first five years of Penn's Climate Action Plan, 2009-2014. Read more »

November 13, 2014

SASFrontiers, news on research and scholarship in The School of Arts & Sciences, published in October 2014, SEEING THE WORLD -- Undergraduate Leah Davidson uses the visual arts to energize environmentalism.Read more »

November 13, 2014

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Pennsylvania with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award, joining 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.Read more »

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2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Penn has received the Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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