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March 17, 2014

On Friday, February 21, the Athletics Eco-Reps had a great win for sustainability with a Zero-waste Basketball Game. Nearly 20 volunteers spent the evening helping Quaker fans to sort all...Read more »

March 17, 2014

As a small city of more than 30,000 people, Penn daily produces a large amount  waste – some of it headed for recycling, some of it for compost, and, yes,...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation, has named Penn one of the most commuter-friendly universities in the nation. Organized by the National Center for...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Penn Purchasing Services announced in February the availability of a new discount pricing agreement with Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc., a University-preferred supplier of sustainable laundry services.

Wash Cycle Laundry uses...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Much of the food sold at campus cafes is locally produced, including some items created by Penn students and recent alumni. Cookie company White & Wong, and beef jerky creator Righteous Felon...Read more »

March 12, 2014

Creative, energy-conserving members of the Penn community joined together to save electricity during this year's Power Down Challenge, Feb 3 - March 2, 2014. 

While DuBois and Sansom Place came...Read more »

March 5, 2014

After four weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, the champions have been named in Penn’s...Read more »

February 28, 2014

Penn undergrads interested in environmental sustainability can spend the summer working as a research assistant to a Penn faculty member looking to infuse their course with “green” themes. Four paid...Read more »

February 25, 2014

Meyerson Hall (School of Design) continues to pull ahead in the Non-residential campus buildings competition, while DuBois College House takes first among Residential Buildings for Percent Reduction in Energy Use,...Read more »

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February 10, 2014

Can a sports arena that seats 9,000 hold an event that produces zero landfill waste?

Attend Penn Men's Basketball game against Harvard on Friday, February 21 and see how...Read more »

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Penn’s undergraduate major in Environmental Studies was the first in the country in 1972.

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